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Are you looking for the best Turkey puns for a trip to Turkey (or a Thanksgiving pun for the holidays)? From birds to planes, here are our favorite Turkey puns.

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Turkey Puns and Turkey Instagram Captions

The Best Turkey Travel Puns

Are you planning a trip to Turkey? Bookmark these Turkey travel puns for your trip!

Never in a fowl mood in Turkey!

Spending Christmas in Istanbul? Yep, I’m going cold Turkey

Turkey - Cappadocia

Istanbul holds the Turkey to my heart. 

I Galata get to Istanbul, ASAP!

Turkey - Istanbul - Galata Tower Stephanie

Making the mosque of our time in Turkey.

This is not my last trip to Turkey. I’ll definitely Bebek.

Turkey - Istanbul - Turkish Breakfast at Nezih

You Ortaköy know how gorgeous Turkey is. 

Kadıköy? More like Cat-iköy. 

Turkey - Istanbul - Cat at the Blue Mosque

Stay Golden Horn, Ponyboy.

Being in Cappadocia is air-mazing.

I Cappadocia believe this place.

Turkey in winter is Brrrrr-eathtaking. 

Turkey - Istanbul - Hagia Sofia in Winter - Canva

Feline just fine in Istanbul.

The Fairy Chimneys in Cappadocia is truly a-stone-ishing.

Cappadocia - Turkey - Selime Allison

Turkey is for the birds.

I can’t Ephesus enough how amazing this place it.

The Best Turkish Food Puns

We love Turkish food, but we’re not above poking a bit of good-natured fun with some funny Turkish food puns!

Istanbul is such a a brew-tiful city!

You doner know.

Turkey - Istanbul - Istanbul Bosphorus Dinner - Canva

Olive for views like this.

Scoops, I did it again! 

Turkey - Istanbul - Turkish Spices - Pixabay

Turkey, I’ll definitely be baklava!

You’re my better halva.

Turkey - Istanbul - Raki and Mezze - Canva-2

You’re such a Dolma.

I falafel that I have to leave Turkey.

Turkey - Istanbul - Turkish Breakfast at Private Cafe

Am I Borek-ing you?

I’m Turkish Delight-ed to be in Turkey.

The Best Thanksgiving Puns & Turkey Puns

If you ended up here looking for Thanksgiving holiday puns and NOT puns about Turkey (the country), here are a few of my favorites. 

Thanksgiving Puns

Can’t wait to get basted.

Pour some gravy on me.

You can’t make this stuffing up.

Because I’m all about that baste.

Thanksgiving around here always turns into a clusterpluck. 

Turkeys gobble but they don’t fall down.

Flying home to see the family on Thanksgiving. I used my frequent fryer miles.

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I’m a huge tryptophan of Thanksgiving. 

I want to quit eating, but I can’t go cold turkey

I’ve got ninety-nine problems, but a bird ain’t one. 

Pour me some more wine in my gobble-let.

If anyone harasses you on Thanksgiving, tell them to go pluck themselves.

Talk turkey to me.

You want a bit of my pie? No clucking way.

The chef must be disgruntled. He’s always flipping the bird.

Ottoman Puns

Love some good puns about the Ottoman Empire? Here are a few of my faves.

Sultan you believe how beautiful this place is?

If someone asks you is Turkey safe, tell them they Ottoman up.

Turkey - Istanbul - Mosque

I’d wear a Vizier, but I don’t want to look like a tourist.

Byzantine Puns

Here are a few of my favorite Byzantine Empire puns. I hope their straightforward enough for you!

I Constantipole how beautiful this place is.

I’m Justinian in love with this city.

Turkey - Istanbul - Hagia Sophia - Collab

Checking out Roman sites in Pammukale. It’s impossible to ruin this view! 

Turkey’s so romantic. It’s the best place to spend Valentinian’s day.

Turkey - Istanbul - Basilica Cisterns

Your photo is gorgeous! It’s perfectly in Phocas.

I got lost Rome-ing around Constantinople, because the streets were so Byzantine.

5 Things to Bring to Turkey

Greece - Crete - Heraklion - Old Venetian Harbor Luggage

We’re working on our full list of what to pack for Istanbul, but here are five things you definitely want to bring with you!

The Lonely Planet Turkeya good guidebook can help you with the kinds of safety tips you need if you’re out in the city and feel a bit lost, especially if you don’t have internet or a cell signal. These also have specific neighborhood information that will help you in different parts of the city, and it’s a great supplement to blog posts like this one!

Unlocked Cell Phone: Stephanie and I both have unlocked cell phones that we bought in Europe (I use a Samsung and Allison uses an iPhone). This allows up to get sim cards when we travel so that we always have the internet. This has gotten us out of so many jams! If you don’t have an unlocked cell phone that can use a Turkish sim card, you can buy a cheaper unlocked phone online and bring it with you!

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Pacsafe Citysafe or Other Anti-Theft Bag: This is the bag both Stephanie and I use for all our travels. It has a pouch with RFID technology so our credit cards can’t get scanned from afar, interlocking zippers to make it harder to pickpocket, and it’s roomy enough to be a perfect sightseeing day bag, yet it’s still quite stylish for all of its security features. If you’d rather bring something smaller, you can pack a money belt instead. 

Grayl Water FilterWhile the water is *technically* safe to drink now, I would still avoid it. If you don’t want to be buying millions of plastic water bottles, you can get a reusable water bottle that comes with a water filter so that you can stick to the tap water and reduce your plastic waste. If you’ll be traveling outside of the major tourist centers, check if the water is potable locally.

Seabands: If you get seasick easily, pack some Seabands or seasickness pills so you don’t miss out on the best parts of Turkey – being on the water! A trip to Turkey isn’t complete without a cruise or at least a quick boat trip, so make sure you’re prepared to enjoy it to the fullest!

More Turkey Travel Resources

Turkey - Istanbul - Stephanie Ortakoy Mosque

We have a ton of resources to help you plan your trip to Turkey!

If this will be your first time traveling to Turkey, check out this guide to planning a trip to Turkey (including visa information) and this guide beautiful places to visit in Turkey. You can also check out our Balkan currency guide, which explains how the Turkish lira works and guidelines for tipping in Istanbul.

If you’re heading to Istanbul, we have you covered. Start with our essential Istanbul Travel Tips and guide to staying safe in Istanbul

We’re working on our massive things to do in Istanbul post, plus you can check out our guide to the best Instagram spots around Istanbul, tips for shopping in Istanbul, the best Turkish food to eat, how to plan an Istanbul honeymoon, and what to do in Istanbul at night.

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Traveling to Turkey: What to Know & Where to Go

If you will be visiting in winter, we have a special winter in Istanbul guide plus an overview of Istanbul weather in January.

If you want to be in the city for just a few days (four or less), check out our Istanbul city break guide, which breaks down the best of the city so you won’t miss anything!

Headed to Cappadocia? If you’re curious about the most Instagrammable places in Cappadocia, we’ve got you covered. We also have posts on the best things to do in Cappadocia, and how to plan a perfect 3 day Cappadocia itinerary, plus how to get to Cappadocia from Istanbul.

We have tons more Turkey and Balkans resources, and we publish new content nearly daily. Bookmark our Turkey and Balkans travel pages so you can find any new resources that come out before your trip!

Don’t Forget About Travel Insurance!

If you’re planning a trip to Turkey, make sure to travel with a valid travel insurance policy. While we feel safe in Turkey, it’s a good idea to be covered in case of an emergency. Travel insurance covers you in case of theft or an accident, which can save your trip if there’s an incident.

For travel insurance, Allison and I use World NomadsI’ve been a happy customer of theirs for almost three years, and I’ve never had an issue when making a claim. I’m happy to refer them to anyone I meet.

>>Get a travel insurance quote for your trip here.<<

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