soups_lgAccording to the Turkish culture, an enjoyable meal begins with any of the diverse and nutritious soups of the Turkish cuisine. Soups made in various ways with ingredients such as meat, chicken, vegetables or cereals determine of the quality of the dinner table.

Soups can be consumed any time of the day and may be served hot or cold depending on the recipe. Tarhana, Yayla, Mercimek (lentil soup), Ezo Gelin, Yuvalama, Sütlü Mısır unu (corn flour and milk soup) as well as Ayran Aşı (yoghurt soup), are among the most renown soups of the Turkish cuisine.