Welcome to Citara's!

We are located near Istanbul, in a little town called Golcuk on the Izmit Bay. Five years ago Tara moved to Turkey after marrying her Turkish husband and discovered a country full of beautiful treasures. These include Turkey's people, culture, heritage, traditions, art, crafts, history, food, music and on and on.

Inspired by the abundance of beautiful handcrafted products in Turkey, and motivated by her desire to start her own entrepreneurial enterprise, Tara created Citara's. At first just buying and selling ready-made items, the business has developed into a means of supporting local artisans, preserving heritage, and making cultural connections.

We intend to use this blog to tell the stories of our discoveries and highlight the people and products we encounter along the way. Hopefully you will come along with us on our journey!

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