That is Ted. That is not a Turk. But it is in Turkey. Istanbul.
The cliche “east meets west” romanticization is in fact quite accurate, Persian rugs draped across Byzantine era stone rooms that now house Italian cafes.
Istanbul isn’t all Byzantine churches and ottoman mosques, though there’s plenty of that.
There’s also classy restaurants on the Bosporus or in Nevizade, modern art museums and hipster bars.