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Is this a "shopping post"? Are there interesting handicrafts, artwork, antiques, or other items that people typically buy there?

Yes, many towns specialize in particular things that you can easily find as you drive around Turkey. - Oct 19, 2017
Yes. Lots of really nice art and copper items. Most folks buy Persian and Turkish rugs. There is a guy in Golbasa that makes custom damascus knives who's family has done so since the ottoman empire. Go out to Ulus on the weekend. You can find just about anything and if they don't have it you can have it made. - Sep 21, 2017
There are a lot of things here, it just depends on what you're interested in. Many people, myself included, buy a few rugs here. There is a very good knife maker in Golbasi that can make custom Damascus steel stuff. Eskeshehir (I probably spelled it wrong) is known for these white smoking pipes that apparently sell for $1000s in the US. - Jun 8, 2017
The exchange rate was 1.7 Turkish Lira to the dollar 3 years ago. Now it is almost 3 to 1. Makes for very affordable shopping. I do almost all of my shopping locally. - Sep 27, 2016
Carpets and Turkish arts and crafts. - Jun 14, 2016
Carpets, marble, textiles, pottery - Aug 2, 2015
Carpets, copper, Turkish tea and coffee sets, textiles, pillows, pottery. - Apr 2, 2015
Carpets, silver, copper, tiles, art, tea, Turkish delight. - Feb 14, 2015
Copper items, beautiful tiles, carpets, textiles. - Jun 10, 2014
Carpets, ceramics, wood carved furniture, etc. - Apr 4, 2014
Carpets, plates, lamps, old wooden items, tiles, cheap costume jewelry. Trips anywhere are well worth the money. - Mar 31, 2014
Carpets, ceramics, etc - Mar 30, 2014
Lamps, pottery, tiles. Carpets are plentiful but way overpriced and not the best quality. - Jul 28, 2013
Carpets and Kilims! Also, lamps, furniture (you can have it made to your specifications), tiles, towels, and backgammon sets. - Aug 4, 2011
Evil eyes and carpets. - Jul 14, 2010