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

Rugs, copper and towels are common gifts and are high-quality. - Sep 27, 2017
Hahahahahaha!!What a question. (Carpets, silly.) - Oct 24, 2010
carpets, ceramics, copperware, travel, textiles, glass, leather boots - Jan 4, 2010
Rugs and other nick nacks - Jan 3, 2010
Carpets, antiques, ceramics, jewelery, leather. - Dec 21, 2009
Plenty. The Turks have many handcrafted items and plenty of rugs to sell you. However you can find most of the same items outside of Istanbul for a quarter of the price. - Dec 3, 2009