Mehmet Çetinkaya Gallery
As one of the top souvenirs, hordes of salesmen troll the streets for customers to buy carpets. Top threads can be found just behind the Blue Mosque at Mehmet Çetinkaya Gallery. A graduate of the Belgian Royal Academy for art and graphic design, Çetinkaya has amassed an impressive collection of antique and rare textiles and weaving from Anatolia and Central Asia including chapans, embroideries, panels, and bags. Meseum quality doesn’t come cheap and most of the products, especially the 19th-century rugs, run in the thousands of dollars.