The bearded winger has decided to become a restauranteur and give traditional Turkish food a modern makeover. Turan will be opening an ‘Esnaf Lokantası’ which is the Turkish equivalent of a workman’s cafe in a trendy setting underneath the Clarion hotel in Şişli, Istanbul which will have a 150 seat capacity.
The Turkish international’s restaurant will have an emphasis on using local produce and offer timeless classics a makeover.
The restaurant will be called Arşiv and according to the Takvim newspaper Turan plans to open a chain which with branches across Europe.
An Esnaf Lokantası offers a variety of daily dishes traditionally in a buffet style already cooked and ready to eat at a low price tag. These restaurants tend to serve local businesses and tradesmen who are usually regular customers.