Shop for Kuruyemis crafts at 54, Spice Bazaar, it's one of the most desirable places if you want to buy the popular "hookahs", "sishas" or "cachimbas". The entire lower floor has well protected pipes of the most varied price, quality and size. I personally was looking for a good sturdy and seamless pipe without leakage or seepage (that's what tends to happen when you buy a poor quality "sisha"). Here we found pipes of restaurant quality at very affordable prices, for 20 euros you can buy a large pipe. There are also some less expensive ones if you just want a decorative object. Hint: It's good to haggle in Turkish bazaars, with a little skill and sympathy you may even buy for half the initial price and they give away tea, snuff, candy or coal. In addition it's hilarious!
Although I was not looking to buy a carpet, my visit to this factory was a unique experience. They expain how they get from a silk worm cocoon to woven rugs and, what is really great is the display in a room, with carpets flying in all directions in the hands of employees.
Inside the Spice Bazaar this shop specializes in typical products of the country and other nearby countries. Highlights include spices, tea, saffron from Iran (one gram costs 8 €) and caviar from Iran (€ 250 for a 100 gram tin).