On the subject of Turkish Flat Crochet, I thought you might like to see the original bracelets that inspired crochetqueen at www.beadcrochetsnakes.com. Click on the Classes tab to see the bracelets. I learned this stitch on a trip to Turkey in November when a friendly shopkeeper in Ephesus showed our group of bead crocheters what she was doing. We didn't speak enough Turkish to ask what the stitch is called, so I made up the name of Turkish Flat Bead Crochet. The bracelets are samples for my class this month. When I posted the photos to our Yahoo group, Eva decided to see if she could figure out what I had done. I keep telling her that she should be proud of her creation and come up with another name because what she is doing is not the Turkish stitch that I learned.
I also saw the Turkish Loop stitch in Turkey and interstingly enough, the Turkish beaders are doing it with 3 loop in a row while the Germans and Japanese beaders are doing it with two loops in a row. The three-loop version looks nicer, but the two-loop version works up faster.