Istanbul Province, Turkey Nazar are basically an eye, which is supposed to ward off evil. The nazar are blue because blue eyes are considered good luck in Turkey. This item is also seen in other parts of the world such as Greece and Egypt. Many Turkish mothers sew small nazar to their children's clothes to protect them from evil things. In addition to this, many buses and other vehicles in Turkiye have the words printed on them "Mashallah," and often times have a nazar painted on them.