When we were in Istanbul last month, there were kids (and some adults) outside the Grand Bazaar selling these little toys, like tops but they stay on the string. They would throw it like a yo-yo, but the object would act more like a gyroscope, spinning at the end of the string sideways. We bought one, for 1 lira, and am just trying to figure out what they are called...and if I'm doing it right!
They were all over the place. Hoping someone here can shed some light on these cool little toys. Any ideas?