Monthly Archives: February 2012

Sheyimiz

Which will probably not make much more sense in English as its literal translation is “Our Thing”. Render it in Italian however – “Cosa Nostra” – and I am guessing that the penny has dropped. For those interested in Turkish … Continue reading

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In which I introduce you to some Turkish friends: #1 Mustafa

  “The name’s Bond, James Bond” “I’m tougher, Mus..tafa” His joke. If you don’t find it funny you should probably skip this post. It kills me every time. Mustafa lived the first 16 years of his life in Kağızman  in … Continue reading

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Abdurrahman’s New Leg: final(ish) chapter

How suddenly life can change. One minute skimming along on your motorbike full of the joys, next minute pinned under a lorry and your life flashing before you. As reported earlier in this blog, along with my friend Joules, we … Continue reading

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