- Nov 25, 2008
- Reaction score
- British Turk
- Political Leaning
Ever since I thought (incorrectly) that my family originated from Turkey, I've been fascinated by the place.
I'm truly envious of you kaya, I hope to visit one day.
Even with Turkey being a Muslim country(religiously), how did the people act towards you being a non Turk (nationally, I know your family comes from there, well you know what I mean)?
They treated me well of course. I know a New Zealand lass that lives here and she has no Turkish background. Turkey is very much part of Europe in a societal sense in 2 ways. The first way is, it's European attitude both in society and politics and the fact that its as though there is free movement between Turkey and the rest of Europe because the diaspora is so huge, so coming from outside of Turkey is nothing new to them, neither is the thinking or the mentality. Of course there is a conflict of secular/moderate religion in this country but the secular has always thrived and been the majority, even under the AKP, because like any European country, liberal secularism and enlightenment is the greatest ideal of this country. I felt at home, imo. It's as European as any other European place.
That is wickedly awesome.
Did you go to any of the Bazaars?
Your pictures are almost all devoid of people. Was it actually like that there or is that just your photography style?
I have a friend doing his masters in Ankara. He has nothing but good things to say about the place.
I like this one! Is that Ataturk's mausoleum?
those are beautiful buildings.
My mum took these pictures and she has flickr cause shes cool.
Nice pics Kaya. It makes me chuckle how people ask how you were treated etc:lol: Turkey seems the place to go at the moment. You do get more for your money, as they are not in the Euro zone. I'm looking at it for next year [contemplated this year but decided on Mexico] as many of my friends have been and all gave glowing reports