Have a dose of what life is really like living here – from my single-handed destruction of the Turkish language, random arguments with random relatives about everything from apples to vaginas to learning the secrets to making the perfect içli köfte! Highs or lows this is my observations from the melting pot of crazy that is my life in Mersin.
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Twitter is gone. YouTube is gone. I am wondering how many more posts I will be able to get out before the death sentence is handed down on all social media applications. Facebook? Definitely. Google? Probably. WordPress? It has been blocked before so no doubt it will happen again. Why not just close down the internet? Even as I type this I realise that this is no doubt something that the Turkish Government has considered.
I have had a lot of emails and messages from friends and family worried about our welfare. I do not know what the news channels are telling you back home but Turkey is perfectly safe right now. Mersin is safe and we are still safe.
Will it be safe tomorrow?
I just don’t know. Council elections are expected to go ahead on Sunday and I think the outcome of those elections will bring much of what is going on here in Turkey to a head.
Also if you are interested in a little conspiracy theory with your breakfast go ahead and Google “Tomb of Suleyman Shah”. This should keep you occupied while you are eating your Corn Flakes.
So what do we do?
Get on with daily life. School, home, friends, family.
Better to keep my trap shut!
We are watching history here folks. The destruction of a country that has been blessed with so much but thanks to the corruption of a few I expect many more lives will be put in peril.
Right now I can still blog. I can still get onto Facebook. My emails are working. I will continue to update the blog over the coming days so keep checking back for updates.