|Alanya harbour 17.7.2016|
Here at home we don't need to use aircondition because natural wind cools. Near The Mediterranean sea and near Taurus mountains, little bit up from sea level, here has been windy enough almost every day. When I go to downtown it feels like sauna. Very warm weather stays still, streets black surface glows with heat, and a lots of people very close to each other in the little bus, that's Alanya in July. But we are lucky. Water temperature in the Mediterranean sea coast here in Alanya was today +28C, so it cools a little when you'll go to the sea. Of course it's coulder there deeper, but only rare of us wants to go there ;) .
Now after moving to a new home I didn't want to go anywhere. I'll just go to downtown when I have to, when there's something really important and urgent duties. Last six months has been so busy, or too full of comings and goings, that right now I prefer just sit down and write, make some food, sit down and write again and go to sleep (and continue writing in my night dreams). After those earlier, noisy apartments, I have been sleeping well here, and already now I'll wake up between seven and eight.
Maybe tomorrow or day after that I'll start swimming again. Now it has been not recommended because of mosquitos, who
|People are swimming behind the city hall 17.7.2016|
After state of emergency (olağanüstü hal) local men and some tourists too has been sitting all night near Atatürk statue as a democracy guard. It's a symbolic, peacefull message and support to democracy rules, and it calms people. Some friends are sitting there, and in the morning they anyway come to work. Saturday I went into one friend's office, saw him sleeping behind his desk and scared him like a child... he woke up in a second, but when I saw his eyes and scared face I understood that other wake up method would have been better. Anyway that sitting group, democracy guard, and tired men are the only things we can see here has changed. Maybe other places has other way of living now, but we don't have more problems than normally. We believe Turkey is strong enough to handle this all. Here is something special, and it's unity. No background differences, no ethnic differences, no excuses, just working together to protect the country they love.
Two words to learn for all of us, Love and trust.