The birth of The Amazing Fat Bird Tina Hartshorne

OK, so where to start? I’m sitting here, in absolute amazement at the response I’m getting to an offer I made to give a...

Fox in Turkey has fans on social media

Where the Dardanelles took place on the Gallipoli Peninsula a fox has become a social media sensation as people have been taking hundreds of...

The Only Yabanci in the Village Part 6 – Locked...

Hello, dear reader, and welcome to my last episode of The Only Yabancı In The Village. I’ve never really considered myself anti-social but I have...

The Only Yabanci in the Village Part 5 – A...

Before starting my monthly meanderings may I apologise for missing last month. As some of you may know I had something of a family...

Istanbul limits movement on famous Istiklal Avenue

As part of the anti-virus measures the number of people allowed to enter Istanbul’s famous Istiklal Avenue will be restricted according to local authorities. The...

Irish man dies and two others seriously ill in Didim

After much controversy as to where this happened it now appears that this took place in Didim. Many newspapers and social media sites stated...

The Only Yabanci in the Village Part 4 – Welcome to Kaynarca…..

I’ve just read back over my previous ramblings and realise now that this should really have been my first chapter!!! I thought you might...

Kitten becomes mascot for archaeological team

Archaeologists at Maydos Kilisetepe Mound, where archaeological excavations are being carried out found a kitten half-buried in the ground in the Agean province of...

Lawyer wins appeal which would have allowed the hunting of red deer

Suna Soydas Firat a lawyer in Bursa appealed to a court in Kastamonu for a stay of execution for several red deer. The lawyer won...

The Only Yabanci in the Village – Part 3 – It’s all a question...

In my youth and middle years, I would probably have been described as quite a deeply religious person but, as I’ve moved on in...

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