March 2019

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

"Is Turkey Safe to Visit?"

The title which I wrote and you read for this post is a question on Quora. "Is Turkey safe to visit?"

I gave a short answer for this question on Quora:

Read Recep Hilmi Tufan's answer to Is Turkey safe to visit? on Quora

People are asking this question thinking that there are terror attacks every corner of the country. Nowadays there is no terrorism neither in Turkey nor near Turkey like Syria or Iran. I think they are all get waited for the elections of Turkey. 5 days later we are going to elect our new local mayors however all of the political parties acting like this is a general election. According to me all of the terrorist groups which have different names and abbrevations are controlled by same countries. PKK, YPG, ISIS are all the same shit for me.

As you know 10 days ago there happened an attack to the muslim people who are performing their salah in mosques in New Zealand. There are 50 dead and 50 wounded people. There was not any terror problem in New Zealand normally however one man broke this rule! So I want to say that in this global world unfortunately terrosim is in everywhere! Turkey is safe to visit as New Zealand, USA, France, Switzerland or any country in the world is.
love will win
This will not divide us!

This New Zealand attack has united us; has united the Muslims and the others. If the attackers has seen this result they are very upset with the result I think. They wanted to make a chaos however on the contrary all over the world has united again.

Is your country safe to visit? What do you think about New Zealand mosque attacks? 

Sunday, March 10, 2019

Local Elections in Turkey

3 weeks later we are going to vote for our reeve (mukhtar), district mayor and provincial mayor in Turkey. These are simply local elections however nowadays all of the parliament members including Recep Tayyip ERDOĞAN, the President, are on ways to gather more votes. They are acting like this is a general election. The party in power, AKP (Adalet ve Kalkınma Partisi) (In English: JDP Justice and Development Party), is feeling that the people are not believing in them anymore. They are ruling the country for 17 years and the result is clear. Everyone who against them is terrorist according to them. They called simply farmer and stallholder as a terrorist and opened government vegetable stalls nowadays. I mentioned this here. Pleace click on to read.

In Turkey we are so used to elections because at least every two years we are going to ballot boxes. Last elections in Turkey were presidential and parliamentary elections which were held on June 24, 2018.

I don't have a political view. I don't trust to politicians anyway. They are all so liar. They are not keeping their words and they are not doing anything for the people. If a politician did some good and useful thing for someone or the people, do not forget that he could also take advantage from it.

Deputy means "milletvekili" in Turkish. "Milletvekili" means "representative of nation (people)" however they are not representing us, at least me.

In Turkey, if you are older than 18 you have a right to vote. As you know there are 4 millions Syrian refugees in Turkey. Süleyman Soylu, Interior Minister, said that 53,099 Syrians, who acquired Turkish citizenship, will be able to vote in the local elections. This is not acceptable for me. Why are they voting? Why did you give them Turkish citizenship?

I am going to finish my writing now however I want to ask something to you. Is there anyone from Japan here? As far as I read, in Japan, only literate people have rigths to vote. Is it true that illiterate ones can not vote.

Do you have any elections in future in your country? Please comment and share your thougths with us.

Saturday, March 02, 2019

Have You Ever Been To Turkey?

I am a newcomer in worldwide blogosphere. Normally I have been writing blogs for more than 10 years however I newly opened this blog in English. So I want to make new friends from this blog universe. 

I have been in South Africa in 2008. I have lived there for 3 months. It was my first abroad adventure. I have visited Johannesburg, Limpopo, Polokwane, Cape Town and Durban. I wish I could visit one day again. 

I have been in Madrid of Spain, in Arona of Italy and in Paris of France in 2014 for business purposes. I was not alone in this business trip. It took only 1 week and I was with my boss.

Now I am working for different company and in this position I don't have any chance to visit abroad. I hope I could find a job which is related to abroad. It is too expensive to visit another countries on your own for a Turkish one. Because Turkish Lira is losing it's value day by day! Minimum wage is 2.020,00₺ in Turkey. It is €330,00 or $375,00. So tell me now what can a Turkish buy with this plenty of money abroad?

Now I am living in city of Bursa in Turkey. It is 4th biggest city of Turkey. If you come here, you can reach me to get me to help you. I am going to share with you some details of Bursa in other posts. 

Have you ever been to Turkey before? If you have been, please tell me if you like here or not?