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The Dangers for Americans Visiting Turkey

April 14, 2016

I spent over a week in Turkey, during which time no Americans were killed or wounded in that country. During that same week 23 Americans were shot and wounded and one was killed by a gunshot- in the US, by other Americans.

See for yourself here.
While I was in Tukey I learned a lot about the history of civilization from 2,500 BCE to more recent times, 600 CE. I was constantly amazed at the efforts to understand the past, and the enormous sum of information about individual people from those distant times. For example, I’ve seen statue after statue of Caesar Augustus- naked. Now that is a legacy to leave behind!

PS: a naked Augustus shows him as God.

I also made some Turkish friends and was stunned by the lush and green landscape from plains to rolling hills and steep mountains.

 And the food is wonderful!

The danger is not in visiting; the true danger to Americans is in not visiting Turkey. It’s a really big world, and we are just a small part of it.

From → Writing Fiction

  1. Adele permalink

    Funny, we didn’t hear that much about Turkey when we were living in Greece. I’m glad you enjoyed it.

  2. I heard that Greece was better than turkey. The Boy Scout troops from turkey were with us at summer camp.

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