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Crazy Turks

When you ask any Turkish person what they are proud of about being Turkish, they will mention:

  1. Their food
  2. Their country’s history
  3. Their country’s nature

None of them will talk about how ‘practical’ their minds are or how they all have a good ‘sense of humor’ because they were raised to be modest (at least, most of them). But as in every culture that once experienced prolonged times of poverty, Turks are very resourceful and they are hilarious. Let me define resourcefulness first. Google says:

re·source·ful·ness
rəˈsôrsfəlnəs/
noun
  1. the ability to find quick and clever ways to overcome difficulties.
    “his films show remarkable technical resourcefulness”

It totally makes sense actually; the more you come across with problems, the more you think of different ways to solve those issues. Sometimes it becomes so crucial to solve the problem immediately that you don’t feel the urge to care about the safety measures. Because if you don’t finish that task fast or right away, you won’t get the money or you will get fired.

Let’s look at some examples:

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Even flood cannot stop me from serving tea!
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Scooter-limo? Why not? 🙂
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They for sure packed everything
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BBQ comes first!
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Who cares about a stool?! This is more fun!
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“Well, they told me I have to have my plate number in the back, so I did”
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This looks actually fun!
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when the bucket doesn’t fit in the sink!
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This is my favorite! Smart kiddo!
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Portable shower and showerer
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One wheel is missing? Who cares? My wife will put her weight on the side. Physics 101.

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When you have to serve tea nonstop during the day, this invention comes in handy
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That circling light bulb though…
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work shouldn’t stop just because you forgot your mask at home
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Music shouldn’t stop just because you forgot your speakers at home

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I’m sure this picture above terrifies most of you, and the guy standing must agree with you haha

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If you didn’t understand yet how much Turks care about their tea, maybe now you do?

 

 

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If the heater is broken, that doesn’t mean we can’t warm up!
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Boarding school, dorm solutions 1
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Boarding school, dorm solutions 2 (making popcorn)

 

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Again, there is no time to wait for security precautions, “We got this!”
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When the AC is not working well enough in the bus (look up)

 

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Let’s see how much I can carry…
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Not to worry if there will be enough seats, wherever you go 🙂
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I don’t know how to explain this. Haha. I think he is the painter who is painting the walls of an abandoned bank. But the way he is looking at you is like “I can do your ATM work manually, and half naked.” haha
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When you are tired of the rain and grab a beach umbrella from an ice cream station
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When the conversation takes longer than expected
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As long as it doesn’t hurt… Like, anybody.
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Bowling requires a perfectly globular watermelon!
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Who said we cannot fit everybody??
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Let’s cool down together with our little and happy home-made fountain
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I don’t care about how I look, it is too sunny, OK?
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This teyze turned her old washing machine into a hencoop.
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The very first selfie stick in the world was invented by Turkish shepherds.

HUMOR TIME

When you meet a Turkish person, 75% chance that they will have a good sense of humor. I really did not study the reason why or how this has become a part of our culture, but it is. Even in the toughest times we manage to smile, make people laugh. Maybe when you have a history full of rough times, this is the only way to deal with the problems as they come along. Most Turkish jokes are cultural or caricatures are written in Turkish but I thought these pictures below might give you a tiny glimpse of it.

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Former governor of Istanbul Huseyin Avni Mutlu was in headlines during the Gezi Park events-pictured top right  (Which I will discuss in my future articles in detail) and he was criticized by this funny analogy with Saruman from the LOTR
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Real 3D?
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Teenager focusing problems…

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A funeral ceremony with Imam and people praying. They had so much free time I guess 🙂 RIP
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When creativity has no limits…
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This restaurant must have signed a contract with Ronaldo… NOT.
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Hope it doesn’t jump on him
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They buried themselves and somebody else secretly planted those grave stone looking stone blocks.. HAHAHA
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Dreams…
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I don’t think this meant to be a joke 😀 Why not personalizing your product?

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Because he needs to warm up? I guess?
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‘Kar’ means ‘snow’ in Turkish 🙂
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We can still make it look pretty

Hope you enjoyed this post! I will see you next Wednesday, with my new article!

-Ece

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Science lover, book enthusiast, a nerd who dedicated herself to education.

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