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  1. saffron

    Aphrodite and myrtle

    I went to Senirkent, an Isparta town, at the weekend. I was surprised to see those small white berries, namely mersin (myrtle or Myrtus communis) as mersin is a typical Mediterranean fruit and grown in gardens for its medical benefits and fragrant flowers (even leaves and branches)..The berries have a strong taste, and, although it is so common, I hardly met anybody who ate the berries..They are abundant and free in the coastal towns, but in that town market of Isprata , expensive!! Who buy them and why? I think the news about its medical benefits are widespread now. But again, there is a con
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  2. Hence the province number for Mersin, 33 is out of sequence, it was numbered for İçel
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  3. If the OP opened his restaurant, I'd like to know where he opened it & if its doing well, I agree about most Turks not being adventurous eaters. In the bigger cities the more selection the better!
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  4. saffron

    Aphrodite and myrtle

    Yes, probably the orginal name was 'mersinlik' , meaning the place where mersins grow or are abundant. There are many more places sharing their names with plants.. Yes, it was called İçel, but even then, the name Mersin was used, but these two names were denoting different administrative concepts: The larger one was covering the smaller district.
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  5. OK an update on this. I had to go to the Göç İdaresi Genel Müdürlüğü (Directorate General of Migration Management, or DGMM) today, and there are always Turkish cops manning the entrance. First I went to a shopping mall to get a sub sandwich from Subway (one of my regular breaks from Turkish food). When I went in, I put my brand-new knife in the tray before I went through the metal detector. "Yasak!" the guard said. He said my knife was too big, and illegal, and he wouldn't let me in with it. So I picked it up and left. I figured I would just put it in my backpack and, since they don't rea
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  6. Thanks, Ken and everyone. You guys have been a huge help!
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