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Turkey/Syrian border by Spursfan2 on 21 July 2012 7:20pm
I think I told you all about our trip to South Eastern Turkey in October 2008? The trip was very much on our minds this holiday, as every day on the news came reports about the Syrians shooting down a Turkish plane on the Turkish/Syrian border - where 4 years before I had sat in our car and sent a text to our Simon "Hi from the Syrian border"! !!

I also had a sort of gut wrenching sinking feeling when our Turkish friend Ali, who had come with us on the 2008 trip (we've known him since 1988), told us that his Aunt's house, which is in the middle of beautiful countryside, and which we had visited with him on our way to Gaziantep (ancient Antioch) on the same trip had been slap bang in the middle of fierce gun battles between terrorists and soldiers!! It had happened a couple of days before we arrived in Turkey this June. Luckily none of his family were killed or hurt - but it made me think!! We knew the area was dangerous - days before we left for our trip to the SE of Turkey, Turkish soldiers were killed by terrorists coming over the border (again, not sure where from but assume Iraq???) in that area, but far enough away from where we wanted to visit to be ok.
Re: Turkey/Syrian border by Spursfan2 on 23 July 2012 12:00pm
Perhaps I should have written about our SE Turkey adventures for the short story comp.! Oh well, I have started another tale now!

Re: Turkey/Syrian border by Loretto on 23 July 2012 4:41pm
Why don't you submit both to the blog Anne and then decide which one you want to enter for the competition. Are you having fun writing?

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