“What’s the turkish word for horse?” I ask my Willipedia
“You know it already, you use it in Greek too” he replies.
Phhh. I never get an easy answer right away from this guy, I have to sweat for my knowledge. I scratch my head for a couple of seconds. “Ati?”
“Exactly, at” he smiles.
“I thought ati came from ancient Greek” I protest and we both laugh.
Getting to know the Turkish language and culture is not an easy task for a Greek. Not because we’re so lazy, but because of all the political drama and the bad associations most of the words have. So, I found a shortcut to loving what I was brought up to hate: books.
Get it, read it and then thank me by buying me coffee: The Flea Palace.