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    Spinach and Yogurt

    There's probably not a Turkish meal that can not have this served up alongside of it... Ingredients... * 1 bag washed spinach * 1 large pot natural low fat yoghurt * 2 cloves garlic Instructions... 1. Remove stems from spinach if necessary and place in a pan with just a small...
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    Flight deals at Skyscanner

    This site has a friendly interface and comes up with good options at good prices. It also easily enables you to find the best deals if you are flexible in travel dates. Very comprehensive. Got me a deal. Give it a whirl.
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    A Place in the Sun Revisited - Turkey

    May be worth a look... A Place in the Sun Revisited is on Channel 4 at 20:00 on Thursday 18th August. Turkey. With rock bottom prices and long, hot summers, the picturesque Turquoise Coast of southern Turkey has proved itself to be a Mediterranean investment hotspot in recent years. Over a...
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    The country is in good hands

    After reading this brief report in to day's Times newspaper I am already feeling a lot safer... Prescott in charge (Filed: 31/07/2005) London under attack John Prescott is to take charge of the Cabinet's Cobra emergency committee in the event of further terrorist attacks. For a period of...
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    Turkey not wanted

    The following is from a Europewide poll on whether Turkey should be allowed to join the EU, reported in today's Times newspaper: In Austria, opponents of Turkey’s membership out-number supporters 80 per cent to 10 per cent. Opposition is 74 per cent in Germany, 72 per cent in Luxembourg and 70...
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    Well, here we go... Saintly Bob launches Live8 today. I'll be recording it to watch some of the bands later. This will help to avoid the cliched, sickly, regurgitated platitudes of such philosophers and pseudo gurus as Johnathon Ross and Graham Norton trotted out by the Blair Broadcasting...
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    Mobile phone service providers

    I know enough enough from my last very expensive cell phone experience in Turkey that next time I will get a Turkish SIM card for my phone. Does anyone have info on what - if any - provider is the better of the bunch (plans, fees, tariffs, coverage etc.) for the occasional visitor and lite user?
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    if you doubt your sanity - try this...

    > > During a visit to the mental asylum, a visitor asked the >Director which is the criteria that defines a patient to be >lockec up in a mental asylum?. > > > > "Well," said the Director, "we fill up a bathtub, we offer a >teaspoon, a teacup, and a bucket to the patient and ask the...
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    Did a search for this but didn't find anything helpful. I have beds included in the purchase of my home. The beds are very good quality but I would like to change the matresses. I am well aware that they vary wildly in price according to quality but maybe someone can give me some benchmarks...
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    I've been watching the recording i made of yesterday's bands. Any of you guys been watching it? Afraid my Glastonbury days are over but I still enjoy watching it on tv. Yesterday the headliners were Fat boy Slim and White Stripes. White Stripes are a favorite band of mine and I thought they...
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    Turkish Speaking

    Since returning home I have dusted off my old Turkish language book and begun work again. In Akbuk English is not widely spoken or understood. For me this is a plus. If too many people around one speaks English then it makes one lazy about attempting Turkish. The overwhelming majority of...
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    I'm off to buy my home

    Well, I'm off to Turkey next week. Will be there for 2 weeks and hope to clinch a deal for a property while I am there. It will be my first visit to Turkey since the late 1970s. I lived there for a couple of years (in the Soke area) and fell in love with it. I never thought at that time that...
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    The Turkish Property Centre

    Hi, shall be in Turkey in a feww weeks from now. I have arranged for a realator from The Turkish property Centre to show me a few properties. I have searched around the web but have found nothing one way or the other about them. Anyone here know anything about them? Thanks.
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