1. Tenpin

    Man has had Turkish ID given to women his whole life

    A 48-year-old man has been found to have lived his whole life with an orange-colored Turkish ID, given only to women, when he was taken to hospital after getting injured in a fight in Istanbul’s Esenyurt district...
  2. gam101

    How's life with the "COVID-19" changes?

    Thought I ask folks to share what's changed for them since COVID-19 starting kicking everyone around. :-) Here in the Middle East, things started slow with the changes. We mostly watched China take the brunt of it & then *boom* outta nowhere Iran began sending home the infected. Now...
  3. bickern

    Life without parole in the US

    In the United States, more than 2500 individuals are serving life-without-parole sentences for crimes they committed when they were seventeen years old or younger. Children as young as thirteen are among the thousands serving these sentences. Directed by Joshua Rofé (who spent four intensive...
  4. Sha Hoorsur

    Life's not fair.

    Philip Schofield lies to his wife about being gay for over twenty years, and people call him brave for coming out. My wife's just found out I bought another motorbike over a month ago, and I'm a devious bast**d. Life's just not fair. :noidea:
  5. S

    Scariest moment of my life

    Currently in this area we are experiencing the worse Gotta Fria storms in years Seafront promises destroyed homes flood power cuts schools closed and roads closed I am a nervous flyer at best of times but last night I flew into Valencia from Istanbul in the middle of this horror The pilot...
  6. K

    Memories of a lost life.

    We forget how much change there is for migrants and refugees who have to start afresh in a different country, with a new language and new customs. This poem was written by a Syrian girl when she was just 14 and only recently arrived in the UK. Her English teacher has posted it on twitter in...
  7. K

    Making a new life?

    Greek authorities are looking for families to move to an island near Crete. They will provide free housing, and €500 per month subsidy for families who decide to make this a permanent home. They are looking for skills such as bakers, animal husbandry, builders, etc. Want to know more...
  8. bickern

    Mick Philpott whinges about his hard life

    CHILD killer Mick Philpott has moaned about life behind bars in a letter that says “I can’t believe I’m still here”. Philpott, who killed six of his kids in a house fire, denied responsibility for the deadly blaze and whimpered how his “heart and soul have been completely ripped out”...
  9. bickern

    A two-week-old baby is fighting for life after being raped

    What is the world coming to? I can't believe this, though obviously true. I hope he gets a very stiff sentence, life would be too short, but we know he will be out in no time. ---------------------------------------------------------------- A 25-year-old man appeared in Armagh Magistrates'...
  10. S

    Aspects to new life

    So today our local club ( Pensionista) relaunched and to celebrate that fact reopened with an absurdly cheap lunch/ drinks offer Nothing to report there But - I have been waiting 2 weeks now for a plumber and spark to sort some jobs at my place I just thought I would highlight the Spanish...
  11. A

    Life ring

    Hello. I am under the impression that it is a legal requirement to have a lifesaving-ring at poolside on complex. Have heard someone objected to one on a site so they do not have one. Any ideas?
  12. A

    Sea Life Istanbul has anyone been here? looks impressive.
  13. IbrahimAbi

    Turkish Life Hacks

    I thought I would start a thread on things that we have discovered work well in Turkey (and in other countries too). i was lying reading my book the other day and watched a wasp fly into the dog's bowl for a drink. Our dogs have been troubled by wasps over the years, stung in the mouth even and...
  14. Spurs

    Life for lives

    Well I hope the guilty parties are dealt with accordingly, if ever a life sentence was merited its NOW. Lorry drivers charged over M1 fatal crash - BBC News
  15. Akasya

    Should Life mean Life

    As some may know my personal belief is that capital punishment is a no go , but occasionally it does make me think. But alongside that quandary of belief for many is " should life mean life " This horrifying matter : Blair Logan who murdered brother on New Year's Day jailed | Daily Mail...
  16. SLEEPY

    Life's difficult choices !

    Indian magistrate orders man to 'sell his wife if he can't afford a toilet' | The Independent
  17. juco

    Life expectancy ?

    Itv...... bbc.....
  18. R

    new house new life.

    We have been in turkey for a week now viewing properties each day. Some were nice, some were awful. But none had that wow factor. Then on Wednesday we had an appointment with oceanwide properties.sulaman the estate agent had three villa's lined up for us to view. Again the first two were OK but...
  19. SLEEPY

    Once in a life time!

    THOSE who enjoyed the recent once-in-a-lifetime ‘supermoon’ event will be delighted to know that there’s at least nine more lunar eclipses and anomalies due between now and January. The events are sure to draw thousands of people out of their nice warm houses onto the street or into their cold...
  20. Sha Hoorsur

    Quality of life.

    Scots 'have better quality of life than the English': Brussels bureaucrats claim they're more tolerant and their schools are superior • England ranked lower than Scotland and Northern Ireland in the new study • The Welsh have a lower quality of life than the English according to the EU •...
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