please be carefull
hi, i just got back from side on wednesday and to be perfectly honest it may be my last visit there. my son and i were attacked by two men just for parking outside there shop. we were going to buy some bread, visit the estate agent who had just sold our apartment and then have a look in the shop in question as it was the last day of our holiday and we still had a few gifts to buy. we parked outside there shop, the man came out and asked us to move the car back from his shop, when i asked him why he wanted us to move, he said he did not want us outside his shop. we thought he was joking so we just left it there and went in the other shops. when we got back he was sweeping the path and putting all the rubbish over the car, as we tried to get in the car he grabbed hold of the door, shouting and waving his fists, kicking the car, another man came out of the shop and joined in. i tried to shut the car door as i was really frightened. in the end my son had to drive off with the door open as i thought he was going to hit me. we drove round the corner and i told the estate agent what had happened, i was shaking and crying by this time as i have never been so scared in all my life. people came out of the other shops and tried to calm me down. the man in question came over as there was a bit of an argument going on at this time, and he said that we should have moved when he told us to and that he did not want our sort parking outside his shop. i think he meant because we were english. with that i told the estate agent to put my other apartment up for sale as i do not want to set foot in turkey again. it seems to me that english people are not as welcome in turkey as they used to be as someone else told me that they were getting charged more in shops for goods than other foreigners. my turkish friends told me that this was an isolated case and that he was in the wrong, however i have been home a few days now and it has still shaken me up. i wish i had gone to the police and reported him but as it was only six hours before we went to the airport i was worried in case we wouldn't get to the airport in time. we were lucky that there was no real damage done to the car, only a slight dent and scratch to the wing where he was kicking it. i do think that he would have hit me if my son had not have driven off and that is the frightening part about it. i hope i can one day put this behind me but i dont think i could ever go near those shops ever again.