Friday, April 14, 2006

Become digital or stay underdeveloped.

Bought a camera in January, a Canon 3000 at Wall-Mart in San Francisco. The only non-digital camera they had in stock. All the other cameras were digital ones.
Since I love the old-fashioned way of photography, I thought to make a good deal. The camera was only 220 USD! No way that I could buy this camera for a price like this 10 years ago.
The only problem these days is to get your films developed. Kodak is shutting down its ‘development’ stores. And where can you buy a film for this camera? Yes, in Turkey. Now it is waiting how they develop my films. I trust them. As usual.

But am I developed enough to go for a digital camera?

Cyprus and "Kurdistan"

Cyprus and "Kurdistan".

Needed a break and went in March to Cyprus. The Northern part, which is according to International law, occupied by Turkey. And not recognized by any other country, except Turkey.

The airport was cute, and little. Only flights from and to Turkey.

The first thing which reminds you of the past is that the British occupied the island for a long time; the traffic was driving on the left. And the patience when you want to cross the street: cars stopped. What a contradiction with Istanbul: you have to run for your life sometimes as a pedestrian…

Although a small country, Turkish Cyprus, with 40.000 Turkish soldiers: a Tiny small country with a Big problem.

What I also don’t understand is that in fact, when the Turkish army in 1974 invaded Northern Cyprus, to protect the Turkish population from the Greek aggression is that they were not there to resolve the order, but to stay there. And now, the Turkish Cypriots, a minority on the island, created a banana republic.
Only 60% of the people are really born and grown up in Cyprus. The rest are invaders. A flagrant violation of the Geneva Convention of 1948.

What about the minority of Kurdish people (up to 25%) in Turkey….their rights?

Many Turks have the answers, never visit their Baby-land, but for me still a question.

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