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The differences in culture - Turkish/Kurdish
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1.       Maureen75
206 posts
 22 Sep 2009 Tue 12:43 pm

Hi, I was wondering if anyone here on this site had any advice about Kurdish guys. I have met a lovely guy who was born in Turkey but is Kurdish he is from the east but I met him in the south where he has been living for a few years now. I realise that there is a big difference in culture and in what is expected of you but I dont really know much about it all. All I have heard is negative things and I am sure that this cannot be applicable to everyone as he has always been really easy going and actually is one of the most reasonable guys that I have met in Turkey!

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2.       ReyhanL
1961 posts
 22 Sep 2009 Tue 12:57 pm

I have a kurdish friend form Turkey. I dont see anything wrong at him being kurdish.

3.       _AE_
677 posts
 22 Sep 2009 Tue 01:48 pm

Many tourism workers are Kurds from the east.  If they have a "reputation" then it is probably due to the fact that they are treated like second class citizens, have poorer education, low wages and will do anything to get the hell out of Turkey (including using you for a visa, money etc.).

 

This is unique to that area - you can´t judge all Kurds by these standards.  ANYONE whatever race, living in an isolated poorer country area is going to be different to someone living in a more cosmopolitan city.



Edited (9/22/2009) by _AE_
Edited (9/22/2009) by _AE_

4.       Maureen75
206 posts
 22 Sep 2009 Tue 02:09 pm

I think you missunderstand me, I am not judging anyone infact that is the whole point I am asking this, because to me it doesnt matter where he is from or what background because that sort of thing doesnt come into it for me all that matters is that we are happy, which we are. But whist I have an open mind I have overheard and witnessed negative behaviour towards the Kurdish people in that town and I know that this gets him down and I just wondered what the background was to this. Because he is one of the kindest laid back and hard working people I have me yet the first thing that anyone says to me is be careful he is Kurdish! Of course I dont want to mention this to him directly because I dont want to hurt his feelings as this is not coming from me and as it is a small town I know that this would cause trouble. 

5.       _AE_
677 posts
 22 Sep 2009 Tue 02:17 pm

 

Quoting Maureen75

I think you missunderstand me, I am not judging anyone infact that is the whole point I am asking this, because to me it doesnt matter where he is from or what background because that sort of thing doesnt come into it for me all that matters is that we are happy, which we are. But whist I have an open mind I have overheard and witnessed negative behaviour towards the Kurdish people in that town and I know that this gets him down and I just wondered what the background was to this. Because he is one of the kindest laid back and hard working people I have me yet the first thing that anyone says to me is be careful he is Kurdish! Of course I dont want to mention this to him directly because I dont want to hurt his feelings as this is not coming from me and as it is a small town I know that this would cause trouble. 

 

 The background to the Turkish/Kurdish problem has been much discussed here and is an extensive subject.  Do a bit of googling...

 

Whatever his race/nationality, if you met him on holiday in the South then tread VERY cautiously.  Tourist workers are convincing, clever con men.....  If you didn´t meet him on holiday then just ignore the above

6.       Maureen75
206 posts
 22 Sep 2009 Tue 02:24 pm

Thanks very much for your advice, I will google it and see what I can find

7.       jenniecakes
125 posts
 22 Sep 2009 Tue 03:28 pm

 

Quoting _AE_

Many tourism workers are Kurds from the east.  If they have a "reputation" then it is probably due to the fact that they are treated like second class citizens, have poorer education, low wages and will do anything to get the hell out of Turkey (including using you for a visa, money etc.).

 

This is unique to that area - you can´t judge all Kurds by these standards.  ANYONE whatever race, living in an isolated poorer country area is going to be different to someone living in a more cosmopolitan city.

 

I didn´t realise that kurdish people were treated any different to Turkish people, and I also didn´t know that they get paid less, and have poorer education, is there some reasoning behind this?

 

8.       _AE_
677 posts
 22 Sep 2009 Tue 03:31 pm

 

Quoting jenniecakes

 

 

I didn´t realise that kurdish people were treated any different to Turkish people, and I also didn´t know that they get paid less, and have poorer education, is there some reasoning behind this?

 

 

 The lowest grade teachers are sent to the east.... ask yourself why

9.       ReyhanL
1961 posts
 22 Sep 2009 Tue 03:41 pm

Like everywhere west is the best.

10.       mhsn supertitiz
518 posts
 22 Sep 2009 Tue 04:42 pm

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Edited (9/22/2009) by mhsn supertitiz [not really worth arguing]

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