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Posted by on April 10th, 2009
Stored in Erkan in the military service

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Erkan will be in the gendarmerie force, stationed in Kastamonu for 5.5 months.


Kastamonu is a western Black Sea town, 7 hours away from Istanbul..
That’s what I am going to do:

This is from Kastamonu gendarmarie station…

  • Erkan,
    Thank you for your countless posts on your fascinating country and its competing political and societal forces.
    I wish you the best for your military service and hope to see you back soon.

  • Claudia, from Canada.

    What are they singing Erkan? Can we send you things at that address? Like cookies, chocolates…? Just to break the monotony. It will be so boring for you.

  • erkan

    Thank you Ralf. Hopefully, I will back in full blogging in 6 months. and in the mean time, I am sure whenever I find the opportunity I will keep posting.
    Dear Claudia, I guess after the first month, I will be more accessible. If I survive the first 28 days, I will be able to receive all kinds of stuff:)
    I will keep you posted and will tell the exact adress, so i can receive chocolate!
    That’s an anthem for the Gendarmarie force.
    In Turkish:
    Jandarma Marşı
    Güzel yurdun güvenliği emanettir bizlere
    Jandarmadır ulaştıran adaleti her yere
    Haksızlıkla savaşırız, kötülüğü boğarız
    En karanlık köşelerde güneş gibi doğarız
    Alnımızda parıldayan şeref ve şan arması
    Kahramanlar kahramanı yılmaz Türk jandarması
    Yüce dağlar önümüzde sıra sıra uzanır
    En sarp kaya, coşkun ırmak bizi yakından tanır
    Türk’ündür bu gürleyen ses, bu şahlanan fırtına
    Korkusuz bir ordu kattı jandarma bu vatana
    Alnımızda parıldayan şeref ve şan arması
    Kahramanlar kahramanı yılmaz Türk jandarması

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