I can take "learn Turkish" off my to - do list.
I tried to wave a man ahead of us in line at the grocery store this morning. We had two full carts and he had a basket.
Not only did he refuse; he started a conversation with me about who we are and what we were doing in Gelibolu in ENGLISH!
In the five years we've been here I can count on one hand the number of times a man has spoken to me (never). Men speak if Cam's with me (he wasn't this morning) and we are introduced, but never when I am on my own or with the children.
Every time I turn around lately, someone else is speaking to me in English.