There are times in Turkey where I read the local news online and wonder if I’ve been duped. The headlines and content of the news can be so absurd I find myself scrolling through the website looking for the disclaimer saying: “This an onion.”
An onion piece is a satirical news article based on factual events. They’re often good for a giggle and say the things we wish to say in our world full of injustice.
When this headline appeared on my Facebook newsfeed I clicked on it it with curiosity.
It had to be an onion right? Davutoğlu, the leader of the AK political party was offering to set up weddings for those who elect him in the snap elections on November 1?
Then I saw the news source…
Today’s Zaman – a reputable and rather serious English-language daily based in Turkey.
Nope, no onion piece here…this news was true!
Free husbands and wives for all if you vote for AKP!? Can you be serious?
Apparently you can.
So cancel your OKCupid accounts people…AKP have got this.
The news has sent us single yabancı (foreign) ladies into a “joking” frenzy online as we conjure up our perfect mate in Turkey.
Our conclusion is:
He must have the eyes of Burak Özçivit
The hair of Engin Akyürek
The smile of Yiğit Özşener
The body of Kıvanç Tatlıtuğ
And, if he insists on having a moustache, then let it look like Burak Özçivit‘s too!
He must like to read like Kenan İmirzalıoğlu
And swim like Çağatay Ulusoy
And…. I’m sorry what was I saying?
Oh yes, he must show concern for me like Tolgahan Sayısman
And when we fight, look angry at me like Burak Hakki
And when we make up, welcome me home like Mehmet Akif Alakurt
But most of all he must have the humour of Yılmaz Erdoğan
And the sense of adventure like Engin Altan Düzyatan
Though, let’s get serious. Who are we kidding? If political parties are doing the matchmaking and we’re after an adventurous guy with a sense of humour…
this might be the best we get!