Being Turkish throws up a whole host of problems which can haunt you fro your whole life. Let’s take a look at some of those problems only Turkish people will understand.
1 – How old does someone need to be before you have to kiss their hand?
2 – Summer holidays consist of weeks in a village, seeing family members you have never met before.
3 – Trying to justify to non-Turkish friends why your 30 and still live at home.
4 – Being pressured to get married at the age of 16.
5 – Being pressured to have kids at 20.
6 – Never being able to say ‘I’m full’ at the dinner table.
7 – Having family pressuring you to marry a distant cousin
8 – Being invited to weddings where you have no idea who the bride or groom is.
9 – For girls – Having to dance the testi at a wedding when you don’t even like to dance
10 – For boys – having your mum make you watch the girls dancing the testi to see if you like any.