FROM THE TRAIN 3: FAMILY
-Büyükçekmece Çevre Koruma ve Guellestirme Dernegi Alahattin Cücük [-Büyükçekmece Environmental Protection and Guidance Association Alahattin Cücük] – Spectacular mountainscapes as we head toward Malatya – Vast pale mountains behind dark ones – The mountains are so beautiful they make me cry – I need temporary deafness – Earsplitting harsh commentary blasting out of speakers – Inescapable – Forlorn dusty riverbed and dam beyond – Family waving to us as they take the air in a very tiny village high in the mountains of Anatolia -U ISIL IS TV – God save this land from its government – Valley after valley ruined with dams -“The fruit production economy of the Euphrat Valley would exceed that of the energy produced by the dam” -Eker—–O that goat train! Those spikey mountains! That goddess rock! And that family waving, they break my heart.