Due to fighting with the PKK in the southeast of the country, flag sales are booming in Turkey. Last week, I visited the biggest flag company in the country and they had a growth in sales of nearly a hundred percent this year – and still couldn’t meet the demand. You see the red flag with white moon and star everywhere: on cars or domestic windows, flying large from public buildings or from sky-high flagpoles. The flags are really everywhere, as I found out yesterday. I was in a taxi and pointed ahead of the car to two big flags to tell the driver where to stop: “Stop there at the flags please”, I said. I only noticed there were more then these two when the driver asked: “Which flags exactly?”
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