Heard in Turkey:
- The "no Jews died in 9/11" canard
- "Turkish girls are not so friendly... we like white girls."
- "I will not tell your father." (!?!? And in a ceramics store, no less. There is no escape from being propositioned.)
- "Life is simple; people are difficult."
- People in Istanbul do not like to use the traditional Muslim greeting "Salaam alaikum," evidently feeling to do so is not cosmopolitan. This was a profound disappointment to my traveling companion.