First he and his wife took us for dinner in a nice garden restaurant and showed us their flat.
Kemalism: no religious symbols, no headscarves allowed, Atatürk everywhere.
It is called after the "Gazi", which means "leader".
Pupils march off into their classrooms.
Mr. Süleyman Karman, the headmaster during the parade.
Bilal Dursun and the headmaster. Of course all teachers wear suits and ties.
Bilal's schedule: He teaches English about 30 hours per week, mornings and afternoons. One afternoon is free.
Coal is fired not only in the school but also in a big thermal power plant in Yatagan.
You could smell it in the autumn air.
Because the anniversary of the founding of the republic was approaching (Oct. 29th) kids and music teacher were rehearsing the March of the republic:
Go to http://www.turkishlanguage.co.uk/anthem.htm
This is also what they sing every Monday morning.