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Selcuk Kushadasi

Selcuk Kushadasi

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The first time I entered Kushadasi I heard a row in Dutch, in "my" Amsterdam accent. I felt like turning back. I don't like this place, but then, I don't like any place where tourism takes over and sets the pace. This is the harbour.


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Zeynep 21-Apr-2006 18:50
Dear Mr. Osseman

I can not agree with you more when you say that you don't like any place where the tourism takes over. This is my biggest fear relating with Turkey that over time tourism will take over the place and the othantic local cuisine will leave its place to hamburgers and pizzas, the local people who are modest, hospitable, and warm-hearted will leave their place to greed, and this amazing culture will leave its colors to nothing. This really frustrates me. This is exactly what happened to Kusadasi. It was my lovely little town 15 years ago with peach trees. I went back in 2005 again and was very dismayed and saddened by how it grew to be this messy ugly city. Very sad.