There’s a fantastic verb ending in the Turkish language; ‘miş’ (pronounced ‘mish’). The lovely miş eliminates the need for people to say, ‘Apparently…’ ‘Somebody told me that…’ ‘So I’ve heard…’ You can just say your sentence and stick a ‘miş’ on the end. You’ll hear it a lot if you listen to a Turkish conversation because there are a lot of subtleties in the use of ‘miş’ – it’s not all just rumours being repeated.
‘Miş’ popped up into my head because the English language hasn’t got anything like that and it is perfect for when talking about the goings-on in Fethiye. For instance, one thing you get used to when living in Turkey – and probably lots of other countries – is that you only ever have a rough idea of what any new constructions might be.
It really is a case of ‘it will be what it will be.’ If you’re lucky enough to see the projected outcomes – like we did for the new harbour a couple of years back – this can also mean absolutely nothing. The harbour has changed from that original plan beyond all recognition. (The tram track in the original plans is now our running track).
For us, this all goes to make life in Fethiye very interesting. Fethiye is fast-growing and there’s always a rumour circulating (sometimes many different rumours) about what is going on. I like to take all in and then follow developments and wait and see what the final outcome will be. No walk into town is ever boring that way. Photo snapping and predictions (usually wrong) see to that.
And so, the latest rumour is that Fethiye is getting a three-storey McDonald’s (miş). Great for the people that want it (most of our Turkish friends can’t wait). Not a big fan myself but I’m sure they’ll survive completely well without my custom. Burger King seems to.
The rumour is that the new McDonald’s is going to be near to the entrance to the Tuesday market where the canal goes into the sea. So, could the building in the photo be the new McDonald’s? Oh, the suspense.
Will keep you posted…