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Nezir -1977
       In February, 1977, I was called to do my military service and spent three months on duty in Sivas and seventeen months in Istanbul. Throughout this period, my Italian friend, Franco, wrote me constantly and said that he would be waiting for me when I got out.

The first day in army

   I decided that I would go to Italy.
   My bags were packed, my paintings were ready and my passport was stamped with the necessary visas.
On the 11th of January, 1979, we signed the marriage license at the courthouse of Haznedar and became man and wife. Two days latter, we left for Italy by train to find my frend Franco. While traveling through Yugoslavia, the sole wedding present of any real value, a string of pearls, was stolen from around her neck.