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Farewell, Mr Testicle

Postby kurupetos » Thu Oct 04, 2018 5:34 pm

Farewell, Mr Testicle: Turkey helps citizens ditch embarrassing names

More than 105,000 people apply to change misspelled and humorous names

“I’m getting rid of my name,” said Karaca Satılmış, an actor from Istanbul. “It has held me back professionally.”

Satılmış means “sold”, and, to Turkish speakers, it is very amusing. The 35-year-old doesn’t understand why his grandfather chose it.

In Turkey, many people only took on surnames in 1934 as part of “Turkicisation” reforms designed to create a unified nation state. Citizens were formally required to adopt last names, and many chose names that now seem ridiculous, such as Testicle, Jackal and Naked.

But at the end of last year, Turks were pleasantly surprised by a government announcement that in a one-off window in 2018 the civil registry would cut red tape to make it easier for people to change misspelled or embarrassing names.

Since January, more than 105,000 people have applied to get rid of names their ancestors chose that future generations went on to find inappropriate. As the end of the year approaches, the interior ministry says applications are flying in.

While the founder of the Turkish Republic, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, was gifted his last name – “father of the Turks” – by parliament, not all of his countrymen took the opportunity to give themselves such noble monikers.

Like Satılmış’ grandfather, other people with a sense of humour called themselves everything from animal names to Aptal (stupid), Donsuz (no underwear) and Tasak (testicle).

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/ ... ange-names


Stupid Turks! :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Farewell, Mr Testicle

Postby MR-from-NG » Thu Oct 04, 2018 6:02 pm

kurupetos wrote:
Farewell, Mr Testicle: Turkey helps citizens ditch embarrassing names

More than 105,000 people apply to change misspelled and humorous names

“I’m getting rid of my name,” said Karaca Satılmış, an actor from Istanbul. “It has held me back professionally.”

Satılmış means “sold”, and, to Turkish speakers, it is very amusing. The 35-year-old doesn’t understand why his grandfather chose it.

In Turkey, many people only took on surnames in 1934 as part of “Turkicisation” reforms designed to create a unified nation state. Citizens were formally required to adopt last names, and many chose names that now seem ridiculous, such as Testicle, Jackal and Naked.

But at the end of last year, Turks were pleasantly surprised by a government announcement that in a one-off window in 2018 the civil registry would cut red tape to make it easier for people to change misspelled or embarrassing names.

Since January, more than 105,000 people have applied to get rid of names their ancestors chose that future generations went on to find inappropriate. As the end of the year approaches, the interior ministry says applications are flying in.

While the founder of the Turkish Republic, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, was gifted his last name – “father of the Turks” – by parliament, not all of his countrymen took the opportunity to give themselves such noble monikers.

Like Satılmış’ grandfather, other people with a sense of humour called themselves everything from animal names to Aptal (stupid), Donsuz (no underwear) and Tasak (testicle).

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/ ... ange-names


Stupid Turks! :lol: :lol: :lol:

:lol: :lol: Ever wonder how much Turkish you may have in you? :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Farewell, Mr Testicle

Postby kurupetos » Thu Oct 04, 2018 11:13 pm

MR-from-NG wrote:
kurupetos wrote:
Farewell, Mr Testicle: Turkey helps citizens ditch embarrassing names

More than 105,000 people apply to change misspelled and humorous names

“I’m getting rid of my name,” said Karaca Satılmış, an actor from Istanbul. “It has held me back professionally.”

Satılmış means “sold”, and, to Turkish speakers, it is very amusing. The 35-year-old doesn’t understand why his grandfather chose it.

In Turkey, many people only took on surnames in 1934 as part of “Turkicisation” reforms designed to create a unified nation state. Citizens were formally required to adopt last names, and many chose names that now seem ridiculous, such as Testicle, Jackal and Naked.

But at the end of last year, Turks were pleasantly surprised by a government announcement that in a one-off window in 2018 the civil registry would cut red tape to make it easier for people to change misspelled or embarrassing names.

Since January, more than 105,000 people have applied to get rid of names their ancestors chose that future generations went on to find inappropriate. As the end of the year approaches, the interior ministry says applications are flying in.

While the founder of the Turkish Republic, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, was gifted his last name – “father of the Turks” – by parliament, not all of his countrymen took the opportunity to give themselves such noble monikers.

Like Satılmış’ grandfather, other people with a sense of humour called themselves everything from animal names to Aptal (stupid), Donsuz (no underwear) and Tasak (testicle).

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/ ... ange-names


Stupid Turks! :lol: :lol: :lol:

:lol: :lol: Ever wonder how much Turkish you may have in you? :lol: :lol: :lol:

0%.

Erdogan is 75% Greek. :wink:
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Re: Farewell, Mr Testicle

Postby MR-from-NG » Thu Oct 04, 2018 11:57 pm

kurupetos wrote:
MR-from-NG wrote:
kurupetos wrote:
Farewell, Mr Testicle: Turkey helps citizens ditch embarrassing names

More than 105,000 people apply to change misspelled and humorous names

“I’m getting rid of my name,” said Karaca Satılmış, an actor from Istanbul. “It has held me back professionally.”

Satılmış means “sold”, and, to Turkish speakers, it is very amusing. The 35-year-old doesn’t understand why his grandfather chose it.

In Turkey, many people only took on surnames in 1934 as part of “Turkicisation” reforms designed to create a unified nation state. Citizens were formally required to adopt last names, and many chose names that now seem ridiculous, such as Testicle, Jackal and Naked.

But at the end of last year, Turks were pleasantly surprised by a government announcement that in a one-off window in 2018 the civil registry would cut red tape to make it easier for people to change misspelled or embarrassing names.

Since January, more than 105,000 people have applied to get rid of names their ancestors chose that future generations went on to find inappropriate. As the end of the year approaches, the interior ministry says applications are flying in.

While the founder of the Turkish Republic, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, was gifted his last name – “father of the Turks” – by parliament, not all of his countrymen took the opportunity to give themselves such noble monikers.

Like Satılmış’ grandfather, other people with a sense of humour called themselves everything from animal names to Aptal (stupid), Donsuz (no underwear) and Tasak (testicle).

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/ ... ange-names


Stupid Turks! :lol: :lol: :lol:

:lol: :lol: Ever wonder how much Turkish you may have in you? :lol: :lol: :lol:

0%.

Erdogan is 75% Greek. :wink:

0%? I doubt that would be possible bearing in mind your history. 75%? Possibly 100% the arsehole that he is :lol:
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Re: Farewell, Mr Testicle

Postby Get Real! » Fri Oct 05, 2018 12:30 am

Kurupet, often has wet Balkan inheritance dreams without realizing that it’s like 60% Ottoman if not more! :roll:
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Re: Farewell, Mr Testicle

Postby kurupetos » Fri Oct 05, 2018 7:30 pm

Some of my ancestors came to Cyprus from the Peloponnese and the Aegean islands in the 19th century. 8)
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Re: Farewell, Mr Testicle

Postby kurupetos » Fri Oct 05, 2018 7:44 pm

MR-from-NG wrote:0%? I doubt that would be possible bearing in mind your history. 75%? Possibly 100% the arsehole that he is :lol:

Good! Potamitis Erdogan will soon destroy Turkey and hand it to Greece. :lol:

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Re: Farewell, Mr Testicle

Postby Pyrpolizer » Sat Oct 06, 2018 12:59 pm

I 've had a phone call from some Pontian the other day working at a very big company who introduced himself as Pontikos Poniris. First name" Mouse last name "Shrewd"(?)
I almost laughed, and about to ask if this was some kind of a joke but the man looked damn serious. He later on sent me an email with his inquiry using the company's logo and official email address. I checked the phone number it was indeed that company's.

called back a few days later, asked who is speaking please.
Pontikos Poniris, how can I serve you? :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Farewell, Mr Testicle

Postby Lordo » Thu Nov 01, 2018 12:26 am

kurupetos wrote:
Farewell, Mr Testicle: Turkey helps citizens ditch embarrassing names

More than 105,000 people apply to change misspelled and humorous names

“I’m getting rid of my name,” said Karaca Satılmış, an actor from Istanbul. “It has held me back professionally.”

Satılmış means “sold”, and, to Turkish speakers, it is very amusing. The 35-year-old doesn’t understand why his grandfather chose it.

In Turkey, many people only took on surnames in 1934 as part of “Turkicisation” reforms designed to create a unified nation state. Citizens were formally required to adopt last names, and many chose names that now seem ridiculous, such as Testicle, Jackal and Naked.

But at the end of last year, Turks were pleasantly surprised by a government announcement that in a one-off window in 2018 the civil registry would cut red tape to make it easier for people to change misspelled or embarrassing names.

Since January, more than 105,000 people have applied to get rid of names their ancestors chose that future generations went on to find inappropriate. As the end of the year approaches, the interior ministry says applications are flying in.

While the founder of the Turkish Republic, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, was gifted his last name – “father of the Turks” – by parliament, not all of his countrymen took the opportunity to give themselves such noble monikers.

Like Satılmış’ grandfather, other people with a sense of humour called themselves everything from animal names to Aptal (stupid), Donsuz (no underwear) and Tasak (testicle).

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/ ... ange-names


Stupid Turks! :lol: :lol: :lol:

so how come your name is xerodjehalo sikilmish
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Re: Farewell, Mr Testicle

Postby DrCyprus » Fri Nov 02, 2018 6:34 am

MR-from-NG wrote: :lol: :lol: Ever wonder how much Turkish you may have in you? :lol: :lol: :lol:


Ever wonder how much Turkish you have in you? Unless you have a recent Anatolian ancestor probably 0% as well.

The maximum Turkic DNA an Anatolian Turk will get is 20%. You are not an Anatolian Turk however, you are a Turkish Cypriot.
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