So you thought that the storyline of long lost loves, complicated relationships, and holiday romances in the recent Didim Thespian’s play ‘Someone Like You’ was riveting ? Well it was nothing like real life in Didim I can tell you !
The last few days has seen a deluge of emotion-filled posts on Facebook, both personal and group pages, fuelling raging debate about all sorts of things. Debate flared about the purpose and popularity of local english language newspapers, as well as the right to open and honest discussion in public forums without censorship from (un)biased page administrators.
Didim is not perfect, people are only human, and there will be disagreements. But surely as adults we can all try to support the local community instead of continually knocking it (and yes I have also had my moments of moaning and groaning). Let’s have grown up discussion, no personal abuse, and open sharing of our experiences, good and bad, so that we can all move forward and make Didim a great place to live with and integrate with our Turkish hosts.
A new page on Facebook, Altinkum & Akbuk – Help & Reviews, has been set up with it’s stated intention - ”This is a community where we can ask questions, help each other, review things, share hidden treasures and things to do in the local area. An opinion is allowed, please be courteous of each other and no hearsay”. Let’s use it wisely !