A tale a friend of mine in Turkey may appreciate.

“Not so many years ago, in a village in the mountains of south central Turkey which could be reached only by an almost impassable 20-mile ‘road’ that required many hours to navigate even by wagon, I asked the village elders why the community showed no interest in fixing up the road so that they could get their crop into market more easily. One old man looked around and grinned at the others, shook his head, and said, ‘Well, you know, if we had a good road in here, we’d have all sorts of government officials coming by.'”

— Richard Robinson, The First Turkish Republic, 1963, pp. 41

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One Response to “A tale a friend of mine in Turkey may appreciate.”

  1. Connor Mendenhall Says:

    Consider it appreciated.

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