In Turkey military service is obligatory for all the men who're healthy and aged at least 20.If you have some acceptable reasons or continue studying at a university,then u might wear the uniform later.
But in case you couldn't get your report as a healthy one,then u have no possibility to wear it.It's very important to do that service for a man,especially if he's living at the rural parts of Anatolia.Indeed it's very hard for them to have a marriage there,just because he couldn't perform his military service.And it's always a prolonging wish & curiosity in themselves how their appearances would be in those dresses,uniforms.
Since nearly five years,Turkish General Staff started a program at some garrisons to hug those disabled boys with their families,and shorten the gap(if there is) between the people and the armed forces.These disabled boys are taken into service just for one day,and certificated afterwards.In the morning they're welcomed and get their haircut in a discipline,they wear the uniforms,they have the meal altogether with their families at the saloon,get their weapons for some exercise and fast-training for the ceremony(how to walk-where to stand-which way to turn etc.) in the late afternoon.And at the big ceremony,they repeat some words,give some promises and certificated by the commanders at the open buffet with their families.They are permitted to keep the uniforms with them at their home and everytime they look at the dresses,they will memorize every tiny details of that day.From now on,it is an unforgettable day in their lives for any of them.
Turkish General Staff realizes this performance at May during The Week For Disabled Persons as a partial ceremony every year.
I started this theme 2 days ago and this is the third post of a serie.This boy is mentally diseased,living in some other world like an angel.I am sure his thoughts&realities were different than ours but at least he was enjoying to be noticed by many people around at that moment.I saw everything was moving slower in his world,so no stress and no panic never.
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mrbialy (2568) 2005-06-20 10:49
Really funny shot-portrait. I like his "smile". Very good idea about framing, I like it a lot. Interesting not sharp and colours background. good work and good luck
Tibetix (0) 2005-06-20 11:15
Harika yahu :) "Üst sıra dişim olmasa da alt sıra dişler bana yeter" der gibi bir gülüş :)
Aklıma nedense Kemal Sunal ve Şaban filmleri geldi :)
Paylaştığınız için teşekkürler, selamlar. Cengiz.
Paolo (41230) 2005-06-20 11:59
Thanks for that nice, and funny image and for the very interesting note.
i think that is a good idea to give a "small chance" to disableds.
KevRyan (22956) 2005-06-20 13:17
A great portrait - and you know my thoughts enough to know why I think it's great - I like this technique of yours of taking elements of the image out of the frame - very nice.
coco (30439) 2005-06-20 13:57
Good portrait and nice note. Deserve a big smile.
conehead (19) 2005-06-20 20:02
I found you note very moving thank you for the experience.
sharkattack (268) 2005-07-11 18:55
Ya Nejat inanilmaz bir seri yakalamissin ama neden pozlamalar kotu biraz photoshop da oynasan bu seri yi diyorduk Nuran ile ben.......( Nuran Beyler yakin arkadasim olurlar da )......
dolphinII (2) 2005-07-13 7:18
bu seri çok iç acıtıyor;bir toplum bu tip vatandaşlarına ve emeklilerine ne ölçüde sahip çıkarsa o ölçüde medenidir bence.bu uygulama da ülkemiz için yüz ağartıcı olmuş,eline sağlık çekim de süper.
Maritsa (358) 2005-08-24 15:00
This is a very fine theme, very sensitive. I admired your note. It's fantastic. Your shot is fantastic too! TFS!
kermit350 (9016) 2006-03-07 10:12
it leaves all the coters there beautiful expression (I court in my dentist)
sebcz (2345) 2006-10-15 7:47
Thank you for both the sory and picture - funny one, the popping out hat effect is nice as well.
- Copyright: nejat yilmaz (ballyna) (1689)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-05-13
- Categories: Ceremony
- Camera: Nikon F3, Micro-Nikkor 105 mm 1:2.8
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): - Flags of the World -, SOLDIER FOR 1 DAY [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2005-06-20 10:41
- Favorites: 1 [view]