turkish open

Why Do Turkish People "Open" The Lights?

If you ever had the chance to talk to a Turkish person, you will realize that at some point, when they are talking fast they will say that they “open” an electrical device. Such as;

I opened my computer last night… I mean I turned it on

This happens just only because of the native language. The Turkish word for “to open” is “açmak” and it also means “to turn on”

If you go further you will also see that they will use the word “açık” (adj, open) for colors that are “light”

If after a cloudy morning, it becomes sunny, Turkish people will say “The sun opened” (Güneş açtı) to indicate that it became sunny.

It is just incredible that one word can mean all of that…

Four children 'shot dead' after Turkish border guards open fire on Syrian refugees

Turkish border guards have killed at least eight Syrian refugees, including several children, as families were “fired on indiscriminately” after attempting to cross into the country, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has said. At least eight others were injured, according to the UK-based violence monitor, with the death toll likely to rise due to the number of people in “critical” condition.