Thank you also to Mary, Ronnie, Shannon, Bill, Cigdem, Gizem, work colleagues and others I may have forgotten for the personal, email, or SMS greetings.
Unique thanks to Jane from Sydney and Onur in Germany who found my blog via random searches!
Jane searched on the Lonely Planet Thorntree for 'Mersin'. She is an Aussie who lived in Karaduvar just east of Mersin with her Turkish boyfriend (now husband). Jane arrived in Mersin on 11 September 2001!
I did not know she was in Mersin then (I was also there at that time). I find out now she is in Sydney!
Onur searched the internet for 'cennet meyvesi' and 'English' as he wanted to know what 'cennet meyvesi' meant in English (persimmon). See it for yourself! He is studying his Masters degree in Germany but comes from Mersin and previously visited in late October!
The web is an amazing place!