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Her 10- year relationship had ended and I’d lost my eldest brother.
At the time I was 45 and dedicated to my career managing student university accommodation in Manchester.
I met Sezayi on that very fi rst visit to Turkey in 2000.
Pauline and I had dinner in the hotel and restaurant that he owned and got chatting.
When I began a love affair with Turkey 11 years ago I didn’t expect that it would also lead to me falling for a local man, 17 years my junior, who has been my husband for fi ve years.
I thought he was very attractive but certainly didn’t ever plan on anything romantic happening between us.
Two years after we fi rst met we shared a kiss but even then I was reticent about a relationship developing.
I’m an intelligent woman and I had obvious concerns such as our age and cultural differences.
He was 18 years younger than me and had a stall selling watches on the local market.
He asked if I’d like to meet for a drink that night and I thought it would be a bit of harmless fun.
His English was very good thanks to many years working in the hotel business.