Merc Respray


He was a young man with some educational special needs but had been given an opportunity to learn the craft of vehicle body spray by our friend the benevolent Ismail. He appeared quiet although cheerful throughout our times when we’re drink tea and chat. However, the shy and retiring young man would be transformed in the evenings after work had closed down for the day. Around 7pm he’d post on Facebook live his evening dance around the workshop. He’s turn up the music and joyfully spin his way with clapping and laughter. Free, expressive and uninhibited this young man would cause his workmates and ‘usta’ (his boss) to smile and share his nightly performances. The old Mercedes outside was gradually being transformed, no doubt originally brought over from Germany these vehicles were part of the glue which holds Germany and Turkey together.







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