# 亂局中的伊斯坦布爾(Istanbul)

Today, a fascinating insight into what it’s is like to live in Turkey at a time of political repression. The country is in turmoil at the moment. There’s been a state of emergency for nearly 6 six months since the attempted coup. According to official figures from the Ministry of Justice. , at least 93,000 people are under investigation for their elegy alleged links to the coup plotters and around 34,000 are facing charges. The last time there was this much political chaos in Turkey was in 1980 , when there was an actual military coup. Burhan Sönmez who who’s known as a novelist these days , was a child at the time. It didn’t really hit him until he moved to Istanbul a couple of years later, an idealist 17-year-old idealistic about to embark on a law degree.

Of course , I knew Istanbul before I saw that place. All songs, all movies, all stories , and novels and poems about Istanbul in Turkey. Even fairy tales alwaysdirect , there were some scenes things about Istanbul.

Was it like a fairy tale , when you first arrived?

Yes, definitely. I was amazed. We got a great train station in Istanbul. , Haydarpaşa train stationis . It’s just by the sea. I can claim that it’s the most beautiful train station in the world.

Yes. You just come off the train, you see the bus first, Bosphorus and the Europe is just across the sea. It was a wonderful feeling and it was a bit breezy day, . I think it was September.

Oh , yes. Not scared, very much excitedand , a bit nervous, too. Because , coz you don’t know what is what’s expectingin , that big city, good and bad things.

• Words worth to be remembered:
• political repression: 政治壓迫,鎮壓
• turmoil: n. 混乱；焦虑；骚动
• coup: n. 成功之举；政变；妙计
• attempted[əˈtemptɪd]: adj. 未遂的，企图的。例句： The attempted coup took place in January. 那场未遂政变发生在1月份。
• alleged: adj. 声称的；被断言的；可疑的 v. allege的过去式和过去分词；宣称
• plotter: n. 阴谋者,计划者;
• unbiased: adj. 公正的；无偏见的
• Bosphorus: 伊斯坦布爾海峽
• breezy: adj. 有微风的；活泼的，明快的，随意的

## 譯文

##### Chaochen Wang 王　超辰
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