On a recent visit to Cappadoicia we drove near Eğirdir and the large Turkish Army commando training facility with its massive slogan set out on the mountain above.

Readers who have visited, or just driven through, Eğirdir, with its beautiful lake, will have also noticed the slogans on the mountainside.

This is a training area for the Turkish Commandos and the messages read:

“Güclüyüz Cesuruz Hazırız”.

Which means:

“We are strong. We are brave. We are ready.”

Actually when we took this photo recently we couldn’t help but notice that the letters are starting to fade, and look as though they haven’t been painted for some time.

We leave you to put your own interpretation on that!