"Well, did you like the town? asked Corporal Hassan."
"It's very big," replied Memed. "Such huge houses. Like palaces . . . "
Corporal Hasan laughed. "You should see Marash! There they have a covered market full of colored lights. Everything is shining bright, enough to dazzle you. In one corner the cloth merchants, in another the saddlers, and then the coppersmiths . . . How can I describe it? It's a paradise, Marash, a hundred times bigger than this."
From Yashar Kemal's MEMED, MY HAWK, a historical novel set in the Chukorova early in the 20th Century just after the Kemalists took over and after the Armenians were forced out of their homeland. A fascinating read. . .