Highlighted Story -Donkey Attack!

In a Turkish village between the cities of Manisa and Izmir, there is a man with the kindest eyes and most inviting smile. His name is Mustafa, and he is a man of the land, tending olive vineyards and herding sheep. His work would be impossible without the help of the donkeys that he uses for transportation and carrying his load. A few years ago Mustafa bought a young donkey with a troubled past. This is the story of their rocky relationship and the afternoon that finally did it in.

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