‘We’re happy here’: Antakya antique seller stays put despite quake

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By Timour Azhari ANTAKYA, Turkey (Reuters) – From an old black cassette player, Pink Floyd’s “Wish You Were Here” rings out through a damaged neighbourhood of the ancient Turkish city of Antakya, where few residents remain since a devastating earthquake left it in ruins nearly a month ago. Almost all of the city’s shops were closed and rows of buildings lay in heaps of rubble, but Mehmet Serkan Sincan, an antique trader who decided to stay put, laid out his wares on the street and played music for passersby – just as he did before the quake struck. A print of Salvador Dali’s famed melting cloc…

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