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Here are some things you can do to celebrate St David’s Day, the national day of Wales, on 1 March:
- read this blog about my Welsh great-grandfather, John Derfel. Includes a beautiful old picture and links to the Welsh- and English-language Wikipedia entries of his Welsh nationalist father, Robert Jones Derfel;
- check out the Welsh Flag which we plan to fly on the Consulate-General in Istanbul (as pictured above). Surely one of the world’s coolest national flags;
- research and tell us about links between Wales and Turkey. When I wrote the above blog in 2011, I discovered numerous links between Wales and Ukraine. But none of my Welsh colleagues at the Consulate has been able to tell me of any historic Wales-Turkey links.
All contributions gratefully received! You can add them under “comments” below.
The last time we flew the Welsh flag at the Consulate-General, by the way, was for the Welsh First Minister, The Rt. Hon Carwyn Jones, on his recent trade visit to Turkey.