Tell Tale Thrills

Comenius project

Ferhat And Sirin by Beyza Sayinalp & Hande Ankara

Turkish Legends

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Comment by Chiara on March 15, 2010 at 16:44
I like very much this story!
Comment by Irem Ebru Gursoy on March 7, 2010 at 14:29
Yes, just like that.
Comment by Antonella Novello on March 7, 2010 at 14:15
Very nice sad story.
It immediately reminded me of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet.
Teacher Antonella Novello
Comment by Irem Ebru Gursoy on March 2, 2010 at 15:17
The Legend of Ferhat and Şirin

Ferhat who is a brave young man, is a decorator (nakkas) and loves Şirin. He decorates the palaces, with the delicacy pouring from his brush. He explains his feeling to Şirin.

Ferhat sends people to the Sultan of Amasya; Mehmene Banu in order to explain his feeling about Şirin. Since Sultan doesn’t want to give Şirin to him, he wants too difficult thing from Ferhat. "If you bring water to the city, I will let you marry Şirin" But water is Şahinkaya where is a far place.

But the love of Ferhat's heart doesn’t care about this condition. Take his shovel and begins curving the rocks. Rocks are split and let water comes. As the time passes the sound of water which comes through rocks is heard from the city.

When Mehmene Banu recognizes his sister is gone, he makes plans stealthily and makes his men find a witch and sends to Ferhat. The witch finds Ferhat by following the water canal and listening to the sound of his pickaxe. The sound of his pickaxe frightens the witch but then she laughs and says ‘Why do you curve the rocks ambitiously? Şirin died. I bring you her halvah.’ When he heard these words he shocked. He said ‘If Şirin hasn’t lived in this world anymore, living in this world is meaningless. When he throws his pickaxe, it hits on his head. He feels dizzy and his words “ŞİRİN!” echoed in the rocks.

When Şirin hears that Ferhat died, she runs to the rocks and sees the dead body of Ferhat. She throws herself from the cliffs and her dead body lies near Ferhat.

Water comes to the city with its enthusiasm but the two young people haven’t been in the world anymore. People bury them side by side. Every season, two roses grow on their graves for the lovers but a bush grows between 2 graves and separates the two lovers and two roses.

Description of the project

We are very pleased to join in this multilateral Comenius Project.
We wish we contribute to exchange culture between our countries (France, Italy, Poland, Turkey) with the awareness that meeting in person is just one step of our common path.
We are going to start with an exchange of personal information about our worlds, and then through the study of tales representing our nation, we’ll share these tales first on this social network , then during the different visits in the different countries in person, trying to find a good way to understand and to learn how to live together in peace.

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by Caterina Ferragina
ITCS "Maria Lazzari" ITALY
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is the website of TELL TALE THRILLS. Here you will be able to reach all of the activities and the products of our project.
is the link to the French stories and the exercises related to them. is the link to the play performed in Revin, France, on 17 June 2010. the link to the Turkish stories (videos, scripts and exercises related to them).
is the link to
- III BIM's (ITCS Lazzari -Dolo) stories (videos, scripts and exercises related to them).
- III A Iter's (ITCS Lazzari - Dolo) stories (videos, scripts and exercises related to them)-
- III A Igea's (ITCS Lazzari - Dolo) stories (videos, scripts and exercises related to them). is the link to Polish stories (videos, scripts and exercises related to them)

Description of the project 2010-2011


Dear TTT Students and Teachers,

 Here we are just about to end our Comenius project "Tell Tale Thrills". We are going to present our own stories and present our own illustrations in Dolo, Italy, in May, which will be just like tell tale thrills. We are going to tie very strong knots for our friendship and it will be forever.

You can always have a peek at this our wonderful social network and our website to keep your memories alive.

Hope to meet you all in May!!!!

With my warm regards,

Irem Ebru Gursoy


Dear TTT Students and Teachers!!!

We are so happy to start our second year of our Comenius project "TELL TALE THRILLS"!!!! I would like to give you my sincere appreaciation about your contribution to the project. I am sure we will have another great year by working on the project. I wish you have a successful and exciting time this year too.

With all my love,

Irem Ebru Gursoy

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