I’m about 60 km (36 miles) outside of Konya. I thought there was a lot of holiday traffic on the road yesterday, but I was badly mistaken — that was nothing.
About 2:30pm today it was like someone opened the floodgates and half of Konya came driving up this road. They are getting out of town, going back to their home villages for family reunions when the holiday starts tomorrow.
Fortunately, road construction means I have an entire parallel road (still in the dirt stages) all to myself. Otherwise there’s no way I’d be able to go up against this steady stream of cars.