• The people in Turkey are very familiar with the jokes and stories of Nasreddin Hodja. They are part of the Turkish culture. Nasreddin Hodja lived in central Turkey, in the small town called Aksehir.
• He was a man with great humor, he was very clever and had an answer to almost all the problems .Even today, about 600 years after he has lived and passed away, people in Turkey still laugh and think about his tricks, common sense, anecdotes and ingeniousness.• Nasr-ed-Din means "Victory of Faith", Hodja means the "Master" or "Teacher". He has received this honorable title later in his life.
One day Nasreddin Hodja is going to the bazaar. Thechildren ask him : “ Where are you going, Hodja?”
He answers : “ To the bazaar.
One child wants: “ A balloon”
The other wants : “ A toy car”
The other child wants a whistle and givessome money to Hodja.
Hodja comes back. He gives the whistle to thechild.
Others ask : Where is my ……?Hodja answers : “ Who gives the moneyblows the whistle.