It was a sign that his daughter was ready for marriage.
Any man who could knock the milk bottle off the roof could ask for the daughters hand in marriage.
The father would then asses the suitor’s financial position and the ability to provide for his daughter and the children that would be born so soon after the wedding.
I was truly shocked and over the next five years would hear of many other regional traditions.
This was traditional Turkey away from the manmade holiday resorts.
Growing up in the UK, the dating scene was not an ordeal.
We no longer needed the approval of our dads and the days of being chaperoned while on a date were firmly rooted in the history books.
Ranging from the girl judged on her potential to be a good wife from how good her coffee tasted.
There was also the tale of a girls dowry would depend on how much she weighed, hence the encouragement by the family to put on weight.
The traditions and wedding styles largely depends on which area of Turkey the couple originates.