The problem was simple.
A cable connection from the starter was just rusted off and had to be replaced. Easy fix and so we where out of Ankara in the early afternoon.
Our plan: ride all the way to Istanbul today - the roads are good but its still around 400 km from the capital to the cultural capital of turkey.
It was already dark when we arrived at the city limits... And there lay in front of us -
Famous istanbul - the 15 million people metropolitan which lies on the border of asia and europe - a huge vibrant city on two continents
It was a glorious feeling when we crossed the Bosporus bridge and with it left Asia and entered Europe. After 16000 km and 100 days we have crossed the whole Asian continent overland - what an adventure!