I'm sure you will, and thanks in advance!
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I believe this is a member of the genus Tordylium. Most likely T. apulum .
these are the fruiting bodies and it found in waste ground throughout the Meditteranean..
Thanks so much for that ID; I concur.
It had been driving me mad!
I am pretty sure it is a species of Silene.
The genus has recently undergone revision - see http://journals.tubitak.gov.tr/botany/issues/bot-13-37-2/bot-37-2-1-1112-25.pdf, which mentions 44 species of S. in Turkey. That excellent paper may be the best current route to an ID (it contains key, line drawings and descriptions). But it is possible that an exact/confident ID cannot be made from the flower alone (maybe you have other photos or notes about the foliage/dimensions/etc.).
Alternatively, Tony may know off the top of his head...