Very well, let's hash this out.
In the past three events associated with the woman, I have seen Ahmet demonstrate stubbornness, indifference, hard-heartedness and resistance. I'm fairly able to handle this, but one three occasions I have also seen the party attempt to talk him out of this behavior, an effort which has gotten us exactly nowhere.
Maximillian has written a lengthy proverb which has been treated with feigned incomprehension; Lukas has approached with stern words, which were growled at; and Andrej has attempted reason which has received a mocking answer that is to some extent clearly aimed at me and the situation I've created.
Ahmet's answer will be that these emotions and responses are in character, which is to some degree fair, except that he has chosen of his own free will to grant Ahmet only negative qualities and a complete insouciance towards positive qualities. His statements to Hichem suggest that he feels corralled, that I am attempting to manipulate him with events, and that may be a fair accusation.
So here is a list of things I might do.
1) I can get rid of Sevim. She's clearly the origination of this particular grumpiness on Ahmet's part. She can simply disappear into the night and the problem just goes away. I have no problem with this. I will take it under advisement in the future, however, that there's little value to attempting to create drama or emotional conflict with Ahmet's chosen characterization - which I take as a LESSON, and do not remark upon as a form of passive aggressiveness. I do not bank my world upon the creation of emotional conflicts in characters - I simply reach for that option when it is made available. I can certainly not avail myself of it and everything can return to the cooperation that was evident in the tunnels.
2) The party can split up. I don't have time to run two parties, but if Ahmet feels I've been unreasonable in the creation of this mess, then I am open to having the party reorganized without Ahmet. I prefer that if someone is unhappy that they say so directly to me. If you are not happy with the world as offered, please indicate your willingness to leave.
3) The party can accept this situation as a challenge or as appropriate, only it is already becoming the Ahmet and Sevim show, with a lot of energy spent arguing with the construct of Ahmet's character. I had someone comment on the other blog just last week that their game consisted of a lot of this sort of thing with one player and that in the end it was just a waste of energy. But we can go on in this vein until the Captain sees what the priest in Melitene saw, and what Hichem saw, whereupon she will behave in HER character, and that is going to go hard places.
4) Ahmet can change his mind and his approach to his character.
5) The game can cease all together.
Let's have it out. If I am in the wrong place, if I have presented an unreasonable situation, I will take steps to fix it right now.