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The people who bring light to everywhere they go and the rest who only live by the darkness inside

The people who bring light to everywhere they go and the rest who only live by the darkness inside

By | January 5, 2014 at 1:15 pm | 5 comments

2013 was the year of extremes. 2013 was the culmination of all social effects influencing the way we move since the turn of the millennium. In many corners of the world the end of the times as we know them began. This is a small account of events as they occurred in the...

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Occupy Gezi: All about love

Occupy Gezi: All about love

By | July 8, 2013 at 2:54 pm | 4 comments

I met them on June 2nd, second day of Occupy Gezi resistance in Izmir. Both were high school students, living in the suburbs, children of middle class families, attending comparatively decent schools. I met them on the street corner depicted in the picture. The city center...

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Turkey: A vanity of oppression in three acts

Turkey: A vanity of oppression in three acts

By | June 19, 2013 at 8:57 pm | 3 comments

Once upon a time there were a park... Prologue: Turkey had a stable AKP government for 11 years. Picturing themselves as primary victims of an almost century old Turkish state mechanism, the Islamist party came to power with the promise of democratization and the help of...

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Turkish Justice and Blasphemy: Why pianist Fazil Say was convicted – Die Zeit

Turkish Justice and Blasphemy: Why pianist Fazil Say was convicted – Die Zeit

By | April 29, 2013 at 12:30 am | 7 comments

Michael Thumann (Die Zeit) The decision on blasphemy which sounds like a verdict by a court in an Iranian city was taken by a 19th Magistrates’ Court in Istanbul. Most famous pianist in Turkey, Fazil Say was convicted on charges of blasphemy against Islam for ten months in...

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Roboski Massacre: A road to redemption

Roboski Massacre: A road to redemption

By | December 28, 2012 at 12:01 pm | 2 comments

Most of us wake up in the morning and start our daily routine. Some a little early, some rather late. On December 28th, 2011 34 youngsters from Gulyazı village in southeastern Turkey near the Iraqi border did the same. You leave your house to arrive at your office if you are...

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CPJ slams Turkey about policies against press freedom

CPJ slams Turkey about policies against press freedom

By | October 22, 2012 at 10:59 am | No comments

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) published a report about the jailed journalists and the current state of press freedom in Turkey. Turkish authorities are engaging in widespread criminal prosecution and jailing of journalists, and are applying other forms of severe...

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Lost Souls Anonymous

Lost Souls Anonymous

By | July 18, 2012 at 12:16 am | No comments

We all carry a baggage. Until we reach the age of five, our immediate family loads us with their perception of a kid. Then, depending on where we get educated several enemies of free thinking, namely; history, civil studies, religion and many more attack us with their pre...

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‘Dubaiziation’ versus… what?

‘Dubaiziation’ versus… what?

By | May 19, 2012 at 2:34 pm | No comments

"So do you think Turkey is being Islamized?" Although my speech was more or less a detailed account of Turkey's domestic politics, I was expecting this classical and rather shallow question from the audience. Last week at the Bruno Kreisky Forum in Vienna, our topic of the day...

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Roboski anxiety in season for beets

Roboski anxiety in season for beets

By | April 21, 2012 at 1:30 am | No comments

A psychological thriller from Turkish literature: Mountain villagers from Hakkari go for beet harvest and… Was it 7 am, or 8? They left without checking the time. Snow has just left the ground in Hakkari; they’ve got almost a month to dwell.  They’ll harvest the...

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The Perfect Shampoo for a War in Syria: “The Biomen Society” for Ultimate Obedience

The Perfect Shampoo for a War in Syria: “The Biomen Society” for Ultimate Obedience

By | April 1, 2012 at 1:38 pm | No comments

Ece Temelkuran "Since you don’t wear a women's outfit you should not use women's shampoo! Now you have a 100 percent men's shampoo. If you are a man, you use Biomen!" says Hitler in a dubbed advertisement on Turkish TV channels. The shampoo ad explains a lot about the...

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