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Bye bye Turkey

Bye bye Turkey

By | October 17, 2014 at 9:55 pm | No comments

Turkey is a country, where daily life of people who have a minimum level of literacy is perplexed by political agenda. Every single day wakes upon an outstanding number of news of sorts. There is no continuity in any sphere of public life; the state shuffles, the legal base is...

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An essay on popular perception shift of 2013 in Turkey

An essay on popular perception shift of 2013 in Turkey

By | January 9, 2014 at 2:37 pm | No comments

For Başak Güçyeter Life is a learning process. It’s the art of giving meaning to the chaos around us. The knowledge we gather during this process is not necessarily cumulative. It’s one enlightenment here, one disappointment there that make the big picture which we call...

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The Bench

The Bench

By | December 5, 2013 at 1:32 pm | No comments

Two old people sitting on a bench at the park. Fall foliage surrounding them. Like a womb. Hands resting on each other. Not a word spoken, only the chit chat of autumn birds and the hush of an occasional wind. A lot of dark reds, shiny browns, contrasting their grey flannels and...

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Tiptoeing the extremes: How private we are really

Tiptoeing the extremes: How private we are really

By | November 8, 2013 at 11:06 am | No comments

Discussions in the public opinion in Turkey are heated up again after remarks of Prime Minister Erdogan on students living in coed housing. He claimed that 'his government's conservative democrat views cannot tolerate coed housing of students and actions will be taken to prevent...

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Rant

Rant

By | July 5, 2013 at 7:36 pm | No comments

To those who care:   What they used to call discourse we now call rant. But the difference is we rant when we're hyped. And we are seldom hyped. We live in the age of self-motivation. We are go-getters of the new age. It doesn't happen. We happen. Even our hype is...

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Dead spirits society

Dead spirits society

By | November 10, 2012 at 1:11 pm | No comments

Mediterranean and Middle Eastern people are proud of their hospitality. It has been said that strong family ties are the pillars of those societies. Especially in times of need the family size gets bigger as an act of solidarity. In Greece, since the economic crisis hit the...

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Renaissance is over, say hi to dark ages

Renaissance is over, say hi to dark ages

By | September 23, 2012 at 4:32 pm | 4 comments

The bright and shining age of cultural and scientific Renaissance has created the Internet. Resulted in a mass distribution of knowledge albeit questionable. And neared its own demise with the help of a virtual economy it created. Next we have chaos. In the nineties folks...

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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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The End of Hesitation

The End of Hesitation

By | June 4, 2012 at 12:41 pm | No comments

"This cannot go on" said a journalist friend, referring to the oppression of the media, of Kurdish politics, the silencing of society and rising authoritarianism in Turkey. In return I asked: "Do you mean 'It is impossible for it to go on like this' or 'I will not let it go on...

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Falling into place…

Falling into place…

By | April 16, 2012 at 6:22 pm | One comment

First, I waited a long time, then I choose to get lost in my mind, among my thoughts. At least imagining it was a choice was tranquilizing. Between different processes of decision making in my mind, I experienced pauses. Otherwise I’m clear, aren’t I? Usually transparent and...

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