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Ten Years of organized ignorance: Crowded malfeasance

Ten Years of organized ignorance: Crowded malfeasance

By | January 6, 2014 at 2:48 pm | 7 comments

“What happened in Turkey during the last ten years?” When the storm is over and if we wake up to a bright morning after it’s all over, we will end up with that question at hand which could take another ten years to answer. One answer could commence as such: A leader...

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Equalized by injustice

Equalized by injustice

By | November 16, 2012 at 1:23 pm | No comments

There is a basic controversy intrinsic in human core: he thrives to belong to a group; thrives to be 'one' but at the same time he wishes to be distinguished. Especially when a tragedy is in question. On one hand you cannot stand to stay a spectator, you need to be close by. At...

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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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‘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...

Posted in: Featured, Human Rights

Kids in Turkey Plot Against the Government By Drinking Milk!

Kids in Turkey Plot Against the Government By Drinking Milk!

By | May 13, 2012 at 1:53 pm | One comment

"You were the one who produced and distributed the bad milk, we heard. We decided to drop by and see who you are. Don't get us wrong, we don't think you are the only guilty party in this business. Those who fell for your moderate Islamic style mustache and the scent of the rose...

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For Meral..*

For Meral..*

By | April 13, 2012 at 6:07 pm | No comments

Ece Temelkuran   I don’t usually write such stuff. These are private issues. But I guess this once they should be on the record. Why? I’ll explain. It was 8am I guess, maybe earlier. I’m sleeping. The phone starts to ring, a woman is crying her heart out on...

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Το άρωμα της Άνοιξης στην Τουρκία: Oleoresin capsicum!

Το άρωμα της Άνοιξης στην Τουρκία: Oleoresin capsicum!

By | April 8, 2012 at 12:16 am | No comments

Από την  Ετζέ Τεμέλκουραν   O T. S. Elliot σίγουρα θα είχε αναθεωρήσει τον διάσημο στίχο του από την «Έρημη Χώρα» ότι «ο Μάρτιος είναι ο πιό πικρός...

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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...

Posted in: Featured, Freedom of Expression, Human Rights

Ordinary Miracles

Ordinary Miracles

By | March 17, 2012 at 11:07 am | No comments

The original article "Ordinary Miracles" was published at Al Akhbar English on March 16, 2012.   "An inadequate justice will not bring democracy to this country. Our release from prison does not mean much. The freedom of expression must not be on the agenda only when we...

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Author Ece Temelkuran: “For The Record”

Author Ece Temelkuran: “For The Record”

By | February 20, 2012 at 11:25 pm | 2 comments

This article was written by Ece Temelkuran as a prologue to her opus; "For The Record" in Turkish. She revisits Turkey's recent past and tells the tale of a peculiar social change from state oppression to outright fascism. "For the Record," because... The times we live in are...

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