stolen age: link to article about Turkish politics... →
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/opinion/not-all-tension-in-turkey-is-west-v-islam/story-e6frg6zo-1225844940269 This headline bothers me. First is the idea, sort of implied in the headline, but also present in seemingly most articles about politics in Turkey, that the country is always “at the crossroads” of something, and one social force is fighting another social force for supremacy and...
a little while back i reblogged some earthquake safety advice, then a couple of days ago i got an additionally informative comment about that advice, which i’m reproducing here. thanks to Daniya for the research. HEADS UP ! Mr Copp and his advice have come under some serious scrutiny. The American Red Cross has taken time along with well established earthquake experts to dispute Mr....
my coworker (who is not turkish, and hence has a non-turkish name - he has been living here 12 years though) just made a call to a partner organisation in antalya. during the call, he had to both say and spell his name for his colleague at one point. at the end of the call, the colleague said, “tamam, görüşürüz, deane (de-ah-ne) abi.” my coworker then hung up the phone with the comment...