It is unbelievable but I have only 12 days left here. I do not have any night duties any more and thus I can sleep more and there is less physical work to do. I will probably be more online by next week. Last weekend there was the Victory Day celebrations and we were not allowed to go out. So actually we were sad in a "celebration". It was an all formal stuff. Who would attend a ceremony on Sunday morning except the local political and administrative figures? The good thing: I was filming the ceremony and in the end, at the reception in our station, I could listen to the discussion between the district governor, our lieutenant, prosecutor, district attorney and district head of education. Prosecutor narrated an anti-EU joke, governor and education chief opposed and the lieutenant stayed neutral. That was a good representative moment for the Turkish politics. Who stays where in relation to EU politics…

 

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When Iron Maiden Met Ramadan

Just how are Iron Maiden being connected with the Islamic month of fasting? Find out here!

A man in an Iron Maiden t-shirt standing with his arm around an elderly man of Islamic origin has been used for a poster-campaign to promote Ramadan in Turkey.The motto that accompanies the picture contains the words ‘It’s good to share’. Blabbermouth have the pictures of the campaign.

 

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ANOTHER GOOD MOVE, WITHOUT GREAT EXPECTATIONS FOR THE MOMENT-

Turkey and Armenia to Establish Diplomatic Ties

 

The agreement does not touch on when or how some of their more intractable disputes would be addressed, namely the Armenian genocide.
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I WAS MEANING TO WRITE A FEW WORDS ON THE "KURDISH OPENING" BUT I CANNOT HAVE TIME. MAYBE NEXT WEEK.

T(UR)K AND K(UR)T


Mavi Boncuk |Cartoon by Salih Memecan
– c’mon one to the left one to the right
– who to the left? who to the right?
– oh dear what difference does it make.

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AN OP-ED ON A SAD BUT UNSURPRISING INCIDENT:

  • 5 days lft Erkan.)!!

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