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Waiting to be sacrificed. I took it as I was waiting for the green light...


At the end of the first day of Eid al-Adha, the Festival of Sacrifice, 1954 people were reported to be injured in Turkey as they were trying to slaughter sheep and cows, as Hürriyet reports.2 died of heart attack during the act of amateur butchership.

Eid al-Adha | Turkish Islam | Muslim holidays

Previous year reports here.

And more the Turkish society:

I and Can were vaccinated a few days ago. A doctor friend of mine fixed us vaccination. It was Can’s idea, I did not mind much. Ministry of Health has a special page for flu here. It looks like a very informative site. At least two faculty members from Bilgi got swine flu and and they are healthy. A nuisance but no panic I sense around…

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found in Obey CDC, or Thomas R. Frieden Has a Posse

How the H1N1 vaccine is made

The most striking feature of the H1N1 flu vaccine manufacturing process is the 1,200,000,000 chicken eggs required to make the 3 billion doses of vaccine that may be required worldwide. There are entire chicken farms in the US and around the world dedicated to producing eggs for the purpose of incubating influenza viruses for use in vaccines. No wonder it takes six months from start to finish. But we’ll get to that in a minute.

A visitor looks at the clothes of Turkey's former first ...

A visitor looks at the clothes of Turkey’s former first lady Mevhibe Inonu in an exhibition in Istanbul, November 26, 2009. An evening gown slit discreetly from the neck to the navel worn by Turkey’s former first lady Mevhibe Inonu is on show in an Istanbul exhibition, tracing how her style helped define the image of the young Turkish Republic. Picture taken November 26, 2009.

A visitor looks at the clothes of Turkey's former first ...

A visitor looks at the clothes of Turkey’s former first lady Mevhibe Inonu in an exhibition in Istanbul, November 26, 2009. An evening gown slit discreetly from the neck to the navel worn by Turkey’s former first lady Mevhibe Inonu is on show in an Istanbul exhibition, tracing how her style helped define the image of the young Turkish Republic. Picture taken November 26, 2009.

Teachers Get A Report Card

by Jenny White

OECD?s 2009 Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS) provides the first internationally comparative perspective on the conditions of teaching and learning. For the report on Turkey?s teaching profession, click here. Some excerpts from the report:

New Poll On Religion in Turkey

from Kamil Pasha by Jenny White

Updating his 1999 social survey of Turkey, Sabanci University political scientist Ali Çarkoglu along with Ersin Kalaycioglu reported new research findings on religiosity in Turkey under the framework of the International Social Survey Program, or ISSP, which measures religious values from 43 different countries. Below are some excerpts. Click here for a news article in English, here in Turkish. Although both are from today?s Hurriyet newspaper, they relate quite different elements of the study. I don?t believe the actual report is available online yet.

The State Of Democracy and Local Administrations in Southeastern Turkey

Sedat Laciner-Director
Although it was the remnant of a multinational, multi-religious and multi-sectarian empire, the Turkish Republic had inherent biases against local administrations and minorities. Since the Ottoman Empire had disintegrated mainly due to the local uprisings and the local minorities the new state developed intense biases accordingly.”

Soul-Searching in Turkey After a Gay Man Is Killed

from NYT > Turkey by By DAN BILEFSKY
Ahmet Yildiz was shot last year outside his apartment in Istanbul, in what may have been the first ?honor killing? of a gay man to gain public attention.

 

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