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Two politically/socially concerned TV series ceased to be broadcasted due to rating issues. Bu Kalp Seni Unutur mu had focused on left politics and coup d’etat years of late 70s while Kasaba focused on an Alevite minority. More in Turkish here.

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A fan site for Bu Kalp Seni Unutur mu?

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The happy story of the Anatolian tigers

from FP Passport by David Kenner

Editor’s note: David is in Turkey on a trip organized by the Economic Policy Research Foundation of Turkey.

Turkish Women Explore Modernity

from Turkish Images

Modernity is not a one-way street. The pursuit of a more just, equitable and modern society often falls back on pre-existing conceptions of what constitutes progressiveness. Attempts to establish something novel come freighted with the past.

Duman – En Güzel Günüm Gece. Duman is one of commercially most successful rock bands in Turkey…

Azerbaijan: Reflections on Novruz

from Global Voices Online by Onnik Krikorian

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If I keep a green bough in my heart, then the singing bird will come? by ? Lala ?


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Representatives of the Central Asian Turkish republics demonstrate with their flags as they celebrate the Nowruz in Ankara, Turkey, Sunday,, March 21, 2010. The Nowruz has traditionally been used as an opportunity to highlight separatist demands by Kurdish rebels. Police intensified security against possible violence in big cities and in southeastern Turkey. Nowruz, the Farsi-language word for ‘new year’, is an ancient Persian festival, celebrated on the first day of spring in Central Asian republics, Iraq, Turkey, Afghanistan and Iran. (AP Photo)

Thousands celebrate Nevruz in Zeytinburnu – Hurriyet Daily News and Economic Review

Thousands of Kurds celebrate spring festival in Turkey as police increase security (The Canadian Press via Yahoo! Canada News)

Men jump over a bonfire as Turkish Kurds dance  around a bonfires  ...

Men jump over a bonfire as Turkish Kurds dance around a bonfires as they celebrate the Nowruz in Istanbul, Turkey, Sunday, March 21, 2010. The Nowruz has traditionally been used as an opportunity to highlight separatist demands by Kurdish rebels. Police intensified security against possible violence in big cities and in southeastern Turkey. Nowruz, the Farsi-language word for ‘new year’, is an ancient Persian festival, celebrated on the first day of spring in Central Asian republics, Iraq, Turkey, Afghanistan and Iran.

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Masked  men display  posters of jailed rebel leader Abdullah ...

Masked men display posters of jailed rebel leader Abdullah Ocalan as Turkish Kurds celebrate the Nowruz in Istanbul, Turkey, Sunday, March 21, 2010. The Nowruz has traditionally been used as an opportunity to highlight separatist demands by Kurdish rebels. Police intensified security against possible violence in big cities and in southeastern Turkey. Nowruz, the Farsi-language word for ‘new year’, is an ancient Persian festival, celebrated on the first day of spring in Central Asian republics, Iraq, Turkey, Afghanistan and Iran.

(AP Photo/Ibrahim Usta)

On Newroz Day Thousands Confront Government on Kurdish Issue

from Bianet :: English

Celebrations of the Kurdish Newroz festival were held all over Turkey during the weekend. Hundreds of thousands of people gathered in major Turkish cities and called for a peaceful and democratic solution of the Kurdish question.

Peaceful Newroz Celebrations

from Bianet :: English
Celebrations of the Kurdish Newroz festival were held all over Turkey during the weekend. Hundreds of thousands of people gathered in major Turkish cities and called for a peaceful and democratic solution of the Kurdish question.

“Ayrilik” Resurfaces (This Time in Saudi)

from Turkish Politics in Action by Ragan Updegraff
The 13-part Turkish television series “Separation: Palestine in Love and War”(“Ayrilik“) has been sold to a Saudi and an Emirati television channel. ……

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