I have been neglecting this line of posting. Now I am back:)

Acı Şafak (Bitter Dawn) is a blog project in which ex-conscripts narrate their service memories. Good work!

Atabase is collection of Atatürk photos. A commendable project in its scope…

Blogging Turkey– Mavi Boncuk Links for Blogging

Binnur’s Turkish Cookbook
Cafe Fernando
Du bretzel au simit (French)
Du Miel Aux Épices (French)
Erkan’s Field Diary
expat+HAREM
Internation Musing
Istanbul Calling
Istanbul Eats
Istanbul la Turque (French)
Istanbul Through My Eyes
Istanbul Trails
Istanbul’s Stranger
Far From the Sticks
Love, Rose
Passion Taking Flight
Prosecards from the Edge (of a Continent)
realmotherhood
Still Life
tales of life from a foreign land
Talk Turkey
Tara Noble and Her Works
The Istanbulian
the light garden
The Skaian Gates
The Turkish Life
this cat’s abroad
Turkey’s For Life

A Friendfeed discussion: CHP is even worse than AKP in its approach to social media. Another part of that discussion here.

Shout PM Erdoğan be in Twitter or not? An op-ed in Turkish that discusses Turkish politicians? involvement in Twitter.

http://twitter.com/atilganbayar/statuses/5205525662797824

http://twitter.com/tube_ornot_tube/statuses/3763160259502080

Increasing use of Twitter by politicians also end up in scandalous tweets…

http://twitter.com/JansetBulvari/statuses/6364715827601408

Kılıçdaroğlu sends headscarf message to Gül on Twitter

from Hurriyet Dailynews
Turkey?s main opposition leader has called on the president to take a firm position on the issue of elementary school-aged girls wearing the headscarf.

http://twitter.com/ozuckan/statuses/6449783812136960

A review of Turkish politicians? Twitter performance here:
here is the politicians with the most followers:
President Abdullah Gül (@cbabdullahgul)
130,022
CHP leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu (@kilicdarogluk)
44,666
Prime Minister Başbakan Recep Tayyip Erdoğan (@RT_Erdogan)
22,456
Ahmet Davutoğlu (@ahmetdavutoglu)
14,898
BDP?s Ufuk Uras (@ufukuras)
13,382
CHP?s Gürsel Tekin (@gurseltekin34) :
11,873
MHP?sDevlet Bahçeli (@dbdevletbahceli)
10, 627
HAS? Numan Kurtulmuş (@NumanKurtulmus)
5,868
AKP?s Suat Kılıç (@suatkilicsamsun)
3,802
Şişli Mayor Mustafa Sarıgül (@msarigul)
3,749
AKP?s Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu (@mevlutcavusoglu)
2 ,210

Suicide note published on popular website

from Hurriyet Dailynews
A 22-year-old man attempted to commit suicide on the Bosporus Bridge on Saturday after posting his suicide note on a popular public forum website.

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