according to a Hürriyet news:
and a social fabric roundup:
Apologies for the thesis-wonderful title on this, but I have Guthrie on my mind.
I was locked in conversation last week with a friend of mine about what foreigners who’ve settled down in Istanbul think of Istanbul. How our biases shape our view of the city, how the city shapes our biases, and all of that sort of fun stuff. I won’t begin to hedge on his project, but it’s a fun late-night conversation, for sure.
The Times (UK)
July 14, 2009, p. 53
Türkan Saylan, leprosy researcher and women’s rights activist, was born on December 13, 1935. She died of cancer on May 18, 2009, aged 73 Professor Türkan Saylan was one of Turkey’s most distinguished medical academics who did much to help to eradicate leprosy as a serious medical problem in her country. In response to increasing fundamentalism in Turkey,
The Wall Street Journal (USA), January 14, 2011, W3
By Rhea Wessel
Just when actress Sibel Kekilli thought she had been accepted for who she is—a talented German actress—she is being asked once again to explain the norms and behavior of Turkish-German immigrant families.
I am writing tonight to let you all know about a protest against animal cruelty that’s taking place in Istanbul tomorrow. If you will be in Istanbul on Sunday, January 23, might you consider joining the 2000 or so people who have pledged to protest against the Istanbul Municipality’s barbaric treatment of the street dogs in their care?
Alright, I was sitting here all set to write my 5-year retrospective on Turkey and how it and I have changed since I first stepped off a plane in Ankara on Jan. 22, 2006 – five years ago last weekend, but then as I was procrastinating I saw a post on Jezebel referencing Elle Turkey.
So much for Turkey’s future as an educated, science-literate society. (Dorothy, or rather Ayse, you ARE in Kansas!) Click here. Excerpt:
…Süleyman Biçer, who has been teaching for more than 14 years, received a warning for talking about Darwinian evolutionary theory in response to a question posed by one of his students. Biçer, a teacher at the Mamak Trade Chamber Elementary School in Ankara, replied to a question from one of his students on the subject of whether human beings came from monkeys. The teacher reportedly told the class how human beings and other species have evolved over many years.
Excerpt from Gözde Yilmaz(2010) “Is There a Puzzle? Compliance with Minority Rights in Turkey (1999-2010)”, KFG Working Paper Series, No. 23, January 2011, Kolleg-Forschergruppe (KFG) “The Transformative Power of Europe“ Freie Universität Berlin.
from YOL (routes de Turquie et d’ailleurs) by anne
These days, Kasımpaşa (the Istanbul semt; district that Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Singer Seda Sayan call home), is also home to a substantial community of gypsies. But it wasn’t always so…