Mavi Boncuk | Download PDF from Mavi Boncuk Archives
The Associated Press-GfK Poll in Turkey, on attitudes and opinions of Turks, was conducted by GfK Roper Public Affairs & Corporate Communications from Nov. 1 to Dec. 11, 2010. It is based on a national random sample of 1,200 Turks age 18 and older from different interviewing locations. Forty-eight cities and districts were initially selected, with probability proportionate to size. Next, 60 urban blocks and 40 rural blocks were randomly selected from the 48. Excluded from the block selection were remote areas without drivable roads, including some high-mountain terrain, and clusters of minority ethnic groups whose command of Turkish was limited. The lack of official statistics makes it difficult to estimate the amount of non-coverage, but it is probably somewhere between 7 and 12 percent. In the blocks, interviewers were assigned random routes with rules to randomly select a household for the interview. Interviewers then recorded the number of adults in the household and randomly selected one adult for the interview. Interviewers revisited the home if the selected adult was not present.
Drink to AKP-Turkish protesters against new rules buy the Justice and Development Party, or AKP, on alcohol sales, take part in a demonstration organized through the web and titled a “drink to the AKP” in Ankara on January 29, 2011.? Read more » (AFP/Adem Altan)
New Yeni Rakı ad:
and more Rakı brand ads here: Fasil, Burgaz, Efe and Ata Raki Ads
A TV discussion on the Rakı Encyclopedia:
When I first moved to Izmir nearly a year and a half ago, several people told me that I spoke like an “Istanbullu” (a person from Istanbul). I remember thinking, how can that be possible? My Turkish a) isn’t all that good, and b) I couldn’t discern any noticeable difference between Istanbul Turkish and Izmir Turkish. It wasn’t until I had been in Izmir for a while that I understood what they meant.
Since moving to Istanbul for work in early November, I have flown back and forth from Istanbul to Izmir a total of 19 times. That number doesn’t include one international fight in mid-November to Sofia, Bulgaria, where Jeff and I spent our Kurban Bayram.
from Kamil Pasha by Jenny White
Associated Press (AP)
February 20th, 2011
Unlike people in many other countries of the Middle East, Turks actually like their government and their leaders. But they still don?t like the way their country is headed.