“Turks no more smoke like Turk”… A Social Fabric roundup…

Turks no more smoke like Turk, report shows

from Hurriyet Daily News

Turkey has witnessed an above-average decrease in smoking…

Spider-Man’s Prayer Rug and A Penguin’s Headscarf

from The Istanbulian by Emre Kızılkaya

The Erdogan government’s education reform was controversial on many levels, which had drawn a lot of criticism, including the allegations that it would standardize the society in an Islamist way to the detriment of democratic pluralism in Turkey.


1970 | LIFE Magazine Article on Turkey

from Mavi Boncuk by M.A.M


Brothel for women ?needed?: Turkish NGO

from Hurriyet Daily News

The Turkish anti-poverty association, ŞEFKAT-DER, filed a petition to Parliament on March 8..

Bulgarians, Azeris top list of new Turkish citizens

from Hurriyet Daily News

More than 124,000 foreigners received Turkish citizenship over the past.

Turkish Science Fiction in Translation

from Kamil Pasha by Jenny White

A commenter on this blog asked whether any Turkish science fiction was available in English. I put that question to the successful fantasy writer Barış Müstecaplıoğlu, whose work has been translated into several languages, including Chinese. He told me that in the scifi genre Levent Şenyürek?s The Book of Madness was available in English (Turkish title Çıldırtan Kitap). Booklist called it ?excellent, intelligent entertainment?.

Ouf ! Le Soliman de la série culte Muhteşem Yüzyıl (le Siècle Magnifique) restera en liberté !

from YOL (routes de Turquie et d’ailleurs) by anne

Ouf ! On est rassuré. La très populaire série Muhteşem Yüzyıl (le Siècle Magnifique)  a beau avoir été “censurée” par la Turkish Airline, au motif qu’elle donnerait une image insuffisamment glorieuse du sultan Soliman le Magnifique – en  fait sans doute  surtout car elle ne convient pas à l’image que Recep Tayyip Erdogan le chef de gouvernement s’en fait – un procureur d’Istanbul a décidé qu’il n’y avait pas “insulte contre le Sultan”.

Government to take time for headscarf legislation

from Hurriyet Daily News

The government is to wait for a social and political ?maturing?.

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