#istanbul Video: “Sounds of Istanbul”

  Video & Music produced by Istanbul Monkeys using 246 sounds of objects and city sounds. The mixing was completed in one month. For 15 days we recorded videos of unique moments we came across in Istanbul. I hope you enjoy it… Director Mali Arsan Music & Sound design by Ozan Hatipoğlu Videography: Mali Arsan … Read more

It seems that (paranoid) conspiracy theories increasingly shape US-Turkey relations…

Accusations about US in Turkish media must stop, State Department’s Kirby says   U.S. State Department spokesman John Kirby has warned the Turkish media about making false accusations about the United States. In Turkey’s Unrest, Some See an Extreme Version of Post-9/11 America NYT > Turkey by By TIM ARANGO and RICK GLADSTONE   Turkey’s president and … Read more

Meanwhile #istanbul now suffering a heavy snow storm… not seen for some years…

Bosphorus closed, flights cancelled, schools closed, traffic density %90 last evening… Fresh snowfall paralyzes Istanbul traffic, density at 90 percent  Forecast snowfall and cold weather have badly affected Istanbul’s rush-hour traffic, increasing the traffic density to up to 90 percent. Number of foreign tourists visiting Istanbul plunges for first time in 16 years Hurriyet Daily News The … Read more

Anything goes… Turkey extends state of emergency for the third time…

  Turkey extends state of emergency   Turkey’s state of emergency will be extended for another three months, the government said on Jan. 3. Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmuş made the announcement following a cabinet meeting Journalist Ahmet Şık Back in Silivri After 5 Months Bianet :: English   Journalist Ahmet Şık was sent to Silivri Prison … Read more

Isis claimed #ReinaMassacre, the Tragedy Transcends Borders as many foreign nationals are among the victims….

Foreign nationals named among victims of Istanbul attack World news: Turkey | guardian.co.uk by Jon Henley Seven Saudis, four Iraqis, two Indians, two Tunisians and one each from France, Syria, Israel and Belgium reportedly killed Istanbul: First Darkness, Then Terror NYT > Turkey by By KAYA GENC   The New Year attack reinforces a sense that this … Read more

Live music spots… A night out at Istanbul’s 7/24 library… An Istanbul news roundup…

Canlı Müziğin İstanbul’daki Vazgeçemediğimiz 10 Adresi ListeList by Çağla Gillis 1. Topless   Check out others here. A night out at Istanbul’s 7/24 library In a city largely devoid of public libraries, Istanbul’s Atatürk Library has literally become a beacon in the night for bibliophiles after it became Turkey’s first library to keep its doors open around … Read more

Eurosphere agenda: “Euro slides to a nine-year low…”In Europe, Pirates and The Copyright Law

Northern Ireland’s incomplete peace: young feminists speak out open Democracy News Analysis – by Claire Pierson and Maria Deiana   Organising around a belief in feminism’s ability to articulate and represent visions of peace and politics, a new generation of feminists is emerging to challenge the traditional rigidity of Northern Irish politics.   Pipes for South Stream … Read more

#metalkafa 23 podcast ve videolistesi- anti-valentine özel bölümü @erdemdilbaz ile

Erdem Dilbaz metalkafa’nın konuğu idi. Buyrun dinleyin: Dün metalkafa dinlenme rekoru kırdı. canlı yayında 21 kişi;) Önceki rekor 15 idi.  

And Muslim Turks make peace with Christmas

My older sister loves all kinds of decorations on special days. This was always an annoyment for the rest of kids in the family. Now she is married and I hear that she takes her hobby to a new level.  They have a Christmas tree and had worked on decorating it. Of course, they do this to welcome the new year. Christmas and new year practices are blended in many Turkish minds into new year celebrations. Surprisingly enough, my sister always criticises me for consuming alcohol. She is not veiled at all but she is quite a practicing religion woman and I am frequently subject to her anger that I am not a good Muslim. Funny.

Santa movie spotlights Turkey’s east-west divide
ISTANBUL, Turkey (CNN) — It may be the first modern Christmas movie ever made for audiences in Turkey, a mostly Muslim country that does not celebrate

EurasiaNet Eurasia Insight – Turkey: Istanbul Gets in the Christmas Spirit

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