International Holocaust Remembrance Day was also commemorated in Istanbul… under the shadow of a movie…

Turkey’s Chief Rabbi Izak Haleva (L) and Istanbul Governor Huseyin Avni Mutlu (R) light candles in the memory of holocaust victims during a commemoration on International Holocaust Remembrance Day at Neve Shalom synagogue in Istanbul January 27, 2011.? Read more » REUTERS/Murad Sezer Remembering the Holocaust from Hurriyet Dailynews by HDN This year?s Holocaust commemorations … Read more

Mavi Boncuk presents “Turkish Box Office Leaders 2005-20010”

Turkish Box Office Leaders 2005-20010 from Mavi Boncuk by M.A.M Turkish Box office Leaders 2005-20010 Mavi Boncuk 2010 Recep İvedik 3 2009 Recep İvedik 2 2008 Recep İvedik 2007 Beyaz Melek 2006 Kurtlar Vadisi: Irak 2005 Hababam Sınıfı Askerde Çoğunluk (The Majority) : l?itinéraire d?un sale gosse des nouvelles classes moyennes turques from YOL (routes … Read more

Valley of the Wolves : Palestine – Official Trailer – English Subtitles

A sensational film is about to hit theatres…

“Sex *could* kill you. Do you know what the human body goes through when you have sex? …

House M.D. (TV series 2004? ) Occam’s Razor (TV episode 2004 #1.3): Dr. Cameron: [messing with Chase’s head] Sex *could* kill you. Do you know what the human body goes through when you have sex? Pupils dilate, arteries constrict, core temperature rises, heart races, blood pressure skyrockets, respiration becomes rapid and shallow, the brain fires … Read more

Valley of the Wolves- Palestine. First scenes released.

It will definitely make some noise:) official site here. more here.

Turkish angers builds up today

And I am sure this will boost the sequel of Valley of the Wolves

U.S. “genocide” resolution casts shadow over Turkey- Armenia normalization process

The Morning After

from Turkish Politics in Action by Ragan Updegraff

Newly-appointed Turkish Ambassador to the United States Namik Tan PHOTO from Hurriyet Daily News

Though with less of a majority than expected, the House Foreign Affairs Committee on Thursday again passed a resolution recognizing the mass deportations organized by the Ottoman Committee for Union and Progrss (CUP) as genocide. By a vote of 23-22, the non-binding resolution now waits to be moved to the House floor for a vote by the entire 435-member body, though it is unclear whether House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will do so.

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No Memati for a kid’s name…


A father wanted to rename his two sons after the famous characters in the TV serials Valley of the Wolves: Polat and Memati. A local court rejected one of the names: Memati. Turkish Supreme Court of Appeals confirmed the local court decision: Memati is an Arabic word that means “death” or “fatal” and thus not suitable for a kid’s name… Well, nobody knows what Memati means really. I did not know myself. So I am not sure if this is really a good decision. I would feel better for a name like “Ayetullah”. That was a friend’s name back in college. His father was an Islamist and he named him like that. That was a loaded name to carry along… …

In the mean time, Turkish police forbidden a MultiPlayerOnline Game to be played in Internet Cafes (I wonder if they really have the authority to do that): Metin 2. A popular game with too much violent stuff. The police thinks it is not good for the kids.

In Turkish Press, most mentioned columnist of the week:

Köşe Yazarı
Haber/Yazı Adedi
Ertuğrul Özkök
Cengiz Çandar
Nuray Mert
Rıdvan Dilmen
Ahmet Hakan Coşkun
*MTM Medya Takip Merkezi’nin, 4-10 Ocak 2010  tarihlerinde, basında yaptığı haber takibi sonuçlarından derlenmiştir.


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