Thursday, October 2, 2008

President or Clown...


Sır Köprüsünde - Nurduran Duman



Sır Köprüsünde

kör bir dizeye şarkı öğretir gibi
diziyorum kıldan ince sözlerimi
hazır ol! duruyorum, tetikte kalbim
kalbine diyez seslerle yüzüyorum

Adımın sol anahtarı yok
Yüzümün yelkeni yırtıldı

çatlak ar damarına giriyorum usulca
günaha giriyorum ellerinde gezinmek suç
edepsiz notaların işgalinde nefesim
korkuyorum...üflesem düşeceksin

Aklım düşmemeli bu savaşta
Hâlâ sıcak dönüş yolu

kör bir dizeye şarkı söyletir gibi
tutuyorum kılıçtan keskin sözlerimi
sol göğsünün kapısında nöbette
ateşten bir nehirle susuyorum

Adımın sol anahtarı yok
Yüzümün yelkeni...


Nurduran Duman

Europe discusses common approach to crisis

With the debris of the credit crisis washing up on our shores, European leaders are casting around for answers. Until now, European crisis management has consisted largely of national and spur-of-the-moment interventions with each country bailing out its own banks. However, the need for an orchestrated European approach is slowly being recognised.

Yesterday, IMF chairman and former French finance minister Dominique Strauss-Kahn called for a joint plan of action in case the crisis spreads. Strauss-Kahn feels that the lack of a European body which can intervene across borders makes it harder for European countries to deal with the crisis adequately.
But the chairman of the meeting of Euro-zone finance ministers, Luxembourg’s Jean-Claude Juncker, said that Europe does not need an American-style rescue plan. Even without a common rescue plan, European governments would never allow an important bank to fail, he said during an interview on French radio. “European banks are more solid than American banks.”

French prime minister Nicholas Sarkozy, who is currently chairman of the European Council, is organising a meeting of European leaders in Paris this weekend which will be attended by the prime ministers of Italy, Britain and Germany. The chairman of the European central bank (ECB), Claude Trichet, will also be present.
The full article herrreeee

Update

Thanks to Nihal, a new blog is added to Internations.
For all of you who are following the USA elections and are interested in Paris, France (not Paris, Texas, an excellent movie) follow Tara Bradford her blog.

Day opening - October 2


Portrait by Michel Sandre