Sunday, September 7, 2008

A Kiss

The decision to kiss for the first time is
the most crucial in any love story.
It changes the relationship of two people much more strongly
than even the final surrender;
because this kiss already has within it that surrender.

by Emil Ludwig (1881-1948).

Bipolar Turkey

I found the following article of Mustafa Akyol quite interesting, only I would have given it another heading: ‘Bipolar Turkey’. And the big question will be; which side will be dominant the next years? Since both sides are kept alive by hidden forces, which one will collapse first?

'İftar' to the left, beer to the right'

Saturday, September 6, 2008

If you want to get a glimpse Turkey’s diversity, visit Kadıköy’s ‘çarşı.’ You will see headscarves along with piercings and iftar tables next to beer halls. Everybody does what his conscience, or appetite, dictates

Mustafa Akyol


If you want to get a glimpse of Turkey's diversity by spending just an hour on the streets of Istanbul, do what I did the other day. Take a public boat (“vapur”) ride to Kadıköy, and when you get off, walk straight ahead to enter the “çarşı,” or marketplace.

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Day opening - September 7

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