· December, 2005

Stories about Turkey from December, 2005

Turkey is Typing….

31 December 2005

Greetings for the new year! Yogurtland, Turkish Torque, and Talk Turkey would like to extend their greetings for a Happy New Year as well. If you happened to be celebrating in Istanbul tonight many Turkish bloggers have been talking about the performance of Woody Allen and his New Orleans Jazz...

Travels in the Kurdish Blogosphere

  28 December 2005

Happy Holidays from the Kurdish section of the blogosphere! The Kurdistan Bloggers Union writes about security cameras being installed in the Southeast of Turkey to monitor the Kurdish population there. There is also an interesting post (and comment dialouge) about hyphenated-ethnicity and a posted book review of a new book...

Turkey is Typing….

24 December 2005

While many Turks do not celebrate Christmas, many-especially University students-are taking advantage of the winter break to head home and spend time with their families. Istanbul is covered in snow, and I imagine many people are relaxing and gathering their thoughts about the past year. I wish that I had...

Travels in the Kurdish Blogosphere

  21 December 2005

This was my first week of using a feed aggregator for watching the Kurdish blogs and I am not sure how I feel about it. Part of me really enjoyed checking every single blog each week, but it can be terribly time consuming. I set up the aggregator for the...

Turkey is Typing….

17 December 2005

It has been a quiet week in the Turkish blogosphere, some of my favorite bloggers such as Turkish Torque and Talk Turkey have been silent. Mavi Boncuk and Erkan's Field Diary, however, have been as active as ever. The trial of Orhan Pamuk, Turkish Novelist, for speaking out against the...

Travels in the Kurdish Blogosphere

  14 December 2005

Welcome back to the Kurdish Blogosphere! Originally announced on the Kurdistan Bloggers Union was the creation of the Kurdistan Blog Count this week. Modeled loosely after the Iraq Blog Count, it intends to monitor and catalog the Kurdistan blogs out there in the world wide web. Other items announced on...

Turkey is Typing…

10 December 2005

…not very much this week…which is rather surprising, but one thing about the Blogosphere is that the conversation ebbs and flows… Maybe everyone is like me, madly working on exams and projects….or maybe everyone is listening/reading about the London 2005 Global Voices Summitt… Here is what I found in the...

Travels in the Kurdish Blogosphere

  7 December 2005

Roj Bash! As finals are fast approaching, today's post is going to be a little shorter than normal, here's the weekly run-down: Kurdo from Kurdo's World addresses the credibility of some Kurdish news websites. Kardox reports that former Israeli special forces are training Kurds in Iraq. Reports about unrest in...

Turkey is Typing….

3 December 2005

Welcome back to the Turkish Blogosphere! (or a small section of it anyway…) Phanja from The Need to Know posts this week about the radical shift of party viewpoints on the Turkish nationality issue. Recep Tayyip Erdogan recently announced that “We are all citizens of the republic of Turkey under...

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