Welcome back to the Turkish Blogosphere…. Here is a quick update on the newest items from the Turkish Bloggers who post mostly in English.
Zik Zak has an interesting link to an educational book called “Who are the Turks” if you are interested in learning more about the Turkish people. Turkish Digest is also an interesting site for up-to-date news information on Turkey. Mavi Boncuk has a couple of interesting book reviews on three new books out: The Young Turks by Moris Farhi, The Yezidis by Eszter Spat, and Sufi Cuisine by Nevin Halici. Mustafa Akyol of the The White Path, who writes on many of the social/political aspects of Turkey has been focusing on Intelligent design and the Intelligent Design Network which he was recently was asked to join. Idil from Ignore Me If You Can wrote recently about recent earthquakes in the Aegean, which is a concern for many Turks in the region, especially those living in the Istanbul and Izmir region which suffered so in the 1999 Earthquake. Murat from Amerikan Turk recently had his photo in the VELONEWS photo gallery. Mert Ulas ponders on how much control he has in his life, and what the perfect operating system would look like. Socioeconomics has a very interesting read on randon thoughts on States and the human race.
Very little has been written about the bird flu in Turkey this week, although Idil from Metroblogging Istanbul wrote about a press conference given by the Turkish government to show that there is nothing wrong with eating poultry. Another interesting item off of Metroblogging Istanbul was about a project called the Face of Tomorrow, where photos of different individuals from various regions are blended to create one common face, you can see the face of Istanbul here.
I had entended to focus a little on Turkish poetry blogs today, but that will have to wait for another day as there will be a lot of bridge-blogging involved.
As there is such a large number of Turkish blogs (Blog Kardesligi alone has over 800 listed) I thought that I would start a feature of the top 3 most interesting finds of the week…So here are this week's top three:
1. Kutuphane (Library in Turkish) which posts about different libraries.
2. Back to the 80's (in Turkish) focuses on all things of the 1980's pop culture.
3. A fantastic photo blog can be found at Tenturdiyot.