Turkey is Typing…

…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 Turkish Blogosphere this week:

Metroblogging: Istanbul posts about the change of the seasons in Istanbul and about an online community that focuses on the local art scene of various cities in Turkey.

The White Path posts about Turks praying for German hostage in Iraq. While this post is interesting, check out all the links/discussion on the comments of this post as it addresses the nature of violence in Islam.

Idil from Ignore me if you can posts about how the Turks get a bad rap about their prisons, but that we need to remember that the US has CIA prisons. And she also addresses the New Years/Christmas mania in Istanbul.

Talk Turkey writes about Recep Ceser the Istanbul based tailor that has made the suits that Saddam Hussein has been wearing in his trial.

Mavi Boncuk has a translation of an Atilla Ilhan poem.

And Amerikan Turk has an non-nonsense post about a recent comment made by the President of Iran saying that Israel should be moved to Europe.

Unfortuately, there are no interesting finds of the week (my time was limited) but I will try to make up for it next week! Till then, kendini iyi bak! (Look after yourself!)


  • no interesting finds??? come on! :) the ironic thing is how a Kurd (of all people) is suiting up Saddam. Anyway, I thought that was quite appropriate for Turkish/Kurdish commonality since we are so quick to point to our differences, aren’t we?

    here in California, it’s been all about holiday (dare say christmas?) parties lately. It seems, right after Thanksgiving, the party time begins. Of course, one would never drink and blog at the same time, otherwise we can be accused of BUI (blogging under the influence).

  • Deborah Ann Dilley

    I wish I could say that was my excuse (BUI- hilarious!) I think that for me it is BWS (blogging without sleep)

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