Turkey is Typing…

There are many elements of a good Turkish meal and Turkish bloggers are always offering up their opinions as to what those elements are: Zen in the Kitchen discusses traditional Turkish breakfasts; Yogurt Land shows us how shredded filo dough is made; and the Round ball in Ankara writes about Efes beer and football.

The strange news item of the week is brought to us byAmerikan Turk writing about human quadrapeds found in Turkey (although many Turkish bloggers linked to this article as well).

Mavi Boncuk gives us a bit of pop culture with Turkish Comics and the writtings of Turkish author Kemalettin Tucu.

Talk Turkey gives us profiles of three prominent Turkish Americans this week: U.S. Senior Airman Romina Sidi, Ali Kasikci, the Managing Director of The Peninsula Beverly Hills Hotel, and whistle blower Sibel Edmonds.

Metroblogging:Istanbul posts about a recent article written about them, however Idil from Ignore Me if You Can has a more detailed posting about the same incident. Erkan's Field Diary tells his version of the interview process and laments not getting an invitation to a Kurdish Conference being held at his Univerisity.

Turkish Torque posted a quote from the Turkish Minister of Culture and Tourism that explains a lot about archaeology mismanagement in Turkey (something I have gotten to witness first hand): “If the archeological masterpieces were not smuggled out of Turkey, perhaps we would not be able to protect them this well.” He also points out the high price of Turkish passports and gives a link to a children's magazine for Turkish Americans called Bonbon.

1 comment

  • It is definately a thrill getting linked here but I would like to point out that the description of the article “Civiization going to pot” in the Round ball in Ankara was more about smoking that beer. Beer will no doubt get a full article at some time in the future.
    Keep up the good work though. I’m loving the site.

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