Turkey is Typing….

This late edition of “Turkey is Typing” is brought to you by the lovely people of Silt Colorado and the broken alternator fan belt of my car that left me stranded there.

In the wake of Israeli aggression in Palestine and Lebanon, Turkish bloggers have been voicing their concerns as well. Amerikan Turk posts photos of anti-Israeli protests in Istanbul and Talk Turkey muses on whether or not to consider Israel a terrorist state. Aydin.net asks where is the UN throughout this conflict?

However on to another topic of international proportions, many of the Turkish bloggers have been trying to resolve the World Cup of soccer. Gulay, Galatasaray and the Dogs asks “How what it for you?”. The Round Ball in Ankara gives their list of the top ten moments in the 2006 World Cup. And Erkan's Field Diary covers the streakers and anti-racism campaigns of the competition.

In the “oddly enough’ category, there have been several reports of tick-bourne viral illnesses in Turkey that are slowly reaching epidemic proportions; several people have died and the government is making sure to put out information to people to protect themselves.

Moving into the realm of the more individual blog coverage:
Amerikan Turk gives his reactions to the controversial film “Valley of the Wolves Iraq”. Mustafa Akyol from The White Path has a new article out about Islamocapitalism: Ibn Khaldun & Tax Cuts. Idil from Ignore Me If You Can, talks about some of the cultural accepted gifts of a Turkish wedding. Talk Turkey has a rather controversial piece entitled “Was Ataturk Jewish?”.

Metroblogging Istanbul gives a listing of the local news stories, some travelogue stores about the Hagia Sophia, Sultan Kayiks, eating Cemre Kebab and being stuck on a Dolmus (it is a type of public bus).

Erkan's Field Diary gives coverage of the recent conference he attended on Communication in the Balkans, it is in three parts, the second and third can be found here.

In the beginnings of this Turkish Blogosphere coverage, I included links to unusal sites, etc and I have gotten away from that, much to my own personal dismay. So here are the top three links of interest from the Turkish Blogosphere:
1. If you would like an alternate version of the Turkish Blogosphere write-ups, check out Amerikan Turk.
2. Athanasia Daily has a list of interesting Turkish blog-site links, some of them we have covered here before, but it is always nice to be reminded.
3. Mavi Boncuk has a link to a translation engine for Turkic languages.
That's all for this week, take care!

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