Trump’s NATO question is a fair one

GÜVEN SAK writes:

President Donald Trump has entered our lives like an asteroid entering the stratosphere.

Comment(s) 2/18/2017

Turkey’s existential angst

GÜVEN SAK writes:

Orhan Pamuk’s most recent novel, “A Strangeness in My Mind,” tells the story of Mevlut, a boza seller, and his life in rapidly changing Istanbul from 1969 to 2012.

Comment(s) 2/11/2017

Chancellor Merkel comes to Ankara

GÜVEN SAK writes:

German Chancellor Angela Merkel was in Ankara on Thursday

Comment(s) 2/4/2017

The politician true to his lies

GÜVEN SAK writes:

We are a week into the Donald Trump presidency, and there isn’t much I wouldn’t give to be a fly on the wall of the Oval Office.

Comment(s) 1/28/2017

From Star Trek to Star Wars

GÜVEN SAK writes:

Earlier this week, venture capitalist Peter Thiel categorized Star Trek as “communist” and Star Wars as “capitalist” to Maureen Dowd of the New York Times. Why?

Comment(s) 1/14/2017

Turkey’s new IPR legislation

GÜVEN SAK writes:

“The times, they are a changing,’” sang the bard and a recent Nobel laureate, and of course they are. Check the headlines of newspapers published on Jan. 1 if you want to see what I mean. Here is one from Iceland; “First child of 1980 gave birth to the first child of 2017.”

Comment(s) 1/7/2017

A year of unknowns

GÜVEN SAK writes:

People made fun of it at the time, and long afterwards, but it’s a nice way of expressing a very important distinction.

Comment(s) 12/31/2016

Turkey under siege?

GÜVEN SAK writes:

All of us in Turkey are remnants of an empire that crumbled at the turn of the last century. I was born in Bursa, in western Turkey. My mother’s Tatar ancestors came to Bursa from Romania during the Balkan Wars

Comment(s) 12/24/2016

Welcome to the age of global reckless driving

GÜVEN SAK writes:

Donald Trump will become U.S. president in a few weeks. The silence is deafening.

Comment(s) 12/17/2016

At the gates of Europe

GÜVEN SAK writes:

Last I checked, on Dec. 8, it had dwindled down to 0. Just 14 months ago, on Oct. 20, 2015, it was more than 10,000, mind you. Prefer long-term averages? The daily average was around 5,000 for November 2015 and 66 for November 2016.

Comment(s) 12/10/2016

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