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Headscarf ceremonies for Muslim girls in Istanbul

Headscarf ceremonies for Muslim girls in Istanbul

BLIND SPOT - The new trend in Istanbul is throwing headscarf donning parties for young girls, as we have learned from a reader’s letter to a conservative daily. Is this some kind of a Turkish touch to the traditions that otherwise represent very little fun and offer very little to the modern woman?

Comment(s) 10/25/2014

Spending 400,000 Turkish Liras in a couple of hours

Spending 400,000 Turkish Liras in a couple of hours

How can you spend 400,000 Turkish Liras in a couple of hours buying clothes? I don’t think I have seen 400,000 liras in one place in my life. I don’t think I have spent more than 400 liras for clothes in one go at all either.

Comment(s) 10/4/2014

Hanna and Laura in Istanbul

Hanna and Laura in Istanbul

Imagine you are coming from Europe and you land at Istanbul’s Atatürk Airport. (The other one, Sabiha Gökçen Airport, on the Asian side is a different story.) You step foot on Turkish soil; what would be your first impressions?

Comment(s) 10/18/2014

‘I wash my Turkish husband’s feet’

‘I wash my Turkish husband’s feet’

These are the words of Dimitra, who has had a Turkish boyfriend for four years. Dimitra has been living in Turkey for the last five months, and she thinks life here is very hard for foreign women – because of Turkish women

Comment(s) 9/27/2014

All quiet on the Turkish front

All quiet on the Turkish front

BLIND SPOT - This week is a relatively calm week in Turkey; not much to write about. So, I will write about the new dress code in the State Opera and Ballet

Comment(s) 10/11/2014

Readers: We love Turkish men no matter what

Readers: We love Turkish men no matter what

Responses vary to the realities of Turkish men coupling with foreign women. Love comes first in most relationships, but the mother-in-law and cooking come right after love

Comment(s) 9/20/2014

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