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Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
I think we Turks have a killer chromosome that is still active centuries after it is no longer needed. Even worse, we have another gene that protects the killer. Our justice system, whatever is left of it, also has an invisible protection shield over killers, rapists and thieves
We are at the wrong place at the wrong time. We, modern Muslims, are like the French police officer Ahmed Merabet dying on the pavement, trying to say something, but nevertheless being shot in the head... The combination of our faith and modernism is dead
‘Maybe it is time for all of us to cry out loud ‘We are all prostitutes,’’ sociologist Ayşe Sargın suggests upon the declaration of an imam that those who get pregnant out of wedlock are prostitutes. I totally agree and declare that I am a prostitute. Sorry, son, that makes you a ‘son of a b*tch’
Motherhood is a wonderful career. It involves a lot of sh*t but I guess all careers have their positive and negative sides. To start your career as a mother, you must first have unprotected sex.
BLIND SPOT - There is a ghost in the Marmaray, the tunnel under the Bosphorus. I will explain. For silly reasons, I and people like me, dissident Turks, have not yet ridden the Marmaray, even though it opened more than a year ago
If you are a single foreign woman in Turkey, people don’t understand why you are here. A woman in Turkey has an identity only if she has a husband and kids.
‘I asked one day at school what kind of a coincidence it was that all Armenian writers suddenly died of ‘tuberculosis?’ I was sent home early that day and cautioned not to ask any further questions’
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