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Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
Never use the numerical phrase ‘52 percent’ in any of your texts, even if it is an economy story. Other problematic numbers in the Turkish language are 31 and 69. Avoid them altogether
If I am a bitter person now, it is because of Kenan Evren and what he symbolizes. It is because of the fear they planted in us. I belong to that traumatized generation
The denials of Serbs for the Srebrenica massacre and the denial statements of Turks for the tragic Armenian killings of 1915 show similarities such as the dispute in figures, ‘who attacked first’ arguments and the ‘we did not kill them all’ approach
People have different reasons to be in Istanbul. Some were born here, some came to the big city to study, some are desperate to leave, some are sorry to leave. Why are we here, really?
Former Yalova Governor Esengül Civelek was loved, appreciated and respected by the people of Yalova during her time there. A child once hilariously called her ‘the girl governor.’ If this ‘girl’ was still the governor in town, teacher Halil Serkan Öz would not have died.
Every Turkish person has heard something related to the Armenian massacre from their elderly family members… I heard of a river flowing red, a village relocating itself, a baby girl saved from a burning house… Maybe it is the right time to cry all together…
This is Barış Kıralioğlu speaking. Barış is my first cousin once removed. Barış is an actor, and his mother, Sema Mangaloğlu Kıralioğlu, is my first cousin. Barış has such a nice story; I do not need to say anything else
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