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GÜLSE BİRSEL

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Why call an authoritarian regime a ‘father model?’

GÜLSE BİRSEL writes:

“He is tough, he does not talk with kids, he is cold and he gives money to the family. What is this?” If you limit the fabulous concept of being a father into these narrow concepts, it won’t work, because the answer to the question above sounds more like an ATM.

Comment(s) 6/20/2017

Olives will save the world, except us

GÜLSE BİRSEL writes:

I grew old while constantly writing on this topic for many long years and signing one campaign after another, but somehow, the enthusiasm of those who revive and submit the bill to cut down olive trees has not petered out

Comment(s) 6/8/2017

Turks are welcome back to Greece

GÜLSE BİRSEL writes:

So this is what happened: we are going to shoot a movie in the summer, so I won’t have time to have a holiday, so I thought about going to Kemer on the Mediterranean coast.

Comment(s) 5/31/2017

Smart city out of a crazy Istanbul

GÜLSE BİRSEL writes:

Dear local government, you cannot make Istanbul a smart city because this city has chosen to go crazy after years of torture

Comment(s) 5/22/2017

Where do households go in Turkey?

GÜLSE BİRSEL writes:

The Turkish household is going through a change, as young members demand separate homes. According to Turkish Statistical Institute (TÜİK) data for 2016, the average size of the Turkish household has gone down to 3.5. The point five is not a baby. This figure means that families are no longer with grandmothers and grandfathers.

Comment(s) 5/20/2017

What are the options for little girls in Turkey?

GÜLSE BİRSEL writes:

Ten years ago in the southeastern province of Diyarbakır, a 12-year-old girl was married off to a 23-year-old man. An imam had carried out their marriage ceremony, which means it was not an official wedding.

Comment(s) 5/18/2017

Back to square one on İstiklal Street

GÜLSE BİRSEL writes:

A photo that has gone viral on social media nowadays is one that is comparing the current state of Istanbul’s İstiklal Street and how it used to look 10 years ago.

Comment(s) 5/11/2017

A rock star is wanted for the 49 percent

GÜLSE BİRSEL writes:

Former Republican People’s Party (CHP) chair Deniz Baykal made a call regarding Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, the current CHP chair, saying, “If he is not going to be a presidential candidate, then he should immediately convene the party congress so that the presidential candidate is elected.”

Comment(s) 5/4/2017

Voting with the limbic system

GÜLSE BİRSEL writes:

A couple days ago a sweet photo drew my attention. It showed two men sitting down, seen from behind. One was wearing a “Yes” campaign vest, while the other was wearing a “No” vest. The no voter’s arm was on the shoulder of the yes voter. They were campaigning on opposite sides but they were still side by side

Comment(s) 4/14/2017

What Third World War? What now? Why now?

GÜLSE BİRSEL writes:

My life is like a political history lesson. At this age of mine, I have seen three to four coups, several military operations, huge economic crises, dozens of terror attacks, historic protests and major exoduses. If you add a Third World War to it, I swear I will come and find you!

Comment(s) 4/10/2017

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