“All the things we did for this land of ours / Some of us died / Some of us gave speeches,” wrote Orhan Veli Kanık in his poem “For Our Homeland,” one of his most well-known works.
When I had studied cinema in New York, the most exciting, most mouth-watering film festival my classmates and I had dreamed of going to the most had been the Sundance Film Festival.
A Washington-based journalist posted a tweet the other day. Even though there were some mistakes in terms of dates, it recounted an interesting historic incident.
Can we go ahead and say the world has turned upside down in 2017? Or that 2017 blinded us all? This year took us by surprise, shocked us, startled us and caught us off guard. Looking through a political lens, we can sum up the year with the expression, “No way!”
What’s the matter? Are you also not excited about the new education system?
You know the kind of people we have seen in this country in recent years, those strange and funny characters?
We have reached the years where everyone has a quarrel with everyone, the world is full of violence, leaders are shouting, crowds are angry and borders are messy and swarmed with immigrants. Apparently, the world is confused.
Osman Çakmak is my new hero in life. He is the captain of Turkey’s national amputee football team and a commando who had lost part of his leg after stepping on a land mine in the southeastern district of Şırnak. I think he is a symbol of power, success and resistance.
In the past few days, the Spectator Index published statistics about education.