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Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
It is time we face the facts. There is no saying ‘No’ to Erdoğan. It is just rational to play along. There is no point in resisting. The constitution will change. There will be a presidential system. It might work
You and your kids have to live with the kid raised by the minibus driver who steers toward you for another 70 years in the same country…
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
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?
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.
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?
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