They’ve said many things to me, underestimating what I could achieve. “What will you do working in a magazine at this age. What do you know about reporting?”
When I saw the pictures of long queues in front of shops of luxury brands, I asked myself, “Who benefits from all of this?”
They are all pitted against each other. A war for power is going on.
We have started to see these profiles in the course of the past few years.
We keep saying we have opened our doors to millions of Syrians, we are wonderful, we are very hospitable, etc.
The new cabinet has been announced. Right after the announcement, we have witnessed how everyone lacks information about the system and we have seen uncertainties about the new system.
A person might cheer when the party or the leader they have voted for wins the election. It is a nice feeling. They might tour around with a car and wave a flag from the window, shouting the name of their leader. It makes sense. They might even celebrate by dancing.
I only just had the opportunity to watch German-Turkish director Fatih Akın’s film “In the Fade.” From Akın’s perspective, the film is a giant success, winning the 2018 Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film. As for its leading actor Diane Kruger, she took home the award for Best Actress at Cannes 2017, which she had long deserved.
Independent initiatives like Vote and Beyond (“Oy ve Ötesi”) are working to guarantee ballot box security ahead of Turkey’s June 24 snap elections. Some criticize these works as unnecessary and “troublemaking,” even trying to throw dirt at them.