We have a saying in Turkey: “don’t make it political” and I am having a hard time finding the right words to describe how evil that mindset is. It’s as if politics is isolated from society, somehow not connected to how we live and the consequences of choices taken.
As Russia has become increasingly isolated since the invasion of Ukraine, the virtual pariah state has drawn notably closer to one of its remaining partners: Turkey.
The historic urban gardens of Yedikule in Istanbul are at risk of destruction once again.
They are not at all happy with the fact that female MPs will only occupy 37 percent of the seats in the newly formed parliament, and they are arguing for ‘a 50/50 representation in execution’.
When you finally look back asking “Did I do everything I could?” the answer “Yes, I did”, can be the best of outcomes.
For the time being, I don’t know whether my pieces have what it takes to make a book, I would love for them to be worthy of such a thing, I strive for that in each article I write, but whether they are in the newspaper or are made into a book, one thing I truly want is for people who read them to benefit from the things I write.
If institutional success is achieved in any matter and has been made sustainable, the primary driver behind this is the ‘right and well-informed people’ that spearhead this process.
One of the most important lessons that sports taught me is flowing with a rhythm, and another is never looking back, no matter what.
Yes, I know that it is very difficult for our low-income people, yes, I know that the atmosphere can be tiring and sometimes suffocating, but I also love this place because it is a country where we have to adapt to a different scenario each day and where we constantly release adrenaline.
A magnificent location that frames the historical peninsula with a rare angle, from the Bulgarian Church to the Fener Greek Patriarchate, from Hagia Sophia and the Şehzade Mosque to the Galata Tower, buildings that send shivers up and down one’s body, a wonderful project, a huge excavation site that resembles a beehive.