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Turkey’s today, in a taxi


Yehuda Rebbe, the quiet observer, steps up to the first base of my mind and corrects me before I even tell the story. “She says Turkey, and indeed we found the update on Turkey there in the taxi – but … Continue reading

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Turkey for Thanksgiving – or – Dinner with Donkeys in Dipkarpaz


I had to make the joke. Karagöz the trickster puppet – and fan of bad jokes – has been bugging me for weeks to do so.  “If you are really going to make the trek to Cyprus for Thanksgiving, you’d … Continue reading

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Kırmızı karanfil in Taksim Square: The Karagöz puppets, wordless yet again


As is usual these days, I woke to the array of the puppets still standing, along with all the ‘standing men’ and ‘standing woman’ in Turkey and worldwide who are protesting the increasingly authoritarian practices and tactics of the AKP … Continue reading

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