Category Archives: A Karagöz puppet battle

A debate about surnames ensues among the female Karagöz puppets


Recently, the Karagöz puppets have been reading the Hurriyet Daily News, which some of you may know to be one of the English language newspapers in Turkey. Why, you may ask, are they reading in English when they can full … Continue reading

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Learning Türkçe: Rowing in vain?


 Sometimes you try and try but you can’t get what you want because you are beating a dead horse and your endeavour is futile. In Turkish, the same concept is expressed with a different metaphor: “Boşa kürek çekmek.”  It literally … Continue reading

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The Karagöz puppets boycott “Inside Out”


Pixar’s new film, “Inside Out” is all the rage these days. “Inside Out,” while ostensibly a story about a little girl experiencing the trials and travails of a move across country, is really a story about how the personifications of … Continue reading

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