Category Archives: A Karagöz puppet battle

A fındık (hazelnut) fiesta in Güneşliköyü


Recently, the puppets joined me on a trip with the Archers of Okçular. Clinging onto the backseat, the puppets didn’t complain as we wound our way through the mountains of the northeastern Black Sea region near the Georgian border. M’Lady was … Continue reading

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The Karagöz Puppets Respond to the Turkish People’s Profile Study


Have you seen the infographics from the Ipsos KMG Research and Consultancy Company’s study of the Turkish population?  If you haven’t, look at it here – it is worth checking out.  The puppets, who are now home from their sabbatical … Continue reading

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Popping up again and again: The puppets take on Hacı Yatmaz!


Hacı Yatmaz, the President of the Karagöz puppet republic, bops and rolls, bops and rolls, always managing to find himself back on his feet even after making the most silly comments ever… Let me explain that Hacı Yatmaz is an … Continue reading

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