Category Archives: Puppets on the move around the world

An unexpected interfaith moment in the Muratlı mosque


Muratlı Village is hardly the place you would expect to find cosmopolitan and open armed views about the intermingling of religions and global peace. And we could use a bit of an interfaith moment these days, what with the pain … Continue reading

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Westward Ho!: Of scorched earth and strawberries in Yeşilırmak


As you may have seen from our last post, we’ve been eating our way across Cyprus. Thankfully, we were lucky enough to find an amazing restaurant run by a Turkish Cypriot re-patriot named Mustafa. Çiftlik evi was phenomenal and both … Continue reading

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Çiftlik Evi: Mercan Bey & M. Sniff Out Delicious Food (Yet Again)


As you may have learned over the years here at Slowly-by-Slowly, one of the  Ottoman-era puppets who inhabits my brain (with the goal of assisting me in my cross-cultural marital road trip) is Mercan Bey ( that’s “Mehr-jahn”), the Arabian … Continue reading

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