Category Archives: Turkish Art

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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Hacivad Bey consults Rumi on the topic of work


Silence reigns this Saturday as the majority of the Karagöz puppet troupe lounges, arms all akimbo, in and amongst the orchids that line the kitchen windows. They enjoy the soft, green moss blankets we tuck the orchids in with and hope that … Continue reading

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The Karagöz puppets vote…İznik vs. mid-century modern tiles


  These days, my shoulder hurts more than one might imagine possible, and those Karagöz puppets, well, they are trying to keep me still, but my right hand *needs* to type occasionally. Luckily, I am somewhat ambidextrous, and I can … Continue reading

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