Category Archives: Turkish Controversies

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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The Karagöz puppets review “Mustang”


The Karagöz puppets recently high-tailed it to the cinema to check out “Mustang,” a new film by Turkish-French writer Denis Gamze Ergüven.  Set in Kastamonu province in Turkey, the film follows the lives of a set of beautiful and free-spirited adolescent sisters being raised … Continue reading

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Karagöz knits a sock on the head of the Turkish military


Can you knit a sock on your head? These days, Karagöz sits with me as a make my way through the English-language Turkish press.  I like to keep up to speed on Turkish goings-on as much as I can so that … Continue reading

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