Category Archives: Turklish Moments

Meet Mark and Esma: The Karagöz puppets howl with glee


We are standing in line waiting for a table at our favorite Mexican restaurant. We’ve been here many many times. M. Walks up to the hostess and asks for a table for two using his Turkish name. “Can you tell … Continue reading

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Just another çay bahçesi (tea garden) in Anatolia – Or is it?


Anyone who has spent much time in Turkey – especially in the more rural parts of Anatolia – has very likely seen all of the çay bahçesi (tea gardens) with older men hanging out drinking endless glasses of tea. The symphony … Continue reading

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The Karagöz puppets howl at my ‘Turklish:’ “Ben yumurta yemek yiyorsun üstünde yatak’da?”


As we move on from horrific images of what followed the red carnation protest in Istanbul – and as we ignore reports of an horrific video of a swarm of police beating protesters hiding in a parking garage in Antalya … Continue reading

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