Tag Archives: Cihangir

Taksim Square and #OccupyGezi: Of birds and bees, dogs and trees


We have heard much about the peaceful protesters (a.k.a. “çapulcular“) who have gathered in Istanbul’s Taksim Square – and some about the non-peaceful protesters (who many postulate are actually police working undercover as protestors, and we agree based on photos … Continue reading

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2011 Interlude: Lamajuns bridge the culture gap from Cihangir to Watertown, MA


In my last post, I wrote about the hirsute black radishes gracing our kitchen counter…and about how talking about them with M. caused him to remember his childhood afternoons on the way home from school in Istanbul’s Cihangir neighborhood, when … Continue reading

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