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On the 6th day of Christmas: Meet Tiryaki the opium addict with narcolepsy


Today, we meet one of the more shadowy figures in my head – and in the history of Karagöz shadow puppetry in Turkey, Tiryaki Bey, who is addicted to opium and nods off on a regular basis – sometimes due to narcolepsy … Continue reading

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