Tag Archives: Culture of Turkey

The Karagöz Puppets Respond to the Turkish People’s Profile Study


Have you seen the infographics from the Ipsos KMG Research and Consultancy Company’s study of the Turkish population?  If you haven’t, look at it here – it is worth checking out.  The puppets, who are now home from their sabbatical … Continue reading

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Mastering çay anxiety: Playing with gender stereotypes through tea service


Perhaps it is the constant nausea and dizziness that are a plague to me this week, but I have spent much of my time with eyes closed, trying to remember bits and pieces of “before sick” to occupy my time. … Continue reading

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Kenne, the Queen of Manners and Maintenance of Ladylike behavior – hits the rakı!


It’s a rare thing to see Kenne at a loss for words, but it did happen this summer, if you can imagine it. Kenne, as you may recall, is the puppet Queen in charge of Manners and the Maintenance of … Continue reading

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