Tag Archives: Cyprus

The Karagöz Puppets muse on Turkish (neo-colonialist?) influences in Kuzey Kibris


Although it has been a few months since our exploration of Northern Cyprus, our consideration of what we saw there continues to be a daily source of discussion. The  Karagöz puppets who inhabit my head, in particular, have much to … Continue reading

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Westward Ho!: Of scorched earth and strawberries in Yeşilırmak


As you may have seen from our last post, we’ve been eating our way across Cyprus. Thankfully, we were lucky enough to find an amazing restaurant run by a Turkish Cypriot re-patriot named Mustafa. Çiftlik evi was phenomenal and both … Continue reading

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Çiftlik Evi: Mercan Bey & M. Sniff Out Delicious Food (Yet Again)


As you may have learned over the years here at Slowly-by-Slowly, one of the  Ottoman-era puppets who inhabits my brain (with the goal of assisting me in my cross-cultural marital road trip) is Mercan Bey ( that’s “Mehr-jahn”), the Arabian … Continue reading

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