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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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Perihan Hanim speaks: On the limits of sharing


Perihan Hanım, my fairy Godmother puppet paid an unusual visit to me tonight. You may recall meeting her, several months ago, in this post.  I found her on my shoulder, stroking my hair and watching over my shoulder as I … Continue reading

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Karagöz bangs the marriage counseling drum: Explains tone and twirl


Karagöz came into my mango room to have tea with me today at teatime. He was unusually calm and collected – not in trickster mood at all. This surprised me. Hacivad Bey called up the stairs, “We sent Karagöz because … Continue reading

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