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The Karagöz puppets review “Mustang”


The Karagöz puppets recently high-tailed it to the cinema to check out “Mustang,” a new film by Turkish-French writer Denis Gamze Ergüven.  Set in Kastamonu province in Turkey, the film follows the lives of a set of beautiful and free-spirited adolescent sisters being raised … Continue reading

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Popping up again and again: The puppets take on Hacı Yatmaz!


Hacı Yatmaz, the President of the Karagöz puppet republic, bops and rolls, bops and rolls, always managing to find himself back on his feet even after making the most silly comments ever… Let me explain that Hacı Yatmaz is an … Continue reading

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The Karagöz puppets celebrate International Women’s Day and honor Pınar Selek


My dreams swirl in lilac, mauve and lavender before I start to hear the whispering.  These are, of course, the colors of the women’s movement. As usual, it is early morning and I am still asleep – or just barely … Continue reading

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