Tag Archives: Gender

A debate about surnames ensues among the female Karagöz puppets


Recently, the Karagöz puppets have been reading the Hurriyet Daily News, which some of you may know to be one of the English language newspapers in Turkey. Why, you may ask, are they reading in English when they can full … Continue reading

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Esma muses on what it’s like to be both visible and invisible in Turkey


When in Turkey, I lose my cumbersome Scots Gaelic name in favor of something that is more verbally palatable to the locals. I become “Esma.” As regular readers of this blog may recall, Esma is also the hippie puppet that … Continue reading

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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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