Tag Archives: #OccupyGezi

#DuranKaragöz – Taking the best of his spirit into M’lady’s new year!


Today’s blog post is all about Karagöz, the shadow puppet from Turkey – and namesake of the famous “Karagöz Oyunları” or “Karagöz puppet troupe.” As you can see from the photograph to your left, he is standing today, joining the … Continue reading

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“Anneler Burada!” Hell hath no fury like a (Turkish) mother during #OccupyGezi


So, it’s been a few days since we’ve seen major outbreaks of police brutality in major Turkish cities – although the action is still hot and some of the smaller cities, Mersin & Eskişehir, for example.  Karagoz, as usual, steps … Continue reading

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#Duranadam ve #Durankadın: The Karagöz puppets stand in silent protest


Last night at approximately 8 PM Istanbul time, a single man began standing, silently, knapsack at his side in Taksim Square. He stood this way, as I understand it without speaking, for a number of hours. Soon, people understood that … Continue reading

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