Tag Archives: Ottoman

A review of Cafe Mangal, by the Karagöz puppets


Here we Karagöz puppets again, M’lady no typing! We use translator Dragon program for write for her, but it not understand we accent.  Today we make review of lokanta – oops – you say restaraunt America’da. So, today, nice lady … Continue reading

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Mutlu Yıllar/Happy New Year: What do you want to hear more about?


I couldn’t help myself, I decided I had to take a break from the fun of writing my crazy stories that are infused with Ottoman era puppets in my head in order to look at my site stats. OK, OK, … Continue reading

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On the 6th day of Christmas: Meet Tiryaki the opium addict with narcolepsy


Today, we meet one of the more shadowy figures in my head – and in the history of Karagöz shadow puppetry in Turkey, Tiryaki Bey, who is addicted to opium and nods off on a regular basis – sometimes due to narcolepsy … Continue reading

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