Tag Archives: Turkish American

Ten Years, Ten Moments: Hacivad Bey Speaks


Today, Hacivad Bey poked his head around the corner of my living room and inquired about my well-being.  “It’s been a long time, M’lady, since you’ve let us come out and play!”  Sighing, I responded, “Indeed, Hacivad Bey, it has. … 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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Writing about fear: An afternoon excursion in Nişantaşı (Part 2)


Note to readers: This is the second in a series of posts about my writing on fear as part of the worldwide, place-passionate group of writers called #38Write. I chose to write about fear in the context of my Turkish-American … Continue reading

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