Tag Archives: Turkish

Başınız sağolsun: A Turkish idiom in honor of the Soma disaster’s anniversary


Last year was witness to the worst mining disaster in Turkish history…as we drove through the town of Soma last June, the memorial to the miners stood tall. Black banners and flags flew off of a number of the terraces … Continue reading

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Bread, salt and love: Happy Valentine’s Day from the Karagöz puppets (and Nazim Hikmet)


Happy Valentine’s Day to all – the Karagöz puppets’ gift to you today is the sharing of a Nazim Hikmet poem which likens love to dipping bread into salt…relayed here in English and then in Turkish… I love you like … Continue reading

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Izmir köfte on a cold winter’s day


Snow crazy! That’s what those puppets are.  They are afraid to venture out into the 60+ inches of snow we have seen in the past month.  For little puppets made of camel hide colored with vegetable dyes, I suppose the … Continue reading

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