Tag Archives: Türkiye

Enjoying a cuppa at the Çinaraltı cafe on Bozcaada


Nothing is more evocative of Turkey for me than the sound of tiny spoons clinking into glasses at a Çay bahçesi (i.e. tea garden or cafe). The puppets sigh with hiraeth at this thought.  They do pine for home now that … Continue reading

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The Karagöz puppets have a psychotic experience in Bursa


Recently, I went to visit the puppets while they were on sabbatical in Turkey. We met up in Istanbul and took in some sightseeing in Safranbolu before heading to their point of origin – Bursa. As you may know, Karagöz … Continue reading

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Dreaming of deniz börülcesi


Lately, the puppets have been complaining about the polar vortex that has descended upon us. The little chorus of dancing ladies have had to cover up their skimpy clothes with fat parkas, and they are none too happy at the … Continue reading

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