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Kırmızı karanfil in Taksim Square: The Karagöz puppets, wordless yet again


As is usual these days, I woke to the array of the puppets still standing, along with all the ‘standing men’ and ‘standing woman’ in Turkey and worldwide who are protesting the increasingly authoritarian practices and tactics of the AKP … 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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#DİREN TÜRKİYE! 12 hours of devastation…and resilience


For the past twelve hours, we (me, occasionally M. who can barely stand it, and the entire Karagoz puppet troupe that inhabits my head during this cross-cultural marriage) have been glued to the Internet in order to understand what we … Continue reading

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