Tag Archives: women

To eleven years together: “Love is grabbing hold to the great Lion’s mane”


“Love is grabbing hold to the great Lion’s mane” or so go the words from the poet Hafiz. I’ve been clinging to that mane – whipping in the wind it often seems – for eleven years now. Actually, it has been … Continue reading

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The Karagöz Puppets Respond to the Turkish People’s Profile Study


Have you seen the infographics from the Ipsos KMG Research and Consultancy Company’s study of the Turkish population?  If you haven’t, look at it here – it is worth checking out.  The puppets, who are now home from their sabbatical … Continue reading

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Popping up again and again: The puppets take on Hacı Yatmaz!


Hacı Yatmaz, the President of the Karagöz puppet republic, bops and rolls, bops and rolls, always managing to find himself back on his feet even after making the most silly comments ever… Let me explain that Hacı Yatmaz is an … Continue reading

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