Eelection madness 2015

Again elections are approaching. Turkish general elections will be held on Sunday, June 7th, 2015. The propaganda and all the election madness has been going on for the last 3 months. Here is just a short video from the Üsküdar square, where almost all the parties have their stands. Unfortunately I’ve turned off the videoContinue reading “Eelection madness 2015”

A la turca :)

 There is no doubt that every nation has some customs or tradition that foreigners find curious, funny, strange, … Here are some turkish customs that I find interesting or typically turkish: ( function() { if (window.CHITIKA === undefined) { window.CHITIKA = { ‘units’ : [] }; }; var unit = { ‘publisher’ : “turkinja”, ‘width’Continue reading “A la turca :)”

PHOTO GALLERY: 1. Anniversary of Gezi Park events

All photos are taken from Twitter. (For more information about Gezi Park protests click here; for more photos of 1st May protests click here) Police vs PeopleGezi 02 Sezon/ 01 Part Police interventions #Taksim 31 May 2014 Police blocking access to Taksim on May 31 2014 Police waiting protesters in Iskenderun, Turkey Gezi 2013: Don’tContinue reading “PHOTO GALLERY: 1. Anniversary of Gezi Park events”

May 31th: 1st Anniversary of Gezi park events

Saturday, May 31 2014: since the early morning there is more police in the streets of Istanbul (and Ankara), than people. The clashes between police and protesters were expected in the afternoon. The boat lines between asian and european part don’t run. Access to Taksim square and Gezi park is blocked. Helicopters are overflowing theContinue reading “May 31th: 1st Anniversary of Gezi park events”

How to access Twitter from Turkey?

(mashable.com) By now, probably all Europe knows, that Twitter has been blocked in Turkey. However, so far, most of us still have access to Twitter and other social media. After people noticed that twitter is closed, they started to post solutions about how to access twitter anyway. (click) Apparently even the president of Turkey himself,Continue reading “How to access Twitter from Turkey?”

Consequences of Gezi park protests

Even though protests for preservation of Gezi park have officialy finished, some consequences can still be seen or felt today. Actually we can say that protests all over Turkey have started again yesterday, when 14 year old Berkin Elvan died after being in coma for 268. How is this boy related with protest for GeziContinue reading “Consequences of Gezi park protests”

Freedom and Sin

Follow my blog with Bloglovin “Some tourists think Amsterdam is a city of sin, but in truth it is a city of freedom. And in freedom, most people find sin.” ― John Green, The Fault in Our Stars  Few years ago it wouldn’t come to my mind to think about the question of freedom. Most probably I wouldContinue reading “Freedom and Sin”