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Zorlama şair

Şair gibi yazıp döktüğüme bakma, Ben olamam bir harfi şairin. Sadece ödünç aldım sihr-i aşk’ı, Açmak için imkansız kapıları. Devamı >>

Kelimeler 1

Öteden beri kelimeler/isimler bana cok sey ifade eder. Her kelime/isim anlam yüklü bir sembol, ama tıpkı biyolojik organizmalar gibi kelimeler de bir değişim-dönüşüm kuvvetine maruz kalıyor. Farklı dillerde ki benzer/akraba veya “cognate” kelimeler bilinen bir olgu, bilhassa ayni dil aile grubuna ait olan dillerde. Ama çok farklı dil ailelerine ait lisanlarda da böyle kelimeler bulunabiliyor. Devamı >>

Turkey is crucial to a stable Middle East

First ran on Jim Lobe's blog . Up until the last few years, Turkey has been a democracy only in name. In reality, it has been a military-ruled regime since at least last five decades (there has been a military coup in Turkey almost every decade). Erdogan's government has been making strides in making Turkey more democratic and prosperous... Continue reading >> Reproduced with permission from lobelog.com

Howard Fineman's recent Newsweek article on Turkey

Howard Fineman wrote an article on Turkey in Newsweek on August 5, 2010. Overall, it is a nice and insightful article. And as someone who is originally from Turkey, I also found it to be flattering... Nevertheless, he did what many right-wing/neo-conservative pundits are doing these days: while acknowledging the humongous progress the party of Recep Tayyip Erdogan (AK Party), the current Turkish premier, made in the last seven or so years, they keep qualifying/blemishing their compliments by implying that Erdogan's party is (feared) to slowly change Turkey to an Islamic state. Continue reading >>

An Open Letter to Hamas to Pursue Nonviolent Struggle

Featured on  islamicity.com  and  iviews.com . A humble attempt of the peace activists of the Gaza flotilla to break the Israeli blockade of Gaza succeeded what Hamas modus operandi could not have succeeded in a thousand years! Continue reading >> Reproduced with permission from islamicity.com