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The Karagöz puppets comment on recent legal changes in Turkey, my absence from the Internet & obtaining a “certificate of good citizenship”

The Karagöz puppets have been nagging at me. “When are you going to write about us again on that Internet?” I usually say something along the lines of “be quiet, I’m studying Turkish on Rosetta Stone,” or at times I’ll … Continue reading

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Take your kaynana to work day: A Turkish mother-in-law’s observations of an academic

Yesterday, I wrote about my Turkish mother-in-law (kaynana) – or rather – my phantom mother-in-law, as she passed away before I had the honor of meeting her.  During the time I have been with M., I have gleaned bits and … Continue reading

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Turkish women and their hair: A visit to the guzelik salonu

We Karagöz puppets take over while m’lady rest. She a right mess! Don’t tell her we say. We sneak jumpy jumpy iPhone toy, find her drafts from summer. She too perfectionist. We hit “publish” while she sleep, We blame Karagöz … Continue reading

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