Posts Tagged ‘Turkey’ (5)

Turkey’s Kurdish “Problem”

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012

I first heard about Turkey’s “Kurdish problem” from my friend Julien, who mentioned it to me when I asked him about Turkey’s greatest challenge. In turn, I mentioned this to my friend Mehmed (who is Kurdish, although I didn’t know …

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Istanbul’s Topaki Palace *Video*

Monday, October 1st, 2012

This was my second visit to Topaki Palace – but that that’s a good thing – ‘cause there’s a lot to see!

The palace, at one time home to more than 4,000 people, is a complex of more than 600,000 …

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2 Women in a Male Hamam

Saturday, September 29th, 2012

  • Question: What were 2 women doing in a male hamam?
  • Answer: Getting flashed and a naked rub down.

Last week in Istanbul, my friend Brid and I had a fast one pulled on us. We were looking for …

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Turkish Delights *Videos*

Wednesday, September 26th, 2012

Last month, I visited Turkey for the third time! I was so looking forward to returning to one of my favorite countries and to re-acquainting myself with the fabulous city of Istanbul.

About a year before I started my big …

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To Whirl or Not to Whirl: The Dervish Debate

Wednesday, July 29th, 2009

A door was could we not watch?July 13, 2009, Ankara, Turkey


I’ve wanted to see the Whirling Dervishes for more than a decade, after a missed opportunity during my last visit to Turkey more than 10 years ago. Although I admit that I wasn’t thinking of …

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