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ABHaber 2012’de bu yazıyı yanyınlamıştı (adreste bir hata var ama çok şükür yazıyı kopyalamıştım). Zafer Çağlayan’ın 2012’de söyledikleri bu yıl doğru çıktı : bu yıl saçma Gezi Park olayı Türkiye’yi karıştırmak için tamamen manipule edildi. “Türkiye’ye bazı derecelendirme kuruluşlarının da iki yüzlü davrandığını dile getiren Çağlayan, ”Biliyorsunuz bir derecelendirme şirketi Standard&Poor’s (S&P) var. O artık… » read more

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I love the song ‘Kavanoz dipli dünya’. I have positive old memories. I think that the message of that song conveys what the Turkish society (including me) would say to all the irresponsible people who ludicrously demonstrated and illegally camped at Gezi Park, but also to those who supported them such as the CHP and… » read more

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The EU has always found a pretext to delay and block Turkey’s EU membership. During many years the two main pretexts linked to democracy were these ones : – “There is the Kurdish issue, Turkey can’t be an EU member”. – “The military is not under the control of the civilians, Turkey can’t be an… » read more

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I’m afraid and angry because some have been trying to destabilise and stop Turkey’s democratisation process and economic success. As a Turkish citizen I am asking the EU citizens (even those who don’t support Turkey’s EU membership) to react. Most of you seek peace and harmony, so make your voice heard. Don’t let them fool… » read more

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A useless and ridiculous demonstration which dates back to a few days has been exaggerated and provoked an anti-AKP mechanism which satisfies especially the CHP and Mr Kılıçdaroğlu. Here’s the story of this demonstration that achieved nothing : 1/ Some people demonstrated because 2 trees were cut (and 10 removed) in Gezi Park – Taksim.… » read more

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Sezen Aksu (Episode I)

Her albums are available on iTunes. If you go to Turkey don’t hesitate to visit D&R (music & book shops that you can discover in many towns), you’ll be able to find her albums as well as some boxes. I want to start by suggesting these songs : ‘Nihayet’ : (my favourite) ‘Şen şarkı’ (my… » read more

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Ahmet Kaya (Episode I)

I grew up with his songs. Perhaps that’s why I was often sad during my childhood. Ahmet Kaya was a great master of music. In my opinion Turkey’s greatest singers and composers are Sezen Aksu and Ahmet Kaya. I ought to not have hesitated to introduce him in this former article of mine (it was… » read more

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I discovered Kızılırmak when I was nearly 10-12 years old. I love their album ‘Pir Sultan’dan Nesimi’ye Anadolu Türküleri’, a great album that is available on iTunes. Here are two songs. ‘Şifa istemem’ : ‘Haydar’ : Yours sincerely, Cem

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