I was interviewed

I was interviewed recently on Ersin’s blog. I think you’ll enjoy reading what I had to say. Here’s a sample: 7- What has been the most disappointing thing that you have experienced in Turkey? One of the worst things has been to realize that some people who I thought were friends weren’t really friends, but … Continue reading

Interview

I was asked by a new Turkish blogger what had surprised me since coming to Turkey. You can read my answers at “More than Five Senses” today. I think you’ll enjoy it.

A Student’s take on the headscarf issue

Anyone who follows the news in Turkey can attest to the fact that the biggest thing in the news lately is the recent parliamentary vote to ease restrictions of the Muslim Headscarf on university campuses.  Prior to this vote, it was forbidden to enter all government buildings (including university classrooms) with one’s head covered.  The … Continue reading

Interview With a Turkish Teacher

My final post in the Turkish learning learning series is in interview with someone who knows a lot more about this subject than me; my former teacher Kamil. Kamil has been helping foreigners learn Turkish in Adana since 2000. He’s had around 300 students in that time and has seen many students at different levels … Continue reading

Learning To Read Turkish

Melissa Maples, an American woman living in Antalya cited my posts on language learning on her site. I checked out her post and was intrigued by two things; 1. A wonderful site chronicling life as a successful non-conformist wanderer living in Turkey 2. She stated in her post that she can read well in Turkish … Continue reading

Edwin Gardner’s interview with me

My interview this week with Edwin Gardner was very interesting for me, I hope it was for you too. He interviewed me as well for his site Istanbul Intelligence. I’ve posted my response to one of his questions here. If you’d like to read the whole thing click here: Edwin Gardner: Now that you’re also … Continue reading

Edwin Gardner’s interview with me

My interview this week with Edwin Gardner was very interesting for me, I hope it was for you too. He interviewed me as well for his site Istanbul Intelligence. I’ve posted my response to one of his questions here. If you’d like to read the whole thing click here: Edwin Gardner: Now that you’re also … Continue reading

Edwin Gardner: Foreign Perspective Interview (part 2)

This is the continuation of the interview that I started yesterday with Edwin Gardner. You can see his bio and the first half of the interview here: How would you compare your educational experience at Taşkışla to your experience in the Netherlands? For design education there are always a lot similarities where ever you go. … Continue reading

Edwin Gardner: Foreign Perspective Interview (part 1)

Edwin Gardner is a Dutch architecture student studying in Istanbul at Taşkışla, i.e. the Architectural faculty of Istanbul Technical University for a semester with the Erasmus program. He is 26 years old and in his 7th year at the university.  His interests include architecture , design theory, philosophy and history , magazine making , and music … Continue reading

More Antakya Memories (by Rana)

After writing yesterday’s post, we looked through some of Rana’s pictures and found this one from a few years ago. Pictured are a few members of her family worshiping at the evening Christmas in Antakya’s St Peter’s church. Below is the second part of Rana’s memories on Christmas as a child in Antakya, Turkey continued … Continue reading