Day Trip: Serindere Canyon

Living in Istanbul is full of surprises. This city probably never sleeps and sometimes to follow its rythm can be exhausting. In summer time, many Istanbulites escape to nearby beaches in Kilyos, Şile or to a Princes Islands. By saying many, I actually mean MANY. Beaches, roads and ferries are often very kalabalık on the […]

Moje življenje v Turčiji….

Zakaj ravno Turčija? Kaj pa varnost? Kaj pa odnos do žensk? Jih spoštujejo? Ali je za ženske varno? Lahko potuješ sama? Kaj pa islam? Moraš nositi burko?? Ali moraš postati musliman, če se želiš poročiti v Turčiji? Ali je turščina težka? Ali Turki uporabljajo arabsko abecedo?  To je samo nekaj vprašaj, ki so/ste mi jih […]

Pray for #Turkey, pray for the #World

Sur, Diyarbakır (gazetevatan.com) V zadnjih mesecih se teroristični napadi v Turčiji kar vrstijo. Od julija 2015, ko se je zgodil samomorilski napad v pretežno kurdskem Suruçu, so oboroženi spopadi na vzhodu Turčije praktično stalnica. O spopadih med DHPK-C oziroma PKK-jem in turško vojsko tuji mediji poročajo le izjemoma, kot da se sploh nič ne dogaja. […]

Srečno 1395!

Nevruz, Diyarbakir (nationalturk.com) Nowruz ali nevruz je praznik pomladi, ki ga v Turčiji praznuje predvsem kurdska manjšina. Za Kurde je nevruz eden izmed najpomembnejših praznikov, praznujejo pa ga od 18.- 21. Praznovanje doseže svoj vrhunec 21. marca, na dan pomladnega enakonočja. Veliko bolj kot v Turčiji, je ta dan pomemben v Iranu, saj 21. marca […]

1. november #1kasim

1. november, dan vseh svetih in Dan d za turško demokracijo. Dan ki s(m)o ga nestrpno pričakovali že vse od junija oz. julija, ko so oznanili ponovne volitve. Kaj bo jutri? Nočem niti ugibati, ampak na vzhodu Turčije že poročajo o prvih spopadih med policijo in državljani, predvsem v Kurdskih predelih. No, pred mojim oknom […]

Eelection madness 2015

Again elections are approaching. Turkish general elections will be held on Sunday, June 7th, 2015. The propaganda and all the election madness has been going on for the last 3 months. Here is just a short video from the Üsküdar square, where almost all the parties have their stands. Unfortunately I’ve turned off the video […]

2nd Anniversary of Gezi Park

31st May is anniversary of Gezi park events. You can read more about May 31th: 1st anniversary of Gezi Park events here. Like last year, the public transportation going to/from Taksim, especially the Taksim metro line does’t operate. The stops Şişhane, Taksim and Osmanbey have been closed since 9:00 am today and will be clodes […]

Happy National Sovereignty and Children’s Day!

23 April is a holiday (bayram) in Turkey and Northern Cyprus. This day is dedicated to children. The idea is that children are the future of the nation, so they also have their ”special day”. Mustafa Kemal Atatürk dedicated the April 23rd to children in 1920 and since than, this holiday has been celebrated in […]

#BuradaElektrikYok

Almost 12 hours without electricity.  Somewhere we finally have it, but in some parts the electricity is coming and going. Some district of Istanbul are still without electricity: as you can see at the photo, the hill next to us is totally dark.According to the media, trains, metro and tram are working again.

#BuradaElektrikYok

Since 10:30 am almost all Turkey is without electricity. In Istanbul, metro and tram lines are out of order due to electricity cut. The reason is still unknown.You can get more info in social media, such as twitter, under #BuradaElektrikYok