Category Archives: Istanbul

Berkin Elvan- HERE! II

We here at Agent sLp inc. are in somewhat of an existential crisis at the moment, as we desperately refresh Twitter and Facebook to see if people we know to be, I say this kindly, reckless and full of righteous … Continue reading

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Detainment In Ladies’ Jail

Gotta get this narrative wrapped up, cause the new chapter starts on Thursday. (Very excited to share that with you.) On Monday morning I was let out of my cell to talk with my lawyer. She bummed me a few … Continue reading

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Continuing Adventures in Turkish Detainment

When we last left off, I’d been awoken in the middle of the night to have a cıgarette, and I thought, “this is my last cigarette for a while.” And I was right. I never quite caught how long cops … Continue reading

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Blue Shirts vs. Black Shirts: Continued Adventures in Detainment

I lied in the last post about jail. Sorry. Some events are getting hazy. I did not wake up to my lawyer. I woke up to a police officer shouting “Elizabeth!” with far too much joviality. “Dear God,” I thought. … Continue reading

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Once in Turkish Jail Is Never Enough!

It was after midnight when we got back to the Emniyet. “You are going to stay here for a few days,” my lawyer said gently. “Okay do they have a room or-” “No. You will be in the cell.” “I … Continue reading

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Ahmet Protests, Kadiköy, Take 1- Everything is Lovely

  A boy who’d been hit in the head by a tear gas canister in Antakya died yesterday from his injuries. Despite the proliferation of a video showing the event on the internet, and despite the release of the autopsy … Continue reading

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The Power of Paint

One of the things I keep marveling at is the constant cleverness of Turkish protest. My Western friends are all convinced that the protests are dead, but they aren’t. They bubble up in lively and entertaining ways. Less gassy and … Continue reading

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Return to Gezi Park

Someone once quoted me a statistic that women cry 60 times in a year, and men cry 6. It could be complete bullshit, I don’t know. I know that I don’t cry six times a year- not even close. Maybe … Continue reading

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Summer Evenings in Kadiköy

I am now working fewer than 56 hours in a week! I have some evenings free! Friends are returning from their summers abroad and it’s swell to belly up to a table outside a bar and chat the night away, … Continue reading

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