Category Archives: Turkey

Beginnings: New

We here at Agent L headquarters have had a shitty, shitty year, punctuated by moments of grace and loveliness which we hope we haven’t grown so calloused as to not appreciate. Even before the deportation, there was a nasty incident … Continue reading

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Pressure On Turkey Works And There Needs To Be More

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I have a piece in Foreign Affairs today in which I argue that Turkey is backtracking on a couple of issues that have created friction with the U.S. in response to more open American…

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Kelle Paça Çorbası!

There was a great place for kelle paça çorbasi right around the corner from my apartment in Kadiköy, and if I was having a particularly rough day, I’d go there and order a bowl and feel almost instantly better. It’s … Continue reading

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What Lies Ahead for Turkey

What Lies Ahead for Turkey.

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PSA Regarding Sandwiches

This week I was so very, very homesick for Turkey, and one thing I was particularly homesick for was a particular wrap sandwich I used to get all the time at Rulo. I never thought I’d miss Turkish food, (its … Continue reading

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Deportation

At the end of a few days, I can say that I’m not in love with Panama. However, I’ve had a lovely few first days here, on no small parts thanks to my host, who has been infinitely kind, solicitous, … 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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