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Dealing With The World That Is Rather Than The One We Want

Originally posted on Ottomans and Zionists:
I’ve been purposely keeping quiet as Operation Protective Edge rages on, which for someone who writes about Israel seems like a counterproductive move. The problem is, I have seen very little to convince me…

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A Year After Gezi

On the 28th or the 29th of May last year, I was smoking on the balcony with Z, in a break between classes. He started telling me about how out of control the original Gezi park protest had gotten, and … Continue reading

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June 1, 2013, Gezi Park

Originally posted on agent L abroad:
To continue my story– when we were all vaselined, (sidebar- really, Agent J? Everyone told me vaseline helped) and had 50 cls of liquid courage in us, Lina and TJ and I headed down…

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Girding Our Loins for Battle

Originally posted on agent L abroad:
It was important for me to go to Taksim Square, but I will not lie, I was nervous. Cops make me nervous anyway. Turkish cops terrify the fuck out of me. The Turkish police,…

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#occupygezi

Originally posted on agent L abroad:
Agent L, having gotten back from Taksim Square only somewhat before 2 in the morning, and needing an hour and a half to wind down from an exhausting, uplifting, confusing, ultimately really awesome day,…

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13 FEET of rain a year.

Forgive agent L inc’s lack of posts, lately. We have managed to wash our smart phone in the Permanent Press Cycle, on Hot/Cold mode, and are therefore unable to post photos and photos rather than words are going to be … Continue reading

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The Problem With The Turkish Government In A Nutshell

Originally posted on Ottomans and Zionists:
Turkey is reeling over a tragic loss of human life following an explosion and fire at a coal mine in Soma, with the death toll up to 238 as of this writing and at…

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A Security Warning from the U.S. Embassy

Originally posted on Adventures in Ankara:
A Message from the Embassy of the United States of America Ankara, Turkey  April 30, 2014  Security Message for U.S. Citizens  May Day (Labor Day) Demonstrations on Thursday, May 1, 2014  The U.S. Embassy…

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Packing for Moving: the Definitive Guide

When I originally moved to Istanbul, being a homebody and never having had experience living abroad, I reasonably assumed I’d be home sooner or later, and I left a storage facility full of bare bones furniture and sundries I couldn’t … Continue reading

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Celebrity Madness I wrote one of my favorite authors and he wrote back. This is what happened. 

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