GET OUT AND VOTE! Today is election day in Turkey. The Prime Minister is not up for re-election, but his party is. The three largest cities are Istanbul (over 14 million), Ankara (about 5 million) and Izmir (about 3.5 million). Below is some reading from Turkish & International newspapers on the subject: Turkey Politicians Make... Continue Reading →
METUArt 15, at METU Culture and Convention Center between March 21 – April 20 METUArt 15 is setting out… METU invites Ankara to the concerts, theatres, films, workshops, talks and the exhibition that will take place between March 21 – April 20, 2014. For more details on the program, check this link: http://kkm.metu.edu.tr/event/metuart-15-at-metu-culture-and-convention-center/
The 31st International Ankara Music Festival will take place at many venues. This year's event includes outdoor concerts and a light show. The festival starts April 4th and runs through April 30th. For more program details and tickets, check their website at http://www.ankarafestival.com/. Be there or be square!
A wise woman puts a grain of sugar into everything she says to a man, and takes a grain of salt with everything he says to her. Helen Rowland I stopped adding salt to dishes many moons ago -- except spinach. Spinach needs salt. It didn't take long before I realized that food had tastes... Continue Reading →
I had a chat with an old high school friend yesterday on Facebook. I don't know how we got on the topic of cleaning ladies, but we did. Yes, politically incorrect, but in Turkey, there is really no such thing as a male housekeeper. I told him that in Turkey it is very common for... Continue Reading →
Below is a message from: Embassy of the United States of America Ankara, Turkey Security Message for U.S. Citizens – Protests in Turkey March 11, 2014 The Embassy of the United States of America anticipates demonstrations in Ankara, Istanbul and Izmir and other cities in Turkey following the death today (March 11) of Berkin Elvan,... Continue Reading →
It is almost three months since my sister Eileen left us. It's a strange time. Family and close friends remember what you are still going through, but most forget. This is normal. You may remember that I had gone through quite a bit during the months before and after her death. When I think back... Continue Reading →