29 Ekim…

“En büyük bayramdır, kutlu olsun” Mustafa Kemal Atatürk

Cumhuriyet Bayramımız kutlu olsun…
Güzel bayramlara…

PS/ 29 October 1923: Foundation of Turkish Republic

6 Comments so far

  1. Naoum (unregistered) on October 30th, 2006 @ 11:57 pm

    Well, Meral!

    Let’s start a community discussion. What does Turkey want? To belong to the West? To be a Unique Country? Like a Cat? To be part of Asia? To be part and parcel of Greek Cicilization? To be Democratic? Autocratic? Does Turkey want to claim Homer as one of its Sons? Think Carefully how you answer! Is Turkey Superior to the rest of Humanity? IS IT PART of the Rest of Humanity? Let’s all start a MEANINGFUL dialog, why don’t we??? We all read the same books…go to the same universities…UNITE US ALL, MERAL! GREKS/TURKS, JEWS/PALESTINIANS, AMERICANS/IRAQUIS, RUSSIANS/CHECHNIANS….



  2. Idil (unregistered) on October 31st, 2006 @ 8:23 am

    I don’t see how Meral posting about the foundation of the Turkish Republic would provoke such a fuming response/comment?
    I think that was uncalled for. There are better mediums to discuss the kind of subjects that you would like to debate on. Even though you give the impression that debating isn’t what you’d like. It’s sad how people try to fuel hatred and anger with remarks like these.

  3. tara (unregistered) on October 31st, 2006 @ 2:54 pm

    we all want meral to answer all those questions! (sincerely)

    we want meral to unite us all! (i am not joking)

    we want to see meral on the front line fighting for us! (we will be watching her, concerned)

    we want meral to save us! (including the whole world and if possible the rest of the universe)

    where are you meral? don’t you hear the crowds (excluding idil, she is busy watching simpsons) calling for you?

    who are you meral? is this too much of a burden for you? (after all we all read the same book)

    are you free meral? maybe tomorrow we can go for some kumis and have a chit-chat about our cause?


    meral? (no, i don’t have any morale issues, that’s a lie!)

  4. Idil (unregistered) on October 31st, 2006 @ 3:55 pm

    How many times must I repeat that it’s FAMILY GUY. Screw the simpsons, Stewie rocks my socks! (i’m in on the kumis and the whole cause thing, looks like the trendy thing to do)

  5. gaykedi (unregistered) on November 3rd, 2006 @ 2:54 am

    cumhuriyet bayramını daha yeni kutladık, gelde bu haberi okuyunca Mustafa Kemal’ i bir kez daha sevgiyle anma !

    İranlı kadınlardan recm karşıtı kampanya..İRAN’da kadın hakları savunucuları, zina yapanlara recm cezası verilmesini öngören kanunun değiştirilmesini sağlayabilmek için kampanya başlattı. Kampanyanın öncü isimlerinden Avukat Şadi Sadr, recm cezasının uygulanmaması için kanunda değişiklik yapılmasını talep ettiklerini belirtti. Kadın avukat, feministlerin yaptığı araştırmaya dayanarak, nisan ayında bir kadınla erkeğin recmedilerek öldürüldüğünü söyledi. Avukat Sadr, 9 kadınla 2 erkeğin de recm cezasına çarptırılmış olduğunu, bu insanların cezalarının infazını beklediğini anlattı. Recm cezasının infazında, erkek mahkum kalçalarına, kadın mahkum ise göğsüne kadar gömülüp ölene kadar taşlanıyor. Çukurdan çıkabilenlerin hayatı bağışlanıyor…


  6. Meral (unregistered) on November 19th, 2006 @ 3:58 am

    To Naoum:
    Is Turkey a dictatorship where people can’t speak freely? How little you know, yet how unshakeable judgements you’ve formed. (In the absence of knowledge one could/should be able to withdraw judgement.) Yes, you can’t read Turkish newspapers, books in Turkish, you can’t watch Turkish televisions where anything you can imagine is discussed and criticised…anything… but you have other means, blogs for instance, so many Turkish people write blogs in English, there you could have witnessed variety of ideas and how freely they can put them! But no, to form a judgement without knowledge is easy, so why to bother, right?
    “[…] and this ignorance, which thinks that it knows what it does not, must surely be ignorance most culpable.” (Tredennick:1973) You mentioned ancient Greece, does this sound familiar?
    Does Ohi Day or 4th of July provokes you? Have you ever made such a provocative comment to the ones who celebrate their Ohi Day? 4th of July? etc… So why our anniversary of foundation of Turkish Republic incites such anger in you?
    If you were really looking for a fair debate/listening to the ideas, I’d tell you my ideas and also what I consider as defects in Turkish people/society/government/state etc, but I have nothig to say against such an aggressive, judgmental remark where you tried yet failed to be sarcastic.

    To Tara:
    I guess I missed the kumis thing:( because I was soundly sleeping in my frog pyjamas… (well…ok…it wasn’t frog pyjamas, but ostrich pyjamas. But I swear, if you stand on your hands the ostrich look like frog! (Yes, I swear. I have foul mouth…and so the ones, who can’t bear such bad manners, please deafen your ears with your fingers (or close your eyes in this case)))
    I wouldn’t probably drink kumis…
    I am not good at chit chat (I’m a poor talker in general)…
    And I don’t believe in causal relations…
    So do you still wanna go for some kumis and have a chit-chat about our cause?

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