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Moda Havuz: a Vignette

September 21, 2014

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Sunday morning was coming down gently as I walked my dogs up to the park at the end of Bahariye street. You know, the one that now has a mangled metal sculpture of an abstract fish? Or perhaps you know it by the local name, the Moda Havuz. Havuz means pool or fountain. Although Istanbul […]

PM of Turkey Lures Thousands into a Trap

June 11, 2013

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I will never forget the riot police, casually smoking cigarettes, sitting on the ground, smiling. Their casual demeanor calmed me a little bit and led me to believe the government would honor their word not to touch the protesters in the park. Now, when I think about those hundreds of smiling faces, I feel sick. […]