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Chaos in Turkey—what the hell is happening?

For days now we’ve seen gruesome pictures of people being gassed, shot at, chased, injured and killed all over Turkey. A mess that started from a peaceful gathering in Istanbul’s Taksim Square has spread throughout the country and at least … Continue reading

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Istanbul, Turkey

Here’s a short video of our trip to Istanbul, 6-9 April 2012.

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Nicosia — the last divided capital

For decades, the most famous (or rather infamous) barrier in the world was the Berlin Wall. Surrounding the entire West Berlin, it separated the city for 28 long years. But in 1989, it all came to an end. The people’s … Continue reading

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“Soil that I have walked on, land that I miss, soil that has resurrected me—Ammohostos”*

I can only imagine how the people of Famagusta felt on and around 14th August, 1974, when they heard that the Turkish army was coming their way. The widespread panic that ensued after the news reached the town must have … Continue reading

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