Reporting Trips

  • May 21, 2011 • Reporting Trips • Views: 733

    Celebrating Ataturk Day

    by Diego Salvatierra Sanliurfa clearly looks quite different from Istanbul. One might say it feels more “Middle Eastern,” as if we were already south of the border. But the omnipresent image of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the father of...

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  • May 21, 2011 • Reporting Trips • Views: 677

    A Reporter’s Reflections: Cyprus

    by Emily Ullmann Sophomore Associate Editor Emily Ullmann thought she encountered a confusing world of media and journalism in Turkey: but it’s nothing like the complexity of Cyprus....

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  • May 20, 2011 • Reporting Trips • Views: 689

    A day at Mt. Nemrut

    by Margaret Zhang Glo Urfa spent many hours in a tricked-out van yesterday, telling stories of our grandmothers and sleeping a fair amount. On our way to Mt. Nemrut, we made a few pit stops, stopping to gape at endless caves, ruins of...

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  • May 20, 2011 • Reporting Trips • Views: 1101

    A Taste of Turkey: street eats

    by Emily Ullmann              Our first few nights in Istanbul, the Globalist reporters and I dined in restaurants, sampling kebaps and shish. Although we all found the food delicious, we quickly realized that sticking to street...

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  • May 20, 2011 • Reporting Trips • Views: 589

    Glo at Mount Nemrut

    After spending a day in the bustling city of Urfa, we’ve been on a bus pretty much all day getting to Mount Nemrut and now to Gazantep. Blog posts to come, but first a teaser treat from Nemrut: looks like Glo can give the mighty...

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  • May 19, 2011 • Reporting Trips • Views: 1570

    A Taste of Turkey: çay and kahve

    by Emily Ullmann The first word I learned here in Turkey was çay (pronounced chai), or tea. In Turkey, tea is more than just a beverage; tea also represents a common courtesy and means of social interaction. Shopkeepers, cafes, and even...

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  • May 18, 2011 • Reporting Trips • Views: 657

    The Hajj in Urfa

    by Jessica Shor Sanliurfa is considered one of the most devout cities in Turkey, and evidence of this is sprinkled throughout the city’s historic center. Above doors in the winding stone alleyways, metal signs indicate that the owner...

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  • May 18, 2011 • Reporting Trips • Views: 538

    the Globalist splits: Sanliurfa and Northern Cyprus

    Dear Readers, Today our group splits into two as we journey to very different places: one group left early this morning, around 4:30, to catch a flight to Sanliurfa (pronounced by Turks as “Shan-lurfa” and usually just...

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  • May 18, 2011 • Reporting Trips • Views: 597

    On feeling at home in Istanbul

    by Sanjena Sathian  Last night, as part of our final evening in Istanbul for a while, a group of us went to a local family’s home for dinner. After a two and a half hour trek out to the suburbs in intense traffic – with a stop in the...

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  • May 17, 2011 • Reporting Trips • Views: 725

    Dumb Luck, Language Barriers, and Terrorist Ties

    by Jessica Shor Bagcilar is at the end of Istanbul’s T1 tramline, 20 stops from our hotel in Sultanahmet, Istanbul’s tourist center. Wikipedia describes it as a working class suburb, known for its poor infrastructure, as well...

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