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  • May 22, 2011 • Reporting Trips • Views: 725

    Dinner with a Kurdish Tribal Leader

    by Charlotte Parker When our guide Nebi told us that we were having dinner with a Kurdish tribal leader, I think all of us expected that we’d be dining on the cushioned floor of an elaborate tent, with goats and the sound of drums...

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  • May 22, 2011 • Reporting Trips • Views: 762

    Art school drop-ins

    by Emily Ullmann and Jason Toups A belated reflection from our days in Istanbul last week… On Monday morning, we found ourselves with a few hours to kill before going to an interview with Forbes Turkey. After having been in Istanbul...

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  • May 21, 2011 • Reporting Trips • Views: 886

    Their eyes were watching Glo

    by Uzra Khan Everywhere in Turkey, we are being watched. And we’ve been doing a pretty good job keeping up our conservative-chic. But regardless of appearance, Turkey’s evil eye always watches. From the bustling streets of...

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  • May 21, 2011 • Reporting Trips • Views: 801

    Lunching with an Urfan Imam

    by Uzra Khan Today was an incredible day. We lunched with an imam at a mosque, went to an AK Parti pre-election rally at which Prime Minister Erdogan spoke, and ate dinner at the home of a Kurdish village leader. Posts about the latter two...

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  • May 21, 2011 • Reporting Trips • Views: 644

    Belated Musings from Istanbul: An Afternoon with Multitap

    by Charlotte Parker We met Selim Sümer, the lead singer and guitarist for up-and-coming Turkish electro-pop group Multitap, in Tünel square, the heart of Istanbul’s music district. I had never seen him before, but I knew when I saw him...

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  • May 21, 2011 • Reporting Trips • Views: 2156

    A Taste of Turkey: Cypriot Meze

    by Cathy Huang The Greek Cypriots have an apt saying for mealtimes: “Siga, Siga!”, which translates to “Slow, slow!” Even those with the largest appetites need to heed this advice when meze dining in Cyprus. Meze, which translates...

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  • May 21, 2011 • Reporting Trips • Views: 772

    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: 728

    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: 745

    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: 1156

    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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