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Urfa

  • May 22, 2011 • Reporting Trips • Views: 1112

    AKP Political Rally

    by Raphaella Friedman The elections are everywhere. You can’t walk the streets of Urfa or Istanbul without hearing the songs and slogans of Turkey’s many political parties. Minibuses with candidates’ faces plastered on them bump...

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  • May 22, 2011 • Reporting Trips • Views: 962

    Visiting the United Nations Protected Area

    by Eli Markham On Thursday, our first full day in Cyprus, we traveled to the United Nations Protected Area to meet with Rolando Gomez, press secretary for UNFICYP (“un-fi-sip” in the local lingo). Over the next few hours we...

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  • May 22, 2011 • Reporting Trips • Views: 1341

    Southern Hospitality

    by Ali Friedman Where I’m from there’s a well-known custom we like to call ‘Southern hospitality.’ Much to my and my fellow Southerners’ delight (I’m talking about Nathan, Rae, and Raffi), Southern hospitality extends to our...

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  • May 22, 2011 • Reporting Trips • Views: 941

    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 21, 2011 • Reporting Trips • Views: 1115

    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: 1016

    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: 1020

    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 20, 2011 • Reporting Trips • Views: 952

    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: 1024

    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 18, 2011 • Reporting Trips • Views: 860

    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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