Photos from within Ground Zero of Turkey Protests

The mass demonstrations across Turkey has started with a peaceful sit-in in Gezi Park, next to Taksim Square in central Istanbul (see my analysis piece describing the chronology of events). While violent clashes are still reported from all around the country, the situation in Istanbul is one of relative peace (as of June 6, 2013),  Continue reading

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“Seriously Endangered” in the Era of Lingue Franche

Ladino

Silver coin commemorating Ladino
Source: 4Law

In all likelihood, you are lucky enough that you will never have to know the feeling one gets after reading his father’s mother tongue now being listed under the Seriously Endangered Languages List of UNESCO, the most authoritative index on all endangered languages in the world. Continue reading