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
Conformity is one of the biggest evils known to mankind. The more I study and observe human interactions, the more I feel convinced of this conclusion.
Conformity is the reason why many potential geniuses’ creativity never finds an outlet, why many “misfits,” in a constant effort to conform, end up Continue reading
It has been only a few days since I moved to Germany and I quickly had my first cultural disorientation. Even though I should have known it from living in Belgium, Continue reading
The on-and-off rumors about the possibility of a rapprochement between some of the Gulf countries and Israel reminded me of a recent anecdote that I would like to share. Continue reading
I figured it would make sense to devote my first entry to this topic. My website was banned in Turkey even before it went live Continue reading