The only way to describe my experience here so far is to quote two great individuals, Morpheus and Slavoj Zizek: "Welcome to the desert of the real"
It began as a little spat between Noam Chomsky and Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. Correction, it began as a organized series of acts of criminal injustice by Erdoğan on which Chomsky refused to be silent. Many other foreign academics joined with Chomsky in signing an open letter to the Turkish government calling for peace in Southeast... Continue Reading →
One hundred forty-six "fugitives". Yes, Hurriyet, the main newspaper here in Turkey calls them fugitives, have been "captured" in their attempt to escape Turkey in their attempt to get to Greece, and from there further into Europe. Of those caught, one hundred twenty-six of them are Syrians, ten are Afghani, five from Burma and five... Continue Reading →
The numbers I wanted to get before putting this post up here I couldn't. It wasn't for a lack of trying. I spent hours digging through trying to get the information. Those I tried asking who might have had the information either ignored me or claimed ignorance. The reality of it is, the information just... Continue Reading →