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What Orhan Pamuk's New Novel Tells Us About Turkey Today

Alev Scott | Posted 10.12.2015 | World
Alev Scott

ANKARA -- "A Strangeness in My Mind" is about what it means to be a poor, ordinary Turk, buffeted by the winds of modern politics and traditional mores. It is detailed, intimate, but it is also universal, dealing with emotions like shame, ambition, love and grief, and what it feels like to belong. This is not an intentionally political novel, but if there is a political message, this is it: Turkey needs to recognize its universals, not its differences. Saturday's bombing in Ankara showed us that, with devastating effect.

From the Grand Bazaar to New York's Grand Central

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jim Luce

The biggest Turkish Festival in the history of the U.S. -- "Turkish Days in New York" -- is now upon us. It is bringing the Grand Bazaar on the beaut...