Yıl: 2019

  • Sultan’s Allegiance to His Wine – Selim the Drunk

    Sultan’s Allegiance to His Wine – Selim the Drunk

    The son of Suleiman the Magnificent, II. Selim, was famous with his drinking habit and known as Selim the Drunk. He had this nick name because he was a heavy drinker. Indeed, it is believed that the reason behind the conquest of Cyprus was the production of beautiful wines from […]

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  • The Unknown Story of the Foundation of the Ottoman Empire

    The Unknown Story of the Foundation of the Ottoman Empire

    I have always been interested in memories / travel books written by foreign travelers, ambassadors or slaves who observed the political and social life of the Ottoman Empire. Among the most important of these publications  Reinhold Lubenau’s ‘Lubenau Travelbook’ and Stephan Gerlich’s ‘Turkey Diaries’ are known as most the prominent ones […]

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  • The Coast is Where the Sea Gives Up

    The Coast is Where the Sea Gives Up

    Story starts like this; All the people created from the beginning to the end were gathered together before sent to the Earth. They answered a simple question asked; ” Whom do you worship ? ” Then the Universe and the Earth were created. After that the first male Adam and […]

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  • Shrek or Maurice

    Shrek or Maurice

    The comic hero most of us knew by the name of “Shrek” was actually a professional wrestler. Born in 1903 in France, the father of this wrestler was a railway engineer and his mother was one of the famous language professors of her time Maurice lost his father at a […]

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  • Liselerde Horozlar Kuluçkaya Yattı – TEOG v.s LGS

    Liselerde Horozlar Kuluçkaya Yattı – TEOG v.s LGS

    Bilindiği üzere TEOG sınavı iki sene önce sistemden kaldırıldı. Yerine LGS ve adrese dayalı kayıt sistemi denilen uygulama getirildi. Bu sisteme göre liseye başlamak isteyen öğrencilerin yaklaşık yüzde 90’ı adreslerine göre liselere yerleşecekken kalan yüzde 10’luk kısım ise yapılan merkezi sınav LGS’nin sonuçlarına göre ülke çapındaki 600 civarı nitelikli liseye […]

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  • Okumayı Neden Seviyorum?

    Okumayı Neden Seviyorum?

    Okumayı çok sevdiğimi bilen etrafımdaki dostlarım, arkadaşlarım kimi zaman bana neden bu kadar çok okuduğumu soruyor. Hatta bazen sormaktan çok tenkit ediyorlar. Kendimi bilmeye başladığım ve okuma yazmayı söktüğüm yaşlardan beridir ben bir okurum. ”Okurum” diyerek aslında kastettiğim şey, benim için okumamanın imkânsız olduğudur.  Hatta diyebilirim ki kitap okumak, yaptığım bir şeyi […]

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