A selection of articles that showcases the variety of topics that I write about. Topics vary from peaceful childhood memories to political turmoil. Get ready to learn, reflect on your own experiences, question, and to bear witness to life.
Dear Nahit, I wish I could do more than write this article.
As I write these words, I am intentional that someone, somewhere will read this and know that Nahit was a kind soul, that he tried standing up against the face of injustice…
A Look Into the Turkish Justice System Through the Broken Glasses of a Teacher: Gökhan Açıkkollu
The government fired him, tortured him, took away his life, refused him a religious burial, and in the end reinstated him and said sorry. They did not even pay attention to the fact that they killed Gökhan before they sent the apology letter to his home.
I was very hesitant to buy any books in my first year in Canada. I only got the essential ones for my classes. I would even say that I was very angry at any book that I had to buy.
To be honest, I did not want to get hurt by my books.
a Journey into Turkish History Through Music
To understand modern Turkey, we need to take a look into the personality-forming events of its past. There is a saying we have in Turkish which goes; “Turkey does not let its youth be interested in anything other than herself”. There is always something happening that we have to pay attention towards. The trauma caused by this non-stop turmoil is best carried between generations through art. The artists I write about in this series have sang about the lives of everyday people, politics, imprisonment, urban migration, national identity, exile, and many other topics which we will explore through this page