Thursday, June 14, 2007


This is Vedat, a good friend of mine...and wanted by many men and women, for different reasons. Anyhow, he is for sale now..)) And I have 24 hrs. to collect some money out of this. He is a Dental surgeon, speaks fluent English and German, and of course Turkish, 38 years already, no kids, no history of broken marriages...
Please contact me if you are interested. You have exactly 24 hrs...time is ticking...))

Women rights in Turkey

Last week, my blog friend Erkan and I had a tough discussion with a pretty well educated Turkish girl, staunch Kemalist. According to her, women got less rights in Turkey under the current government. We argued that the opposite was true, and she became furious. If we both men were supporting the Sharia?! In the end, we put some facts of the European Stability Initiative (ESI) report on the table: Sex And Power In Turkey: Feminism, Islam and The Maturing of Turkish Democracy. Read it here.

Today, Mustafa Aykol, an Islamist Capitalist writer - see picture above, and a person I met a couple of times, wrote an excellent story about the myths of Kemalism. Read it here.

It's always a pleasure to read his stories. For sure one of the few independent thinking columnists in Turkey. Another one is Orhan Kemal CENGIZ.

Fly Pink

Always thought that pink was the color of gays. But the new airline Fly Pink also hijacked this color for them (read: women).
What happened. An English airline is offering tailor made 'shopping breaks' (yes, you can not shop in the plane, only drink pink champagne and get your pink nails manicured) from John Lennon Airport Liverpool to Paris: for women - or girls, depends how you describe yourself - only. Shopping, shopping, shopping...and who is paying for this..))
Good, it's now waiting on a carrier which flies men only. That would be fun...A nice Boeing 747, in Black and Yellow colors. And the stewardesses, they can be female...