Egalitarian? Pah!

The law that forbids buying alcohol at certain hours of the day was accepted last week in the Turkish Parliament.  Both the Turkish press and the foreign press covered it extensively. The Times gave the story with the headline “Rising Islamism.  The article said that the citizens with a secular stand had the right to…

Right Time To Buy Gold

Some academics claim that gold will be the best investment tool in Turkey this year. It is also cited that unemployment and the current account deficit are the economy’s leading problems. The general situation of the Turkish Economy is swinging between “fine” and “normal” but the government’s inflation and growth targets are found to be…

Dictator or Leader?

9 days ago, an environmental protest started in Taksim, Gezi Parkı. People who do not want government to build a new shopping mall to a park stayed there and did not let anyone touch the trees. On the 4th day of the protest, police arrived and used violence to people and after that all  the…

Playground Made Of Trash

Trashes can be collected and by collecting them and using them can save the environment. In Kampala’s Kawempe area, an Ugandan eco-artist called Ruganzu Bruno built an amusement park for children from trashes. He collected trashes and built a playground. Local community was not happy at first but when the playground was finished, all the…

Religion in China

Chinese constitution – Article 36 – says “enjoy freedom of religious belief”, but government only recognizes o Buddhism o Taoism o Islam o Catholicism o Protestantism • Communist Party of China is atheist o According to US state department CCP demands expulsion of the party members who belong to religious organizations but still a lot…

Religion And Nature

-The Communist Party of China, which came to power in 1949, based on Marxism as an atheist ideology, viewed traditional religions as backwards. -%85 of Chinese people have religious beliefs or had some religious practices and only %15 real atheist. -Some scholars prefer not to use the term “religion” in reference to Buddhism and Taoism…

Confucius Makes Money

Confucius was a Chinese philosopher, teacher, politician of the Chinese history. His philosophy, is mainly based on personal and governmental morality, correctness, justice, sincerity and benevolence. Following the victory of Han over Chu after the collapse of Quin, Confucius’ thoughts were further developed into a system known as Confucianism. Confucius’ principals had an important influence…

Did China Change?

The value system of countries differs from one another regarding  education system, art, lifestyle, choice of rulers, beliefs and traditions. The values also change from time to time within the same country. The change is not fast, may last hundreds of years. China is one of the countries that has many reflections coming from the…