Yummmm

  This year, for the first time, the French Institute of Istanbul -in cooperation with the Embassy- organized it. It took place in Maslak at the “Mutfak Sanatları Akademisi” in an auditorium. We went on November 6 with our ACI students to participate in this activity for one morning. We went with the 10 –…

Sugar Coated News

In the old times, invading and taking military action was a very common solution and all the intricacies of the war were frequently televised. However in the past decade, military action has become something that most of the countries are doing without saying anything to the media. Military action isn’t something that is talked about…

Middle East Redrawn

Because of reasons like wars, religions and political events, political analysts think that 5 countries in Middle East would be 14. Examples are the anti- government protests in Iraq, the civil war in Syria and the uprising in Lybia. Maybe in 30 years Syria could divide into 3 countries; Alawites, A Syrian Kurdistan and The…

The Salt March of Turkey

1930- THE SALT MARCH Around 1920-40 there was a big protest in India led by Mohandas “Mahatma” Gandhi (1869 – 1948). In 1930 there was a march called “The Salt March”.To protest at the government’s salt tax, Gandhi proposed a 240-mile march from Ahmedabad to the coastal town of Dandi. The reason for this march…

Born This Way

Gay rights are one of the global problems with many trying to be heard. There are lots of news which talk about this problem. For example; “Gay Rights Rally In Russia Ends With Clashes, Arrests…” or  “Russia’s anti-gay law…” cover the protests in Russia. Russia is not the only one; there is truly a gay…

New Countries on the Map

In September 29, 2013, New York Times remapped the Middle East, mostly dividing the countries by people’s ethnic origins, for example Kurdistan and Alawitestan, or their sects, such as Sunnistan. In the map, Libya, Syria, Iraq and Saudi Arabia are divided to 14 other countries. From this map we can see the minority nations declared…