The Secular Roots of Gezi Trees

In the last hundred years, Turkey went through a series of political standoffs between the secular and Islamist/Muslim Conservative groups. For many years the Turkish Armed Forces undemocratically implemented secular domination in upper society and government organizations. Secularism was made an official state ideology. Even though Turkish elites, who were educated with Western values disapproved…

The Critical and Positive Stances Towards Imperialism and Imperial Legacy In Late 19th Century English Literature

Foreword Imperialism has always been an enigmatic topic of interest for me. The photos of British ‘good sirs’ with colonial hats hunting game and their black servants carrying their most important belongings, this was what I thought of when I was quite small. I still do not think I was so drastically wrong. After recently…

The Wisdom of Youth

When I hear the word ‘youth’, the first thing that comes to my mind is inexperienced. Without the essential material of life, without the experience of decades, youth is always left in darkness without a guide. Is that not the reason we hold on to our creators, our mothers and our fathers to protect us…