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1001 Faces of Istanbul

... one of those places difficult to define. Some would call it 'capital of the World' or 'capital of the Empire', others 'cradle of cultures' and others 'the worst place to live'; ' hell on earth'.

I've spent more than 1001 days in this city and I still find it difficult to reply to a simple question: 'What is Istanbul like?' Maybe it's because I have been here too long and I've come to realise that there is no simple answer to this question. Istanbul has many faces, many nuances if you will. It is difficult to explain them to a total stranger or a person who has never visited the city. Even though you have visited the city once, you have probably lifted only one veil from its face. If you were born here, this doesn't make you an Istanbul expert neither.

You have to get to know Istanbul slowly, day by day, page by page, neighbourhood by neighbourhood. This is actually very difficult because neighbourhoods are…

Eelection madness 2015

Again elections are approaching. Turkish general elections will be held on Sunday, June 7th, 2015. The propaganda and all the election madness has been going on for the last 3 months. Here is just a short video from the Üsküdar square, where almost all the parties have their stands. Unfortunately I've turned off the video too soon, because I've missed some singing and dancing workers at the last party's stand.

 Volitve so tik pred vrati. Letošnje strankarske volitve bodo v nedeljo, 7. junija 2015. Intenzivna propaganda, mitingi, ipd. se odvija že 3 mesece. Delim samo kratek video, ki je bil posnet v Üsküdarju, na trgu, kjer imajo skoraj vse stranke že 3 mesece postavljene svoje reklamne in info točke. Na žalost sem video ugasnila prekmalu, saj sem zamudila plešoče in pojoče delavce na zadnji info točki. Tukaj pa še nekaj utrinkov lanskih predvolilnih kampanij: Tema meseca: Volitve.


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