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Circumcision in Turkish culture

Posted by on October 3, 2014 – 08:47 am

Circumcision in Turkish culture

Attending a Turkish circumcision party is an eye-opener for anyone with the stiff British attitude that private parts should not be discussed in public, nor should we celebrate the ritual trimming of them through song and dance. In the UK, when a boy is born, doctors discreetly perform the deed and return the baby to his parents without a big fuss. Hygiene is the principal reason and I assume the baby boys have no memories of a doctor bearing down on their man parts with surgical scissors. In Turkey, the deed is done at any time during a boy’s life…

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Turkish culture presentation

Posted by on October 2, 2014 – 08:23 am

Turkish culture presentation

The New War Against Terror October 18, 2001 - Transcribed from audio recorded at The Technology & Culture Forum at MIT Everyone knows its the TV people who run the world [crowd laugher]. I just got orders that Im supposed to be here, not there. Well the last talk I gave at this forum was on a light pleasant topic. It was about how humans are an endangered species and given the nature of their institutions they are likely to destroy themselves in a fairly short time. So this time there is a little relief and we have a pleasant topic instead…

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Turkish culture children

Posted by on September 30, 2014 – 08:19 am

Turkish culture children

The East Sea, a rusty freighter that was deliberately run aground in mid-February 2001 near the French Riviera (William B. Dickinson, personal communication), may be a common migration strategy in the near future. Turkish smugglers packed at least 910 Kurdish men, women, and children into the ninety-foot ship for what was clearly intended to be a one-way trip since the captain and crew fled by lifeboat with the ship facing land and the propellers turning. One day later, 400 Africans in four boats also landed in SpainIMG_1156.jpg

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Turkish culture relationships

Posted by on September 29, 2014 – 07:51 am

Turkish culture relationships

So-called feminists groups do not address is sex education in terms other than reproductive rights. Women from every other culture seem to have nurturing in what it is to be female. My Jamaican, Turkish, Syrian and Iranian female friends, from a very early age, are taught that women have a sacredness about them that men do not have. Some customs in their country seem misogynist, according to Western views, but all of them agree that that idea stems from media attention on politics and not personal relationships. Even in Afghanistan, articles written…

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Turkish Muslim culture

Posted by on September 24, 2014 – 07:06 am

Turkish Muslim culture

Spate of deaths tied to Islamic practice among Turks, Arabs Police in Berlin arrested three Muslim brothers in what appears to be the latest in a series of so-called honor killings. The slaying of a 23-year-old Turkish woman, Hatun Surucu, who died of multiple bullet wounds to the head and chest, bears all the marks of an honor killing, a police psychologist said, according to BBC News. In Islamic culture, the woman is the bearer of the family decency, explained Karl Mollenhauer. She must maintain the honor of the family. Men must defend…

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Turkish Cultural Center Sunnyside

Posted by on September 22, 2014 – 07:04 am

Turkish Cultural Center Sunnyside

On Saturday April 26, 2014 Sunnyside public library hosted a festive event prepared by the Turkish Cultural Center of Queens to celebrate the children’s holiday celebrated each year all over Turkey. The children’s holiday was a gift by the founder of the Republic of Turkey, Ataturk, to not only to Turkish kids but to kids all over the world to honor children on one special day dedicated to them to sing, dance and participate in joyful events all over. Just as done virtually in every school in Turkey, the volunteers and the kids who attend the weekend…

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Turkish culture homosexuality

Posted by on September 20, 2014 – 06:41 am

Turkish culture homosexuality

Knocking at Europe s door yet on the threshold of Asia, Turkey is truly a land of contrasts. Here you can scale the icy heights of remote Mount Ararat in search of Noah s Ark, cross the historic Euphrates and Tigris rivers, follow in the footsteps of St Paul or simply relax on the golden Mediterranean sands of Patara beach. Vibrant Istanbul, straddling the blue waters of the Bosphorus separating Europe from Asia, beckons with its skyline pierced by countless minarets, chaotic bazaars and a history redolent with harem intrigue and despotic Sultans…

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Turkish Cultural Center Pittsburgh

Posted by on September 19, 2014 – 06:40 am

Turkish Cultural Center Pittsburgh

Local non-profit, government and parochial leaders gathered together on Monday evening, December 9th, at the Pittsburgh Sheraton Station Square to celebrate 13 years of cultural dialogue in Pittsburgh. Sponsored by The Peace Islands Institute (PII) and The Turkish Cultural Center of Pittsburgh (TCCP), the event has grown each year to draw a who’s who of Pittsburgh’s most influential community leaders. The evening began with a reception followed by opening remarks by this year’s emcee, Michael Bartley of WQED. Keynote speaker Dr. Steven E. Sokol…

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