(Bloggers update: Too bad that Mr Davutoğlu is leaving his post without keeping da promise!) I spent at least two decades of my life listening to friends, colleagues and chance acquaintances promising to find me the perfect man. The perfect man they promised to introduce me to, alas, often turned out to be a hopeless […]

Izmir’s women like to boast that they bring grace and style to everything they do, including public demonstrations. That is probably why “Chic Women’s Bicycle Tour,” participated by some five hundred women, may well be the most ornamented demonstration in the country. This year, other cities joined the Izmir initiative, from Bodrum to Antalya. Last […]

The concern in political developments is written on the bronzed faces; the eagerness to fight for our values and civil disobedience are all evident in the Facebook and Twitter messages; fears of economic instability are reflected in the 100-lira (half of last year) tips to the beach valets and sorrows are drowned in glasses of […]

It is one of the last sunny days of mid-October, with tough winds over the Aegean Sea at the port of Karşıyaka, İzmir. Nine sailboats, which take off from the Karşıyaka port to race throughout the İzmir Gulf are grateful for the wind, though one of the young contestants complains to his mate that the […]