A woman who was fifty-minus-one Thought life was such enormous fun. Scratch a lover and find a friend, With champagne and books to no end… But nothing is new under the sun…

“The confusion you see in the book is the confusion in Turkey,” Elif Şafak told Hürriyet in an interview. “This book is what I have gathered in me throughout the years, our internal paradoxes, our breaking points… Turkey is a country of unrealized potentials. How we are wasting our country, our people!”

A pensive figure with white socks and nose in buried in a book… No, it’s not Audrey Hepburn in “Funny Face,” a 1957 Hollywood classic, or Michael Jackson re-reading “Peter Pan.” It’s the new face of Turkish nationalists… At least, that is what the “White Socks Movement” and the “Idealist Hearts” (Ülkü Ocakları), which has […]