Who Runs The World?

I received a number of emails yesterday about how “political” my views were regarding the proposed internet ban in Turkey.  While I feel my last post was not political and more my feelings vented I will endeavour to keep this blog a little more lighthearted although before I return to my normal, more humorous take on Turkey I just want to say congratulations to all the women who stood up for their God given rights in Istanbul last night.


What began as a peaceful demonstration campaigning for equality and women’s rights in Turkey quickly escalated into a scuffle with riot police.  *sigh*

Mustafa Kemal Ataturk was a strong advocate for women’s rights in Turkey.  He once said:

To the women: Win for us the battle of education and you will do yet more for your country than we have been able to do. It is to you that I appeal.
To the men: If henceforward the women do not share in the social life of the nation, we shall never attain to our full development. We shall remain irremediably backward, incapable of treating on equal terms with the civilizations of the West

I will leave it at that.


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10 thoughts on “Who Runs The World?

  1. Well said Jane…. I guess people who thought your last post was ‘political’ are not Turkish (unless pro-AKP), after all, our country is at a pivotal point in history, the next 24 months could be explosive. 95% of the world have no inkling as to what happens here, so as for your post being political, I hardly think so, just a woman airing concerns about her right to free speech.


  2. Wow, I didn’t find your last post “political” at all! You were expressing a very real aspect of your everyday life. (And even if it was political — it’s your damn blog! Post away!)


  3. Be the voice you are…I wouldn’t change what you write because a few people don’t like it…perhaps if they live in a country where people get involved in the politics of living then they might have an opinion too!


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