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#269 - Picture 12/01/2016 on Think about it +1
#58 - I might be biased since I love Paradox games immensely, but af…  [+] (1 reply) 11/26/2016 on Strategy games 0
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#72 - newepic (11/26/2016) [-]
The AI 5 are masochists, the worse you treat them the frendlier they are.
#120 - Thanks for the info! I actually had no idea about the social a…  [+] (2 replies) 11/22/2016 on Morning News Update Nov. 21 +1
#126 - publicservice (11/23/2016) [-]
My bro, I am American originally my husband is Turkish, hence my openness to speak about internal affairs. Turks have such a heavy "asian respect" culture that they would rather not speak about topics if they dont trust you fully, out of fear ideological differences can make you both against one another. Turks also have a general mistrust of foreigners because they have been fed such a heavy nationalism that they feel a superiority complex and that outsiders just dont get it.

Those leaving Turkey are generally Erdoğans opposition. They also generally just want to live like a European/American, we call them "White Turks" they love to deliver their hate on the prez because actually doing that in Turkey is illegal (This is not something Erdoğan made, rather this law has been in effect for decades. Erdoğan has actually amended it, the reason their pansy asses can even diss the president mildly is due to Erdoğan in the first place.

YET. I can help you, because I am a history nerd. YET if Turks had written it, it is nearly impossible for them to write without biases so always remember that.

Even though you are wanting something more ancient this book is 1800s onward and its the most real, in-depth, scholar written book I have come to find.
"State, Faith and Nation in Ottoman and Post-Ottoman lands, -Frederick Anscombe.
-Also this book is impossible to put down, its an exciting read.

And now İ have to ask my husband because he has a history/political degree.
My husband says to you about this book: The name tells you everything, it has lots of details most people dont know its a bit different than normal history books. You can catch the real official diaries government notes and understand the lifestyle. This guy is a scholar and highly specialized.
Book: "Bilmeyen Osmanlı" (Unknown Ottomans) -Ahmet Akgündüz
(((you can read absolutely anything he wrote, not many are higher than him with these studies and yes they are translated in English)))

My husband says about literatüre there are two types of literatüre; one is "Divan" which was royal literatüre for the more educated people. The other is "Turkish" which could include everything.
Divan: (he just gave me these names: Baki, and Fuzuli)
He didnt get back to me on any Turkish literatüre figures but actually those would be easier to find than Divan ones anyway.

You are most welcome to ask anything and I will try to answer (or my husband will), I love helping anyone seeking truth or knowledge.
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#127 - teseus (11/23/2016) [-]
Thank you very much! You're a lifesaver. If I have any other questions I'll PM you.
#81 - I think the EU sent the warning because the capital punishment…  [+] (4 replies) 11/22/2016 on Morning News Update Nov. 21 0
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#97 - publicservice (11/22/2016) [-]
İt will go to waste

Local news here says Erdoğan is looking to join an Eastern partnership (which Russia, China, İndia and 4-5 other countries are a part of. The people dont want to be a part of the EU, the sentiment is more than happy about the decaying relationship. Turkeys economy and power is on the rise, its to the EUs disadvantage if Turkey isnt with them, not ours.
There are so many contingencies that would make Turkish citizens upset, EUs mentality and culture are not co-aligned so I am not surprised that all of this is falling apart.
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#120 - teseus (11/22/2016) [-]
Thanks for the info! I actually had no idea about the social and political climate in the country. The Turks I've talked to are not too keen on talking about internal affairs (but then again, the only Turks I've interacted with are Erasmus students and people who left Turkey and applied for residency in my country). The 3 Erasmus students I've encountered tend to shit on Erdoğan. It's nice to see the other side of it as well.

Probably you won't be able to help me with this, but I figured it's worth a try. Kolay gelsin. If I may ask, do you know/remember from school any kind of Turkish literature from 1500-1600? Or any title of medieval literature or cultural history book for that matter. I study Balkan influences in my country's literature for my BA and I'm dire need of Ottoman literature. Teșekkür ederim!
#126 - publicservice (11/23/2016) [-]
My bro, I am American originally my husband is Turkish, hence my openness to speak about internal affairs. Turks have such a heavy "asian respect" culture that they would rather not speak about topics if they dont trust you fully, out of fear ideological differences can make you both against one another. Turks also have a general mistrust of foreigners because they have been fed such a heavy nationalism that they feel a superiority complex and that outsiders just dont get it.

Those leaving Turkey are generally Erdoğans opposition. They also generally just want to live like a European/American, we call them "White Turks" they love to deliver their hate on the prez because actually doing that in Turkey is illegal (This is not something Erdoğan made, rather this law has been in effect for decades. Erdoğan has actually amended it, the reason their pansy asses can even diss the president mildly is due to Erdoğan in the first place.

YET. I can help you, because I am a history nerd. YET if Turks had written it, it is nearly impossible for them to write without biases so always remember that.

Even though you are wanting something more ancient this book is 1800s onward and its the most real, in-depth, scholar written book I have come to find.
"State, Faith and Nation in Ottoman and Post-Ottoman lands, -Frederick Anscombe.
-Also this book is impossible to put down, its an exciting read.

And now İ have to ask my husband because he has a history/political degree.
My husband says to you about this book: The name tells you everything, it has lots of details most people dont know its a bit different than normal history books. You can catch the real official diaries government notes and understand the lifestyle. This guy is a scholar and highly specialized.
Book: "Bilmeyen Osmanlı" (Unknown Ottomans) -Ahmet Akgündüz
(((you can read absolutely anything he wrote, not many are higher than him with these studies and yes they are translated in English)))

My husband says about literatüre there are two types of literatüre; one is "Divan" which was royal literatüre for the more educated people. The other is "Turkish" which could include everything.
Divan: (he just gave me these names: Baki, and Fuzuli)
He didnt get back to me on any Turkish literatüre figures but actually those would be easier to find than Divan ones anyway.

You are most welcome to ask anything and I will try to answer (or my husband will), I love helping anyone seeking truth or knowledge.
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#127 - teseus (11/23/2016) [-]
Thank you very much! You're a lifesaver. If I have any other questions I'll PM you.
#61 - Well, I may be wrong, but wasn't EU's warning triggered by Erd…  [+] (6 replies) 11/22/2016 on Morning News Update Nov. 21 0
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#77 - publicservice (11/22/2016) [-]
Actually the citizens want capital punishment much before that. EU keeps a lot of checks and balances with the Turks, this failed coup just gave them a better reason wanting it. Some socities see capital punishment as just, others dont. For Turks its seen similarly to Americans that sometimes its just the best option.

The better question is, why does Europe want such a heavy-hand with the inner dynamic of Turkey? Exactly what say do they have? Nobody bitches how things are ran in Europe as its seen frankly none of our business.
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#81 - teseus (11/22/2016) [-]
I think the EU sent the warning because the capital punishment is a deal breaker for accepting a country in it's ranks and Turkey wished to join for quite a while now. I see it more as a reminder: decide if you want in the EU or if you want the option of executing your convicts. I get why the EU is pissed. Joining it requires a lot of formalities, a lot of money spent, a lot of regulations and it's a long-term process. Right now, all those resources and all that time spent seems to have been wasted.

It's like you're organizing a trip with a friend, you spend time looking for a destination, a hotel, you make reservations and he decides to cancel just a couple of days before the trip. (Not the best example, but it's how I see it.)

This is why I think the EU cares so much about what happens in Turkey. They don't want all the progress that's been made to go to waste.
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#97 - publicservice (11/22/2016) [-]
İt will go to waste

Local news here says Erdoğan is looking to join an Eastern partnership (which Russia, China, İndia and 4-5 other countries are a part of. The people dont want to be a part of the EU, the sentiment is more than happy about the decaying relationship. Turkeys economy and power is on the rise, its to the EUs disadvantage if Turkey isnt with them, not ours.
There are so many contingencies that would make Turkish citizens upset, EUs mentality and culture are not co-aligned so I am not surprised that all of this is falling apart.
User avatar
#120 - teseus (11/22/2016) [-]
Thanks for the info! I actually had no idea about the social and political climate in the country. The Turks I've talked to are not too keen on talking about internal affairs (but then again, the only Turks I've interacted with are Erasmus students and people who left Turkey and applied for residency in my country). The 3 Erasmus students I've encountered tend to shit on Erdoğan. It's nice to see the other side of it as well.

Probably you won't be able to help me with this, but I figured it's worth a try. Kolay gelsin. If I may ask, do you know/remember from school any kind of Turkish literature from 1500-1600? Or any title of medieval literature or cultural history book for that matter. I study Balkan influences in my country's literature for my BA and I'm dire need of Ottoman literature. Teșekkür ederim!
#126 - publicservice (11/23/2016) [-]
My bro, I am American originally my husband is Turkish, hence my openness to speak about internal affairs. Turks have such a heavy "asian respect" culture that they would rather not speak about topics if they dont trust you fully, out of fear ideological differences can make you both against one another. Turks also have a general mistrust of foreigners because they have been fed such a heavy nationalism that they feel a superiority complex and that outsiders just dont get it.

Those leaving Turkey are generally Erdoğans opposition. They also generally just want to live like a European/American, we call them "White Turks" they love to deliver their hate on the prez because actually doing that in Turkey is illegal (This is not something Erdoğan made, rather this law has been in effect for decades. Erdoğan has actually amended it, the reason their pansy asses can even diss the president mildly is due to Erdoğan in the first place.

YET. I can help you, because I am a history nerd. YET if Turks had written it, it is nearly impossible for them to write without biases so always remember that.

Even though you are wanting something more ancient this book is 1800s onward and its the most real, in-depth, scholar written book I have come to find.
"State, Faith and Nation in Ottoman and Post-Ottoman lands, -Frederick Anscombe.
-Also this book is impossible to put down, its an exciting read.

And now İ have to ask my husband because he has a history/political degree.
My husband says to you about this book: The name tells you everything, it has lots of details most people dont know its a bit different than normal history books. You can catch the real official diaries government notes and understand the lifestyle. This guy is a scholar and highly specialized.
Book: "Bilmeyen Osmanlı" (Unknown Ottomans) -Ahmet Akgündüz
(((you can read absolutely anything he wrote, not many are higher than him with these studies and yes they are translated in English)))

My husband says about literatüre there are two types of literatüre; one is "Divan" which was royal literatüre for the more educated people. The other is "Turkish" which could include everything.
Divan: (he just gave me these names: Baki, and Fuzuli)
He didnt get back to me on any Turkish literatüre figures but actually those would be easier to find than Divan ones anyway.

You are most welcome to ask anything and I will try to answer (or my husband will), I love helping anyone seeking truth or knowledge.
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#127 - teseus (11/23/2016) [-]
Thank you very much! You're a lifesaver. If I have any other questions I'll PM you.
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