Costa Rica Honorary Consulate: Do I stay or do I go?

From the year 2008 and to date, I have taken on the role as Honorary Consul for Costa Rica, and I had written previously about the service I have given during the time I’ve held this position, and my thoughts about the possible redevelopments and the separation of our ways. I’d like to share with you my response to the final point we have reached and question of whether “I stay or go”. read more...

Why Canadian Universities are being preferred?

In the past few weeks, the Canadian Consulate got in touch with me to advise of the ‘Canadian Education Week’ and that they wanted to speak with and conduct a video of successful people who have graduated from Canadian Universities and advised for that reason they’d like to do this with me. For this reason, I’d like to share with you why Canadian Universities are being preferred and my opinions regarding this. read more...

At the heart of need: Our New Support Market in Bagcilar

As the Basic Needs Association, we opened our second Support Market in one of Istanbul’s most needy areas. In line with our ‘umbrella organisation’ mission, by updating our definition of food banking, we have put a model forward which we can economically and socially sustain. read more...

A Tale of the Far East: Thailand - Bangkok

As you know, I spent some time over the New Year in the Far East, visiting Phuket, Bangkok and Singapore. And in my first blog about the trip last week, I shared my impressions of Phuket. This week I plan to write about the Thai capital, Bangkok, the second leg of my travels. read more...

Visita De Vaciones A Iznik

Se puede llegar luego de un corto viaje desde Estambul, sus azulejos, lugares históricos y su naturaleza, Iznik es una ciudad con sabores locales y debe ser visitada. Las festividades del fin de semana pasaron paseando por las bellas calles de una ciudad que sorprende con sorpresas y nos aguardaba con bellezas. Sin embargo, hemos dado a esta ciudad histórica el valor que realmente merece?​ read more...

Kars – The Ruins of Ani

The city of Ani has hosted a number of disparate civilizations over thousands of years. Its incomparable monuments offer a glimpse into history and call out to be explored.  On my most recent trip to Kars I heeded this call. As I wandered through the Ruins of Ani I found myself impressed once again by the multiculturalism of Anatolia. The children from Kars who voluntarily guided us made our expedition even more special, of course.​ read more...

Kars: A city that brings you back for more

Kars, a city I’ve had the pleasure of visiting three timesrecently, fascinates with its diverse culture, architecture, remarkable dining opportunities, Sarıkamış ski resort, amazing ruins of Ani, Castle of Kars and historical Cheltikov Hotel.​ read more...

Cartagena

It was 2007, if I remember correctly, when I first went to Cartagena. I didn’t want to miss the opportunity when my father asked: “I’m going to Colombia for the New Year holiday, come with me if you want to.” It was the first time I heard the name of the summer city Cartagena of Colombia, the country I was really curious about. read more...

From Istanbul To Elko

During September last year, we hosted an official delegation coming from the city of Nevada of US. I welcomed this delegation, in which there was the Deputy Governor of the state of Nevada – where I went for solar energy business, the Deputy Mayor, a senior manager of NV Energy – the state’s energy company, important lawyers and businessmen and the President of the Turkish Association of Nevada. read more...