Conflict Between Turkey and Syria – Everything You Need to Know

This article is written to clear up some misunderstandings about the situation, and misinformation created abroad by biased media organizations like BBC. So, if you are living in Turkey, and following up with the latest events carefully, you might not want to read them again, but some comments of mine might help understanding the recent events. If you have no idea about the region, nor about the recent events, I urge you to go on reading. Continue reading “Conflict Between Turkey and Syria – Everything You Need to Know”

Laymen’s Introduction to Taxation, Social Security and Philosophical Equality in Turkey, Unsuccessfully Compared with Europe

I have not technically been employed since last year, after I received my undergraduate degree. About a half of this period can be counted as “unemployment”, as I was not looking for a full-time job during the other half. Anyway, getting an unemployment pay is tricky. I am not eligible for it. Because I should have worked for a minimum amount of months in order to be counted as “unemployed”, and my unemployment pay would be about TL 500 (about 250-300 dollars) monthly, if I had worked with a monthly salary of TL 2000 (1000-1200 dollars), which is more than an average person in Turkey makes (unfortunately). Let’s outline the recent problems of a working man in terms of taxation and social security. Continue reading “Laymen’s Introduction to Taxation, Social Security and Philosophical Equality in Turkey, Unsuccessfully Compared with Europe”

Alienation and the Effects of Conservative Politics

I will start with the assumption that everyone knows the famous saying, “same lemonade, different jars”. Everyone also knows that this is not the original saying. That is, similar approaches bring similar results most of the time, regardless the color of the package. It is pretty much the same about conservative politics, especially in the public sphere. Continue reading “Alienation and the Effects of Conservative Politics”

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