turkish open

Dying right now because in the opening to LADY, Watson comes home from the Turkish bath and Holmes is like.. “But why Turkish?” and Watson’s deflecting like “Huh? what are you talking about, what, were you asking about my boots, I can’t read suddenly–” and Holmes just smiles and calls him out like the TURKISH BATH Watson I know you were there but WHY and Watson tells him and asks how he knew he was there and Holmes gets a “mischevious twinkle” in his eye, and then a few stories later (both by publishing date and by in-universe timeline), ILLU starts with “Both Holmes and I had a weakness for the Turkish bath” and them relaxing under some sheets in an “isolated corner where two couches lie side by side”


Why Do Turkish People "Open" The Lights?

If you ever had the chance to talk to a Turkish person, you will realize that at some point, when they are talking fast they will say that they “open” an electrical device. Such as;

I opened my computer last night… I mean I turned it on

This happens just only because of the native language. The Turkish word for “to open” is “açmak” and it also means “to turn on”

If you go further you will also see that they will use the word “açık” (adj, open) for colors that are “light”

If after a cloudy morning, it becomes sunny, Turkish people will say “The sun opened” (Güneş açtı) to indicate that it became sunny.

It is just incredible that one word can mean all of that…

A Turkish muslim attorney opens up the first gender mixed and liberal mosque in Germany and the first thing she gets is death threats and insults by the so called “good muslims”

Honestly, fuck you assholes, thisnis exaaaaaactly why we need a mosque like that

In such an atmosphere of hostility and suspicion it is not surprising that the thoughts of many Kosovo Albanians turned once again to emigration. An additional reason for some Albanians must have been the restrictions imposed on Islam since the Communist take-over. The şeriat courts had been suppressed in 1946, the mektebs (Koranic elementary schools) abolished and the teaching of children in mosques made a criminal offence in 1950, and the dervish orders officially closed down in 1952. While these changes were happening the Yugoslav authorities took unusually active measures to enable and encourage people in Kosovo and Macedonia to identify themselves as ‘Turks’ by nationality: given the traditional overtones of the word ‘Turk’ in the region (where it had been used as a general term for Muslims), this move may have held a special attraction to the more devout elements of the Muslim Albanian population. As a result, the number of people registered as 'Turks’ in Kosovo jumped from 1,315 in the 1948 census to 34,583 in 1953. Strong pressure was put on the Kosovo authorities by Belgrade in 1951 to encourage this process by declaring the Turks a national minority there and opening new Turkish schools. To some extent is may have been merely an application of the new principle of 'divide and rule’. But in 1953, when Yugoslavia signed a new treaty with both Turkey and Greece and large-scale emigration of Yugoslav 'Turks’ to Turkey was permitted, it began to seem that a long-prepared policy had been at work, aimed at the complete removal of large numbers of Albanians.
The leading advocate of such a policy in the pre-war period, Vasa Čubrilović, had made a seamless transition in his own career from Serbian nationalist to Communist adviser, and had submitted another report to the Communist leadership in November 1944 urging that 'The only correct solution of the question of minorities for us is emigration.’ Large-scale emigration began in 1953 with, according to some reports, 13,000 'Turks’ leaving Yugoslavia for Turkey. It has been estimated that between 1945 and 1966 roughly 246,000 people emigrated to Turkey from the whole of Yugoslavia. More than half of that total was probably from Macedonia (where the recorded population of 'Turks’ had jumped from 95,940 in 1948 to 203,000 in 1953); some of those who left may have been Muslim Slavs, and some, indeed, may have been ethnic Turks. Detailed figures for Kosovo are not recorded, but a total in the region of 100,000 for the whole of that period may not be an unreasonable guess.
—  Noel Malcolm, Kosovo: A Short History
Doctors in Northern Idlib Call on Turkish Government to Open Borders for Critically Sick Patients

Doctors in Jisr al-Shughur in the northern Idlib province held a protest on May 28 calling on the Turkish government to re-open border crossings in order to evacuate patients in need of more sophisticated medical care.

The doctors at al-Rahma Hospital, located in the northern rebel-held Idlib province, treat thousands of civilians in the Jisr al-Shughur District, which is targeted on a near-daily basis by various aerial bombardments, including artillery shelling, mortar fire, barrel bombings and missile strikes. Credit: YouTube/Baladi News Network via Storyful

Officials confirm Heracles smuggled from Antalya’s Perge

A 20-ton sarcophagus, which was seized at the Swiss Customs in 2012, was smuggled from the ancient city of Perge in the southern province of Antalya, according to Turkish officials, who have closely pursued and examined the artifact. It was reported that a similar sarcophagus was at the Antalya Museum.

Officials confirmed that the smuggled sarcophagus, which features figurines of the ancient Greek hero Heracles on its surface, had been made by the same artist.

The sarcophagus belonged to the Phoenix Ancient Art Gallery in Geneva, against which Turkish officials had opened a case. Aware of the artifact’s location, Swiss officials assigned a prosecutor to the case alongside a Turkish lawyer who was also appointed for the same purpose by Turkish officials. Read more.

Four children 'shot dead' after Turkish border guards open fire on Syrian refugees

Turkish border guards have killed at least eight Syrian refugees, including several children, as families were “fired on indiscriminately” after attempting to cross into the country, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has said. At least eight others were injured, according to the UK-based violence monitor, with the death toll likely to rise due to the number of people in “critical” condition.

To Those Asking Me for Proof of the Armenian Genocide:

1. Historically speaking, the fact that Armenians are spread far out and away from their homeland shows that something major had to have happened for all of us to gravitate into different countries such as Lebanon, Iran, Russia, the U.S. and so on. For those saying we “brutally killed Turks,” if that were true then Turkey would not be as large as it is today and many Turks would be spread far apart as we Armenians are. Therefore, based on this, we can see that a genocide must have occurred in order for so many Armenians to relocate into different regions.

2. Before Hitler began the Holocaust, he said these exact words, “Who, after all, speaks today of the annihilation of the Armenians?” Hitler himself used the Armenian Genocide as a basis and a reason to go through with the Holocaust. If the Armenian Genocide never occurred, Hitler would have never stated that sentence.

3. There are tons and tons of photos online of those who were left to starve in the desert, showing the Armenian Genocide victims in 1915.

4. Our ancestors passed down the horrid stories of what occurred on April 24th, 1915 and how the very few survived. Their stories are filled with much description, detail, and truth. You can see it in their eyes and in the way they’ve told these stories. They told us how pregnant women’s stomaches were cut open by Turkish soldiers to murder them and their babies. They told us how the night of April 24th, every man in Armenia was escorted out of their homes by the Turkish government and led to a mass murder. They told us how the rest of them were left to starve in the desert desperate for food and water.