Wednesday, December 29, 2010

A couple of recommendations for Turkish-speakers...

First, it seems Dani & Pinar have started to be heard in Turkey. They had a couple of interviews in CNN-Turk in the last few days, one of which is available online. The interview is more about their experiences rather than actual Ergenekon stuff, so if you are interested in the latter, I would still recommend their book

Also, I discovered a well-hidden gem a couple of days ago. My good friend (or rather abi, i.e. big brother, but rest assured, he does not watch anyone) Atilla Yesilada, who has been quoted by your friendly neighborhood economist a couple of times recently, has this great TV program in Cem TV in the mornings: He basically reads and comments on the news, along with his pretty co-host (nope, I wouldn't want to be interviewed by her, for fear of Atilla Abi; he is the sweetest guy, but I am sure he would kodu mu otutturur if he wanted to (sorry for the Turkish, but I am assuming you already know some Turkish if you are reading this post anyway). Anyway, reading newspaper headlines and commenting is standard morning fare for many Turkish TV and radio stations, but what makes Atilla unique is his extremely sharp and smart commentary. And he is also extremely funny in a satirical kind of way: For example, he recently ended his comments about a bogus-academic, well-connected university president (see how different my style is) with the words: "We respect your academic credentials and follow your research closely":):):) Anyway, he has it every morning (or at least weekdays) 0800-1000 (0100-0200 EST, 0600-0800 GMT), so definitely give it a go: My guess is that if you are reading this blog or my columns, you'll love Atilla!!! And in case I didn't tell you, they have live broadcasts from their web page, so you don't have to be in Turkey, in front of a TV....

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Stop telling the world what you think of Atilla Ye┼čilada's "pretty co-host". Keep your fantasies -- in which no one except you is interested -- to yourself and concentrate on economics, for a change!.

Emre Deliveli said...

@Anonymous: See here:http://emredeliveli.blogspot.com/2011/01/spammer-strikes-back.html