Turkey’s Rise and Fall with Hagia Sofia

“The Hagia Sophia, Ayasofya in Turkish, which is set against the beautiful pink skies of Istanbul was originally built as a Christian Basilica over 1,500 years ago and during this time it has transformed with the dynamic Turkish culture. Designed by Isidoros (Milet), Anthemios (Tralles) and Isidore the Younger (the nephew of Isidoros), it is now a global structure with its significance ranging from matters of politics and religion to those concerning art history and architecture.

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A Fight for Rights

“She cannot sleep at night, because her nerve endings have got inflamed….she suffers great pain. I want my daughter to sing folk songs again. I do not want my child to die. Don’t you want to see these bright people on the stage? So, please, everyone who hears my words: Please do something, but quickly.” said Aygul Bilgi who was the mother of Helin Bolek who is a Turkish singer who passed away after going on a 288 day long hunger strike.

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SPEAK UP!

Article: “Racism is a very prevalent issue in our world and almost every body faces it in their day to day lives to varying degrees. Some of us are subjected to racism in the work place which can be something as simple as a promotion getting delayed while others can end up losing their life on the basis of external differences.

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Corona Diaries

It was really hard for me to understand why everyone was complaining about having to stay at home because even though I missed my friends and being able to go out I really enjoyed spending time at home with my family.
We would wake up and then cook breakfast together, play “uno” and fight over what the rules were, binge watch tv shows together and when we got tired of all of this we would retire to our phones to connect with the outside world.
On one such occasion I was browsing through my phone and I came across a post from a friend which asked what would happen if all internet facilities went out and I was completely horrified by the thought. I started wondering how anyone would manage to live without internet access because I was so dependent on it for finding recipes, proving my point, watching netflix, talking to my friends, and staying updated with news that I could not imagine my life without it and then it struck me that there were people out there who were living my nightmare.

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