Category Archives: English

Meteora – In the heavens above

Last summer I drove all the way from Istanbul to Athens to meet up with my friends as part of our annual class reunion. We were gonna charter a sailboat …

Does the airline food in unopened containers really need to go to waste?

I’m writing this article on board the Turkish Airlines flight from Bremen to Istanbul as I finally had an old concern of mine confirmed by the flight attendant during the …

A sad coincidence

May 1975 and May 2013 will be remembered as sad months for University of Oregon Ducks. On the 30th May 1975, sports world lost one of the most promising athletes …

Title successfully defended

Last night at the O2 Arena in London, Olympiacos Piraeus successfully defended their Turkish Airlines Euroleague title after a thrilling final game against Spanish giants Real Madrid.

May Day Impressions from Berlin

As last Wednesday I was in Berlin for the first time ever on a May Day, I wanted to use the opportunity to visit the landmark spots of the city …

Bossa nova at its best with Joyce Moreno

Last night, a packed A-Trane jazz club in Berlin hosted a very special musician from Rio de Janeiro and I was one of the lucky ones who got the chance …

Possibility of life on Mars versus Pope election

Yesterday, NASA made an amazing announcement. It was stated that the Curiosity rover which reached Mars last year sent back data which can be interpreted as evidence of conditions once …

The Magic of Reality by Richard Dawkins

I just finished reading “The Magic of Reality” by Prof. Richard Dawkins. In fact it took just about 5 hours to read this very cool book. As a scientist, I …

A Night of Solo Explorations by Herbie Hancock

The title of the article is originating from what Herbie Hancock called his plugged in session in Dusseldorf last night. I was one of the lucky people who could see …

Impressions from the PPRE’s 25th year anniversary and the Renewable Energy 2030 Conference

1st and 2nd of October 2012 were pretty important dates for Postgraduate Programme Renewable Energy (PPRE) which I also graduated from some 4 years ago. The program organized an event …

A “Wattwanderung” experience

It was just about 6:30 in the morning when we arrived in Sahlenburg after a 1-hour drive from Oldenburg. Although the sun was just barely rising in the horizon, the …

Eight days in Portugal

Last month, I got the chance to visit Portugal, the nice country which is sandwiched between Spain and the Atlantic Ocean. The moment my friends and I decided on Lisbon as …

Magic of flea markets

Flea markets. For many, it’s just a gathering of bunch of people to sell bunch of crap. In reality, it is not so simple. As there is no real tradition …

One city, two red comebacks

Beautiful yet chaotic city of Istanbul hosted many important sporting events in the last 10 years. The ones we can recall at a glance are the 2010 FIBA World Basketball …