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My friend #Turkish #Novelist and Women's Rights Activist @MeltemArikan. Her 4th novel was banned by Turkish Censors, so she has this to say about censorship: http://bit.ly/twN1mL

Read Banned Books @MeltemArikan previously banned novel _Stop Hurting My Flesh_ will soon be available in English. Watch for it!

40 Banned Books to Read at Your Own Risk --- How different would you be if you had not read some of these books in school?!?! #readmore #censored #uncensored

Pamukkale, meaning "cotton castle" in Turkish, is a natural site in Denizli Province in southwestern Turkey which is a tourist attraction. The city contains hot springs and "travertines", terraces of carbonate minerals left by the flowing water. People have bathed in its pools for thousands of years.

The Tulip was originally a wild flower, growing in Central Asia. It was first cultivated by the Turks as early as 1000 AD, The flower was introduced in Western Europe and the Netherlands in the 17th century by Carolus Clusius, a famous biologist from Vienna. The beautiful flower the tulip, is called after the Turkish word for turban.

@MeltemArikan “I don’t think I could love you so much if you had nothing to complain of and nothing to regret. I don’t like people who have never fallen or stumbled. Their virtue is lifeless and of little value. Life hasn’t revealed its beauty to them.” Boris Pasternak - Doctor Zhivago

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