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I have barely slept.I have been unable to stop thinking about #JamalKhashoggi. I knew him from when we both were columnists for #Saudi-owned Asharq al-Awsat b4 I was banned.We met just once, I think. But reports yest of his killing came same day as #Kavanaugh & my worlds collided
Trump has emboldened so many dictators,esp Crown Prince Mohamed Bin Salman.With so much attention been sucked up by US,the killing of Jamal,who wasn’t an esp outspoken critic,is sure to embolden regimes further & signal to dissidents & opponents that their harm will go unnoticed
To think that you could go to your country’s consulate to get paperwork for an upcoming wedding and be killed and dismembered because of your writing is horrific. It’s evil. And to know that the regime responsible for that has a best friend in the most powerful country in earth!
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Holy COW !!
The people of #Turkey need to take action NOW or else this madman #Erdogan will take them to Stone Age era in weeks !
“If they have dollars, we have our Allah,” says #Erdogan to the economic meltdown in #Turkey and the record devaluation of the #Turkish lira against the U.S. dollar.
The #TurkishLira has weakened to a record low. Here's what #Turkey's president might say in a speech later today. @markets
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If you are traveling to Istanbul & Antalya, or are interested in traveling, this might interest you.

1) Istanbul Card is a bliss. It costs 6 Liras and with a top-up of 15 more, it is best to get around.

2) Avoid taksi (taxis). They are exorbitant

3) If you are a museum person and are going to check out major ones then get the Fast Track pass (125 Liras). If not, just buy the regular tickets at museums/palaces you are interested in.

4) Basilica Cisterna is not a part of the above-mentioned pass.

5) As a vegetarian/vegan, tons of food options! My breakfast is usually a crunchy simit/ acma with cheese.

6) Wear jeans + Half-sleeved tee + carry a scarf for Blue Mosque. Men, tee+ jeans. Or you can get a covering skirt/covering cloth + scarf for free at the mosque

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