Category Archives: Unite for Peace

  1. Our Silence

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    Thursday 08 December, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    Time has marched on; Many things have changed in our world; Perhaps more so here in Turkey and the Middle …
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  2. Çocuk Bayramınız Kutlu Olsun – Children’s Day

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    Saturday 23 April, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    On April 23, 1929, upon Atatürk’s proposal, the Turkish Grand National Assembly decreed April 23 as a national holiday dedicated …
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  3. Weekly Photo Challenge: Future (IV)

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    Tuesday 12 April, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    My fourth entry for the Weekly Photo Challenge is about a wish for the future; a future of peace. This image of …
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  4. We are still alive and we are kicking ! ! !

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    Tuesday 22 March, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    Yet again I write with sadness at the senseless cruelty from our own species. Brussels has today become the latest …
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  5. More bodies where I sat only recently

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    Sunday 13 March, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    Less than a month after the last large scale suicide bombing in our capital, at least 37 residents of Ankara have tonight …
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  6. Defiance: Frisked before prayers

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    Saturday 30 January, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    Yesterday I took my son to the huge Kocatepe Mosque in downtown Ankara. It was his first time there, and …
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  7. Still relevant – The Great Dictator

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    Tuesday 26 January, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    It’s funny how film and history are forever intertwined, and that we don’t seem to learn from either. Charlie Chaplin, the …
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  8. Sad times

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    Tuesday 12 January, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    Today, another fatal bombing within our borders; taking the total lives lost over 200 in a couple of years. Add that …
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  9. Only through our own humanity…

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    Saturday 02 January, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    My prayers are for an end to the conflict in Syria. Enough families have paid the price. A good friend …
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  10. Across the so-called divide

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    Thursday 24 December, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    I’m no stranger to Christianity, and to be honest, nor are many of my faith, after all, Jesus is pretty …
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  11. Peace and People

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    Sunday 06 December, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Like any conflict on the world stage, everyone of us has very personal views, and the situation in Syria is …
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  12. Life-jackets for sale

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    Wednesday 25 November, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Trousers Shoes Life Jackets Car tyre inner-tubes . . These are the items you’ll see on sale here today. Trousers …
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  13. Bloggers Unite for Peace

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    Sunday 22 November, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” Edmund Burke ~  ~ …
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  14. Who would join me?

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    Thursday 19 November, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    A couple of times recently I have posted my thoughts about the ongoing wave of destructiıon that the idiots waving …
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  15. Love Over Fear

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    Wednesday 18 November, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    The level of response generated by my previous post, Perspective & Humanity, was reassuring, pretty much supportive and mostly from my usual clan …
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  16. Perspective & Humanity

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    Sunday 15 November, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    During the past 48 hours, I, and I’m sure many of you, will have seen or perhaps taken part in …
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  17. Not In MY Name

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    Saturday 14 November, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Last month we saw multiple bombings in Turkey, then destruction over Egypt, countless other atrocities both here and happening daily in …
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  18. Wishing For Peace

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    Tuesday 11 November, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Veteran’s Day, Remembrance Day, and the anniversary of Atatürk’s passing…. there are many reasons this week why most of us …
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