Three Ways of Looking at a Blackbird
|New York Times, May 17th 10:00 am (Istanbul)|
|Sözcü, May 17th 10:00 am (Istanbul)|
|Star, May 17th 10:00 am (Istanbul)|
On the other side, we have Prime Minister Erdoğan. The screen shots from Sözcü (critical of the government) and Star (strongly pro-government) are not equal (the former from the front page, the latter from an article one has to click through to, but they are revealing of the singular importance of Erdoğan in contemporary Turkish (political) life. He is the figure through which both critiques and defenses of Turkish foreign policy are articulated.
But there's been another photo circulating Facebook this morning, which I found striking precisely for the way that it turns the press conference in the Rose Garden––an event rich in symbolic value––into a reminder of the recent bombings in Reyhanlı.
|Originally via telegrafhane, this screenshot from Facebook, May 17th 11:00 am|