Perhaps there’s something Turkey and the West can learn from this tragedy: "the opposite of life is not death but indifference."
Political instability and ISIS attacks are causing turmoil in the nation.
"What we are experiencing now is a completely new stage in Turkey’s political and social history."
ANKARA -- "A Strangeness in My Mind" is about what it means to be a poor, ordinary Turk, buffeted by the winds of modern politics and traditional mores. It is detailed, intimate, but it is also universal, dealing with emotions like shame, ambition, love and grief, and what it feels like to belong. This is not an intentionally political novel, but if there is a political message, this is it: Turkey needs to recognize its universals, not its differences. Saturday's bombing in Ankara showed us that, with devastating effect.