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World regions, bodies of water, land masses,
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|Macellan Boğazı||The Strait of Magellan|
Magellan (artist unknown);
Uffizi Gallery, Florence
|...is the waterway linking the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, between the southern tip of South America and Tierra del Fuego island. It was 'discovered' (Oct. 21-Nov. 28, 1520) by Ferdinand Magellan, a Portuguese sailing for Spain, who eventually completed the first circumnavigation of the world. Although the strait meanders widely through numerous smaller islands and has an unhospitable cold and foggy climate, it was an important sailing route before the Panama Canal (completed in 1914) shortened the Atlantic-Pacific passage by several thousand miles.66|
|Macaristan (Macaristan or Macaristanlı, Macarca)||Hungary (a Hungarian person/thing, the Hungarian language)|
|mağara savaşı||cave warfare||See following |
'Black Comedy' Cartoon...
Political Cartoon War
'Black Comedy' Cartoon
The sign over the terrorists' hiding-place says "Twin Caves".
[a 'thinly' veiled reference to the World Trade Center's "Twin Towers"]
Thanks to 'Bülent çiziyor'
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Political Cartoons of Turkey (Türkiye)
|mahkeme||law court, trial, |
|Makedonya (Makedon, Makedonca||Macedonia (a Macedonian person/thing, the Macedonian language)|
|mal varlığını||assets, worldly possessions, estate|
|Malezya (Malezyalı, Malayca)||Malaysia (a Malaysian person/thing, the language of Malaysia)|
|Maliye Bakanı||[the] Minister of Finance||March 2006 -- The current AKP Finance Minister, Kemal Unakitan, is in hot water for easing taxes on egg products -- which gave his son windfall profits.|
|Mançurya||Manchuria||The historical region of northeastern China. The Chinese call Manchuria the Northeast Provinces, or more simply, the Northeast.|
|Manş Denizi||La Manche or |
[the] English Channel
[port city on the
Mediterranean coast of France]
|mart kedi(ler)||tomcat; male cat||The literal translation of mart kedi(ler) is month-of-March cat(s) and it undoubtedly alludes to the strong, Spring mating-urge of the male Felis catus -- with which the female must put up, until she catches him...|
Left click for image enlargement.
|maşa gibi kullanmak; to use (someone) as a cat's-paw|
maşası olmak; to be (someone's) tool, be someone's cat's-paw
maşlık; being someone's tool/cat's-paw
In the News: Gözcü Gazetesi,
News update: Gözcü Gazetesi,
|mayın ||mine |
|mayın tarlası; mine field|
mayınlı arazi; mine fields
mayın tarama gemisi; minesweeper
|meclis||parliament||Türk Büyük Millet |
[the] Turkish Parliament (lit. [the] Turkish Grand National Assembly)
|Medine||Medina [Saudi Arabia]|
|medrese||a Muslim religious-school (attached to a mosque)|
Dismantling Turkish Secularism
One step at a time...
Left click for political cartoon enlargement.
|medya||[the] Media||...is the newspaper and magazine press, Radio & TV, et al.|
See the following 'Critics of the Media' political cartoon...
Critics of the Media
Gözcu Gazetesi, 1 June 2003
Cartoonist: Ergin Asyalı
|Mehmetçik||the nickname used by the Turkish people to refer to any enlisted man in the Turkish army...|
|mekik||shuttle||mekik kazası; (space) shuttle accident|
mekik faciası; (space) shuttle disaster
|Mekke||Mecca [Saudi Arabia]|
|Meksika (Meksikalı, İspanyolca)||Mexico (Mexican, the language of Mexico [Spanish])|
|mensup ||connected to, affiliated with, someone with a connection to, [a] member, [an] employee|
|Mezar-ı Şerif||Mazar-e Sharif|
[city in north-central Afghanistan]
|Mezoamerikan uygarlıklar||Mesoamerican civilizations [that dominated large parts of Mexico and Central America -- long before Spanish exploration and conquest in the 16th century. Dating from |
Map of Mesoamerica
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|MHP||See Milliyetçi Hareket Partisi...|
|Mısır (Mısırlı, Arapça)||Egypt (an Eygyptian person/thing, the language of Egypt [Arabic])|
|Midilli Adası||[the Greek] island of Lesbos|
|miğfer||[battle] helmet||In the news: 28 March 2003... In fierce fighting on the Iraqi war front, British Royal Marine Eric Walderman (see below) was saved from certain death by his helmet made of 'Kevlar' (by Du Pont). Walderman's helmet deflected four direct hits to his head from enemy fire. |
Royal Marine Walderman
and his super helmet...
|milli||national||milli güvenlik stratejisi; national security strategy|
|Milliyetçi Hareket Partisi
Party nickname --
|National Movement Party |
[usually referred to by its MHP acronym]
Supporters identify themselves with
a hand-sign that looks like
the head of a 'Gray Wolf'...
Hover your cursor for a figurative translation
(of the comment below the picture)
|A distinctly conservative Turkish political party with an unsavory past...The MHP supports the court-decreed death sentence (in 2000) for Kurdish terrorist and PKK-leader Öcalan (aka, Apo) -- and, at odds with its governing coalition partners, would like to see the execution carried out. |
The MHP situation as of June 2002... The party, led by Devlet Bahçeli, placed a surprising second in Turkey's last General Election in 1999 (with 18% of the votes cast). The MHP is the 'deputy' member of the 3-party coalition (together with DSP and ANAP) that struggles to govern Turkey at this time.
The MHP situation in October 2002... In the lead-up to next month's election, the MHP seems to be losing ground and may not be able to achieve the required 10% minimum vote-count to qualify for representation in the post-election Parliament.
|milletvekili||[a] Turkish parliamentarian, member of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey|
|milli gelir||[the national] per capita income|
|Moğolistan (Moğul, Moğolca)||Mongolia (a Mongolian person/thing, the Mongolian language)|
|Mora||Site of the Peloponnesian War (431-404 BC) -- between Athens and Sparta with her allies, won by Sparta. won|
|Moskova ||Moscow [Russia]|
|mösyö||[The Turkish phonetical way of saying and writing the formal French address...]|
|...is sometimes used to address English-speakers, to mean 'Mister'.|
See example usage in the cartoon at yabancı.
|muhafazakar||[a political] conservative||bir muhafazakar demokrat; |
[a] conservative democrat
|Muhafız Taburu||[the] TBMM's Battalion of Guards||...has a history dating back to the Turkish War of Independence. After the war, and upon Atatürk's own directive, the battalion became the Parliament's official guard.|
In the News: 29 December 2003...in a statement to Milliyet Gazetesi, AKP Member of Parliament Husrev Kutlu said, "From morning til evening in my office, even at prayers at mealtime, I have to listen to the sound of marching soldiers. It's like I'm in the field [of battle], not in the Parliament." Kutlu's remarks (and another he made disparaging a portrait of Atatürk that hangs in the TBMM) lead Orgeneral Hilmi Özkök to be "deeply concerned".
|muhalefet||[the] opposition||muhalefet partisi; opposition party |
ana muhalefet partisi;
main opposition party
|muharebe ||[a] battle, military engagement||muharebe grubu; |
[a] [naval] battle group
|muhtar||the elected head of a village or of a neighborhood -- within a town/city in Turkey|
Elected Leading Lady
from the USA
Left click for image enlargement.
|In the News: 24 April 2004... |
In other places, however, there is
No Girl Power...
|Musul||Mosul [Iraq]||In the news: 11 April 2003, Oil-rich Mosul falls to coalition forces in the Iragi Freedom conflict.|
|mücahit||1. fighter for the Islamic faith|
2. fighter (for a sacred cause/ideal)
|müttefik||ally, allied||Müttefik Devletler;|
the Allied Powers
[in WW II]
|Myanmar (Myanmarlı, Birmanca)||Myanmar [formerly Burma] (a person/thing from Myanmar, the language of Myanmar)|
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