About Yusuf

Languages

English, Kurdish, Turkish

Areas of Expertise

Politics, religion and culture, Islam, Religions, Activism-Human Rights, Tourism - Travel, Tourism Business, Cultural Exchanges, science of religion, Political Activism, Democracy

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Comments & conversations

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Yusuf Pasha
Posted about 4 years ago
What makes you feel ALIVE?
lots of things... for example drinkin' a tea near the bosphorus in Istanbul, greatest city in Middle East. livin' together with the people whom i feel and look at the world in the same line...
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Yusuf Pasha
Posted almost 5 years ago
His Holiness the Karmapa: The technology of the heart
Hi Sjors, I used to think same thing as you but unfortunately only translators can view whole subtitles in English. I started to translate this video into Turkish, I don't know how to share the entire conversation text with you. I wish I could help you.
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Yusuf Pasha
Posted almost 5 years ago
Sunitha Krishnan: The fight against sex slavery
It's really amazing representation. Unfortunately, people can never destroy their prejudices and as she said, it is easy to talk about this issue but we don't want them in our lifes. I can never understand what kind of man can having a sex with a child. What kind of pleasure that he gets from his or her? It is same in rape. How can they take a pleasure in rape? If these kind of guys says that they are MEN, I reject to be a man. How will they answer for things that they have done in this world. Thank you for sharing this amazing representation. I am really effected.
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Yusuf Pasha
Posted almost 5 years ago
Jamie Oliver: Teach every child about food
It's truly amazing representation. First time I opened this talk, I thought that he would talk about clishes as everyday I hear. But It's really inspirational!... In my country, fast-food is not a big problem as much as US or UK. But here, the obesity is spreading fast too. Burger King, Pizza Hut, McDonalds, Kentucky and ofcourse Local Fast Food restaurants. But time is very very precious around here because we are forced to do everything mercurially. The main problem is that we have fast lives. We can spare time for everything but we less time for eating. firstly we need to cure the problem from its source.
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Yusuf Pasha
Posted almost 5 years ago
Elif Shafak: The politics of fiction
Harald thank you very much, I will try it as soon as I arrive at home but I'm not much hopeful to join Youtube anymore :D I lost all my hopes and tried any way in order to join this site. There is something wrong I've done maybe but for 6 months I can't join it even changing all internet settings but i didn't mess with proxies :) I will try it. Thanks for your help bro.
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Yusuf Pasha
Posted almost 5 years ago
Elif Shafak: The politics of fiction
Dear Seda :) Thank you for your comment, also I wish I could watch this video which you shared but unfortunately in Turkey youtube is banned and in spite of I've done everything to destroy this block to join youtube, even changing DNS setttings, I still can't join it :) If you share the poem in text, I would be pleased to read it. Thanks for your welcome message also, I'm honored and glad to be here. :D
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Yusuf Pasha
Posted almost 5 years ago
Elif Shafak: The politics of fiction
Dear Baris, Thank you for sharing your thought but I think there is something you've missed out, please let me know if I'm wrong. First of all, as I said I really like her speech and style of novels and also talks. But this subject is also sensitive(Religion) You said that the readers are not stupid, it's ok but as you know here is Turkey:) I also knew Elif Safak in a roundabout way thanks to one of my friend and I was told there are lots of people who asked to Elif Safak that "Mevlana was really gay?" :) I am strongly agree with you about they are free to write a fictions because this is about imagination but this is a religion fiction and if you write something about the sensibilities of people (particularly muslims as she has done) according to me, you must be more careful :)
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Yusuf Pasha
Posted almost 5 years ago
Elif Shafak: The politics of fiction
Because Mewlana is not ordinary person, he was the most famous name in the islamic mysticism and in my opinion if somebody writes about him and ofcourse about Şems, she should consider that they were more than ordinary people. Let me say what I actually criticize on that book. I’m Muslim and in my belief, Mevlana was really precious scholar as you know. Yes, he was beyond of the Islam and any religion but as a Muslim we firstly think that the religion is not only consisting of love. It has some requirements like worship. Maybe you know who is Hallaci Mansur. First I knew him from one of my friends, he had read a book about him and he started to think that worships were not necesarry because he said that “En-el Hak / I’m the God” but he tried to say something else with this speech. What I meant is, actually it is really really sensetive subject and in my opinion people are directed to something according to books. Especially by the strong writers like Elif Shafak.