“Show off how pretty you are, but never let him touch you.” Then come the planned tantrums — “make sure he struggles to please you, don't be easy.” Indeed, this satirical book of advice for single women may be validated with a recent decree from the official Turkish Language Institute.In the updated Turkish dictionary, the institute defined the word "available, up for it" (musait) as “a woman who is ready to flirt, easy to flirt with.” Who would want to be "musait" after reading this definition?Istanbul is a modern world city, like so many others.What makes it unique (except the vast amount of historical sightseeing spots) is the mix of Oriental and Western influences.Brides and bridegrooms leave the stage during their wedding ceremony in Ankara, Aug. In an annual ceremony organized by Ankara municipality, 206 couples were married at once.(photo by REUTERS/Umit Bektas) You are only as good as your husband) has been talked about by women, young and old, since early 2014.As reported by Hurriyet Daily News: If those explanations strike you as terrible and also bizarre, you’re not the only one.
Not surprisingly, his confession shocked the program's host, the other participants, the studio audience, the viewers at home and pretty much the rest of Turkey. Five months into the marriage he became “irritated” with her and decided the solution was to murder her.
In the course of the 16th and 17th centuries during the Sultanate of Women, women of the Imperial Harem had extraordinary influence on politics of Ottoman Empire.
Many of the Sultans during this time were minors and it was their mothers, like Kösem Sultan, or sometimes daughters of the sultan as Mihrimah Sultan, leaders of the Harem, who effectively ruled the Empire. The period started in 1520 during the reign of Suleyman the Magnificent until 1656, the reign of Mehmed IV.
Although the definition caused a stir in Turkey, it seems the book also advises single women not to appear available, but rather appear uninterested in their prospective spouses.
The book was criticized for style of prose and being too simplistic.