“Aç-kapa, aç-kapa, Artema” kafasını tersten yaşayan Türkiye

30 Nisan itibariyle 3 haftalık kapanma kararı alınırken bu açma ve kapama kelimelerini çok duyunca ister istemez Artema reklamı geliyor aklıma. Tabii Şener Şen’in yarattığı gibi muzip ve sempatik bir durum söz konusu değil. Bu ‘aç-kapa’ kafası insanların ciddi anlamda özgürlüklerinin kısıtlandığı, ‘karantina turizmi’ gibi garip kavramların ortaya çıktığı, alkol yasağı gibi ne idüğü belirsiz sınırlamaların koyulduğu ve en kötüsü de tünelin ucundaki ışığı görmediğimiz bir ortam yaratıyor. read more...

Aşılama süreci başladı, kafalar karışık

Türkiye dahil birçok ülkede başlayan aşılama süreci beraberinde de birçok tartışmayı getirdi. Aşı olmalı mıyız? Hangi aşı en iyisi? Aşı tercihimiz olacak mı? Bize ne zaman sıra gelecek? Kısıtlamalar ne zaman kalkar? Aşı tüm dünyada pandemiyi bitirecek mi?  Bu makalemde bu soruların cevaplarını arayacağız. read more...

2021: Sağlık, sıhhat ve mutabakat yılı

Geçen sene son yazımda “2020 farklı olacak” diye başlık atmıştım. Bunu tekrar okuyunca kendi kendime “Sene sonu yazılarının başlıklarını dikkatli atmalıyım” diye özeleştiride bulundum. Hakikaten farklı bir yıl oldu. Şimdi önümüzdeki senenin temennilerini kaleme alacağım bu yazımda sağlık, aynı zamanda ‘doğruluk’ anlamına gelen sıhhat ve mutabakat temalarına vurgu yapacağım. read more...

The things the virus has taught us

As you know, the Covid-19 virus epidemic turned our lives into a prison and created an environment where everyone had difficulties. In general, when we have serious difficulties or when we have a crisis in our business life or private life, there can actually be some positive gains. The subject of this article will be what the pandemic has taught us and the environment we live in.   read more...

Afet Platformu ve İzmir depreminde yaptıklarımız

Elazığ depreminde bölgeye giden sivil toplum kuruluşları olarak, ortak yardım çalışmaları sırasında koordinasyonu sürekli kılmak amacıyla temelini attığımız Afet Platformu, bu kez İzmir’de görev başındaydı. Deneyimimiz giderek artarken, afet olmayan dönemlerde yapacağımız çalışmalarla da ana hedefimiz olan afetlerde can ve mal kaybını asgariye indirmek için elimizden geleni yapacağız. read more...

İkinci dalganın dalgaya gelir tarafı yok!

Kişisel gözlem ve saptamalarından yararlandığım bazı sağlık uzmanlarının da endişeyle vurguladığı gibi, kışa girerken Covid-19 salgınının ülkemizdeki seyri maalesef hiç de iç açıcı değil. Bir yanda şu anki vakaların ilk kapanma dönemini defalarca katladığı, durumun ‘feci’ olduğu dile getirilirken, diğer yanda salgını ve önlemleri hâlâ yeterince ciddiye almayanlar riski daha da artırıyor. read more...

Aşıyı bulan çift Türkiye şartlarında çalışsa neler olurdu?

Geçen hafta harika bir haber aldık. 2020’de herkesin kâbusu olan Covid-19 pandemisinin nihayet sonunu getirecek aşı haberleri medyaya yansıdı. İşin ilginç tarafı, herkesin mühendisliklerine ve ürettiği teknolojilere güvendiği Almanya’dan çıkan BioNTech şirketinin, aileleri Türkiye'den Almanya'ya göçmüş Özlem Türeci ve Uğur Şahin tarafından kurulmuş olmasıydı. Bu yazımda inanılmaz bir başarıya imza atmış olan çiftin “aynı çalışmaları Türkiye’de yapmaya kalksalardı başlarına neler gelirdi?” senaryosunu size anlatacağım.   read more...

Pandemide gıda bankalarının kritik rolü

Küresel salgında milyarlarca insan hayatlarını idame ettirebilmek için büyük savaş veriyor. Böyle bir ortamda “Her şeyi devletten beklememek lazım” yaklaşımıyla hareket eden global çaptaki yardımseverler gıda bankacılığı sistemi üzerinden insanlığı ayakta tutmak için ellerinden geleni yapıyorlar. Sırasıyla 16 Ekim Dünya Gıda Günü ve 17 Ekim Dünya Yoksullukla Mücadele Günü’nde gıda bankalarının pandemideki kritik rolünü hatırlayalım. read more...

To be worthy of animal love

I changed the subject of this week’s article twice. I will definitely write about the other topics one day, and not completely eliminate them. However, there is a matter of priority here. We lost my mother's dog yesterday (Saturday night). In this article, I will write about this loving dog, our Carino, the joy it brought to our home, and the importance of giving all animals the life they deserve. read more...

Our football super league has started, shall we wish it the best?

In my last article which I wrote during the outbreak, I mentioned that I found the decision for the Turkia Football League commencing on June 12 wrong, and continued to say that the continuation of contact sports such as football carried major risks, and in this article, I will go into the details of this subject. read more...

Frequently Asked Questions 9

In this article series, where I answered frequently asked questions about myself or my views on certain issues, I have answered exactly 80 questions so far. I continue from where I left off to answer current questions, including the pandemic period.   read more...

The test of the Turkish banking sector during the global epidemic

I can’t make a claim about the financial sectors of other countries because I live in Turkia. However, I can clearly say that the Turkish bankers are still unaware that we are experiencing a global epidemic disaster, or they choosing to ignore this pandemic that has turned our lives into a complete disaster. read more...

The course of the COVID-19 pandemic around the world and my experiences

I devoted my last article to my observations of the spread of the coronavirus that caused the COVID-19 disease and the precautions that we need to quickly understand its severity. My first article was predominantly based on the effects in Turkia, and in this article, I will focus on the virus and its effects on a global scale, and I'll share some of my experiences on this subject. read more...

Coronavirus is now a reality of our country

The COVID-19 epidemic, which started in China as the coronavirus and spread to Europe and all over the world in a short time, is now in our country. I devote my first article on this vital issue to my observations about the spread of the virus and the precautions that we need to quickly comprehend just how serious this is.   read more...

The champions of our neighbourhood, Modafen!

Fatih Kanberoğlu, who has contributed a lot to my sister in many ways, is one of my old friends and actually my new neighbor in Çekmeköy. He has also achieved great success with the Modafen Football Club, which he founded, as well as Modafen School, which provides versatile and modern education. By winning the group championship in the Regional Amateur League, they have now made their way to the path of the TFF 3rd League, in which I wish Modafen success in their elevation in the upcoming games. read more...

Health comes first

I can’t remember where I heard it exactly, but for a long time, I’ve been embracing this expression with my immediate circle “even if you had $1 billion dollars, if you don’t have your health then that money has no value”. Infact to be a little more precise with the expression “health” represents the number 1 at the beginning of that $1 billion. Because without that 1, you are left with a series of zero. read more...

Half yearly report and targets for the second half

The article that I wrote at the end of last year titled “new targets and hopes for a new year” (http://serhansuzer.com/en/new-targets-and-hopes-for-a-new-year) I shared our plans and goals for 2017. In the period we are now found, I wanted to shared what we successfully achieved and what we have planned for the near future, and that’s why I have to put pen to paper for the half yearly article.   read more...

On living

I spent New Year’s Eve in Phuket, Thailand, where I attended a “White Night” party. As we were having a pre-party dressed in all white, the conversation turned to cultural differences. I was astonished when my friends acquainted with Far Eastern culture pointed out that the color white, which represents purity and beauty in Western culture, symbolizes death in the Far East and is the color worn at funerals. When I was asked about the place the color white holds in Turkish culture, I said that it was the same as in the West, and a color I would never associate with death. In Turkey, too, mourners wear black or dark colors. read more...

In the wake of my grandmother: Anatomy of a painful loss…

I had planned to share with you this week the second part of my United Nations series. However, after we suddenly losing my grandmother last Sunday I decided to devote this week’s post to the deplorable shortcomings of the healthcare system during her brief illness. read more...

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

The “ALS Ice Bucket Challenge” has swept the world, with videos taken all across Turkey also going viral in Turkish social media.​ read more...

Somehow, We Can’t Succeed In Communication!

At the end of a rather busy week, I was cleaning my mailbox and arranging my weekly schedule as a routine Sunday work in the hotel room I was staying in America. In the meantime, I was watching the interviews at the 84th Oscar Academy Awards Ceremony, which was about to begin. Right at that moment, an e-mail caught my eye.​ read more...