Haluk Direskeneli, Eurasia Review

Haluk Direskeneli

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Past articles by Haluk:

Turkey: Post-Earthquake Lessons – OpEd

We are all shocked by the massive earthquake disasters that occurred one after the other on February 6, 2023, first with a quake of 7.7 on the Richter scale in Pazarcık Kahramanmaraş and then a 7.4… → Read More

Lessons Learnt From A Lost Order In1994 – OpEd

The Client was a very successful Turkish businessman, second generation industrialist, owning and operating the biggest private Turkish Iron & Steel Mills in Istanbul, where he was/still is fab… → Read More

Speaker Rights At International Conferences – OpEd

“International Energy Conference” announcements held in luxury venues in Istanbul come to me in one way or another throughout the year. They invite market participants, professionals, enginee… → Read More

Remembering A Legendary Expat Contract Engineer – Essay

We have young engineers who have been bored with the uneasy domestic political and economic environment in recent years and they are planning to establish a new life for themselves in Western Europ… → Read More

2023 Forecasts For Turkish Energy Markets – OpEd

At the end of each year, Energy Analysts are expected to make projections for the next year. Economists make forecasts, social scientists make political forecasts, we energy analysts make energy fo… → Read More

How Should Vandalism To World Heritage Works Be Prevented?

A few weeks ago, I went for a walk on Ataşehir Meriç street. It is a long street with one-way motor traffic, it takes about six kilometers round trip from side to side, and I meet the daily goal of… → Read More

Contract Negotiations At Mersin Refinery In 1992- Essay

In 1992, we received an invitation from Mersin Ataş refinery, which is now closed and liquidated as of 2004. They wanted rehabilitation on the last of the three existing steam boilers, we did a sit… → Read More

Basic Engineering Is Like Tailoring, Not ‘Copy Paste’ – Essay

Years ago, we embarked on the construction of a combined cycle power plant with a capacity of 478 MWe output electricity generation, on Turkish Therace at north west korner of Turkey close to the W… → Read More

The Difference Between Generations Never End, Since The Time Of Socrates – Essay

School is over, you are getting married. Your child is born, you try to raise him/ her in the best way according to your own aspirations and expectations. You want him/ her to go to the best school… → Read More

Workers Fighting At Work – Essay

I’m working in a public machinery factory in Ankara in 1976. It’s been a few years since I finished school. I am a maintenance and repair workshop engineer. I have about 30 employees wh… → Read More

Vermeer’s ‘Frugal Woman’ – Essay

A painting of “The Milkmaid” by Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer hangs in our kitchen. We bought it from the sales shop of the Amsterdam Museum, where the original is. The painting depict… → Read More

Take Care Of Your Cars – OpEd

Years ago, I was working for a foreign joint venture company in Istanbul. For the upper management, company gave a rental car to the general manager and his deputies, which could be changed in ever… → Read More

The Subtleties Of Diplomatic Simultaneous Interpretation – Essay

With my Metu university mechanical engineering finished in 1973 I first worked as an engineer in a public machinery manufacturing plant for eleven years. During this period, many foreign delegation… → Read More

What Is The Relationship Between Thermodynamics And Economics? – Essay

When I was in the second year of Mechanical Engineering (1969-1970) at Metu University, I took a “system science” course. In this course, we were solving electrical machinery and construction… → Read More

My Ancestors, My Father And My Grandfathers – Essay

My father’s father, Mülazım Sani (first lieutenant) Abdullah Bey was born in Eğirdir in 1890. After graduating from Isparta middle school (secondary school), he joined the army at the age of … → Read More

How We Purchased Our Piano – Essay

Do you remember the first time you saw a piano? I remember I saw a piano the first time in my life, in the Ankara Opera house when I was 12 years old. It was an extraordinary instrument with a huge… → Read More

Are Electric Cars The Best Solution? – OpEd

We have been observing the domestic usage of electric golf carts in the Prinkipo island Büyükada environment for the last 2-3 years. Electric carts wear out quickly, their batteries run out quickly… → Read More

Forgotten Pleasures: Boat, Train Travels – Essay

There is nothing I enjoy more than traveling on the Cityline ferries between Bostancı Büyükada or Büyükada Kabataş in Istanbul. You sit on a secluded wooden bench on the back deck, you take a cup o… → Read More

New Solutions In Modern Times – Essay

I was in primary school. We had a wire cabinet hanging high on the wall in the kitchen in a cool place to preserve the fresh food. We tried to consume freshly cooked food on the same day. The next … → Read More

Lysistrata And The Mystery Of Kalecik Wines – OpEd

Lysistrata is a one-act theatrical play written by Aristophanes in BC 411. The play, which is thought to have been staged for the first time in the spring of BC411, is considered one of the first a… → Read More