What do we do other than research?
We occasionally party..! Our lunch get togethers are mostly at Gozlemeci Celal at Rumelihisari. This is where we mostly put together our funded project ideas. Following Netlab MS and PhD theses defenses, significant paper publications, funding awards and sometimes just without any reason (perhaps when we are not successful at something), we carry out our celebrations in local Istanbul taverns and/or Cem Ersoy's garden, accompanied with heavy drinking and lots of local/home made cooking. It is a custom to bring back a bottle of the local drinks when a Netlab member returns from an international or national conference or visit.We also occasionaly go for hiking around Istanbul, our favorite destinations are Buyukada, Polonezkoy, etc.