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Istanbul’s Open-Air Studio

“Every time I go back, whole neighborhoods are different,” says Beyza Boyacioglu. Boyacioglu, a Turkish filmmaker trained at the School …

City on the Brink

Friday dawn, March 21, 2014 Istanbul these days is suffused by a sense of the absurd. Its effervescent fin-de-sièclism assails …

Turkey’s Uncertain Vote

Turkey is entering the final leg of campaigning before municipal elections are held on March 30. This is just the …

That’s Turkey for You

The juggling balls of Turkish punditry soar into the air from the first pages of The Assassin from Apricot City: …

Revolutionary Radio

Five years ago, Syrian radio host Mahmoud Hassino came across the journal of a doctor from Hama. What he read …

One Giant Leap too Far

Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan clearly wanted Istanbul to win the bid for the 2020 Olympics. For the former semi-pro …

Body of Politics

The recent Gezi Park protests in Istanbul unleashed a series of arguments on gender politics in Turkey. The sheer number …

Ankara’s Creationists

In mid-June, the Turkish state body responsible for promoting science and scientific research, TÜBİTAK, told a group of top scientists …