Burhan Sönmez: Two IstanbulsAugust 2016
Whitney Curry Wimbish speaks to the author about his latest novel that describes parallel cities.
Ed Winstead: E Pluribus UnumJune 2016
Ed Winstead talks to artist José Parlá about his new short film and finding unity through art.
The White CenterBy Kaya Genç
While neighborhoods are being redeveloped, their histories are being used to advertise their future. History has become a marketing tool. Make use of the past and create the future with it: this is familiar for a country whose national ideology is built on an endless cycle of self-invention.
Istanbul’s Wandering SongbirdsFebruary 2016
Street vendors are outlaws by definition.
The Road to AlpulluNovember 2015
I would examine the black and white photographs of Alpullu’s golden age. In their shadows, I identified the vanished town.
Jennifer MacKenzie: Waiting for AtaturkJuly 2013
On Taksim, tear gas, and loving a tyrant because he feeds you.
Patrick Wrigley: Menace to SocietyJune 2013
The protests in Turkey, and the government’s response, highlight a problem more complex than a single micro-managing autocrat.
Nafeesa Syeed: Setting Down Roots in Istanbul’s Gezi ParkJune 2013
Protestors in Istanbul are settling in to Gezi park, where the demonstrations across Turkey began.
Richard Falk: Istanbul, a Modest ProposalNovember 2012
Could Istanbul be the future capital of the world?
Richard Falk: On the U.N. Alliance of CivilizationsJune 2012
To solve global problems, we have to start thinking in terms of civilizations instead of than nation-states. A dispatch from the recent Istanbul Partners Forum.