Selin Gökcesu: On AnkaraMarch 2016
When a bombing hits home.
Istanbul’s Wandering SongbirdsFebruary 2016
Street vendors are outlaws by definition.
Be Like WaterDecember 2015
Boundaries of Nations: The Nonviolent State of Iraq and Syria. The Republic-in-Motion of Lovers Not Fighters. The Government-in-Exile of People Who Just Want to Go to School.
The Afterlife of WasteOctober 2015
The Turkish artist on moving to the epicenter of throwaway culture and imagining the life-forms that “might emerge out of the contemporary ooze.”
Richard Falk: A Nonagon of Toxic ConflictOctober 2015
Notes on the Turkish quagmire.
Richard Falk: Israel’s Former President Underestimates Turkey and IranJune 2015
Iran is not evil and Turkey was never in danger of becoming evil.
Richard Falk: Looking beyond ErdoğanJune 2015
Recent elections demonstrate the capacity and potential of a Turkish democracy.
Richard Falk: Armenia’s GenocideApril 2015
One-hundred years of grief and controversy.
Nancy Kricorian: Pilgrimage as/or ResistanceNovember 2014
A trip to Turkey sparks a search for the ghosts of the Armenian genocide.
Şükran Moral: The Slow UnsilencingNovember 2014
On the eve of Contemporary Istanbul, Rachel Friedman talks with one of Turkey’s most controversial artists about performance, process, and what happens when your art makes you a target.
Kaya Genç: Turkey’s Unofficial ReferendumAugust 2014
On Sunday, Turkey will elect a president by direct popular vote for the first time, choosing between drastically different visions for their political system.
Kirsten O’Regan: In Turkey, Two Fights for PeaceJuly 2014
Battling violence against women in a divided country.
Robert Reich: The Three Biggest Right Wing Lies About PovertyJune 2014
Republicans ignore the real reasons for poverty in favor of neoliberal fantasies.
Richard Falk: After Turkey’s March 30th Local ElectionsApril 2014
Why Turkey is at a crossroads.
Kaya Genç: The Self-Inventions of ModernityMarch 2014
On Ahmet Hamdi Tanpınar's great satire of Turkish modernization, The Time Regulation Institute.
Ece Temelkuran: Revolutionary NiceFebruary 2014
Free Expression: The surprising weapon of the Taksim Gezi Park protests: a cheery disposition.
Kuzguncuk HotelJanuary 2014
what’s life but where my memories keep shacking up
Richard Falk: Two Forms of Lethal PolarizationNovember 2013
How polarization is poisoning Turkey and Egypt.
Kaya Genç: The Political Color WheelNovember 2013
In Turkey, different colors have long been associated with particular beliefs. Most recently, a rainbow coalition has spread across the country.
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.
Trevor Paglen: Turnkey Tyranny, Surveillance and the Terror StateJune 2013
We’re not moving toward a surveillance state; we live in the heart of one.
Assad’s CastawaysMay 2013
A portrait of Syria’s child-refugees in Antakya, Turkey.
Not much ever happened in Blaustein, but, even if it did, I would still remember the words she said, because it was the first time I’d heard them used, and their meaning, the parentheses they opened in my German existence every time someone used them, shocked me and made me feel like an intruder.
Tara Isabella Burton: “Constantinople”March 2013
The owner of a bookstore in Antalya, Turkey has more to offer than books.
Justice DelayedJanuary 2013
As the disappeared from the Kurdish-Turkish conflict are unearthed from unmarked graves, will the government help deliver justice?
Richard Falk: Ten Years of AKP Leadership in TurkeySeptember 2012
There are heartening signs of improved relations between the civil and military arms of Turkey's government, but much work remains.