Rakı days, rock and roll nights: Alex Dawe looks back on the life and times of the late Turkish writer Sait Faik Abasıyanık and what the Turkish literati had to say about him
It ain’t easy being Mehmet Erdem. Before a concert in Washington, D.C., Ezgi Üstündağ sat down with the singer to talk about his journey from small-town boy to big-city rocker.
Joobin Bekhrad catches up with award-winning multidisciplinary artist Anahita Razmi to resume a conversation about Iranian underwear that began over Persian food and tacky cocktails
Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? Who knows. What we do know for now is that we can’t get enough of Turkey’s Gaye Su Akyol and her latest album, Empire of Holograms.
Ezgi Üstündağ talks to Aslı Doğan and Richard Laniepce of the Turkish group Kolektif Istanbul about their infectious blend of göbek atmak and making it big in the city
What relevance does a novel written over 70 years ago by a mysteriously murdered author have to contemporary Turkey? Lydia Beardmore takes a look at Sabahattin Ali’s Madonna in a Fur Coat.
Charlie Clarkson looks back on a major group exhibition of artists at the MAXXI in Rome, which addressed a slew of issues concerning present-day Istanbul and Turkey as a whole
Miniature paintings, big trouble, not a damn given – Joseph Flaherty travels to Istanbul to visit the studio of the artist formerly known as Canan Şenol
From the steppes to swanky Stamboul, Kornelia Binicewicz explores the role of women in various genres of Turkish music, with a particular focus on the sixties and seventies
Contemporary Istanbul’s Burcu Öztürkler gives a taste of things to come at the 2015 edition of the art fair featuring a special focus on Tehran