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.
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
Turkish artist Nazif Topçuoğlu gives Joobin Bekhrad the skinny on his career, his detractors, and the trials of producing art in present-day Istanbul
Necla Rüzgar looks at the striking similarities between the vibrant world of Persian and Turkish miniatures and Russian philosopher Mikhail Bakhtin’s idea of the carnival
Songlines’ Editor-in-Chief, Simon Broughton, on the sights and sounds of the 11th edition of the Mystic Music Festival in Konya, Turkey, held in honour of Rumi