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
‘Our story ended just as it began’ – Joobin Bekhrad reflects on the life, legacy, and magic of his literary hero, Yashar Kemal (1923 – 2015)
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