Iggy and Fyodor, meet your [Turkish] match! Joseph Flaherty examines Turkish-American writer Elif Batuman’s debut novel, The Idiot, as well as her other projects
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.
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.
Ezgi Üstündağ explores the history of Ladino culture and music in Turkey, with a particular focus on the careers of musicians Sami Levi and the Janet-Jak Esim Ensemble
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
Joseph Flaherty travels to the remote border city of Kars in eastern Turkey to investigate the continued relevance and importance of Orhan Pamuk’s acclaimed novel, Snow