Artist, Burak Akbay, created and shared this piece online, saying on Twitter that he had made it as a new … More
I’ve been thinking about animal rights activism in Istanbul as a form of alternative solidarity being built under polarized political … More
The sheer expanse of Istanbul means that my respondents only really live in a few neighbourhoods of it.
To understand the historical, political, and emotional resonance of this migration, we must first analyse such categories as gurbet and gurbetci. The gurbetci – one … More
The first people I spoke with in Istanbul mentioned the protests outside the Turkish consulate in Rotterdam. This demonstration had followed … More
A week ago I was in Amsterdam, preparing for a month of field research in Istanbul. That same moment happened to be a … More