Yabangee Seeks Student University Representatives

Yabangee is an English resource for foreigners and locals living in the great city of Istanbul. As the Fall academic semester looms on the horizon,...

Kedi: An Evocative Portrait of a City and Its Cohabitants

“If you want to be a psychological novelist and write about human beings, the best thing you can do is keep a pair of...

EVO Sports: Istanbul’s Premier Paintball & Laser Tag Experience

One afternoon in late April, some of the Yabangee team decided to partake in a team bonding activity and venture on a laser tag...

ATÖLYE Spotlight: In Conversation with Ayşe Esin Durmaz, Makerlab Associate

Considering the largely editorial nature of Yabangee's workflow, the Makerlab at ATÖLYE has always been a place of great interest to us, with very...

Ways Out from the World: The Cappadox Experience 2017

For the third year running Cappadocia played host to Cappadox Festival, a three day music and arts extravaganza, featuring workshops on food and craft...

ATÖLYE Spotlight: In Conversation with Jak Akdemir, Remote Engineer for Tumblr

Long after the lights have dimmed and the hustle and bustle of a regular ATÖLYE workday have died down, it's not unusual to find Jak...

ATÖLYE Spotlight: In Conversation with Funda Küçükyılmaz, Account Manager of Flint

The arts and culture scene in Turkey is, even at the best of times, complicated. An intricate network of galleries, artists, curators, and collectors are among...

An Evening with Popist Supper Club: Istanbul’s Newest Pop-Up Dining Experience

There is an old Turkish saying stating if you are bored with Istanbul, you are bored with life. Although Istanbul is rarely boring there...

ATÖLYE Spotlight: In Conversation with Zeynep Şen, Writer, Translator and Literary...

Juggling an excess of professional responsibility while still finding the time for your own creative pursuits can be especially daunting. By any measure, Zeynep Şen has taken...

The Last Round: Boxing, Martial Arts, and a Social Conscience

In the dead of this past winter, I ran into a friend in Cihangir who seemed uncharacteristically ecstatic. I told him as much and...

ATÖLYE Spotlight: In Conversation with Meltem Şahin, Illustrator, Animator and Educator

Meltem Şahin is an illustrator, animator, and educator with an extensive array of projects in her portfolio. A Fulbright scholar, her exhibition "Negative Pleasure" late last...

In Conversation with Sinem and Murat of The Hobbit House

I think as often as we get caught up in the never-ending hustle and bustle of Istanbul that we sometimes forget to break outside...

#Reshape Your City – Istanbul’s Urban Thinkers Summit

After the success of the Social Impact Summit in December, Istanbul&I, a volunteer youth community dedicated to social impact is organizing another summit -- this time about...

Awkward Tales from the ‘Bul #3: On Teaching English

On my first day of teaching English in Istanbul, I was thrust into the classroom without so much as a book or a clue. I...

The 12th Istanbul Tulip Festival in Full Bloom

The tulip is a flower long rooted into Istanbul’s history and life. It can be found in Ottoman era paintings, clothing, mentioned in poetry...

ATÖLYE Spotlight: In Conversation with Çiçek Kahraman, Co-Founder of UKA Film

UKA Film is the multifaceted collaborative effort of co-founders Çiçek Kahraman and Can Kılcıoğlu. With a scope that compliments their skill sets and covers various...

Awkward Tales from the ‘Bul #2: On Cleanliness

A few years ago, on a freezing, snowy day, my roommate and I climbed our way up one of Istanbul's steep hills and hopped...

A Glimpse into Müz Botanik Kafe

During my first few days in Istanbul, I happened to pass Müz Botanik Kafe by chance. I was in a hurry, but the little...

Expat Spotlight Recap: #1 & #2

Expat Spotlight, in collaboration with ATÖLYE, is our monthly series showcasing the inspiring contributions being made by Istanbul’s diverse international community to the city’s...

ATÖLYE Spotlight: In Conversation with Lesia Petrovska, Interior Architect

Being an interior architect is a detail-oriented and challenging profession, certainly magnified when the typical project worked on is over 1,000 km away. Lesia...

Awkward Tales from the ‘Bul #1: On Residence Permit Applications

Every yabancı has at least one tale of woe and regret when it comes to residence permit applications in Istanbul. I am no exception. After passing...

BU Paws: Boğaziçi University’s Dog Sanctuary

Istanbul is a city more than a little renowned among those in the know as a city of cats. Less well-known is the ancient...

ATÖLYE Spotlight: In Conversation with Oki Kasajima, Freelance Designer

Going on a four year honeymoon isn't really the type of thing you plan for, but it's exactly what happened to freelance designer Oki...

Review: Red Axes Midnight Session @ Babylon Bomonti

For those who were at Bomontiada on St. Patrick's Day, you'll know it was a sloppy, high-energy affair for nearly everyone present. The holiday...

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