In Conversation with Cognitive Scientist Lance G. Powell Jr. on Virtual...

If you asked me how many yabancı came to Turkey as students, I’d tell you “a lot”. But, if you asked me how many...

Q&A: Ayşen Keskinkılıç – Communications Executive of Istanbul Comics & Art...

Nerd culture is rising. Comic book sales are up and everybody and their mum are watching Game Of Thrones or the next Avengers Movie....

In Conversation with Anastasiia Piletckaia, Art Curator

Istanbul is a melting pot of yabangees from different backgrounds and professions. I was fortunate to meet Anastasiia Piletckaia quite soon after relocating to the...

In Conversation with Istanbul Improv Community — The Clap

Improv! Improv is an underappreciated art form where performers create a dialogue or scenes on stage without any pre-writing or scripting. This is an...

In Conversation with Berna Kahraman of Onbironsekiz, Turkey’s Storytelling Podcast Community

Podcasts are often an excellent way to learn a language, offering insight into the culture and everyday lives of the people behind the stories...

In Conversation with Talha Kaya, Co-Founder of Indie Game Studio Kayabros

Istanbul is not only a city of expats, but a city of expats to be. For many, Istanbul is a gateway to a wider...

John Freely: A Tribute – The Imaginary Interview

Disclaimer: This interview is a work of fiction. Several months ago I had the idea to try and contact the legendary John Freely, about...

5000 Kankalar in a Day: In Conversation with Joel Moriasi

The expat scene in Istanbul, as it is in many places, is one rather preoccupied with the preservation of the cultural habits of home,...

In Conversation with HICCUP, Istanbul Electronic Music Pioneers

Electronic music in Istanbul is a seriously mixed, often disappointing bag. For the late night revelers among us, there are only a few options in...

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...

In Conversation with Teymour Ashkan, Founder of Istanbul&I

I first met Teymour during last Ramazan, when some mutual friends were celebrating the holy month by feeding local children after sunset, a bit...

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...

In Conversation with Sandrine Ramboux, Founder of C@rma

Sandrine Ramboux is a Belgian expat who has called Istanbul home for the past decade, together with her husband and two daughters. A 20...

In Conversation with Gökhan Bahtışen and Amylin Loglisci, Seyahan Jewelry

I first came to Seyahan Jewelry because my longtime friend, Amylin Loglisci, was exhibiting her exquisite paintings there last year. Each watercolor painting illustrated...

In Conversation with Sami Hamid, Director of VR First Bahçeşehir

Sami Hamid is a true international, born in Belgium and raised in Spain by an English mother and Iraqi father. After spending most of...

In Conversation with Luke Frostick and Thomas Parker, Editors of the...

Thomas Parker and Luke Frostick are the founders and editors of the Bosphorus Review of Books, the first English language online literary journal in...

In Conversation with Janelle Berberoglu, Co-Founder of Chikirina

For those that have kept up with Chikirina since early 2015, it's quite clear that this brand of high-quality yoga and Pilates activewear has especially...

In Conversation with Moritz Marwein, Co-Founder of JÜS

For those with a resolution to be more healthy in the new year, JÜS offers a wide variety of delicious inspiration to help keep...

A Man, a Motorcycle, and Istanbul: In Conversation with Tim Carden

Turkey and Istanbul attract people from all around the world. It’s an exciting time and it’s just great to see the city in the...

In Conversation with Anne Solhaug Tutar, founder of Natura by Anne

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle in Istanbul isn't actually all that easy. While you might stay active trekking about the city or visiting the gym, there...

Peace, Love and Turkish Hip Hop: Meeting Ege Çubukçu

I met Ege Çubukçu way back in April, on a day that felt like one of the first definitive spring days of the year....

In Conversation with Phil Dexter of Kiron Open Higher Education Istanbul,...

Meet Phil Dexter from Kiron Open Higher Education Istanbul, an online education platform for refugees. As scenes of refugees in situations of despair and distress have...

In Conversation with Senem Tüzen, Director of Ana Yurdu (Motherland)

Senem Tüzen is an up and coming Ankara-born director who has been creating compelling short films since the early 2000s. Now, having just made...

In Conversation with Maximiliane Wittek of “A.C.A.B. – All Cats Are...

A.C.A.B. - All Cats Are Beautiful is the much-loved brainchild of Erasmus exchange student Maximiliane Wittek. The full project, currently still in progress, features over 300...

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