Organization Profile: Jasmine Baladi

Editor's Note: Jasmine Baladi is one of the organizations at this year's We Are All Refugees event. Jasmine Baladi is a Syrian run, non-profit organization...

Organization Profile: Caritas

Editor's Note: Caritas is one of the aid organizations that will receive funds and donations collected at the We Are Refugees II benefit concert,...

We Are All Refugees, One Year Later

Editor's Note: We asked Smilja Brown, the driving force behind last year's "We Are ALL Refugees" benefit concert, to reflect on last year's event. Below, she...

Organization Profile: Small Projects Istanbul

Editor's Note: The following is a guest post from Kristina Delgado of Small Projects Istanbul, one of the organizations involved with this year's We...

29 Quirky Things about My New Home, Turkey

Editor's Note: For those of us who have been in Istanbul for some time and have grown accustomed to the Turkish way of life, it's easy...

How to Stop Being Such a Yabancı: 23 Resolutions for 2015

Stop ordering on YemekSepeti cause you’re too scared to order over the phone in Turkish. Stop forcing your friends to call you cause you forgot...

Fig Season

My favorite season in Istanbul is fig season. Never having seen or eaten a fresh fig in my life, I was fascinated by this...

Istanbul Welcomes the Yellow Bouncy Castle

Istanbul attracts all sorts of heroes and magnificent freaks. And I am not talking about Sean Connery or Liam Neeson. Meet Thomas, who calls himself...

The Heat of Summers Present and Past

I’m pretty sure we hit traffic the first time I visited Ortaköy. I distinctly remember being in a taxi for what felt like ages,...

Sea Turtles in Turkey: Caretta Caretta Conservation at Iztuzu Beach

In a time of increasing disregard for the environment within Turkey, the conservation work being undertaken to protect endangered marine turtles on the southwest...

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the ‘Bul

During my first few months in Istanbul I wasn’t exactly bowled over by the place. I thought it was pushy, crowded, ugly and disorganised....

5 Things I’ll Miss Most About Istanbul

In a few days my wife and I will be leaving Istanbul after living here for three years. We have had an incredible time...

An Ode to Yabangee

Well this isn’t technically an ode seeing as poetry intimidates me. What it is though, is a giant shout-out to all you Yabangee-ers out...

Our Hearts Go Out to Soma

It has been incredibly tragic day; the deaths of those workers in the Soma mine seem so senseless, we've been having a hard time...

Confessions of a Dumbphone Devotee

Thus with a text, I die. If any spark of life be yet remaining amongst Dumbphone owners in this developéd world, it will by...

Istanbul: So Good They Named It Thrice

What’s in a name? that which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet True facts, Shakespeare, true facts. And while I...

25 Eco-Signs You Live in Turkey

Living in Istanbul comes with many joys alongside many compromises. If you are the kind of person who tries to lead a green life,...

Turkey’s trek to reducing greenhouse gas emissions

This article was adapted from Yesilist.com Turkey is constantly being nudged to get on board with the worldwide trend to reduce emissions and pursue renewable energy...

Permaculture: A Growing Trend in Istanbul

By Abdelrahman Mahmoud Permaculture. Does the word ring any bells? If yes, and you are already well acquainted with the concept, then hold on a minute...

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