In Conversation with Justin and Busra of Turkish Tea Time

Let’s be honest, us Yabangees know all too well that the online resources available for learning Turkish are far from enjoyable and rarely interactive....

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...

In Conversation with Omar Berakdar of Arthere

Arthere is a gallery and artists’ workspace in the Yeldeğirmeni neighborhood of Kadıköy. After nine months of preparation, it opened in December of last...

In Conversation with Cynthia Paulauskas, Founder of Mediterranean Delights Fitness Voyage...

This post is sponsored by MDFV. When you think of a blue cruise, fitness is not usually the first thing that comes to mind. But...

Meet the Civil Society Worker: ‘City Box’ Athens – Istanbul Meets...

Istanbul is a very vibrant city, full of young people. Although I did not know too many Turkish people when I started visiting the...

In Conversation with Kerem Siral of Minimal Group

Meet Kerem Siral, the founder of Minimal Group, a start-up that is currently active in the e-commerce sector. We spoke about his company’s projects,...

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...

Ask an Expat: Dirk Vermeiren

  Meet Dirk Vermeiren, a transplant from Belgium and one of the hosts of the popular radio program SOUL SENDIKASI - in Turkish, no less! Why did...

Q & A: Pelin Turgut – Co-Founder & Co-Director of !f

In anticipation of the 15th !f Independent Istanbul Film Festival we reached out to co-founder and co-director of !f, Pelin Turgut. She took the time...

In Conversation with Food Blogger Jolita Koruklu

An enthusiastic food blogger, writer, cook, mother and wife... is she a super woman? You might call her that, or you can simply call her...

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...

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 Jeweler Olivia Cummings of Cleopatra’s Bling

I plodded down the hill to Olivia Cummings’s Tophane studio on a rare snowy day in Istanbul, and was happy to shake the snow...

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...

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...

Backstage with the Cast and Crew of Beauty and the Beast

Not only was I able to talk to producers Dan Hinde and Seth Wenig while backstage at Beauty and the Beast, but I also caught up...

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...

Backstage with the Producers of Beauty and the Beast

The Zorlu Center PSM has done it again. Building on last season's Cats and Notre Dame de Paris, they have kicked off the 2014-2015 season...

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 Filmmaker Mehdi Shabani (Part 2)

Anyone who has visited a kahvehane in Turkey has heard the sound of plastic dice dance across a wooden backgammon board. Though the game...

Ask an Expat: Agata Blaszkowska

Meet Agata Blaszkowska, a woman who has worked on rural development programs in eastern Turkey and more recently collaborated with her friends on a...

In Conversation with Kinesis

Hear ye, hear ye, lovers of budding alternative bands: this Thursday the twenty-second of May in the year of our lord 2014 you should...

ATÖLYE Spotlight: In Conversation with Tolga Dizmen, Head of Culture and...

In a collaborative community such as ATÖLYE, there are plenty of ambitious projects from members at different stages in their evolution. While there's plenty...

In Conversation with Swedish Cultural Attaché Suzi Erşahin

As a dweller of Nişantaşı, I am lucky enough to be located in one of the centers of the Istanbul arts and cultural scene....

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