In Conversation with the Sonikraf Team (Part 2)

In a continuation of my conversation with Matt Loftin, Utku Öğüt, Alper Erkut, Gabriel Clark and Paul Osterlund of Sonikraf, we discuss the history of the independent music scene in...

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....

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 Artist Doug Russell (Part 1)

In 2008 I visited Turkey for the first time as a student from the University of Wyoming.  Together with nine of my classmates, I...

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 The Away Days

I was introduced to The Away Days by their song “Galaxies” -- the sound was so unique. Probably because my friend who recommended the song...

In Conversation with the Sonikraf Team (Part 1)

Searching for new music? Look no further! A group of independent musicians in Istanbul have launched Sonikraf.com, a site featuring reviews and links to...

Ask an Expat: Ali Halabi

Meet Ali Halabi, a transplant from Beirut who came to Istanbul in 2012. Although currently preoccupied with his start-up Volt, a ride-sharing app, Ali...

Ask an Expat: Martina Pavone

Ask an Expat is our new column aimed at shedding some light on how other expats do Istanbul. Enjoy! 1. Why did you come to...

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 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 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...

In Conversation With Che Sudaka

Che Sudaka, a band with a pure South American soul, will be playing at KadıköySahne on Thursday, 6 March. One of our writers, Mustafa Çankaya, was able...

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...

In Conversation with Leeann Murphy of Moon Istanbul & the Turkish...

The recently released Moon Istanbul & the Turkish Coast is a not-so-ordinary guidebook. At 480 pages in full-color, it's the perfect companion for any trip...

In Conversation with 123

One of our contributors, Mustafa Çankaya, recently sat down with a few members of the Turkish band 123 to talk about music, life in...

In Conversation with Itır Erhart on Running and the Adım Adım...

Itır Erhart, an Assistant Professor at the Media School, a part of Istanbul Bilgi University’s Faculty of Communication, studies a wide range of topics,...

In Conversation with Cem Kaya, Director of “Remake, Remix, Rip-off”

If you went to university in the US, you may recall a movie night with friends laughing your head off at Cüneyt Arkın practicing...

In Conversation with 3D Animator Paulius Masteika

“I see myself as world citizen. The whole world is my home but I have to say, Istanbul is the place where I see...

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...

Discussing the Dönme with Artist and Researcher C.M. Kösemen (Part 2)

Dayla Rogers continues her conversation with artist and researcher C.M. Kösemen about the Dönme and their history.  You are a person of Dönme background. A...

In Conversation with Duygu Etikan, Founder of the Istanbul Street Dance...

One of our contributors, Mustafa Çankaya, recently sat down to chat with Duygu Etikan, the founder and creative director of the International Istanbul Street Dance...

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 Photographer Timurtas Onan

Timurtaş Onan, born in Istanbul in 1956, is one of Turkey's hardest-working photographers. With exhibitions from London to Tokyo and collaborations with tens of...

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