Ask an Expat: Melanie Mehrer

Meet Melanie Mehrer, an artist who is gearing up for an exhibition in April. She has traveled all over Turkey, including to Hasankeyf, where...

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...

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...

Ask an Expat: Fernando Berges

Istanbul has a rapidly expanding Spanish community that mainly consists of  young people who have come here looking for better career opportunities. Meet Fernando...

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...

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...

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 Photographer: ‘City Box’ Athens – Istanbul Meets Jules Balsiger

Photography is magic ... I am always amazed by a beautiful picture, the power it has to ‘travel’ your mind in a different city,...

Sveta Nekrasova’s Documentary on the Koç University Hockey Team

Hockey is a sport that thrives in northern countries like Canada, Sweden and Russia. As such, most people would never guess that ice hockey...

Interview: Nasuh Mahruki on AKUT (Search and Rescue Assocation)

By Gökay Ürk In the second part of my interview with Nasuh Mahruki (read the first part here), we talk about AKUT (Search and Rescue...

In Conversation with Mountaineer Nasuh Mahruki

By Gökay Ürk Nasuh Mahruki is a prominent figure in Turkey - an accomplished mountaineer, he has also served as a instructor, organizing personal development,...

In Conversation with Artist Gazi Sansoy

By Sam Gimson 'Where's Wally?' was my intended opening question when I spoke with Gazi Sansoy about his paintings this weekend. His current show, ‘Who...

Istanbul Stories: Nuran Terzioğlu, Gallery Owner

Nuran Terzioğlu is the owner and soul of Galeri Apel, a well established contemporary art gallery in the heart of Çukurcuma. Born in Bebek to the...

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