What’s behind the rise of ‘sugar dating’ in Turkey?

Interviewees’ names have been changed Melisa, a 25 year-old fine arts graduate,…

Shelter From the Storm

With the help of outdoor cat houses and volunteer labor, Istanbul seeks…

Airport redevelopment splits opinion in Bursa

Protests at plans to redevelop an old airport in western Turkey have…

Who will protect Izmir’s evil eye beads from misfortune?

The belief in the evil eye – or nazar – goes back…

A sanctuary makes the difference between life and death for farm animals

Raphael, a snow-white peacock, was rescued along with his two friends from…

Has sea snot killed the Sea of Marmara?

Huge overgrowth of marine mucilage threatens to suffocate Turkish coastline near Istanbul.…

Turkey’s stop-start summer

As summer approached, soaring Covid-19 cases prompted Turkey’s government to announce a…

How Boğaziçi students found themselves in conflict with the state

“I don’t feel safe in this country any more, I don’t think…

Afghan refugees find difficult life in Turkey

As the security situation in Afghanistan deteriorates, an increasing number of Afghans…

Can universities pass the online learning test?

Since the start of the pandemic last spring, Turkish universities have moved…