Trapped by the EU-Turkey border crisis

Tens of thousands of refugees and migrants have arrived at the Turkey-Greece…

The war against Academics for Peace

“They took my job, my career and my home from me,” said…

Turkey’s economic crisis hits home

Inside a dark and narrow second-hand shop in Istanbul, a man sits…
Locals in Diyarbakır protesting against custodian mayors last August (Credit: Firat Topal)

Custodian policy proves unpopular

The Turkish government policy of taking control of dozens of municipal authorities…

Is pollution strangling Dilovası?

Dilovası, a coastal town and accompanying district in Kocaeli province on the…

How suspended sentences increase self-censorship

When Gizem faced trial and a prison sentence over her social media…

Replacing purple hyacinths with concrete

The recent restoration of one of Istanbul’s most iconic buildings has drawn…

Embracing the homeless in Istanbul

The Embrace Life restaurant is tucked away on a side street in…

Istanbul’s Mayor struggles to get funding

Istanbul mayor Ekrem İmamoğlu is seeking European investment to finance stalled infrastructure…

Turkish matriarchs fight for the mother tongue

When Esra Kırkavak moved to the United Kingdom, she began fretting that…