Posts filed under: City Life

Pride & Prejudice: Lara Özlen and Turkey’s LGBTi Struggle

As June approaches, tensions are running high for members of Istanbul’s LGBTi (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Intersex) community as advocacy groups debate the conditions under which the city’s annual Pride...

The Art of Living: Bespoke Tailor Enis Inci

Enis Inci is one of the most well-dressed men in the whole of Istanbul. When he isn’t traveling to Italy to oversee the Naples-based workshop out of which his bespoke...

Getting Under the Skin with Tattooist Benjamin Hill

“When I was 17 I got a tattoo on my nipple, without my mom knowing, with a fake ID, as everybody does. I was fascinated by it.” Walking in on...

Kingdom of Silence: The Poetry of Mosab al Nomairy

Barefoot women Walk on the sands Toward the lake. They come forward to the water With bracelets And buckets To clean clothes Full of blood and mud. The mud was brown...

Everyone Walks the Same Way: Chef Ali Gürbüz

From living out of a car in New York to heading a team of some of the finest chefs in Istanbul at one of the city’s choicest restaurants in the...
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Behind The Sea: Fishing the Bosphorus with Semih Dülger

In the only metropole in the world that spans two continents, there is a small town located on the green northern shores of the Bosphorus called Anadolu Kavağı. Throughout history,...