TURKEY

INTERVIEW

“We can stare for hours at the ‘one moment’ captured by a photographer in only milliseconds”
“We can stare for hours at the ‘one moment’ captured by a photographer in only milliseconds”
Niso Macoro set his heart on photography when he was just a child. Later on, he crowned his passion with numerous awards he received both in Turkey and abroad. Besides long exposures and architectural photos, Macoro captures ‘moments’ to touch the hearts of those looking at his photos. We had a conversation with him about his passion for photography, key elements of his profession, his goals and projects.
“It’s an Ordinary Day for Kirpi, a Beautiful Day for Music”
“It’s an Ordinary Day for Kirpi, a Beautiful Day for Music”
I have watched ´Kirpi´ -the band´s name meaning ‘hedgehog’ in Turkish- live on stage at Monc Suadiye. It is a music band whose members write their own songs based on human nature and universalism. They make the audience feel their sincerity through their theatrical and energetic stance on stage. Two cousins, Jeff and Jeffrey Treves, started Kirpi in 2013. Let’s get to know the band better through these two interesting cousins who come from the 90’s rock music generation.
Small country, big dreams and love of science- An interview with Beresheet scientist Prof. Aharonson
Small country, big dreams and love of science- An interview with Beresheet scientist Prof. Aharonson
Even though Israel has missed the honor of being the fourth country landing on the moon, it had brought the Israeli flag to the Moon, may it not be in one piece. We had an interview with Beresheet science team leader Prof. Oded Aharonson from Weizmann Institute about what went wrong in Beresheet 1, his hopes for Beresheet 2, and his dedication to solve the mysteries of the Moon.
Art and philosophy come together in Taswir Projects
Art and philosophy come together in Taswir Projects
Prof. A. Shulamit Bruckstein Çoruh, is a thinker, curator, art critic, and a theory artist. She is the founder of Taswir Project (Berlin); a collaborative agency for artistic research and diasporic thinking. Formerly a professor for philosophy, image theory, and Jewish medieval literature at various universities in Jerusalem, Berlin, Basel and Frankfurt.
Joint Project from Turkish and Israeli Scientists
Joint Project from Turkish and Israeli Scientists
SESAME technology lab gathered scientists from Middle Eastern countries that are in political conflict under one roof. Sabanci University Engineering and Natural Sciences Faculty Member Prof. Dr. Zehra Sayers is among the founding members of this lab. Sayers has received “Award for Science Diplomacy” in Washington, USA and became the pride of Turkish scientific community. We talked with succesful scientist Prof. Dr. Sayers about the foundation phase of SESAME and the member countries’ views on science and politics.
NEVER FORGET, NEVER LET IT BE FORGOTTEN! It’s a duty for all of us humans..
NEVER FORGET, NEVER LET IT BE FORGOTTEN! It’s a duty for all of us humans..
Author Aaron Nommaz depicts the story of Struma disaster in his fourth book “The Tale that Probes the Conscience”. As always with his plain narration and editing, Nommaz in his own words makes the readers feel as if they are inside the floating coffin ‘Struma’. Unfortunately, today in Turkey there are still people who have no idea about the Struma disaster… The novel that tells the story of this disaster which is deemed as an affront to humanity for the whole world is based on true facts. We talked with Aaron Nommaz about his latest book which tells the true story of the disaster that ended in the death of 769 innocent people and leaving behind only one survivor.
Could Oumuamua be an alien spaceship? An interview with Harvard Astronomer Avi Loeb
Could Oumuamua be an alien spaceship? An interview with Harvard Astronomer Avi Loeb
Prof. Avi Loeb, Chair of Harvard University’s Department of Astronomy is known to be the first academically distinguished figure to write a scientific paper claiming our solar system may be visited by an alien reconnaissance ship from another civilization. Prof . Loeb spared his valuable time for Salom newspaper and noted that in order to make advances in science, it is necessary for us to acknowledge Oumuamua as an uncertainty and accept there is a possibility that it might be an alien artifact. For me, Loeb who is not afraid to put his career and reputation on the line, is the long-lost hero who will save the subject of extra-terrestrial intelligence from the monopoly of science fiction.
Prof. Dr. Ivet Bahar Received Kadir Has Outstanding Achievement Award
Prof. Dr. Ivet Bahar Received Kadir Has Outstanding Achievement Award
This year at 15th Kadir Has Awards, Prof. Dr. Ivet Bahar received ‘Outstanding Achievement Award’. Bahar was presented with her award at a ceremony held at Kadir Has University Cibali Campus, on March 22nd. We talked with Prof. Dr. Ivet Bahar primarily about her studies on neurodegenerative diseases and battle with drug addiction.
“We must take the necessary lessons by looking at history”
“We must take the necessary lessons by looking at history”
We talked with Yusuf Tolga Unker, a research assistant at Maltepe University Graphic Design Department about his exhibition “Visions of the Holocaust” which took place at the Quincentennial Foundation Jewish Museum of Turkey from January 24th until March 30th.
“Talking and writing about our own history is our duty”
“Talking and  writing about our own history is our duty”
With his book “Kanuni’s Jewish Banker Dona Gracia”, author Aaron Nommaz, left a mark in history and in the hearts of many people with the story of Dona Gracia Mendes, the mother of Sephardic Jews who is considered to be one of the most humane and altruistic people in the history of humanity. Aaron Nommaz blazed a trail with this book by depicting the life story of the richest woman in 16th century whose story have never been told in Turkish, before. We talked with Aaron Nommaz about his valuable book which can be considered as both a biography and a history book.
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