TURKEY

INTERVIEW

Azra Kohen: “I am continuously fighting my prejudices.”
Azra Kohen: “I am continuously fighting my prejudices.”
One of our days’ most popular writers, Akilah Azra Kohen’s new novel ‘See Me: The Story of Two Eras’ has reached a high number of sales. Kohen, in her new novel, tells the story of a love that sprouted among two very different characters, at the time of the transition from the Ottoman Empire to Turkish Republic.
La Dalkavo Ora (The Last Hour)
La Dalkavo Ora (The Last Hour)
The film “La Dalkavo Ora”, which depicts the centuries-long journey of a Sephardic family, serves as a document that will be passed on to next generations. While watching the film, you set off from Istanbul and travel to first Greece and then to Auschwitz, Portugal and finally to Spain where everything had started. We talked with Producer Selim Kemahli, Director Caglar Malli, actor Deniz Bensusan and composer Renan Koen about the story of how the film was made.
An extraordinary documentary from Ilana Navaro: "Josephine Baker - The Story of an Awakening"
An extraordinary documentary from Ilana Navaro: "Josephine Baker - The Story of an Awakening"
In her new documentary, Ilana Navaro depicts the extraordinary life story of African American performer Josephine Baker who left her mark on the first half of the 20th century. Navaro’s new documentary focuses on world renowned jazz performer’s life with a touch of female sentiment and restores the artist’s reputation.
Turkish Society is Changing
Turkish Society is Changing
Bekir Aðýrdýr, the general manager of Konda Research and Consultancy, whose predictions for the June 23rd elections proved to be correct, shared with us his detailed analyses on Turkey’s political and social structure.
“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.
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