TURKEY

INTERVIEW

“This barbarism that happened in the 20th century should always be remembered”
“This barbarism that happened in the 20th century should always be remembered”
Stating that the unforgettable pains and sufferings of Holocaust, the barbarism that left its mark in 20th century should always be remembered, Ferhat Atik wrote a book about the reality of Holocaust in his new book “Crystal Night” with a striking and bold tone. We talked with Salom writer Ferhat Atik about his latest novel and the two years of hard work he put in the process.
“I carry the amateur spirit with me, all the time”
“I carry the amateur spirit with me, all the time”
Director Erol Ozlevi, emphasizing that his work speaks to emotions says, “I still carry the amateur spirit with me all the time just like I did when I first started doing this job.” Director Erol Ozlevi after various successful feature films is now marking his name in television industry with various television series. Ozlevi offers valuable lessons and messages for those who wish to pursue a career in this industry.
“All parents need to do is invest 40 minutes a week in their children”
“All parents need to do is invest 40 minutes a week in their children”
Orit Josephi Wiseman who was in Istanbul on November, gave seminars of self development. She also wrote a book about the special play time that parents should share with their children. We asked her why she decided to write this book, and her advices to the parents.
“We are all borderline narcissists”
“We are all borderline narcissists”
he first got us all in personal stress. Then she got us all in feminine stress. Now she is stressing us with social media… Idil Hazan, in “War of Sun Loungers”, the last book of her trilogy, depicts the everyday life through Dila’s perspective, once again, leaving us in tears of laughter. While making us laugh, she is also analyzing the current social tendencies.
Your body and soul surrender to DJ Gadi Mitrani’s music
Your body and soul surrender to DJ Gadi Mitrani’s music
Have you ever been in a place where you find yourself with hundreds of people -as if you are all participating in a ritual- screaming and jumping along the escalating rhythm and even have a few tears falling down your cheeks? Let me introduce you to DJ Gadi Mitrani.
“Each stage is a different experience”
“Each stage is a different experience”
We spoke with Yusuf Saglamlar, who’s been in the music industry for a long time, about his music career that spans from Izmir to Istanbul. We are used to seeing Saglamlar perform in community events as well as professional music organizations.
The Teacher of the Teachers: LILI BAROKAS
The Teacher of the Teachers: LILI BAROKAS
Salom talked with one of the pillars of balet in Turkey, 84 years old LILI BAROKAS
A prominent name in all branches of music: Buket Bahar
A prominent name in all branches of music: Buket Bahar
Buket Bahar, whom we know from musicals and music performances, lately started doing Turkish adaptation of theme songs for famous animated cartoons. She is also singing these songs. We talked with Buket Bahar about performance arts and her work in the field of education.
Founder of ‘JEWS OF TIRE’ from Turkey: “It is our responsibility to share our Jewish Community’s stories with the world”
Founder of ‘JEWS OF TIRE’ from Turkey: “It is our responsibility to share our Jewish Community’s  stories with the world”
Located approximately southeast side of Izmir city, Tire is not often mentioned when speaking of Jews from Turkey. While searching the archives, Murat Sanus, a director at the Municipality of Tire, discovered the old pictures of Tirean Jewish couples and then his journey began...
The free world can’t say, “We didn’t know about the Holocaust!”
The free world can’t say, “We didn’t know about the Holocaust!”
Our guest is University of Warsaw Sociology Department Professor Pawel Spiewak, who has been the director of the Warsaw-based Jewish History Institute since 2011. Spiewak visited the Private Ulus Jewish High School as part of a trip supported by the Polish government to help develop new projects to promote Jewish culture and history. Spiewak answered our questions on behalf of Salom Newspaper, although his answers on the details of the Holocaust and the life stories of Poland’s Jews naturally overshadowed our queries.
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