Turkey

A Lasting Memorial to Turkey’s Forgotten

A Lasting Memorial to Turkey’s Forgotten

After a quarter-century of protests against the disappearance of their family members, Turkey’s Saturday Mothers are weathering the COVID-19 pandemic by taking their vigils online.

Gen Z’s Political Awakening in Turkey

Gen Z’s Political Awakening in Turkey

Young people in Turkey are still willing to take to the streets and fight for their rights despite the devastating consequences they could face in this increasingly harsh and repressive atmosphere.

Turkey’s Chase for the ‘Red Apple’

Turkey’s Chase for the ‘Red Apple’

The Red Apple is a symbol of a vision and quest for modern Turkey — to wield influence and hegemony that extends well beyond its borders into Muslim-majority lands that were formerly ruled by the Ottomans in the Balkans, Middle East, and the Caucasus.

Stuart Williams
The Symbolism of Imperial Power

The Symbolism of Imperial Power

The Hagia Sophia was never simply a place of worship for the Byzantines or the Ottomans. It was a symbol of imperial power and divine authority, and was at the center of what experts call a “religioscape” – a physical landscape of religious structures and paraphernalia.

Nick Ashdown