July 28 2020
Demolishing old distilleries and turning them into Islamic culture centers, alone, has its challenging symbolism, just by itself. It symbolizes the intolerance toward a lifestyle, the tension trying to be kept alive by setting cultural differences in Turkey against each other.
Since the day Ekrem İmamoğlu became the mayor of Istanbul in June 2019, I think the most elegant and meaningful thing he has done so far is buying the Mehmed the Conqueror portrait. The mayor and the team who developed and carried out this idea should be congratulated.
In a two-minute video late Reşad Ekrem Koçu, who is an unrivaled master of popular history in Turkey, defines the Grand Bazaar as a Turkish handicrafts museum. It has been depicted as a kind of a museum in the narratives of old travelers too.
The Turkish Publishers Association issued the 2019 Book Market report last week. Looking at the figures in this report, we can say our relationship with books last year was superb. However, as of last month in Turkey and the rest of the world, there were no publishers left that were working as usual due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
In his recent book Professor Uğur Tanyeli discusses a widespread leaning in Turkish architecture. He does this by introducing five architects: Paul Schmitthener, Dimitris Pikionis, Hassan Fathy, Sedat Hakkı Eldem and Charles Correa. They have one commonality, which is that they have not unconditionally succumbed to modernism.
Last week, the Turkish-born American economist Daron Acemoğlu paid a visit to Turkey. As usual, we all listened to him intently. That’s because Acemoğlu is a star in the academic world. A professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), he’s one of the top ten most cited economists and has been poised to win […]
The contemporary art venue Arter moved to a new building with an inaugural program featuring four exhibitions drawn from its own collection as well as other exhibitions presenting the icons of Turkey's contemporary art scene.
This small but international museum in Eskişehir has immediately found its place among the second wave of private art museums in Turkey