Luke Frostick writes: Using the innocence of animals to show the absurdity and cruelty of human society is nothing new in literature. However, Kemal Varol proves that it is still a powerful device in his newly translated book Wûf, a story of the 1990s conflict in southeastern Turkey.
Music writer Barış Akpolat spent “200 Hours with Ezhel” conducting interviews that shed light on Ezhel’s musical journey from street concerts in Ankara to sold-out stadiums, from a jail cell in Istanbul to the New York Times list of the most important emerging artists in Europe. Akpolat’s book also provides insight into Ezhel’s political beliefs.
A former deputy of the pro-Kurdish People's Labour Party (HEP), Mahmut Alınak was arrested on Feb. 13 following a search of his home in the eastern province of Kars. "We found 21 books," said one of the police officers while signing the official report about the search warrant at his home.