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December 4-11, 2017 – The NationFathers and Sons

November 9-22, 2017 – The New York Review of BooksA Very American Endeavor

October 31, 2017 – The Los Angeles Review of Books – A Refuge in Uncertain Times

August 29, 2017 – The London Review of Books – On the Sleeper

August 24, 2017 – Aperture  – Elements of Style: On Olgaç Bozalp

July 31, 2017 – The Los Angeles Review of BooksAt Santa Maddalena

July 15, 2017 – VICEOne year later

June 20, 2017 – The Los Angeles Review of BooksThe pleasures of the glimpse: on Dirk Braeckman at the Venice Biennale

June 1, 2017 – Index on CensorshipFrenemies: a story

June 1, 2017 – New HumanistThe dispossessed 

April 16, 2017 – VICEIstanbul on the edge

April 7, 2017 – The Times Literary SupplementGothic Sherlock (cover story)

March 21, 2017 – The BelieverWaste Not, Want Not: The Future of Contemporary Art

March 18, 2017 – The WorldPostThe Turkey-Netherlands Spat Is A Reminder Of A New Specter Haunting Europe

February 10, 2017 – Aperture Dispatch from Istanbul

January 20, 2017 – Sight and SoundTurkey’s Greatest Cinephile?

January 11, 2017 – The WorldPostUnder a Blanket of Snow, Istanbul Finally Breathes

January 7, 2017 – New RepublicWalking Dully Along

January 1, 2017 – The New York TimesFirst Darkness, Then Terror

December 21, 2016 – VICESyria’s astronaut refugee

December 20, 2016 – The New StatesmanThe Russian ambassador’s killing will only strengthen Turkey-Russia relations

December 12, 2016 – The New StatesmanAn attack on Istanbul’s warm heart

December 2, 2016 – The WorldPostUncertainty in Post-Coup Turkey Is Refueling Istanbul’s Art Scene

November 25, 2016 – The Times Literary SupplementBlank spaces on the map

October 26, 2016 – The MillionsOur Great Contrarian

October 24, 2016 – The BelieverA Young Turk in Love

October 20, 2016 – The WorldPostAfter the Failed Coup, Many Young Turks Are Yearning For Independence

August 27, 2016 – London Review BookshopAngry Young Turkey: on Turkey’s frustrations

August 9, 2016 – The NationalMark Rothko, the flag and Turkey’s red future

July 20, 2016 – The WorldPostA Night Out With Turkey’s Anti-Coup Protesters

July 18, 2016 – Pacific StandardWhen American Radicals Take Over the Berlin Bienniale

July 16, 2016 – The New York TimesA Night at the Coup

July 15, 2016 – The Times Literary SupplementWilde the child

July 1, 2016 – The WorldPostOnce the Capital of Nostalgia, Istanbul Is Now the Capital of Anxiety and Neurosis

June 30, 2016 – Pacific StandardThe Mood in Istanbul

June 15, 2016 – GuernicaThe White Center

June 3, 2016 – The Times Literary Supplement‘Please don’t leave us alone’: ‘A TLS symposium with leading figures in academia, literature and the humanities’

May 26, 2016 – The WorldPostTurkey is About to Change

May 10, 2016 – The MillionsHere’s to the Cowardly Ones: On Dmitri Shostakovich and Emotional Rebellion

May 2, 2016 – The WorldPostIn Turkey, Secularism Is Much More Than a Word

April 13, 2016 – New RepublicSpringtime in Istanbul

April 7, 2016 – Los Angeles Review of BooksOn the “demonic energy & radiance” of “Mustang”

April 1, 2016 – Index on Censorship (Spring 2016 Issue) – When the Dream upset the regime

March 28, 2016 – Pacific StandardAn American in Istanbul: Molly Crabapple on Art and Activism

March 18, 2016 – NewsweekTurkey’s Deal with the EU Could Destroy Its Flourishing Refugee Community

March 16, 2016 – London Review of Books blog – The Case of Fadi Mansour

March 11, 2016 – Index on CensorshipOn “coup plots”, journalism trials and Turkey’s need for a proper dissensus

February 15, 2016 – GuernicaIstanbul’s Wandering Songbirds

January 28, 2016 – Sight & Sound10 great films set in Istanbul

January 16, 2016 – The Los Angeles Review of BooksTurkish Contemporary Art 2.0

January 12, 2016 – The WorldPostIstanbul Has Always Been a City of Fires and Earthquakes. Today, It Was a City of Terror.

December 21, 2015 – London Review of Books blog – Finneganın Vahı

December 17, 2015 – New RepublicThe Graphic Memoir Comes to Turkey

December 11, 2015 – The Los Angeles Review of BooksThe Return of the Repressed

December 1, 2015 – Index on Censorship (Winter 2015 Issue) – Not just hot air

December 1, 2015 – The WorldPostSyria Should Not Cost Turkey Its Peace With the Kurds

November 16, 2015 – The Los Angeles Review of BooksImagining the “Other”

November 9, 2015 – The Believer – A Novel Without a Head

November 2, 2015 – New RepublicWhy Turkey Stuck With Erdogan

November 2, 2015 – Pacific StandardIn Search of Istanbul’s Ghost Malls

September 29, 2015 – Al Jazeera EnglishPoverty in Orhan Pamuk’s Turkey

September 21, 2015 – The Believer  – A Call for Peace

September 18, 2015 – Pacific StandardThe Istanbul Biennial: Orhan Pamuk and the Mysteries of Water

September 13, 2015 – The Los Angeles Review of BooksTurkey Under Western Eyes

September 1, 2015 – Index on Censorship (Autumn 2015 Issue) – In the Court of Purity

July 31, 2015 – Pacific StandardHow Turkey’s War on ISIS Is Imperiling a Kurdish Peace

July 19, 2015 – The Los Angeles Review of BooksMurder Mysteries After the Death of the Author

July 13, 2015 – Pacific StandardRiding an UberBOAT Across the Bosphorous

July 1, 2015 – Index on Censorship (Summer 2015 Issue) – Silence on Campus 

June 11, 2015 – Little AtomsWelcome to Turkey’s Desert of the Real

June 8, 2015 – TimeTurkish Voters Have Punished the Ruling Party for Bullying Minorities

June 5, 2015 – ProspectCould this party change Turkey’s political landscape?

April 19, 2015 – Sight & SoundOne Step Back

April 6, 2015 – The GuardianTurkey’s social media ban is a hark back to the old bureaucracy

March 18, 2015 – Index on Censorship (Spring 2015 Issue) – The state v the poets

February 27, 2015 – London Review of Books blog – Turkish versions of ‘The Little Prince’

January 12, 2015 – The BelieverA Turkish Hero of Our Time

January 12, 2015 – Full Stop – Diary of the Fall

December 11, 2014 – Index on Censorship (Winter 2014 Issue) – A climate of intimidation

November 26, 2014 – GuernicaWindows in the House of History

November 25, 2014 – The Believer – Kaya Genç on Avi Steinberg on The Book of Mormon

November 10, 2014 – New Humanist – (Winter 2014 Issue) – In Search of the ‘New Turkey’

October 24, 2014 – The Believer – Art in the Office

October 23, 2014 – GuernicaThe Keys to the Kingdom

October 23, 2014 – The RumpusThe Children Act

October 21, 2014 – Sight & SoundForbidden Fruit

October 5, 2014 – Los Angeles Review of BooksHercule Poirot and Us

September 15, 2014 – Index on Censorship (Autumn 2014 Issue) – Political Framing

August 21, 2014 – London Review of BooksTurkey’s New Left

August 14, 2014 – The Believer – Winter sleep of emotions

August 8, 2014 – GuernicaTurkey’s Unofficial Referandum

August 7, 2014 – Los Angeles Review of BooksCrossing the Border of Fiction

July 12, 2014 – Los Angeles Review of BooksThe Sacred and its Discontents

July 12, 2014 – The Guardian – An appreciation of Andrew Mango

June 19, 2014 – Los Angeles Review of BooksSurviving the Black Sea

June 12, 2014 – Index on Censorship (Summer 2014 Issue) – Ghost of Turkey’s Past

June 12, 2014 – Index on Censorship (Summer 2014 Issue) – When one door closes

June 1, 2014 – The Believer (June 2014 Issue) – The Beginning of Anger Is Beautiful

May 22, 2014 – Sight & SoundOld Injustices

May 22, 2014 – London Review of Books blog – Soma and the Subcontractor System

May 1, 2014 – PEN Atlas – The Greatest Turkish Novel?

April 30, 2014 – The Believer – The name behind the crater

April 30, 2014 – Sight & SoundBridges in time

April 9, 2014 – Paris Review DailyInfinite Reality

April 7, 2014 – The Believer – Life without Twitter was great for the first few hours

April 1, 2014 – Fiction AdvocateHow Should an Author Be

March 29, 2014 – London Review of Books blog – Istanbul Votes

March 12, 2014  –- Index on Censorship (Spring Issue) –- Turkey’s Twitter Army

March 12, 2014 – GuernicaThe Self-Inventions of Modernity

March 5, 2014 –  Courrier International – La nation arc-en-ciel

March 1, 2014 – Los Angeles Review of BooksThe Embassy of Gossip: Zadie Smith’s First-Person Plural

February 18, 2014 – RumpusThe Daylight Gate

January 13, 2014 – BÜLENT: Journal of Contemporary Turkey – A squat toilet! Who can still disapprove of it?

January 12, 2014 – Los Angeles Review of BooksAuerbach in Istanbul

January 8, 2014 – Paris Review DailyDivine Wisdom

January 2, 2014 – Los Angeles Review of BooksSuch, Such Were the Miseries: Down and Out in Paris and London and Istanbul

December 19, 2013 – PEN AtlasLiving by the pen

December 19, 2013 – Full Stop – The Circle

December 17, 2013 – The GuardianApollinaire publisher on trial in Turkey

December 10, 2013 – PANKThe Love Affairs of Nathaniel P.

December 10, 2013 – Index on Censorship (Winter 2013-2014 issue) – Pressure points

December 10, 2013 – Index on Censorship (Winter 2013-2014 issue) – Turkey’s Alternative Media

December 8, 2013 – Los Angeles Review of BooksThe Friends of the Museum

November 25, 2013 – London Review of Books blog – Bricklayer, Waiter, Gravedigger, Spy

November 11, 2013 – Los Angeles Review of BooksTurkey’s Glorious Hat Revolution

November 4, 2013 – Paris Review DailyIt Was the Best of Titles, It Was the Worst of Titles

November 4, 2013 – GuernicaThe political color wheel

October 1, 2013 – The GuardianGood riddance, Turkish school oath – but reforms don’t go far enough

September 24, 2013 – The MillionsThe Heart of My Life, the Life of My Heart

September 19, 2013 – RumpusFrom the Ruins of Empire

September 19, 2013 – London Review of Books blog – Turkey’s second oldest paper

September 3, 2013 – White ReviewOutside the Uniform

September 3, 2013 – Los Angeles Review of Books Ali Kemal: Martyred Journalist and Iconic Traitor

August 23, 2013 – London Review of Books blog – At Robinson Crusoe 389

August 20, 2013 – Paris Review DailyTake a Shot Now

August 12, 2013 – Salon – Ebooks v. Cigarettes

August 10, 2013 – Los Angeles Review of BooksEbooks v. Lattes

August 1, 2013 – PEN AtlasOur man in Berkhamsted

July 25, 2013 – London Review of Books blog – In the Sea of Marmara

July 15, 2013 – Los Angeles Review of BooksTurkey Is Just a Thread That Ties All These Interesting Ideas Together

July 12, 2013 – The Millions My Little Library in Anatolia

June 28, 2013 – Los Angeles Review of Books Listening to Vampire Weekend in Istanbul

June 20, 2013 – The Guardian (June 22, 2013 – The Guardian Review) – A latterday Bartleby

June 12, 2013 – The PEN Atlas – The Walnut Tree

June 11, 2013 – Sight & Sound – Visions of Istanbul

June 3, 2013 – London Review of Books blog – In Gezi Park

May 8, 2013 (June 2013 issue) – Sight & Sound – Let Battle Commence

May 1, 2013 – London Review of Books blog – Versions of Omar Khayyám

May 1, 2013 – Little Brother Magazine – But They Fuck You Up

April 14, 2013 – Financial TimesLetter from Istanbul

April 4, 2013 – PEN Atlas – What is Official? Turkish writing, from state discourse to civil literature

February 26, 2013 – London Review of Books blog – Thirty Years of İletişim

February 23, 2013 – Los Angeles Review of BooksOutside the Zone: Searching for Sarai Sierra

February 8, 2013 (March 2013 issue) – Sight & Sound – The legacy of Seyfi Teoman

February 8, 2013 – Index / UNCUT – Number of “insulting Turkishness” cases drops as parliament discusses changing definition of citizenship

February 1, 2013 – Index / UNCUT – Why was this Turkish sociologist given a life sentence?

January 12, 2013 – The Guardian / Guardian Review Parents please leave Holden alone

January 11, 2013 – Index on CensorshipThe trouble with Taraf

December 24, 2012 – Index / UNCUT – How comic Captain Miki offended the Turkish state

December 7, 2012 – Index / UNCUT – The Magnificent Century

November 28, 2012 – Guernica – Ian McEwan’s Sweet Tooth

November 27, 2012 – PANKAncient Light

November 23, 2012 – HTMLGIANT – Living to tell the tale

November 20, 2012 – RumpusLionel Asbo: State of England

November 5, 2012 – Los Angeles Review of BooksPlebs and Chavs: On Textual Representation of Class

October 1, 2012 – Specter – A Farewell to the Eye

August 24, 2012 – The New InquiryComing Out of the Coffin

August 12, 2012 – Los Angeles Review of BooksWilde in the Office

July 18, 2012 – London Review of Books blog – Remember the Umbrella Makers

July 3, 2012 – Index on Censorship – Index award winner faces jail

June 14, 2012 – The MillionsMario Vargas Llosa and the Heart of Roger Casement

June 4, 2012 – Guernica – Our Grand Young Filmmaker

April 29, 2012 – Squawk Back / “Franzen delenda est” issue – The Judas Kiss

April 21, 2012 – The Guardian / The Guardian Review – Pamuk opens his museum

April 12, 2012 – London Review of Books website – Anglobalisation

March, 2012 – Index on Censorship: 40th Anniversary Issue – Shadow of dissent: Voices of the Brave

March, 2012 – Guide Istanbul Magazine – Private practice

February 8, 2012 – Guernica Magazine Conrad’s First Novel & His Personal Record

January 9, 2012 – The Millions Orhan Pamuk’s Unlikely New Role

December 22, 2011 – Index on CensorshipTurkish crackdown on Kurdish journalists

December 8, 2011 – London Review of BooksPublish and be jailed

December 4, 2011 – The Guardian Weekly – Turkish coffee and frank talk

November 24, 2011 – The GuardianTurkish coffee house talk could teach the world a thing or two

November, 2011 – Common Ground News Service (November 15), Daily News Egypt (November 17), Khaleej Times (November 19), The Daily Star (November 21), The Bali Times (November 18-24) – Stalemate in Turkey’s Kurdish question demands brave new moves

October 2011 – Index on Censorship: The Art Issue – Sketches of Dissent: Challenging the Status Quo in Turkey

August 31, 2011 – The Guardian – Turkey’s Kurds must push for a democratic answer

July 2011 – Index on Censorship – Dink’s murderer sentenced to 22 years

June 11, 2011 – The Guardian / The Guardian Review – Palahniuk and Burroughs, Turkish state’s new ‘suspect authors’

March 2011 – Index on Censorship – Arrest of Turkish reporters raises doubts over Ergenekon case

February 5, 2011 – The Guardian / The Guardian Review – Speak of the Devil

2011 – 1st International Akşit Göktürk Conference: “Visions of the Future Now and Then in Literatures in English”: Book of Proceedings published by İstanbul University – Two journeys on the River Thames

October 2010 – Songlines – The wound within

September 2010 – Index on Censorship – Hrant Dink: A Misinterpreted Peacemaker

September 2010 – Index on Censorship: Smashed Hits Issue – Coffee-house blues

August 20, 2010 – Index on Censorship – Stranger than fiction