“It is Izmir which has chosen me,” Charles Emir Richard says when he is asked why he chose to display “Barricade,” his collection of photos from the Gezi Park events, in İzmir for the first time in Turkey. Standing at the heart of the Kedi Culture and Art Center, right on the port of İzmir, […]

“These women are not just killed; they are mutilated and subjected to additional violence before and after the murder. The dose of violence borders on torture. The so-called third page news on women’s murders include attempts to burn the body, cut it into pieces or decapitation.”

Izmir’s women like to boast that they bring grace and style to everything they do, including public demonstrations. That is probably why “Chic Women’s Bicycle Tour,” participated by some five hundred women, may well be the most ornamented demonstration in the country. This year, other cities joined the Izmir initiative, from Bodrum to Antalya. Last […]

“Ah, the youth today,” said the old man with the weather-beaten face and weary eyes, reading a Hürriyet Daily News and speaking some implacable accent of English. “They think that they can do anything without having to work on it. They do not understand that raiding is something you can only do with strategic thinking, […]