Jülide Yaşar Soncu grew up in France but moved to Istanbul and started a small business. “I didn’t want to live in a country that doesn’t give equality of chance,” Jülide recalls of what began motivating her to look beyond France.
You can read more about her on Forbes.com in the latest of my [...]
Haydar Zorlu reached the top in Germany as an actor but decided to move to Istanbul to pursue his creative freedom.
Haydar performs Faust in Istanbul.
“I was, and I am, part of two countries. In my case there is no difference and no border between both,” he says. Read his story on Forbes.com.
For my latest profile from Sweden we turn to an Iranian born member of Parliament to broaden our perspective on the immigrant experience.
Hanif Bali reflected in the doors of a stadium in his district.
“Swedes are very open in what they identify as Swedish. If you speak the language, know the social codes you’re [...]
You can read the first two profiles I’ve written about Swedes of Turkish descent on Forbes.com!
Unlike most ethnic Swedes of his generation, Mikail married young at 22 and now has two children.
Keep coming back each day over the next week to read more profiles from Sweden and Turkey.
“When you have parents who are [...]
Starting today you can see what I’ve been up to over the past few months. Check out Forbes.com and start reading my latest series exploring the lives of Europeans of Turkish descent as they try to find a place in Europe’s social fabric.
Today is Veteran’s Day in the United States and Armistice Day or Remembrance Day in other parts of the world.
Every generation we send our young men and women off to war for reasons we think are good or bad and wait for them to return. Some do, many don’t and those who do [...]
The Bosphorus reflects the city and its people better than any mirror could.
Istanbul, September 2013
Walking from here to there we look for each other and sometimes find ourselves.
Istanbul has a pretty lively art scene.
Performance Art, Istanbul, September 2013
Istanbul is a city between two seas and split by a straight. I crossed the Bosphorus nearly every day…
Water, water everywhere…
No, I haven’t fallen off the face of the earth. It turns out that damaso.com is blocked in Turkey so I haven’t been able to share the great images I have been taking for the past two months.
The Queen of Art. Istanbul, September 2013
But all that is changing this week. You’ll see the streets [...]