On one hand, especially the ruling party (AKP) complains, saying “Why can’t the national unity be realized as desired by us?” and on the other, the hand of the opposition leader is not being shaken at Anitkabir (Atatürk’s Mausoleum) on the Republic Day and Atatürk’s name is not mentioned in the sermons of the Presidency of Religious Affairs and... Read More
Apart from İmamoğlu, there is a crowd that we should be thankful for the enthusiasm we indulge in. Binali Yıldırım, who would not accept the facts after losing the March elections and İstanbul Metropolitan Municipality (IBB) addicted unearned income - interest groups and ATM circles, who dispatched even Tayyip Erdoğan to re-election on fabricated... Read More
Dear Mr. President, I was amongst those who approved of the prior decision of The Republican People’s Party’s (CHP) not to participate in the Democracy Rally you held in İstanbul. This was due to your undependable attitude towards the concept of democracy over the years. However, your insistence on “unity and solidarity of the country and the... Read More
The police forces of AKP, have led serious attacks against the secular democrat crowds that have been protecting the Gezi Park in Istanbul's Taksim Square and last saturday have cleared the Gezi Park by evacuating the Park by using brutal force, tear gas and pressurized water sheds. Since then during the whole week end Turkey has been a... Read More
Turkish democracy is going through its brightest, yet most critical and most important period. For over a week the Turkish people have been standing up for their rights and rediscovering the dignity of living as a free person.  The Gezi Solidarity Movement, which is responsible for my having been gassed and exposed to... Read More
We are experiencing one of the largest and most rapturous grassroots movements in the history of Turkey. There is not only the civil society and young people on the streets. Aunts, high school students, rockers, the unemployed and workers, everyone is gathered in the town squares to scream the place down shouting “Tayyip Resign!”. The people, with... Read More
On Sunday. 4500 patriots who jammed the ‘Bostancı1 Performance Hall’ spent a very satisfying day enjoying a great organization realized by the ‘Artists Initiative’. Amongst those that made a mark on this six-hour-long marathon between 5:30 - 11:30 pm, were some of the most important artists of the country. This ‘Grand Meeting’ was such a big... Read More
1. According to your website, your childhood seems absolutely incredible, as you were exhibited at a very young age and traveled all over Europe. How did you discover art, and, what’s more, what childhood moments influenced and continue to influence your work? -My childhood was quite unique in a way. I was probably the child prodigy in art that... Read More