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Interview with Nuriye Gülmen: “I have more hope today than I did on day one”

Our resistance is greater today. We are thousands of people who harbor the same hope.

Turkey’s First Queer Olympics

August 25-26-27, Istanbul. Free and open to the public!

Murderers Of My Penis

My dear family, all my lovely friends, comrades, lovers and ex-lovers and fuckbuddies—stay away from my dick.

Beyond the Roads, Over the Mountains

An elementary school teacher writes about her experience in a small village school close to Lake Van.

The Art of Empathy: An Interview with Russian Graphic Artist Victoria Lomasko

A conversation with Victoria Lomasko, whose graphic reportage art illustrates the ‘Other Russias.’

What Levin Gave Anna Karenina

Interview with Elif Batuman: Part 2

Elif Batuman: “This is the novel I needed to write first”

The desire to be loved vs. the desire to outsmart

Noémi Lévy-Aksu: Resisting in the academic sphere

“I will fight by all means to regain my position and to continue to live in Turkey.”

Women’s Day Snapshots from 6 Continents

Millions of women, out on the streets.

Did Colombia Miss Its Chance for Peace?

In Colombia’s referendum, the desire for punitive justice drowned out a raw kind of human courage.

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