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Turkish “Muslim Leftists” on May Day

Recently the so called “Muslim Leftist” movement or “Green Left” has been growing among religiously minded progressive Turks. I visited my friend Kadir Bal and his friends – activists in the movement – a few days before this year’s May Day. […]

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Knowing Spring Time in Kurtuluş LAST STOP

I desire to know this spring. Climbing at night the hill from Taksim and Dolapdere districts to my home neighborhood Kurtuluş LAST STOP I feel the hard night

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Egyptian Refugee/Immigrant in Istanbul

"Memo", 25, has been living on the edges of Istanbul society since last summer. He came in August of 2011 hopping to escape violence he had faced in


Protesting Garment Workers on Free Speech News Radio (FSRN)

In January 2012 in the Hey Textile Company 420 textile workers – most of them women – were fired without cause. They were not paid their wages for

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Jesus’ Home: African Refugee in Istanbul

Isa (Jesus) is an African Refugee living on the margins in one of Istanbul’s toughest slums, Tarlabaşı. Listen as he describes his and fellow African Refugees' lives. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-C3A7jTvG68&feature=youtu.be   by Sean


On the Outside with African Refugees

We met them at one of the many cheap “Sulu Yemek” (“Watery Food”) restaurants. They were West African Refugees from Sierra Leone living undocumented lives in Istanbul. They


Street Boys Out of Darkness

From under bridges and out of dark corners we have come to say no to a problem in society. Some of us have been assaulted without mercy


Smuggler’s Voice in Istanbul

In evening of December 28th, 2011 in the Turkish region of Uludere on Turkey’s eastern boarder with northern Iraq a group of villagers who were smuggling goods


Istanbul, You Are Awake!

Today I walked across town, over the Ataturk Bridge which spans the Golden Horn and took these photos. The wind pressed hard on my face and I wore

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Immigration Roads

On the Sea shaking on a tiny ship, 10 masked Africans, in their hands ladles... On the fore of the boat, they boiled rice on an outdoor gas tank,

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