ISTANBUL

Interviews

In Turkey, Music Takes You Where a Travel Visa Can't

We talked with Ozoyo, a Turkish DJ and producer, about the music scene in Istanbul and what it's like to be an artist in a country where political rights and civil liberties aren't guaranteed.
Tamara Güclü
4.3.18
ISTANBUL

The World's Greatest Hangover Cure Is Drenched in Tomato Sauce

Turkey’s answer to New York’s pizza slices or London’s fried chicken is a special beef burger cooked in milk, garlic, and mint, covered up in tomato sauce, and slapped in the middle of a golden bun.
Alberto Mucci
1.2.18
Music

In the Face of Terror, Istanbul's Underground Is Still Dancing

Even after attacks on nightclubs, a failed coup, and changes in regulations that threaten the existence of all but the most wealthy venues, groups of misfits are still finding places to dance in Turkey.
Shawn Carrié
10.4.17
Munchies

This Closet-Sized Shop Makes the Most Distinctive Tea in Turkey

Meet the man who makes some of the world's strongest tea.
Ben Mervis
8.10.17
Brooklyn

Why One of Istanbul's Top Chefs Left to Open a Four-Table Cafe in Brooklyn

People with dreams of grandeur move to New York in search of fame. Dilara Erbay came to get away from it.
Brad Cohen
7.17.17
Culture

Why Turkish Food Is So Much More Than Kebabs and Baklava

London-based chef and researcher Irem Aksu wants to champion the hidden Greek, Armenian, and Kurdish food cultures of Istanbul.
Irem Aksu
5.3.17
Interviews

How a Turkish Label Uses Dream Pop to Resist Oppression

"You feel an invisible hand pulling you back from progress," says founder Kubilay Yigit, but that hasn't stopped him from creating an international roster. Listen to the premiere of Astronautica's "Reasons" from the label's debut compilation now.
VICE Staff
3.9.17
Film

Street Cats Are Our Only Hope

The new documentary 'Kedi' takes you inside the delightful world of stray cats in Istanbul.
Lauren Oyler
2.18.17
Art

Group Show in Turkey Aims to Turn a Gallery into a Non-social Non-space

Check out some of the mesmerizing video installations by artists Semiconductor and Onoformative.
Nathaniel Ainley
2.7.17
Art

Succulents Make a Stunning Statement Inside Vintage Typewriters

Turkish artist Aysenaz Karayalcin likens succulents to the resilence of women around the world.
Beckett Mufson
1.25.17
Art

A Giant Donald Trump Rooster Invaded China | Last Week in Art

And Nintendo dished out a New Years miracle.
Nathaniel Ainley
1.3.17
VICE News

Eight Arrests in Turkey as Islamic State Group Takes Credit for Nightclub Attack

The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for the mass shooting on New Year’s Eve in a packed Istanbul nightclub that left 39 dead, as Turkish authorities continued their hunt for the attacker Monday morning.
Tim Hume
1.2.17
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