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6.24.19

Turkey's President Was Just Rejected by His Own Hometown

Recep Tayyip Erdogan's party demanded a do-over of Istanbul's mayoral election⁠—and lost by an even wider margin the second time.

11.6.18

The Saudis tried to rip out a security camera after Khashoggi murder, Turkish media says

The revelations are the latest in a pile of mounting evidence that Saudi officials are attempting to cover up the journalist's murder.

10.8.18

Turkish officials: Saudi dissident was killed, dismembered and removed from the embassy in boxes

“He was killed, make your funeral preparations.”

4.2.18

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.

12.31.17

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 wings 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.

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10.3.17

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.

8.10.17

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

Meet the man who's been making some of the world's strongest tea for hundreds of people.

7.16.17

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.

6.26.17

The VICE Morning Bulletin

Kushner copped $285 million loan just before election, cops break up LGBTQ rally in Istanbul, Ohio government websites hacked with pro-ISIS messages, and more.

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