Banksy Mural In New York Protests The Imprisonment Of Turkish Artist Zehra Doğan

Zehra Doğan (born 1989) is a Kurdish artist and journalist from Diyarbakir, Turkey. She is a founder and the editor of Jinha, a feminist Kurdish news agency with an all female staff. She was jailed by the Turkish government for a painting of the destruction of the city of Nusaybin in 2017. Her imprisonment has prompted international outcry, including a 2018 mural by street artist Banksy in New York. Continue reading »

Turkish Artist Abdullah Evindar Creates Fantastic Surreal Silhouette Photo Collages

How lovely are Abdullah Evindar mixed media collages! In this series the artist combined silhouettes with nature and landscapes. Working in both analog and digital methods, his technique brings a strong surrealism feel throughout his body of work. Continue reading »

Turkish Artist Hüseyin Şahin Creates Stunning Imaginative And Dreamlike Photo Manipulations

Hüseyin Şahin a.k.a. art.side (previously) is a talented 45-year-old art director, digital and visual artist currently based in Istanbul, Turkey. Hüseyin received his degree in Fine Arts from the Gazi University in 1996. Working in photoshop, Şahin creates spectacular collages inspired by nature, animals and urban environment. Continue reading »

Turkish Photograher Gül Yıldız Captures Minimal And Atmospheric Black And White Urban Scenes

Gül Yıldız was born in Usak, Turkey. She graduated from Ankara University with an engineering degree. Afterwards she had a degree for photography and videography from Anadolu University as well. Continue reading »

These Pics Will Bring Back Fond Memories Of Your Childhood – Turkish Couple Becomes Culinary Sensation With Miniature-Sized Dishes

Miniature cook Burcu Celenoglu Aydin from Istanbul has been cooking miniature versions of popular Turkish dishes in a tiny kitchen with a working stove and range of utensils. Continue reading »

An Architect Who Illustrates The Secret Life Of Giants In The Streets Of Turkish Cities

According to an artist Hakan Keleş: “I am an architect, academician and illustrator living in Turkey. I started to draw big characters on street photos I took with my smartphone, named “Lilliputs series”. The name comes from the novel “Gulliver’s Travels”, the city of dwarfs. Here, we, real people, become dwarfs. Some of them are kind of monsters, some of them are influenced from real people and the others are a bit humorous. They are from different urban areas I visited in Turkey.” Continue reading »

Turkish Designer Envisions Futuristic BMW Titan Motorcycle

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There have been endless mesmerizing motorcycle concepts we have seen in our time. While few have made real, most of them are lost in time. The Titan designed by Turkey-based designer Mehmet Doruk Erdem is one such design that Batman would love to include in his fleet, if BMW so desires. The futuristic motorcycle concept Titan has been designed for BMW. Erdem has designed seven other concepts for the motorcycle brand in the past, all of which depict uniqueness and authenticity of BMW, but this one is arguably the best. Continue reading »

Superhero Bookshelves By Turkish Artist Burak Doğan

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Despite what you’ve been led to believe, you don’t need a cape to be a superhero. Nor do you need superpowers (although they do come in useful). All you need is a superhero bookshelf, and Burak Doğan can help you with that. Continue reading »

Istanbul Inception: Surreal Turkish Cityscapes By Aydın Büyüktaş

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For the series ‘Flatland‘, Turkish artist Aydin Buyuktas creates surreal cityscapes of Istanbul. Inspired by Edwin Abbat’s book ‘Flatland: A Romance Of Many Dimensions’, the photoshopped images depict the metropolis from surprising perspectives. Continue reading »

A Turkish Air Hostess Is Fired for Being too Sexy

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Zuhal Sengul decided to pose for a Gothic Italian magazine but when her employers (a Turkish airline) saw the photos they felt that the pictures were too racy and fired her for being immoral despite the fact that she had worked for the company for six years. Go inside to see her photo shoot. Continue reading »