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  • May 22, 2011 • Reporting Trips • Views: 854

    Art school drop-ins

    by Emily Ullmann and Jason Toups A belated reflection from our days in Istanbul last week… On Monday morning, we found ourselves with a few hours to kill before going to an interview with Forbes Turkey. After having been in Istanbul...

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  • May 21, 2011 • Reporting Trips • Views: 999

    Their eyes were watching Glo

    by Uzra Khan Everywhere in Turkey, we are being watched. And we’ve been doing a pretty good job keeping up our conservative-chic. But regardless of appearance, Turkey’s evil eye always watches. From the bustling streets of...

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  • May 21, 2011 • Reporting Trips • Views: 741

    Belated Musings from Istanbul: An Afternoon with Multitap

    by Charlotte Parker We met Selim Sümer, the lead singer and guitarist for up-and-coming Turkish electro-pop group Multitap, in Tünel square, the heart of Istanbul’s music district. I had never seen him before, but I knew when I saw him...

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  • May 18, 2011 • Reporting Trips • Views: 791

    On feeling at home in Istanbul

    by Sanjena Sathian  Last night, as part of our final evening in Istanbul for a while, a group of us went to a local family’s home for dinner. After a two and a half hour trek out to the suburbs in intense traffic – with a stop in the...

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  • May 17, 2011 • Uncategorized • Views: 966

    A Reporter’s Reflections: Istanbul

    by Emily Ullmann Sophomore Associate Editor Emily Ullmann is tracking the experience of reporting in a country without a free press as we make our way through Turkey. Halfway through the trip, she reflects on what this meant in Istanbul....

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  • May 17, 2011 • Reporting Trips • Views: 928

    Dumb Luck, Language Barriers, and Terrorist Ties

    by Jessica Shor Bagcilar is at the end of Istanbul’s T1 tramline, 20 stops from our hotel in Sultanahmet, Istanbul’s tourist center. Wikipedia describes it as a working class suburb, known for its poor infrastructure, as well...

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  • May 17, 2011 • Reporting Trips • Views: 952

    Democratic protests…?

    by Sanjena Sathian credit: Sanjena Sathian  This afternoon, a few of us found ourselves in the middle of a Kurdish minority group’s political protest near Taksim Square, a central area in Istanbul. This is not a strange occurrence in...

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  • May 17, 2011 • Reporting Trips • Views: 1019

    Forbes and Fashion

    by Ali Friedman and Catherine Osborn We approached today’s interview with a high-end fashion designer this afternoon from two different places, mentally and…as we came to realize afterward, morally. Catherine had heard that this...

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  • May 16, 2011 • Reporting Trips, Uncategorized • Views: 995

    What is Turkey?

    by Uzra Khan Every time I set foot in a new place, I immediately try to ‘figure it out’. What are the people’s attitudes to a variety of topics, what are people talking about in conversation, what is important to people,...

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  • May 15, 2011 • Reporting Trips • Views: 939

    The Perks of Touring with a Local

    by Diego Salvatierra Although I haven’t seen many of the main tourist sites (just yet), on my second day in Istanbul I got a small glimpse at the city through local eyes. Pınar Zevkirlioğlu, a Turkish friend of mine and third-year...

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