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As İlkyaz, we work to introduce three young writers every issue.We translate these works, which are made up of a short stories or poems, into English and endeavour to introduce them to readers outside of Turkey. This exchange, we hope, will create new audiences for our writers in the world arena and introduce them to …

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For our new issue we reached out to Ayfer Tunç. She prepared a reading list for young writers: Assuming that young writers have already read or have plans to read Turkish Classics and World Classics I am exluding my favorite writer from this list, such as: Max Frisch, Thomas Bernard, William Faulkner, W. G. Sebald. 1. …

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‘The arts play a crucial role in changing the world,’ stated human rights advocate director Farah Nabulsi, whose biggest cause is the Palestinians suffering under occupation. Palestinian-British director Farah Nabulsi’s short film ‘The Present’, which was unveiled on Monday among the nominees of the 93rd Academy Awards for the best live action short film category, …

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Rappers rewrite the revolutionary slogan In 2018 gente de zona, a Cuban reggaeton band based in Miami, performed in Havana for 350,000 people. The duo’s front man, Alexander Delgado, encouraged them to clap for Cuba’s newly inaugurated president, Miguel Díaz-Canel, who was in the audience. Cuban-American musicians and politicians in Miami were furious. Now it …

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“When cynicism becomes the default language, playfulness and invention become impossible. Cynicism scours through a culture like bleach, wiping out millions of small, seedling ideas.”   Source: Brainpickings, Maria Popova “There is nothing quite so tragic as a young cynic, because it means the person has gone from knowing nothing to believing nothing,” Maya Angelou wrote …

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Source: Poets.org   I am much too alone in this world, yet not alone     enough to truly consecrate the hour. I am much too small in this world, yet not small     enough to be to you just object and thing, dark and smart. I want my free will and want it accompanying the path which …

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