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In our three year publishing life, as İlkyaz we’ve been able to bring to light and unite over 300 young writers, under the age of 35 and some even under 15 years of age! We created joint ventures with them, provided honorariums, amplifying their insights to nearly 7thousand readers on average a month, translating our …

FATOS, 18 YEARS OLD, FRESHLY GRADUATED FROM HIGH SCHOOL, GOING TO START UNIVERSITY SOON, LIVES IN BURSA  “In this period we live in, unfortunately, I feel like I wake up in a narrow elevator every morning. As if we are open to experience every danger at any moment… But if you asked me if I …

Kurdish poet and journalist Nedim Türfent writes to Ai Weiwei, who has sent a postcard to Türfent as part of the PENWrites campaign . source: English PEN Kurdish poet, journalist, and Honorary Member of English PEN Nedim Türfent was arrested on 12 May 2016 after reporting on Turkish special police forces’ ill-treatment of Turkish and Kurdish …

The Oslo Freedom Forum is a global gathering of human rights and pro-democracy activists united in standing up to tyranny. Source: https://oslofreedomforum.com/   Talks and performances by: Marianne Borgen, Mayor of Oslo, Evgenia Kara-Murza, Project Manager, Free Russia Foundation Oleksandra Matviichuk, Head of the Center for Civil Liberties in Ukraine Omar Alshogre, Director of Detainee Affairs at …

Ballad of the Skeletons Gus Van Sant, 1996 (poem and performance by Allen Ginsberg)   Standard Oil Co. DJ Kadagian, 2004 (poem by Pablo Neruda)   1700% Mistaken for Muslim Masahiro Sugano, 2010 (poem and performance by Anida Yoeu Ali)   A Finger, Two Dots Then Me David and Daniel Holecheck, 2011 (poem by Derrick Brown)   Why I …

We reached out to esteemed writer Nermin Yıldırım for our new issue. She prepared a reading list for young writers with their reasons. “Let me point out that I won’t give examples from the classics. My young writer friends already know them. They might also know what I’m going to offer, but… I wanted to …