September 17, 2014 / Untold Stories
James Harkin
The Islamic State (ISIS) is recruiting increasing numbers of displaced Syrian youth. In many ways, it operates as a darkly militant variant of youth culture rebellion.
September 12, 2014 / Untold Stories
Paul Short
Recent legislation in Turkey allows for new methods of urban transformation—and government intervention—in Istanbul's housing development.
September 11, 2014 / Untold Stories
Selin Thomas
Just one family of thousands forced to flee Syria after the eruption of war, the Koksals illustrate the tremendous hardships and complexities of the refugee population in Turkey.
September 11, 2014
Selin Thomas
Boston University student fellow Selin Thomas documents people on the margins as she tells stories of the Syrian conflict.
September 5, 2014 / Untold Stories
Paul Short
The Başıbüyük neighborhood in Istanbul offers two extremes of housing: shining new highrises and the rapidly disappearing squatter settlements of a previous generation.
Image by Paul Short. Turkey, 2014.
August 27, 2014
Paul Short
Few world cities match the speed of Istanbul’s urban transformation. As new mass housing projects, business districts and suspended bridges dot the city’s horizon, the urban poor are being displaced.
August 27, 2014 / Untold Stories
Paul Short
The squatter settlements known as "Gecekondu" are quickly disappearing in Istanbul, a city that is being transformed through government intervention, historic renewal, and mass housing projects.
August 27, 2014 / Prospect
James Harkin
Blood and treasure: Syria's archeological treasures at risk as war goes on.
July 16, 2014 / Harper's Magazine
Jenna Krajeski
Multiple cameras recorded the moment of Turkish protester Ahmet Atakan's death, but does the footage prove anything?
Image by James Harkin. Turkey, 2014.
June 26, 2014
James Harkin
How some of northern Syria’s children are being reared into a life of praying and jihad by a new kind of puritanical islamist group called the Islamic State of Iraq and Sham.
June 20, 2014
Paul Short
USD architecture student Paul Short travels to Turkey to examine the interplay between life and design.
June 2, 2014
Jenna Krajeski
Between anti-government protests and investigations into high-level corruption, it has been a tumultuous year in Turkey.
May 19, 2014
Tom Hundley
Last week Turkey began burying the dead from the country’s worst-ever coal mining disaster. The toll is expected to exceed 300.

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