In the 1920's Kemal Ataturk, modern Turkey's founder, forged the country in a strictly secular model, despite its largely Muslim population. Today traditional and Western influences vie for the hearts and minds of youth. Nowhere is this more apparent than in popular music here in Istanbul, the city that literally bridges Europe and Asia.
Produced by: Iason Athanasiadis and Sevin Turan
Videographer: Gokhan Acun
Editor: Seyfettin Tokmak
With support from the Stanley Foundation's Rising Powers project. Learn more at: risingpowers.stanleyfoundation.org/