9 movies at SIFF 2019 that address social justice
by Blake Peterson
It can be overwhelming to decide what to see at SIFF. To help you get started, The Seattle Globalist is spotlighting films that we're looking forward to that address social issues.
May 22, 2019
Talk by Kemal Kirişci: Turkey and The West
by Globalist Staff
Despite strains on Turkey’s relations with its Western interlocutors and growing concerns over its reliability as a NATO ally, Turkey specialist and author Kemal Kirişci argues that domestic and regional realities are now edging Turkey toward improving its relations with the U.S. and Europe. Moreover, he will share the book’s policy recommendations aimed at improving […]
Jan 9, 2018
Turkey arrests Kurdish lawmakers, draws condemnation
The action drew strong international condemnation of a widening crackdown on dissent under President Tayyip Erdogan.
Nov 4, 2016
Seattleites from Turkey reflect on attempted coup — and its aftermath
by Venice Buhain
The attempted overthrow of Turkey President Erdogan was both familiar and unsettling to Seattleites who come from Turkey.
Jul 21, 2016
Turkey president Erdogan vows to quash attempted military coup
Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said the elected government remained in office. However, it appeared that those behind the coup had the upper hand initially.
Jul 15, 2016
Update: At least 28 killed after explosions hit Istanbul airport
Turkish officials said the attackers blew themselves up after shooting dozens of people at the Ataturk airport in Istanbul. At least 28 are dead.
Jun 28, 2016
Migrant smugglers offer passage to Italy after Turkey deal to shut route to Greece
After Turkey struck an agreement with the EU to return migrants and refugees who cross illegally to Greece, smugglers started offering trips to Italy.
Apr 1, 2016
Turkish Film Festival offers immersion into a country in turmoil
by Sarah Stuteville
Seattle Turkish Film Festival, now in its third year, runs through the weekend at Pacific Place in Seattle.
Nov 6, 2015
Istanbul native finds her city transformed by Syrian refugees
by Ceren Sehirlioglu
When I went back home to Istanbul for a visit, I was shocked at the conditions for Syrian refugees who have flooded the city.
Nov 4, 2015
Top 5 things to do in Seattle this November
by Forrest Baum
New in town? Looking for things to do in Seattle as the nights get long and the weather gets cold? We've got you covered.
Nov 3, 2015
Erdogan and AK Party win in Turkey election
President Tayyip Erdogan cast the return of Turkey to single-party rule as a vote for stability, but opponents fear it heralds growing authoritarianism.
Nov 2, 2015
Life after Syria
by Simon Fox
Since the Syrian Uprising began three years ago, 6.5 million Syrians have been internally displaced and another 2.5 million have registered or are waiting to register for refugee status abroad.
Mar 15, 2014
Stormy skies over Turkey as corruption scandal spreads
by Ekin Yasin
Can Turkey weather political scandal? Forecast gloomy.
Jan 30, 2014
Three ways to get a global coffee fix in Seattle
by Brett Konen
A guide to the diverse international coffee scene that often flies below our over-caffeinated radar.
Jan 7, 2014
Starbucks lends a hand (and a toilet) to Turkish protesters
by Christan Leonard
Starbucks has long been a target of anti-corporate protests. But one store on Istanbul’s Taksim Square has quietly given aid to Turkish protestors.
Jun 13, 2013
The view from Gezi Park
by Christan Leonard
Seattleite Christan Leonard is in Istanbul documenting a protest movement that is turning out to be about a lot more than saving a park.
Jun 12, 2013