Finnish Government’s hands tied due to rigid legislation

The country’s inflexible legislation poses unexpected obstacles for the Finnish government to deal with the coronavirus outbreak as swiftly as perhaps desired. Already when the confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Finland were shy of 400, the government took firm measures to close all schools, universities, gyms, libraries and other public buildings. It seemed as though the Finnish government was going to tackle the outbreak with … Continue reading Finnish Government’s hands tied due to rigid legislation

How to travel green: an adventurous yet durable journey

Dutch sustainability advocates, Wiebe Wakker and Rudy van der Aar are known as unique travelers as they have made an adventurous yet durable journey. Sharing two contrasting stories of two different globetrotters with one goal: raising awareness about sustainability. Text by Samen Rehman, photos by Wiebe Wakker & Rudy van der Aar Wiebe Wakker drove 100.450 km through 34 countries, from The Netherlands to New … Continue reading How to travel green: an adventurous yet durable journey

Istanbul Nightlife

This Metropolitan city contains of over 15 million inhabitants with a wide range of nationalities. The traditional Turkish culture blends with cultures from the many tourists that enlighten the city. What does this mean for their nightlife culture? Text and photo by Sandra Deira Özgür Erdogu (37) is a business owner in Taksim and has seen the many changes the city has been through in … Continue reading Istanbul Nightlife

Building Faith

Istanbul has over 1,000 mosques. If you look closely and compare them with each other, it quickly becomes clear that the vast majority follows the same model and that some characteristics are always repeated. But there are also some of the newly built ones, whose architecture is a bit daring and leaves behind the traditional construction methods of the Ottoman and the master architect Sinan. … Continue reading Building Faith

Istanbul’s most important inhabitants

Animals that live on the street. This evokes images of emaciated, aggressive animals struggling to survive. This is not the case in Istanbul. Many Istanbul inhabitants do not let animals into their apartment but are still crazy about them. They care about them as if they were their pets. Text and photos by Jonas Armbruster Most of the city’s cats live on the streets. Every … Continue reading Istanbul’s most important inhabitants

The innovative old-school chef

The 59-year-old chef, Musa Daǧdeviren is a pioneer when it comes to cooking traditional Turkish cuisine. His vision on ethnical problems and cultural believes give him the power to inspire others. Musa owns three restaurants in Istanbul, made over a dozen food magazines and produced his own cookbook; The Turkish Cookbook. Text and photos by Gijs de Boer When he was a young boy, he … Continue reading The innovative old-school chef

The minefield of press freedom in Turkey

Özge Sebzeçi is a Turkish photojournalist who mainly works freelance for several international media outlets. She didn’t feel the changes in the media landscape like other Turkish journalists have. Özge does have a very clear view on how journalists deal with the current working climate in Turkey, as she has a few journalist friends who have experienced it firsthand. Here’s what she had to say. … Continue reading The minefield of press freedom in Turkey