Nazlan Ertan


"Angelus Novus" is one of the works on display in the "Four-Legged Municipality" exhibition in Istanbul.  (photo by (Sinan Cansel/Istanbul Research Institute))

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Istanbul’s dog days

Monday, Jul. 10, 2017 | Nazlan Ertan, Culture Editor

First loved and then massacred during the days of the Ottoman Empire, stray dogs in modern Turkey still can't find much peace.

Fans mourn death of Turkey’s somber cartoonist

Friday, Jul. 7, 2017 | Nazlan Ertan, Culture Editor

Galip Tekin, who was found dead in his apartment in Istanbul July 6, was well-known for his fantasy and science fiction comics and dystopian comic novels that portrayed everyday events and characters in Turkey.

For Turkey's youngest Jews, ancestral tongue fading away

Wednesday, Jun. 28, 2017 | Nazlan Ertan, Culture Editor

Turkey’s Sephardic Jewish community has mobilized efforts to save the Ladino language from extinction, but after decades of repression, the swell of interest in their heritage language sounds more like a swan song.

Orwell casts his shadow on Istanbul’s culture scene

Friday, Jun. 16, 2017 | Nazlan Ertan, Culture Editor

Orwell’s legacy is reinterpreted in Istanbul’s Pera Museum’s exhibition “Doublethink: Double vision.”

Turks don't click and tell on e-matchmaking

Tuesday, Jun. 6, 2017 | Nazlan Ertan, Culture Editor

Turkey’s largest online dating site has 18 million registered profiles and 1 million people who have logged in over the last 12 months, but few will tell about their experiences.

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Nazlan Ertan
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Nazlan Ertan is Al-Monitor's culture editor. She is a Turkish blogger, journalist and editor who has worked in Ankara, Paris and Brussels for various Turkish and international publications, including the Hurriyet Daily News, CNN Turk and BBC Turkish Service. She served as culture and audiovisual manager for the European Union delegation to Turkey, director of the EU Information Centre in Ankara and director of communication, culture and information in Turkey’s Ministry for European Affairs.

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