Nazlan Ertan

LA Wines stretches over 1.2 acres of land located 30 kilometers (19 miles) from Ephesus, an ancient site on UNESCO’s World Heritage list. (photo by LA Wines)

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Turkey’s struggling wine sector gets Levantine touch

Friday, May. 19, 2017 | Nazlan Ertan, Contributor

Along Turkey’s chic Aegean coast, the dream of owning a vineyard could easily turn into a nightmare as tourism declines and legal restrictions rise.

Turkish chef carves out international markets

Tuesday, May. 16, 2017 | Nazlan Ertan, Contributor

While Salt Bae, a restaurateur and butcher with 7 million followers on Instagram, prepares to open a steakhouse in New York after opening one in the United Arab Emirates, critics at home chop him to pieces.

Turkish fest takes Roma culture upmarket, but Roma still down

Tuesday, May. 9, 2017 | Nazlan Ertan, Contributor

Roma music and dancing dominate the Hidirellez festivities that usher in spring in Turkey, but the country’s 4 million-strong Roma population finds little to celebrate in their daily living conditions.

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Nazlan Ertan

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Nazlan Ertan is a Turkish blogger, journalist and editor who worked in Ankara, Paris and Brussels for various Turkish and international publications, including Hürriyet Daily News, CNN Turk and BBC Turkish Service. She has served as culture and audiovisual manager in the EU 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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