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Selected Writing


Letters/Επιστολές.” Rosetta World Literatura. Issue 04.



“Roots Like Museum Pieces.” Expat Sofra: A Gathering of Foreign Voices Around the Turkish Table. -Coming out 2019-

Leaving Istanbul.” The Puritan. Fall 2017. *Notable Essay, Best American Essays 2018* *Pushcart Prize 2018 Nominated*

Articles and Reviews

A Sweet Legacy: On the Hunt for the Best Baklava in Queens.” Culinary Backstreets. 2 May 2018.

In Brief: Greek Fiction, Review of Loxandra.The Times Literary Supplement. 9 March 2018.

Turkish Female Cartoonists Get Political -Tackling Oppression With Humor.PRI’s The World: Across Women’s Lives. 3 July 2017.

What We Need Most: A Review of Sabahattin Ali’s Madonna in a Fur Coat.” Versopolis. 21 May 2017.

Turkish Journalist Ahmet Şık Held in Prison, Yet Again.”  Muftah. 17 April 2017.

A Blackout By Any Other Name.” Ploughshares blog. 2 November 2016.

Mirrored Crisis: What Jeffrey Eugenides’s MIDDLESEX can show us about today’s refugee crisis.” Ploughshares blog. 6 January 2016.

The Wonders of The Grand Bazaar.” with Antoine Remise and Julius Motal. Time Out Istanbul. June 2015.

Turkish Artists Coming Home.” Liberty Mag. 27 December 2013.

Fasten Your Seatbelts.” Travel. Time Out Istanbul. October 2012.

Objects of Nostalgia: The Museum of Innocence.” The Guide Istanbul. January/February 2013.

Giyçek: Where Dress Up is For Grown Ups.” The Guide Istanbul. January/February 2013.

Turkey: Istanbul’s Greek Schools Struggle amid Funding Shortage.” EurasiaNet. 29 July 2011.

Eating Real in the City.” Gastronomica. 2010.

Greek musicians a force on Istanbul’s vibrant music scene.” Hürriyet Daily News. 7 March 2010.