The Turkish intellectual and actor Kemal Kocatürk felt forced to leave Istanbul. He was devastated by the political situation in Turkey and the tough line on dissent. He left behind friends, family and flat.
The German language enjoys an enviable richness and depth, writes Ece Temelkuran. The Turkish author hopes it will not succumb to primeval political discourse during the election.
After last year's failed coup, Turkey's massive crackdown on civil society is entering its eighth month. Here's why artists and intellectuals feel the latest wave of sackings in the country go one step further.
A film glorifying the young life of Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan is being screened in Turkish cinemas. Its lead actor slammed claims its release was timed to help influence April's constitutional referendum.
Celebrated Turkish novelist Asli Erdogan was imprisoned for four months in Turkey last year- and she refuses to be cowed by the pressure. Writing, she told DW, is a responsibility.
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