SETimes new Turkey website

A boy in the overgrown playground at Vakifli, Turkey’s last Armenian village. Its population is dwindling as inhabitants move away to greener pastures in Istanbul, Europe and elsewhere.

At the weekend, SETimes held a conference in Istanbul for its writers.  The editors and directors unveiled their plans for a dedicated Turkey website (name not yet decided), with all-original content that will appear in English and Turkish.

They’ve got on board a lot of new writers, some ex-Hurriyet Daily News people and some from other Turkish papers. With press freedom in such a parlous state here, it’s quite exciting to be a part of it. It should launch about three months from now, so watch this space.

My recent feature for SETimes about the last Armenian village in Turkey has generated a lively, if occasionally depressing debate in the comments section of the website. You can read it here.


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