Articles by Uzay Bulut

About Uzay Bulut (15 Articles)
Uzay Bulut is a Turkish journalist formerly based in Ankara. She holds a master’s degree in media and cultural studies at Ankara’s Middle East Technical University. Bulut’s journalistic work focuses mainly on the Kurdish issue, anti-Semitism, and Turkey’s ethnic and religious minorities. She is currently based in Washington D.C.

From Eliza to Zehra: A ‘Hidden Armenian’ Superstar in Turkey

On March 26, 1913, an Armenian girl named Eliza was born in Arapgir, a town in Elazig (Kharpert), which is now part of Malatya province in eastern Turkey. Eliza was incredibly talented. She sang Turkish folk songs of all regions of Anatolia and became the first professional female folk singer in [more...]

March 30, 2017 // 1 Comment

Turkey: Historic Armenian Church in Kayseri to be Turned into a Library

The Turkish newspaper Hurriyet recently reported that the historic Surp Asdvadzadzin (Mother Mary/Meryem Ana) Armenian church in the city of Kayseri will be turned into a library and “book café.” According to the report, the project has a budget of six-million Turkish liras. The exterior [more...]

March 6, 2017 // 3 Comments

Destruction at Tadem: The Purge of the Armenians

Special for the Armenian Weekly Yet another plague has recently shaken Turkey: the purges of academics from Turkish universities. According to the BIA news network, 4,811 academics from 112 universities have been discharged by five statutory decrees declared during the state of emergency. Fifteen [more...]

February 22, 2017 // 8 Comments

How Istanbul’s Kuleli Military High School Became an Armenian Orphanage

The consequences of the July 15, 2016, coup attempt have been top news items in the Turkish media for months. And one of the topics widely discussed is what will become of the Kuleli Military High School in Istanbul, which was closed down by decree of the Turkish government on July 31. Armenian [more...]

February 15, 2017 // 0 Comments

Turkey Removes Assyrian Sculpture, Continues Crackdown on Christians

Turkish authorities have removed an Assyrian sculpture from a public square in front of the local council building in Diyarbakir. No explanation has yet been provided by the Turkish Government. The removed sculpture (Photo: AINA) The sculpture, an Assyrian winged bull known as a lamassu, was [more...]

February 9, 2017 // 0 Comments

Agos Newspaper Targeted for Use of Birthright Armenia Logo

  ISTANBUL, Turkey (A.W.)—Istanbul-based bilingual Armenian weekly newspaper AGOS​ was recently targeted by Goksel Gulbey, the head of the Turkish ASIMDER group (Uluslararası Asılsız Ermeni İddialarıyla Mücadele Derneği/“Association that Struggles Against International Baseless [more...]

January 9, 2017 // 0 Comments

Turkey: Historic Urfa Church Given to Islamic School Foundation

Yet another example of intolerance has taken place in the southeastern Turkish city of Sanliurfa (Urfa)—the historic Assyrian Church of St. Peter and St. Paul in the city is now being used as a municipality-owned cultural center and the foundation of the Islamic school of Harran University. The [more...]

December 23, 2016 // 3 Comments

Jews in Turkey: A History of Persecution

Jews in Istanbul Threatened, This Time by Public Advertisements Special for the Armenian Weekly A twin suicide bombing claimed by Islamic Jihad kills 22 people at the Neve Shalom synagogue in Istanbul in 1986. “One day you wake up and see that the neighborhoods of Kurtulus and Ferikoy have been [more...]

December 13, 2016 // 5 Comments

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