Articles by Uzay Bulut

About Uzay Bulut (8 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.

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 // 2 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

Turkey: Racist Attacks Against Armenians Go Unpunished

Racist attacks against the bilingual Armenian weekly newspaper, Agos, as well as against Armenian schools, are increasingly widespread in Turkey. On April 24 of last year—the Centennial of the Armenian Genocide—a black wreath was hung on the front door of the office of the newspaper Agos [more...]

December 5, 2016 // 1 Comment

Alevis in Turkey: A History of Persecution

Special for the Armenian Weekly Warning: This article includes graphic images some readers may find disturbing   Alevi Community Leader Attacked in Istanbul  Baki Duzgun, the President of the Alevi-Bektasi Federation, and some of his friends were attacked by a group local Muslims in the Sisli [more...]

November 21, 2016 // 12 Comments

Turkish State Brutality against Kurds Continues

Historian Draws Parallels with Past Special for the Armenian Weekly The Kurds in Turkey seem to have committed an unforgivable sin in the eyes of the Turkish regime: They were born Kurds. Despite all the pressure on the part of the state, they continue to resist attempts at forced assimilation; to [more...]

February 11, 2016 // 43 Comments

Turkey’s Shame: The Case of Fatma and Azad Tokmak

Special for the Armenian Weekly The following quote contains what reportedly happened to Fatma Tokmak, a Kurdish woman from Sirnak in Turkey’s Kurdistan, when she was arrested in 1996: “They blindfolded me when they put me in the police car. I was holding Azad in my arms. The police officers [more...]

December 16, 2014 // 2 Comments

Turkey’s Kristallnacht

Special for the Armenian Weekly Sept. 6, 1955 started just like any other day for the Greeks, Armenians, and Jews of ‎Istanbul—or Constantinople. ‎ ‎”I resided in Cengelkoy with my wife and two children back then,” wrote Apostolos Nikolaidis ‎in the book I Nihta ton [more...]

September 30, 2014 // 12 Comments