Articles by Uzay Bulut

About Uzay Bulut (23 Articles)
Uzay Bulut is a Turkish journalist and political analyst formerly based in Ankara. She is a fellow at the Middle East Forum (MEF) and is currently based in Washington D.C. Bulut’s journalistic work focuses mainly on Turkish politics, ethnic and religious minorities in Turkey, and antisemitism.

Turkey’s Genocide Denial: Four Narratives

  Special to the Armenian Weekly Turkey still denies the Armenian Genocide, during which 1.5 million Armenians perished. The Turkish state does not have just one policy or rhetoric concerning it. One could argue that there are four main narratives in Turkey concerning the genocide. Turkey [more...]

September 8, 2017 // 9 Comments

The Armenian Who Helped Create Today’s Turkish Language

Special for the Armenian Weekly   “Turkey’s president wants to purge Western words from its language,” reported The Economist on June 15. [Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s] latest purge has a more abstract target. Mr. Erdoğan wants to rid Turkish of unsightly Western loan-words. Turkey faces a [more...]

July 11, 2017 // 10 Comments

Turkey: A History of Banning Poetry and Targeting Poets

Special for the Armenian Weekly A poem written by Selahattin Demirtaş, the co-chair of the opposition Pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), was recently banned by the prosecutor’s office in the city of Mardin because it contained “terrorist propaganda.” The Turkish [more...]

May 9, 2017 // 1 Comment

Hidden Armenian and Greek Celebrities in Turkish Cinema

Special for the Armenian Weekly Being a celebrity is often associated with having a certain lifestyle. Fame often brings fortune, privileges, and opportunities—whether they are career-related or not. Celebrities are thought to have an “easier” life, in which they get special treatment [more...]

April 20, 2017 // 7 Comments

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

Special for the Armenian Weekly 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 [more...]

March 30, 2017 // 8 Comments

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