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: 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 // 9 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

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 // 2 Comments

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 // 14 Comments

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