The Turkish cultural scene and justice. In the so-called Gezi trial, Osman Kavala was sentenced to life imprisonment and with him seven other artists were sentenced to 18 years in prison. “Tracks” meets musicians like Fungistanbul and 2/5 BZ as well as the artist Zehra Doğan. arte, Tracks, July 2022
Ramadan in Europa – fast, pray, keep your distance. ARTE RE reportage from Istanbul, Paris and Karlsruhe during the Ramadan 2021 in times of COVID-19 by Thomas Büsch, Lorenz Findeisen, Sabine Küper-Büsch and Juliane Tutein. Watch it at ARTE, May 13th (French and German)
In Vakıflı, the last Armenian village in Turkey, there has been a special museum since early summer. It is carefully attempted to establish a culture of remembrance. At the same time, the people try to maintain their Armenian traditions and document them in the museum.
Hasankeyf, located in the Turkish border area with Iran, Iraq and Syria, is at least 12,000 years old and thus one of the oldest settlements of mankind. Turkey is building a gigantic dam here, the place will sink into the associated reservoir. And below the reservoir, the wetlands of the Tigris will dry up.
On the occasion of the re-elction in Istanbul and the beginning of the court case on June 24 - 25 against Osman Kavala and 15 others, the program explores the independent exhibition center DEPO and its current exhibition Shared Sacred Sites.