Ara Güler’s ‘time machine‘


After the death of Turkey’s internationally known photojournalist Ara Güler on Oct. 17, daily Hürriyet’s photojournalist Sebati Karakurt tells us about him.

It was 1957. Istanbul’s Sultanahmet Square was filled with curious people. Meatball and sherbet sellers kept to the corners of the square. After all, they would be witnesses to an uncommon incident.

The public was tired from the wait that had lasted for days, while it made photojournalists nervous, of which there were few of at the time. Finally, one week later the moment they had been waiting for arrived.

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