Ghostly and melancholic: A portrait of Istanbul

‘Ghostly and melancholic’: Bustling Istanbul is muted by quarantine
Normally buzzing with activity, Turkey’s timeless city is now a harbor of resilience.
Seagulls fill the sky above Istanbul, Turkey, seen here from the Karakoy neighborhood.
PHOTOGRAPH BY EMIN OZMEN, MAGNUM PHOTOS
5 MINUTE READ
BY ONUR UYGUN
PHOTOGRAPHS BY EMIN ÖZMEN

PUBLISHED APRIL 29, 2020

The Bosporus, the narrow strait running through the heart of Istanbul, flows at the intersection of Europe and Asia. It’s both a watery highway and a metaphor, uniting social life in this city of 15 million people. On a typical spring day, Istanbullus— from sweatshirt-wearing students to grandmothers in headscarves—pack the city’s waterside parks, sunning themselves to a soundtrack of seabirds. At rush hour, a cacophony of car horns resonates from the sahil yolu (seaside road).

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About CHP EU Representation

The CHP was founded on 9 September 1923, about one and half month before the proclamation of the Republic of Turkey. The first President of modern Turkey’s oldest party was M. Kemal Atatürk. Today CHP is a social-democratic party, member of the Socialist International and associate member of the Socialist Group at the European Parliament. The scope of the CHP bureau in Brussels is not limited to the bilateral framework of Turkey's EU accession process. Issues such as the information society, energy policies, social development, climate change, international trade and security are among the different focus areas. The EU-Turkey relations are about integration and need multiple, plural and horizontal channels of communication. The CHP supports and promotes Turkey's EU membership process also by being more present and active in Brussels The CHP's Representative to the EU is Ms Kader Sevinç who previously worked as an MEP advisor at the European Parliament and in the private sector.
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