212 is a biannual magazine based out of Istanbul, published and distributed internationally. It contains short fiction and long-form reportage; distinctive photo essays and revealing interviews. Even though it was born in the city where east meets west (as the love-worn cliche goes), the magazine seeks to transcend the loaded dichotomies of Istanbul’s favourite metaphor, and extends its gaze far beyond the region.

Our Spring Summer 2020 Diversity Now issue is now out in stores worldwide.


Maybe so, Maybe no – Fashion story by Marc Hibbert, styling by Benoît Bèthume.

I Can Make You Feel Good: A Black Utopia – A Photo essay by Tyler Mitchell.

Rainbow Amidst Chaos in Balogun – A photo essay by Lorenzo Vitturi, text by Eda Doğançay.

United Colors of Toscani – Interview with Oliviero Toscani, by Elif Bereketli.

The Joy of Missing Out – Fashion story by Annie Lai, styling by Konca Aykan.

Where Love Is Illegal – A photo-documentary by Robin Hammond, text by Onur Uygun.

The Last Birds – A short story by Sait Faik Abasıyanık.

Local Issues of A Surreal Nature– A photo essay by Scarlett Hooft Graafland, text by Özge Akkaya.

Desire: Patti x Robert – Interview with Lloyd Ziff, words by Alper Bahçekapılı.

Film Noir in New York – A photo essay by Bruce Gilden.

A 21st Century Masquerade – A photo essay by Laurie Simmons.

Standing At The Threshold of The Other – Text by Yelta Köm.

Starting Over and Beyond: Animals, Boundaries and a Post-Human World – Interview by İlksen Mavituna and a philosophical essay by Oxana Timofeeva.

Nowhere – Body – Here – A photo essay by İnci Eviner.