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 Autumn/Winter 2017 Only You issue is now out in stores worldwide.


A Love Story – Short Story by Sabahattin Ali, illustration by Kuan Jia.

Meditations in an Emergency – Interview with David Lynch by Heval Okçuoğlu, photography by Dean Hurley.

Live With Me – Fashion story by Laura Marie Cieplik, Styling by Camille-Joséphine Teisseire, Creative Direction by Kaduri Elyashar.

The Wild Heart of the North – A photo essay by Cooper & Gorfer.

Nowhere – Prose by Akwaeke Emezi.

Empel’s Innocent Children – Portrait photography by Ruud Van Empel.

A Tradition in Contradiction  – A photo essay by Julia Fullerton-Batten.

A Surrender To Power – Artist portfolio of Ali Elmacı, including two new works from the artist published here for the first time.

A Sorting Machine – An excerpt from Pascal Bruckner’s timeless book Paradox of Love.

The Siege – A short story by Siobhan Fallon.