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 2019 Awakening issue is now out in stores worldwide.


Hyperreal Dreams – A photo essay by Nadia Lee Cohen.

The Sky Blue Ball – Short story by Joyce Carol Oates, artwork by David Moreno.

Daydreams – Fashion story by Turkina Faso, styling by Konca Aykan.

Equus – Fashion Story and art direction by Szilveszter Makó, styling by Ivan Bontchev.

Reflections – A photo essay by Mária Švarbová, text by Mehmet Vefa.

The Secret Life of Plants – A photo essay by Daniel Shipp.

Short story by Leyla Erbil, translation by Alexander Dawe, artwork by James Siena.

The Pursuit of Paradise – Artist Portfolio of James Mortimer.