The initial issue was published on June 2016. The theme was Strange Days, in which we interrogated the turmoil and confusion of the times we live in.

StoryOfAnatolianPop

The Story of Anatolian Pop – Portrait photography by Emre Doğru accompanied by an essay by Murat Meriç and Kaan Düzarat.

TheCounilOfKarapete

The Council of Karapete Xaço – Essay on the legendary Armenian bard by Mehmet Said Aydın.

RomanceIsTheGlamour

Romance is the Glamour Which Turns the Dust of Everyday Life Into a Golden Haze – Fashion Story photographed by Hellen Van Meene. Styling by İlkay Gürpınar.

PrimalAtHeart

Primal at Heart – Portrait photography by Charles Fréger, from his renowned series Wilder Mann.

SandsOfTime

Sands Of Time – A curation of Martin Parr’s renowned beach photographs accompanied by a text by the artist.

AdamCurtis

Adam Curtis on the Great Mystery of Our Time – Interview with documentary filmmaker by Tobias Garnett.

FutureFeminism

Future Feminism – Interview with performance artist Kembra Pfahler by Büşra Erkara, photographed by Rick Owens.

Buzludzha

Buzludzha – Fashion story by Sandrine Dulermo & Michael Labica. Styling by Laurent Dombrowicz.

NatashaFraser

Essay by Natasha Fraser-Cavassoni on Middle Eastern Glamour.

ThePowerofSpring

The Power of Spring – Short Story by Orhan Veli.