Turkey is home to a vast creative community and a complex political climate—something that author and journalist Kaya Genc is extremely familiar with. During this episode, we explore the tense dynamic that exists between the Turkish government and the people who live there, touching on the country’s rich history and the many interviews Kaya has had with marginalized citizens whose voices often go unheard. If you’re interested in learning more about foreign politics or following the story behind Kaya’s literary journalism, take a listen.
Kaya Genc is an author and a journalist from Istanbul whose writing has appeared in The Guardian, The Financial Times, and New Humanist. He is the author of Under the Shadow and, more recently, The Lion and the Nightingale.