Returning from abroad is a sign of failure for many. While those who are able to go and those who go are praised, those who don’t/can’t go or those who go and decide to come back are seen as “failures”, “cowards” or “those who can’t hold on”. Hazan Özturan, as a departure and returner, has an objection to this prejudiced and competitive approach.
İlker Hepkaner keeps his finger on the pulse of the May 14 elections for Velvele readers with his weekly reports.
Harem of No One’s producer and DJ Toby Kind and Velvele editor and writer İlker Hepkaner chat about what it means to be an immigrant in the “West”, how they perceive the elections in Turkey and their voting experience in the Diaspora.
The government’s anti-LGBTI+ policies and the opposition’s lack of policy in the run-up to the elections by Kaos GL activist and Yeşil Sol Party PM member Remzi Altunpolat
Drag artist Tahini Molasses and Velvele’s editor Fulden Ergen explore why femicides increased greatly in recent years and how solidarity of women helps combat femicides.
Özgür Güneş Öztürk’s article, previously published on catarsimagazin.cat, was translated into English by Pelin Doğan for Velvele.