“The Old Turkey is behind us, and its doors are now closed”, said Recep Tayyip Erdogan this summer, standing before a banner that read, “On the Road to the New Turkey”. A month later he was president. But what now? Kaya Genç wonders if in fact two countries continue to live alongside one another.
is an Istanbul-based novelist, translator and critic. His writing has appeared in The Paris Review, The Believer, The Guardian, The Financial Times, The London Review of Books, Salon, Guernica Magazine and The New Inquiry, among others. L’Avventura (Macera), his first novel, was published in 2008. He is the Istanbul correspondent of The Believer and The Los Angeles Review of Books, and a contributing editor at Index on Censorship.