Sebnem Senyener

is a journalist, novelist and contributor to the Turkish monthly Varlik.


Freud’s idea for the psychoanalytic “couch” – the most potent symbol of Freudian psychoanalysis – stems from his interest in Turkey and his fascination with the divan, explains Sebnem Senyener.

A closer look at Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s worldview, mixing Western concepts of progress, modern Turkish nationalism and Islamic traditions. But, asks Sebnem Senyener, does all this go hand in hand with his attitude towards women?

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