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Application Due February 24 for Reframing Gendered Violence Project Istanbul Workshop

February 16, 2017
Columbia Global Centers | Istanbul invites senior undergraduate and graduate students to an interactive workshop series to be held as part of the “Reframing Gendered

Izzet Kebudi, a Turkish student at Columbia University and a member of SEAS Class of 2019, has been elected the Senator of School of Engineering and Applied Science

January 11, 2017
Izzet Kebudi, a Turkish student at Columbia University and a member of SEAS Class of 2019, has been elected the Senator of School of Engineering and Applied Science by the votes

Opening: Join the Columbia Global Centers | Istanbul team!

October 01, 2016
Opening: Join the Columbia Global Centers | Istanbul team! Columbia Global Centers | Istanbul welcomes applications for the position of Program Officer. This is a stimulating and intellectually challenging role with considerable growth potential, ideal for a versatile, committed and energetic person with an interest in working at the intersection of higher education and civil society. Qualified and interested candidates are kindly requested to send a cover letter and CV by October 24, 2016 to: Gülden Çolakel, Administrative Officer, gc2526@columbia.edu.

Sakıp Sabancı Chair and Center for Turkish Studies Created at Columbia University

June 14, 2016
Sakıp Sabancı Chair and Center for Turkish StudiesCreated at Columbia UniversityFunding to Support New Era of Scholarship about Turkey June 13, 2016Thanks to a

Sabancı University Executive MBA Program signs a cooperation agreement with Columbia Business School

May 11, 2016
Sabancı School of Management entered a partnership with the Executive Education program at Columbia Business School, one of the leading business schools of the world with a century of experience. The partnership will enable Sabancı University Executive MBA students to attend a two-week Executive Education leadership program at Columbia Business School in New York.

Global Centers Connect with Alumni in Greece

June 21, 2015
Professor Safwan M. Masri, the Executive Vice President for Global Centers and Global Development and Director of the Columbia Global Centers | Middle East, and Ipek Cem Taha, the

Public Health Professionals from Turkey Visit Mailman School of Public Health

June 25, 2015
Mailman School of Public Health and Columbia Global Centers | Turkey are pleased to welcome three health professionals from Turkey to the New York campus in June. Dr. Onur Özlem

We are hiring a full-time Program Officer

June 12, 2015
Application period for this position is closed.------------------------------------------------------Columbia Global Centers | Turkey welcomes applications for the position of

Empowering Youth Globally for Sustainable Development Solutions: SDSN-Youth Launched at Columbia Global Centers | Europe

June 04, 2015
On the evening of June 4, 2015 in Paris, the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) launched a new initiative, SDSN Youth (SDSN-Y). SDSN-Y works to empower youth

Provost Announces Faculty Winners of 2015 President’s Global Innovation Fund

May 12, 2015
Below are the results of the competition for faculty grants that will take place in the region from the first round of proposals to the President’s Global Innovation Fund

Bearden Exhibit Explores Artists’ Odysseys

April 30, 2015
The Blue Voyagers exhibit opened with a splash April 15 in Istanbul—following a month-long run in Paris at Columbia Global Centers | Europe—and featured a reception, panel discussion and extensive coverage in the Turkish press.

Review for Bearden Exhibit in Istanbul (Today’s Zaman)

April 20, 2015
The curators must have devoted quite some time to coming up with the idea for this combined exhibition featuring two artists' portfolios.

Blue Voyagers at Istanbul’s Sismanoglio Megaro (Hurriyet Daily News)

April 14, 2015
The Hurriyet Daily News writes about Columbia Global Centers | Turkey hosting the “Blue Voyagers: the Art of Romare Bearden and Bedri Rahmi Eyüboğlu” exhibition from April 15 to May 17 at Istanbul’s Sismanoglio Megaro.

Greece and Columbia University to host ‘Blue Voyagers’ exhibit in Istanbul (BGN News)

April 14, 2015
BGN News writes about the exhibit "Romare Bearden: A Black Odyssey" that opens April 15 in Istanbul, hosted by Columbia Global Centers | Turkey.

Centers in Istanbul and Amman to Host Global Think-Ins

April 03, 2015
Columbia University’s Committee on Global Thought is going on the road again this month, taking its Global Think-Ins to Istanbul and Amman to extend the conversation about the national and international political tensions in public memory.

Applications Due April 13 for Summer Training Program on Historical Dialogue and Dealing with the Past

March 26, 2015
The Regional Network for Historical Dialogue and Dealing with the Past is now accepting applications through April 13 to its seven-day training program in Istanbul.

History, Monuments, Urban Life: Boğaziçi - Columbia Summer School in Byzantine and Ottoman Studies

March 11, 2015
Columbia University and Bogazici University are offering an exciting a joint summer program for undergraduate and graduate students which provides a unique opportunity to learn

Time and Trauma: Panel and Workshop

April 16, 2015
Columbia Global Centers | Turkey, in collaboration with Professor Edhem Eldem of Boğaziçi University, organizes a workshop and panel on "Time and Trauma", featuring

Prioritizing Women - Adapting Refugee Health Services for 21st Century Health Challenges

March 07, 2015
Columbia Global Centers | Turkey and Studio-X Istanbul hosted special panel discussion, the first of a series of public events designed to elaborate on the issues and themes

Sustainable Cities Expert Aromar Revi Visits Istanbul

February 16, 2015
Aromar Revi, the Director of Indian Institute for Human Settlements – India’s first prospective National University for Research and Innovation to address challenges

Columbia Global Seminar on Byzantine and Modern Greek Encounters Opens with Orientations at the Global Center and Studio-X Istanbul

January 29, 2015
Columbia Global Centers | Turkey is delighted to welcome four Columbia College students and Professors Martha Howell and Karen Van Dyck to Istanbul for a new

Women Mobilizing Memory Exhibition Travels to Vienna, Curators Interviewed by n.paradoxa

January 21, 2015
We're delighted to share that the Mobilizing Memory: Women Witnessing exhibition will be shown in Vienna at the Kunsthalle Exnergasse from March 19-April 3, 2015. Curated by

Columbia Students and Parents Reception at Studio-X Istanbul

January 15, 2015
Columbia SEAS and College students and parents attended a cocktail reception on January 15 at our Studio-X location in Istanbul. The evening was hosted by Metin Ar and Izzet

President Bollinger Announces Annual Prizes for Legal Contributions to Global Freedom of Expression

January 07, 2015
Columbia University President Lee C. Bollinger has announced the creation of the first prizes recognizing judicial decisions and legal representation around the world that strengthen freedom of expression by promoting international legal norms.

Kraft Global Fellows Turkey Trip

January 02, 2015
The Office of the University Chaplain’s Kraft Global Fellows Program is an initiative of the Kraft Family Fund for Intercultural and Interfaith Awareness. At

In Memoriam: Talat Halman, Columbia graduate and the first culture minister of Turkey

December 05, 2014
We commemorate Talat Sait Halman, a graduate of Columbia University and the first Minister of Culture and Tourism of Turkey. A great contributor to the social and cultural development of Turkey and the world at large, Professor Halman passed away on Dec. 4, 2014.

Mapping the World’s Cultural Treasures (Columbia News)

November 24, 2014
The project is funded in part by the President's Global Innovation Fund, which supports Columbia faculty projects devoted to international research and collaboration.

VIDEO - Panel 1 of Coming to Terms with Gendered Memories of Genocide, War, and Political Repression: Creating Alternative Archives

September 17, 2014
“Coming to Terms” with Gendered Memories of Genocide, War, and Political Repression Soykırım, Savaş ve Siyasi Baskıların Cinsiyetlendirilmiş Anılarıyla “Yüzleşmek”

VIDEO - Panel 2 of Coming to Terms with Gendered Memories of Genocide, War, and Political Repression: Art, Performance and Memory

September 17, 2014
“Coming to Terms” with Gendered Memories of Genocide, War, and Political Repression Soykırım, Savaş ve Siyasi Baskıların Cinsiyetlendirilmiş Anılarıyla “Yüzleşmek”

VIDEO - Panel 3 of Coming to Terms with Gendered Memories of Genocide, War, and Political Repression: Gender, Memory, Activism

September 17, 2014
“Coming to Terms” with Gendered Memories of Genocide, War, and Political RepressionSoykırım, Savaş ve Siyasi Baskıların Cinsiyetlendirilmiş Anılarıyla

Columbia Global Seminar Scheduled in Istanbul for Spring 2015

August 27, 2014
Columbia's Office of Global programs is delighted to announce a brand new spring semester study abroad program in the cosmopolitan city of Istanbul, Turkey.

VIDEO - Global Muckraking: Panel with Joseph E. Stiglitz and Anya Schiffrin

August 18, 2014
Columbia professors Joseph E. Stiglitz and Anya Schiffrin discuss the role that media plays in promoting economic growth, good governance and government accountability.

Provost Announces Faculty Winners of 2014 President’s Global Innovation Fund

June 23, 2014
The 13 projects receiving grants were selected from 53 proposals by a review committee of senior faculty.

Women Creating Change Returns to Istanbul in September to Focus on Mobilizing Memory for Action

May 23, 2014
Columbia Global Centers | Turkey has rolled up its sleeves to start planning for an exciting series of events in September with scholars of the Center for the Study of Social

Bridge Journalism Summer School Introduces Students to Freedom of Expression

August 09, 2014
Columbia Global Centers | Turkey will be welcoming 25 aspiring journalists from universities in the US, Turkey, Austria, the Balkans, Belgium, Czech Republic, Morocco, Slovakia,

VIDEO - Reception with Jeffrey Sachs of Sustainable Development Solutions Network

June 27, 2014
Incoming students, current students and all Columbia University alumni were invited to the annual signature event for the Columbia community in Turkey, featuring Professor Jeffrey

Columbia Students to Study and Experience Istanbul’s History, Monuments and Urban Life through the Columbia-Boğaziçi Summer School in Byzantine and Ottoman Studies

June 23, 2014
June 23 – August 13Columbia University and Bogaziçi University are offering a joint summer program for a select group of advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate

VIDEO - Katharina Pistor talks on Governance Challenges in 21st Century: Depoliticization, Rescaling, and Capitalization

June 06, 2014
Depoliticization, Rescaling, and CapitalizationKatharina Pistor and Fikret Adaman06.06.2014 Friday19:00 – 21:00The 21st century has brought new governance challenges that

Apply Now for Scholarships to Study Journalism in Istanbul and Prague

April 07, 2014
The Prague Freedom Foundation, in cooperation with Zaostreno o.p.s. and Pro Publica, organizes a two-week intensive summer program, which will be hosted in Istanbul by Columbia Global Centers | Turkey and will be under the patronage of Charles University in the Czech Republic.

Ira Deutchman Connects with Istanbul’s Film Scene

March 21, 2014
Columbia University's School of the Arts Film Program Chair and Professor Ira Deutchman enjoyed connecting with Turkey’s up-and-coming film scene when he visited Istanbul from March 19 to 22.

Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation to launch Studio-X Johannesburg

March 10, 2014
The Studio-X Global Network will add a location in Johannesburg (South Africa): Studio-X Johannesburg.

Columbia Business Students to Explore Start Up Culture in Istanbul

February 28, 2014
Sunday, March 16, 2014 to Saturday, March 22, 2014Exploring Turkey's Start Up Culture: Columbia Business School Global Immersion CourseColumbia Global Centers | Turkey

Vive le Festival! Columbia’s Literary Event Draws Crowds in Paris

September 30, 2013
Five days, 28 writers from 18 countries, 30 events and 6,000 people in attendance add up to what organizers are calling a successful first edition of the World Writers’

Workshop in Istanbul Sparks Discussion on Regional Geopolitical Developments and Press Freedom

October 04, 2013
A one-day workshop on press freedom and geopolitical developments in the Middle East and Turkey brought together a distinguished group of more than 20 regional and international scholars, journalists and researchers.

What has happened to Turkey in the last five years? (Hurriyet Daily News)

September 27, 2013
Opinion piece explores what is happening in Turkey and what is happening in the field of press freedom in global terms.
Events
2017 Students and Parents Reception
January 06, 2017

The Istanbul Center hold a reception for the Columbia College and the School of Engineering and Applied Science students and their parents at Atakule on January 6, 2017. 

2nd Greek-Turkish Young Leaders Symposium on Security
December 16, 2016

2nd Greek-Turkish Young Leaders Symposium on Security

Date and Time: Friday, December 16, 2016 9:30-11:30

Type: Symposium

Location: Columbia Global Centers | Istanbul

Greek and Turkish Students Discussed the Future of the Mediterranean 

May 23, 2016

Columbia Global Centers | Istanbul, together with Helsinki Citizens Assembly and Marmara Municipalities Union organized a side-event in May 23, at the First World Humanitarian Summit held in Istanbul on May 23 and 24, 2016.

May 03, 2016

Film Screening and Lecture
Time: Tuesday, May 3, 2016 | 18:30-20:00

Location: Columbia Global Centers | Istanbul

 

April 27, 2016

Engaging with the World Humanitarian Summit

March 15, 2016

Date and Time: March 15, 2016 - 18:30 – 20:30
Location: Columbia Global Centers | Istanbul - Sıraselviler St. 49/5 Taksim

 

March 15, 2016

Columbia University’s Office of Global Programs in New York, Boğaziçi University and Columbia Global Centers │ Turkey are collaborating to launch a new summer program designed to give students a deeper understanding of Balkan societies through courses that explore the multiplicity of cultures, languages and religions in the Balkans.

February 29, 2016

The 2016 Alliance for Historical Dialogue and Accountability (AHDA) Fellowship Program is now open for applications!

February 24, 2016

How is the role of the museum changing in today’s global art capitals? How are curators around the world reimagining the relationship between museums and publics? Join us for a conversation with three internationally renowned curators.

November 23, 2015

Spaciocide, a Model for Spatial Transformations in Istanbul?

Lecture with Orhan Esen

November 23, 2015

6:00pm

Columbia University
Barnard Campus
Milbank Hall Room 328
(Enter Barnard Campus at Broadway & 117th Street)

 

November 11, 2015 to November 12, 2015

Professor Jeffrey Sachs of the Earth Institute and the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network (UNSDSN) will return to Turkey in November to meet with sustainable development leaders from the business, academic and NGO communities.

The conference will be hosted by Boğaziçi University, which leads the Turkey chapter of the UNSDSN, a collaborative platform to mobilize expertise for the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals.

The conference will feature best practices from Turkey in the area of sustainable development. Stay tuned for further news.

November 10, 2015

Columbia Global Centers | Istanbul hosted Aromar Revi, Director of the Indian Institute for Human Settlements and Co-Chair of the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) at a roundtable meeting on November 10, 2015.

October 19, 2015 to October 20, 2015

Workshop on Refugee Health: Responding to Changing Health Needs in Complex Emergencies

Date and Time: October 19, 2015 Opening Event 6:00pm-7:30p and October 20, 2015 Workshop Day 8:00 am-5:30pm

Venue: Point Hotel Taksim

October 16, 2015

The Absent Past: Heritage Destruction and Historical Erasure Today

A keynote lecture by Professor Zainab Bahrani

September 28, 2015

This panel will delve into an “archive of extravagance" in order explore how theater and performance contribute to the development of modern celebrity and how celebrity revitalizes theater and performance.

September 11, 2015

Choman Hardi's Considering the Women explores the equivocal relationship between immigrants and their homeland - the constant push and pull - as well as the breakdown of an intermarriage, and the plight of women in an aggressive patriarchal society and as survivors of political violence. The book's central sequence, Anfal, draws on Choman Hardi's post-doctoral research on women survivors of genocide in Kurdistan.

September 11, 2015

Join Sustainable Development Solutions Network Youth in becoming a part of a global movement to bring awareness of the goals to local communities around the world and explore their importance in creating a sustainable, inclusive and prosperous future. Show the world you #KnowYour Goals!

September 08, 2015 to September 12, 2015

"Women Mobilizing Memory,” a three-year working group of Columbia’s Center for the Study of Social Difference, explores the politics of memory in the aftermath of the atrocities of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries in comparative global perspective with unique attention to the effects of social difference. 

June 30, 2015

Investments in venture capital have plummeted during the recent economic crisis. In the short term, that has made it more difficult for entrepreneurs to raise money, but will it also have longer-term effects on the economy? Professor Sorenson will discuss the critical role that a local venture capital community plays in enabling entrepreneurs, creating jobs and raising incomes.

June 25, 2015

The Global Health Initiative at the Mailman School is pleased to co-sponsor the ICAP seminar, Changing Health Needs in the Middle East and Turkey, Thursday, June 25, 12:30 to 2:00 pm, 5th Floor Conference Room 532, Allan Rosenfield Building (722 W168th Street, NYC).

This special event features a number of public health leaders from Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey who will provide important insights on refugee health with particular focus on non-communicable disease. 

June 11, 2015 to June 12, 2015

Columbia University Global Center in Istanbul, in collaboration with the European Institute at Columbia University, is organizing an interdisciplinary graduate student workshop titled "De-Provincializing Soft Power: Perspectives from Turkey" on June 11-12, 2015.

June 09, 2015

Mapping Mesopotamian Monuments is part of the larger group of projects that first started with Stephen Murray’s (Lisa and Bernard Selz Professor of Medieval Art History and Director of Art Humanities at Columbia University) Mapping Gothic France.

June 04, 2015

This morning session will be about the order of discourse of found objects and the performativity of things that create a representation of settlements and cities in history. The history of Mesopotamia and its Ancient cities will be the focus of both thinkers and researchers; Prof. Bahrani and Prof. De Mieroop. Methods, preservation, politics and the discourse of artifacts will be discussed.

May 25, 2015

Columbia Global Centers | Turkey, the Centre for European Reform and EDAM invite you to a discussion on Europe's energy community and solar power in Turkey on Monday 25 May.

May 13, 2015

Of all the important parallels along the time-lines of Bedri Rahmi Eyüboğlu and Romare Bearden—tracings of their aesthetic influences and subjects—none is more important than music. 

April 28, 2015

The screening will take place within the context of the Columbia Global Seminar: Byzantine and Modern Greek Encounters, a unique semester-long course taught by Professors Martha Howell and Karen Van Dyck at Boğaziçi University.

April 22, 2015

Join us for an evening with Elif Shafak, Turkey's best-selling novelist. She will be addressing one of the most compelling aspects of today's writing: Storytelling in the Age of Conflict.

April 17, 2015

Columbia University's Committee on Global Thought hosts a second panel discussion in Istanbul, this one hosted at Studio-X Istanbul.

April 16, 2015

Held in conjunction with the exhibition “Blue Voyagers,” this panel explores connections between the two featured modern artists, Romare Bearden and Bedri Rahmi Eyuboğlu and the issues of translation their work raises.

April 16, 2015

Featuring a panel with Rashid Khalidi, Leyla Neyzi, Minoru Iwasaki and Rachel Rosenblum, organized by Columbia University's Committee on Global Thought.

April 15, 2015 to May 17, 2015

Columbia Global Centers | Turkey and the Consulate General of Greece in Istanbul will host the "Blue Voyagers: The Art of Romare Bearden and Bedri Rahmi Eyüboğlu" exhibition from April 15 to May 17, 2015. 

 

April 10, 2015

A one-day conference organized by Studio-X Amman, Istanbul, Johannesburg, Mumbai, and Rio de Janeiro, with support from Columbia Global Centers

March 07, 2015

Women and children comprise the vast majority of the Syrian refugee population in Turkey. Three prominent scholars from Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health will discuss new imperitives in responding to humanitarian emergencies, focusing on refugee health in the Middle East particularly on the situation of women.

March 06, 2015 to April 24, 2015

War and conflict are of all ages. To confront this reality, peace missions, rebuilding operations and international law have been developed as tools to help create stability and peace after conflict.

February 17, 2015

Aromar Revi is a thought leader and expert on urbanization, having planned two-thirds of India’s states. 

January 21, 2015 to January 25, 2015

The Berlin Consortium for German Studies is an academic-year or spring semester program dedicated to helping students improve their German language skills by providing intensive language training, encouraging them to function independently in the German university system, and offering a program that allows them to fully experience German life, customs, and culture.

As part of the studies the Berlin Consortium travels to Turkey to explore Turkey-Germany relations.

January 19, 2015 to January 23, 2015

As part of the Chazen Institute Global Immersion Program, Columbia Business School students spent a week in Istanbul exploring the city's entrepreneurship and start-up scene with Prof. Jack McGourty. 

January 16, 2015 to February 27, 2015

Antonio Cosentino and Extramücadele’s joint exhibition is at Studio-X from January 16 to February 27, 2015.

Since 1996, Antonio Cosentino has photographed the rapidly changing landscape of Istanbul’s periphery, and this long-term project will be exhibited for the first time.

In these photographs, Antonio seeks to trace the common characteristics of these rapidly changing spaces. This work could also be described as a dystopian landscape, or a minor journey towards the way in which spaces are used or towards the microcosm of spaces.

January 15, 2015 to January 16, 2015

Prof. Elazar Barkan, the director of Columbia University's Institute for the Study of Human Rights and a member of Faculty Steering Committee of Columbia Global Centers | Turkey will lead a workshop on "Truth Telling and Encounters: Dynamics in Sites of Dialogue."

 

January 02, 2015 to January 10, 2015

The Office of the University Chaplain’s Kraft Global Fellows Program is an initiative of the Kraft Family Fund for Intercultural and Interfaith Awareness

November 28, 2014

Prof. Karen Van Dyck of Hellenic Studies at Columbia University and a member of Faculty Steering Committee of Columbia Global Centers | Turkey delivers a keynote speech at Boğaziçi conference on November 28, 2014. The title of the conference that is organized by the Department of Translation and Interpretating Studies at Boğaziçi University is "International Workshop on Intralingual Translation".

November 02, 2014

Columbia Global Centers | Turkey and Studio-X Istanbul organize the first panel of the WBYA? series. This emerging coalition of architects, activists, scholars, and educators tackles this difficult and pressing question: who builds your architecture? to examine the links between labor, architecture and the global networks that form around building buildings.

October 15, 2014

This interdisciplinary conversation brings together artists, architects, and preservationists to test traditional boundaries of the discipline—from Tayfun Serttaş's display of lost Turkish architectural inscriptions at Studio-X Istanbul and Alex Lehnerer's presentation of the Kanzlerbungalow, the Germa

October 10, 2014

On the Road information sessions are an excellent way to learn more about the Columbia MBA program, student experience, and alumni network. At the Istanbul information session you will have an opportunity to hear from and speak with Morgan Janela, associate director of admissions, and local alumni.

September 17, 2014

Within the framework of "Mobilizing Memory for Action" Workshop, Columbia Global Centers | Turkey Columbia Global Centers | Turkey is proud to host the public roundtables entitled: “Coming to Terms” with Gendered Memories of Genocide, War, and Political Repression. 

September 05, 2014 to October 03, 2014

This exhibit occurs in the context of a five-day workshop on “Mobilizing Memory for Action” that brings together an international group of scholars, artists, and activists to analyze the activist work memory practices can enable. 

August 18, 2014

Columbia professors Joseph E. Stiglitz and Anya Schiffrin will discuss the role that media plays in promoting economic growth, good governance and government accountability.

June 27, 2014 to June 28, 2014

Professor Jeffrey Sachs launches the Sustainable Developments Solutions Network for Turkey

June 07, 2014

Columbia Global Centers | Turkey, Professor Katharina Pistor’s Center on Global Legal Transformation at Columbia University and Professor Fikret Adaman of Boğaziçi University will be joined by distinguished scholars from Turkey in a roundtable discussion that will look at the dynamics of ensuring access to essential resources.

June 06, 2014

Columbia Global Centers | Turkey and Studio-X Istanbul invite you to a lecture and discussion on "Governance Challenges in the 21st Century: Depoliticization, Rescaling, and Capitalization" with Columbia Law School Professor Katharina Pistor and Fikret Adaman of Boğaziçi University.

May 27, 2014

Columbia Global Centers | Turkey and Columbia Global Centers | Europe are pleased to be co-hosting the Observatory, the main public policy event held annually by the Istanbul Policy Center-Mercator Initiative in partnership with the Transatlantic Academy.

May 23, 2014 to July 11, 2014

Opening on May 23, 2014, the exhibition, “Growing up in a Growing Metropolis” invites viewers to think about children’s Istanbul… Today’s adults played in the streets and climbed trees while growing up. How are the little ones today growing, especially in a giant metropolis growing each day?

April 25, 2014

“Hidden Histories of Cities” organized by Columbia Global Centers | Turkey and Studio-X Istanbul continues with a panel on “Abandoned City: Istanbul’s Armenian Past"