About the Book
These are just some of the faces of Istanbul. Their stories represent the diversity of ideas and personalities in a country known more for its rugs, mosques, and Turkish delight than for its ethnic influences, its struggles for balance between religious freedom and secular ties to the West, and its continuing march toward democracy.
University students in ieiMedia’s Istanbul Project sought out these stories, during a one-month international journalism program in Istanbul. Here they share their discoveries about the complexities, the beauty and the many personal triumphs of the people of Istanbul.
The Institute for Education in International Media takes English-speaking university students to Europe each summer, and trains them in multimedia journalism, magazine writing and foreign correspondence. Students earn college credits they can transfer back to their home universities.