The Guardian

Tourism pushed women out of Zanzibar’s public spaces – but now they’re taking them back
How Turkey’s lira crisis was written in Istanbul’s skyline
‘She insulted my manhood’: murder underlines Turkey’s LGBT backlash
Beatings, abuse and blame: being transgender in Egypt

The New York Review of Books

Rebuilding Mosul, Book by Book 

Foreign Policy

Kurdish Commander Laments American Betrayal, Urges U.S. to ‘Be Loyal’

The Intercept

DESTROYED AND SAVED: To Defeat ISIS, the U.S. Helped Turn Old Mosul Into Rubble — but Won’t Help Rebuild It


Meet Turkey’s First—and Only—Queer Choir (co-published on Roads and Kingdoms)


Trans women in Turkey celebrate Pride despite government opposition
‘We’re not scared’: Thousands of women march despite crackdown on protests in Turkey

Yahoo News

In Turkish election, democracy itself is at stake
Amid the devastation left by ISIS, Iraqis vote, hoping for a better future

The Daily Beast

Police Beat and Arrest Protesters Defying Istanbul’s LGBT Pride Parade Ban
The All-Female Band Facing Down Islamic Conservatism in Zanzibar



Mosul: Overcoming the trauma of IS rule, one haircut at a time

The National

Streets come alive as Erdogan supporters celebrate thumping victory
Kurdish grievances boil over at Istanbul polling station


Graphic Essay: An LGBTQ Activist Faces the Violent Global ‘Traditionalist’ Movement


In Turkey’s cutthroat hair-transplant tourism industry, the biggest losers are the patients and Syrian refugees

Roads and Kingdoms

Meet Turkey’s First—and Only—Queer Choir (co-published on Slate)

Atlas Obscura

The Submerged History Surrounding Turkey’s Black Rose
The Changing Nature of Lubunca, Turkey’s LGBTQ Slang
Why the World’s Greatest Toasts Happen in Georgia


Huck Magazine

When just asking questions can get you arrested

INTO Magazine

Kissing On The Dancefloor of Horoom
Drag Is Thriving During a Dark Time for Turkey’s LGBTQ Community

Mada Masr

Report from Rashid: Where was the state when hundreds drowned?
The Syrian Kitchen: A refugee food business based on quality not empathy
The desperation of Oromo refugees in Cairo
Breaking down the death penalty
Scaring them straight in the name of morality