Suicide and Politics

A Tale of Two Suicides and Politics of Public Grief in Turkey

Turkish society remains divided over how to react to victims of two suicides. One is idolized as a martyr, the other is treated as a footnote.

Abdullah Ayasun
9 min readJan 21, 2022

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Bahadir Odabasi. The painting by Istanbul-based Italian artist Gianluca Constantini.

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Abdullah Ayasun

Boston-based journalist and writer. Columbia Graduate School of Journalism. On art, culture, politics and everything in between. X: @abyasun