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.

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

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New York-based writer. Politics, culture, literary criticism, art, and technology. American political affairs, Turkey, MidEast, and beyond. Twitter: @abyasun

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Abdullah Ayasun

Abdullah Ayasun

New York-based writer. Politics, culture, literary criticism, art, and technology. American political affairs, Turkey, MidEast, and beyond. Twitter: @abyasun

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