212 is a biannual magazine based out of Istanbul, published and distributed internationally. As the first fully bilingual magazine of its kind in Turkey’s history, it contains short fiction and long-form reportage; distinctive photo essays and revealing interviews. Even though it was born in the city where east meets west (as the love-worn cliche goes), the magazine seeks to transcend the loaded dichotomies of Istanbul’s favourite metaphor, and extends its gaze far beyond the region. Each issue is centred around a loose theme and has two editions: English and Turkish. 212 aims to be as challenging as it is influential – to provide an inclusive space for ideas and perspectives to mix without prejudice and better interrogate social, artistic and cultural phenomena from the region and around the world. Each issue is created around one central idea and our first issue was themed 'Strange Days', in which we interrogated the turmoil and confusion of the times we live in, was out in June 2016. Our second issue revolved around the ideas of 'Locality', was out in October 2016 and is available now worldwide.
Highly commended in the Best Use of Photography category at Stack Awards