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Şemsa Özar


Diyarbakir: The Heart of this City Beats in Suriçi

[Suriçi. Image via the author.]

One day in Suriçi, 1 March 2017: from Melik Ahmet Avenue to Balıkçılar, from there to Dağkapı, we follow the destruction and reconstruction. From Melik Ahmet Avenue, we are moving on to Balıkçılar. There are several police and task forces ahead on one of the narrow streets to the right. Mostly female police, wearing bulletproof jackets, are waiting with long black batons in their hands. The street entrance is closed. Thinking that he might be a journalist, I approach ...

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Şemsa Özar is a professor in the Department of Economics at Boğaziçi University. She served as president of the International Association for Feminist Economics (IAFFE) from 2015 to 2016.