Aug 27, 2015

Being "lectured" by Deniz Kandiyoti (Prof. em., SOAS) on garbage in an event organized by "Adalar Koruma Derneği", using my photo from Feb. 2014 with somehow visible credit


Jan 19, 2015

1953-2015
Julien Jalâl Ed-Dine Weiss, rest in peace!




















August 2010 in his apartment in Galata, Istanbul.


On January 2nd 2015, Julien Jalâl Ed-Dine Weiss, world-famous qanun-player and founder of the ensemble "Al-Kindi", died after a long battle with cancer.
The burial took place on Jan. 10th 2015 at Père Lachaise, Paris.

Our last meeting took place in Mai 2014.  


Ensemble "Al-Kindi": last concert, Mai 2014, in Montpellier


AL- KINDI Live in Festival Arabesques 2014 by musiquesdumonde




An orbituary on the France Musique website:

Jan 18, 2015

Büyükada: the Armenian-catholic church Surp Asdvadzadzin (Holy Mary) from 1859

Restoration: Jan Gavrilof (HAYCAR)

(Thanks to Hovsep Özacar & Jan Gavrilof!)




Jan 6, 2015

Mala Dengbejân - the House of the Kurdish Bards in Diyarbakır/Amed, South-Eastern Anatolia


Dec 24, 2014

December 23rd 2014, 8th day of Hanukkah: Mehmet David Ezra Okonşar: "Variations Hébraïques", first performance, by the composer, Ashkenazi Synagogue, Galata, Istanbul

















together with pianist-composer David Ezra and painter Lale Okonşar