K Mehmet Kentel

K. Mehmet Kentel is the Head Librarian of Koç University’s Research Center for Anatolian Civilization (ANAMED). He is concurrently writing his PhD dissertation on material and environmental histories of infrastructure in Late Ottoman Istanbul at the University of Washington. mkentel @ ku.edu.tr


  • Puppetmaster of Pera

    Ottoman high society lampooned

    From Issue 55

    Yusuf Franko Kusa used brush and pen and position to lampoon and pull the strings of Ottoman high society. Unseen for 60 years, his caricatures are now the subject of a fascinating exhibition in Istanbul, writes K Mehmet Kentel

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