Owen Matthews

Articles

  • The Lure of the Odyssey

    From Issue 55
  • The lure of the odyssey

    From Issue 55
  • Forgotten Corner of a Foreign Land

    From Issue 30

    Abandoned in Greece at the end of the Ottoman Empire, the Turks of Thrace cling defiantly to their old ways. By Owen Matthews. Photographs by Ashley Gilbertson

  • Büyükada: the Writer’s Island

    The Princes Islands, part 2

    From Issue 53

    Since he became enchanted by the ‘Big Island’ 15 years ago, Owen Matthews has enjoyed its seasonal changes and watched its popularity grow – not least among soap-opera fans

  • The Princes Islands

    So close yet so far

    From Issue 53

    The final leg of Cornucopia’s four-part progress through Istanbul covers the archipelago in the Sea of Marmara, just a dozen miles across the water from the domes of Ayasofya but a world away. Owen Matthews finds solace in the peace that returns when the tide of summer day trippers recedes and each island once more becomes its own treasured world.

    Photographs: Monica Fritz and Brian McKee

  • Dome from Dome

    From Issue 52

    Built as way stations for Orthodox pilgrims on their way to the Holy Land or Mount Athos, the rooftop churches of Karaköy are a forgotten corner of the Motherland in the heart of Istanbul. By Owen Matthews. Photographs by Simon Wheeler

  • Pushing the Boat Out

    From Issue 46

    Beside the Sea of Marmara, away from the fever and fret of the city, Rıfat Edin has created his own paradise, a garden of delights to share with boat-lovers. Owen Matthews tastes its eccentric charms. Photographs by Solvi dos Santos and Berrin Torolsan

  • A Stroll with the Master

    The Old City III: The Golden Horn

    From Issue 32

    Once it was the hub of commercial life, its shores lined with bustling quays and the biggest concentration of mosques, churches and synagogues in the city. Now the tide has turned on this famous Bosphorus inlet, and it has become a backwater. Owen Matthews wanders around the Golden Horn’s heady past with John Freely, the man who made strolling through the city an art

  • City of Shadows

    The Citadel of Kirkuk

    From Issue 29

    Under the Ottomans, Kirkuk’s ancient citadel was the heart of a thriving cosmopolitan city. But politics and oil have reduced it to a deserted ruin. Owen Matthews, who has been covering northern Iraq for several years, visited Kirkuk at the end of the recent war. Photographs by Ashley Gilbertson

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Issue 57, May 2018 Black Sea Miracle
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