Turkey: Seeking New Cultural Balance

The selfie-taking statue of an Ottoman prince is cordoned off by police after it was vandalized the day after it was erected. (Photo: Amasya Police Department)

Turks’ growing fascination with the past, a phenomenon known as Ottomania, is taking a strange turn with the unveiling of a statue of an Ottoman prince taking a selfie in the Black Sea town of Amasya.
 

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Alexander Christie-Miller is a freelance reporter based in Istanbul.

Turkey: Seeking New Cultural Balance

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