Board

AYÇA KARCI

Position: Intern
Categories: Intern

Newly graduated from Translation and Interpreting. Translated two published books and that was a great experience for me. Cinema and culinary are my favorite interests. I love exploring new movies and trying new foods. By exploring, we grow and improve. Thus, I am always seeking for innovations. New is not a fear but a fun thing to me. And if I have a chance to discover new things with people, it becomes a lot funnier than discovering alone.

AYÇA KARCI

Intern

Newly graduated from Translation and Interpreting. Translated two published books...

BATU AKYOL

Position: Editor in Chief
Email: batu@loyka.net
Categories: Board

An Istanbul aficionado, half Cretan half Bosnian, pure Turk. Batu is a Londoner, enthusiastic storyteller with many skills, especially non-fiction forms.

BATU AKYOL

Editor in Chief

An Istanbul aficionado, half Cretan half Bosnian, pure Turk. Batu...

BEYZA GÖKMEN

Position: Intern
Categories: Intern

Beyza Gökmen is an undergraduate student in Translation and Interpreting department of Hacettepe University. She is interested in linguistics and an active member of Hacettepe Linguistics Society. She enjoys discovering music from all around the world and loves watching science fiction and fantasy movies.

BEYZA GÖKMEN

Intern

Beyza Gökmen is an undergraduate student in Translation and Interpreting...

CEYHUN KOCAL

Position: Webmaster
Categories: Board

CEYHUN KOCAL

Webmaster

DEFNE PUGH

Position: Translation Editor
Email: defne@loyka.net
Categories: Board

Defne Erginer Pugh is an editor and translator with a passion for gastronomical and culinary literature. She studied English Literature and Art History at the University of Virginia and finished her degree on Cultural Studies at Sabanci University. She has been working in the cultural industry and online publications sector ever since.

DEFNE PUGH

Translation Editor

Defne Erginer Pugh is an editor and translator with a...

DENİZ KELEŞ

Position: Intern
Categories: Intern

Deniz Keleş is a Turkish screenwriter with a degree in English Language and Literature from Istanbul University. He also claims to play the piano, but I wouldn’t trust that, he seems like a shady fellow.

DENİZ KELEŞ

Intern

Deniz Keleş is a Turkish screenwriter with a degree in...

DENİZCAN BIÇAKCI

Position: Intern
Categories: Intern

Denizcan Bıçakcı graduated from Istanbul Bilgi University in music. Next year he will finish his minor in marketing program. Also this upcoming September, he is going to start marketing communications and management master program at Galatasaray University. Right now besides the internship in Turquazz, he is working for a textile brand called Monsieur Chaussette as organization manager. He plays guitar and piano to compose his music.

DENİZCAN BIÇAKCI

Intern

Denizcan Bıçakcı graduated from Istanbul Bilgi University in music. Next...

ECE KILIÇARSLAN

Position: Intern
Categories: Intern

Ece Kılıçarslan graduated from the University of Essex in Law. During her undergraduate studies, she worked as a student legal advisor at Essex Law Clinic and she gained experience in writing and editing articles while she was the Culture Head Editor of Rebel Essex. Her hobbies are traveling, singing and reading. 

ECE KILIÇARSLAN

Intern

Ece Kılıçarslan graduated from the University of Essex in Law....

ESRA ÇINAR

Position: Intern
Categories: Intern

Esra Cinar is a Cypriot who is currently living and studying in Rome and majoring in Political Sciences, History and Law of the Global Governance course in the University of Rome Tor Vergata. She holds a strong passion for fine arts, literature and cultural heritage, which led to her gain professional experience in these fields. She started her writing and editing career in April 2020 in the Global Observer blog. Personal hobbies include cello, reading and travelling.

ESRA ÇINAR

Intern

Esra Cinar is a Cypriot who is currently living and...

EYLÜL BELDEN

Position: Intern
Categories: Intern

Eylül Belden is currently pursuing a degree in Translation&Interpreting Studies in Boğaziçi University. Growing up in a musical family, she got introduced to music at a very young age with a variety of instruments. In the summer of 2019, she attended a jazz workshop in the University of North Texas. She is interested in music, visual arts, and literature.

EYLÜL BELDEN

Intern

Eylül Belden is currently pursuing a degree in Translation&Interpreting Studies...

EZGİ KAPCAK

Position: Intern
Categories: Intern

Ezgi Kapcak is majoring in media and communication in Sorbonne Nouvelle University in Paris, the city that she is growing love for its history and culture every day. With her passion for traveling, exploring new cultures and learning new languages, she is going to be spending 6 months in Vilnius, Lithuania starting from September.

EZGİ KAPCAK

Intern

Ezgi Kapcak is majoring in media and communication in Sorbonne...

FATİH ÇAĞLAR

Position: Publishing Editor
Email: fatih@loyka.net
Categories: Board

FATİH ÇAĞLAR

Publishing Editor

ISABEL CAVALCANTE MORAIS

Position: Intern
Categories: Intern

Isabel Cavalcante graduated high school at 16 years old, and is currently studying Architecture and Urbanism at UNICEUB, and Graphic Design at IESB. She has a wide interest in Art and Culture, more specifically in Design and Urbanism. She believes in creative entrepreneurship and maker culture, and is always looking for new opportunities for learning, networking and professional experiences.

ISABEL CAVALCANTE MORAIS

Intern

Isabel Cavalcante graduated high school at 16 years old, and...

NİSA TOPÇU

Position: Intern
Categories: Intern

Nisa Ödül Topçu is currently studying economics at the Middle East Technical
University. She is interested in art, the history of Imperial Russia, cinema, and learning
new languages.

NİSA TOPÇU

Intern

Nisa Ödül Topçu is currently studying economics at the Middle...

ÖYKÜ DEMİR

Position: Intern
Categories: Intern

Öykü Demir is a music and cinema enthusiast who is studying mechanical engineering in Middle East Technical University. After studying violin in Ankara State Conservatory, she took part in the Company Musicals, METU’s Musical Theatre Club, as music director, actor and translator. After being away from the art community for some time, she is excited to unlock the gates of brand new genres with Turquazz.

ÖYKÜ DEMİR

Intern

Öykü Demir is a music and cinema enthusiast who is...

ÖZLEM DİNÇ

Position: Business Manager
Email: ozlem@loyka.net
Categories: Board

ÖZLEM DİNÇ

Business Manager

SEDAT GİRGİN

Position: Art Director
Categories: Board

SEDAT GİRGİN

Art Director

SEVGİ HOROZOĞLU

Position: Intern
Categories: Intern

Sevgi Horozoğlu graduated from Yalova University department of International Relations. She is actively volunteering in TOG. She has an article which is ‘Energy Security And Turkey’s Strategic Importance’ and published by TUİÇ Academy. She also wrote news in both Turkish and English in Yalova University International Conflict Resolutions Application and Research Center Weekly Bulletin.

SEVGİ HOROZOĞLU

Intern

Sevgi Horozoğlu graduated from Yalova University department of International Relations....