merely days before Turkeys 2017 constitutional referendum I found myself wandering through Istanbul. Usually one of the most alive and multicultural cities I visited, the atmosphere had changed. Anxiety was in the air, almost empty streets, everybody was less chatty. The city seemed like it was living under a cloak.
After Recep Tayyip Erdoğan dismissed over 100.000 teachers, judges, heads of the police and the military, tens of thousands where incarcerated along with journalists and artists voicing their dissent, the country - officially still under a state of emergency since the attempted military coup only months before - should finally cast their vote.