Turkey-Russia: Two Periods of Rapprochement

Tr Ru Kapak
151 pages, 2021
The e-publication Turkey-Russia: Two Periods of Rapprochement expands on the themes of artistic and cultural exchange between the two countries at the beginning and end of the 20th century. Following the conference with the same title, which was organized by SALT in March 2019, the collected work provides a detailed account of historical changes, political developments and collaborations as well as diverse experiences of modernization and practices in identity building, exemplified in the relations of the two countries.

Turkey-Russia: Two Periods of Rapprochement is published by SALT as part of L'Internationale's Our Many Europes project (2019-2022), with contributions from historians, curators and artists.

Faruk Alpkaya, Emine İnanır, Christina Lodder, Özge Karagöz, Beral Madra, Luchezar Boyadjiev, Gülsün Karamustafa, Vasıf Kortun, Hale Tenger

Editor: Onur Yıldız
Translation from Turkish to English: Emrah Irzık
Copy Editing: Jane Warrilow
Design: Project Projects
Artwork: Erkan Armutçu, Özge Çelebi, Edizalp Akın with Emirhan Altuner and Gamze Cebeci (SALT)
ISBN: 978-605-69760-1-8


  • Neighborship on the Black Sea Shore: Russia and Turkey
  • Impressions of Turkey and and Ankara in Eugene Lanceray's Work "A Summer in Ankara 1922"
  • The Moscow VKHUTEMAS: Training Artists and Designers for the New Society
  • Turkish Revolutionary Figuration in the Soviet Union
  • Turkey and Russia Relations
  • Commuting Notes
  • Post-Soviet Contacts
  • 90s: Gülsün Karamustafa, Vasıf Kortun, and Hale Tenger in Conversation