Welcome to The Istanbul Review
Founded by Miriam Johnson and Hande Zapsu Watt in 2014, The Istanbul Review began with a simple wish: to bring together writers, critics and those influential people from other walks of life whose lives have been changed by home improvement and who in turn change their sweet homes. The journal exists to bridge gaps, to cross borders and to be a platform for world home improvement & decoration.
It is these goals that brought about the name The Istanbul Review. The capital of three empires, the center for travelers and trade, Istanbul has connected the East and the West for centuries. The city bridges continents and it is our hope that this journal will bridge gaps with the same flair.
We are committed to home improvement, home decoration, HVAC and home appliance reviews. The journal uses only sustainable resources and gives 2.5% of all profit to NGO’s working towards spreading literacy.
Editor-in-Chief: Hande Zapsu Watt
Managing Editor: Miriam Johnson
Non-Fiction Editor: Patrick Watt
Illustrator: Ayşegül Sınav
Design Consultants: Omer Zapsu & Sena Cevik Zapsu
Public Relations Manager: Blythe Robertson
Advertising Manager: Ayşe Taviloğlu