Turkuaz team is comprised of an international group of highly talented designers, artists, journalists, photographers and publicists, renowned for their extensive experience and gusto for promoting Turkish culture.
Eser Turan is the director of Turkuaz Magazine and works as the brand manager at the company's Turkey branch, Ajans 869. (www.ajans869.com) She received her bachelor degree in Architecture from Istanbul Technical University and her masters degree in Design from U.C. Berkeley. Turan brings 8 years of professional architectural and interior design experience as well as project coordination expertise to Turkuaz. Having received art, design, music and dance education simultaneously on Eastern and Western cultures during her formative years, she harmonizes these vastly different yet equally significant influences in her cross-cultural identity with a unique perspective in shaping Turkuaz. (www.eserturan.com)
Suzan Revah is the Senior Editor of Turkuaz Magazine. A first generation Turkish-American from an extended Turkish-Jewish family, Revah is originally from Washington D.C., but currently lives and works as a San Francisco-based writer and editor. Among her favorite ways to stay in touch with her Turkish roots – aside from traveling to Turkey as often as possible- are learning to cook the traditional recipes of her mother and aunts, studying belly dance and dabbling in henna design. She offers creative consultancy services (www.suzanrevah.com). She is thrilled by the opportunity to stay in touch with her journalism roots by contributing to Turkuaz.
Gabe Kirchheimer has worked for many magazines and newspapers in the U.S. and around the world (www.gabekphoto.com). Through a chance meeting with editor Eser Turan, he became interested in contributing to Turkuaz, and in renewing his link to Turkey. His Sephardic Jewish grandfather, Joseph Levy (changed from Halevi at Ellis Island), was born in İzmir, and used to tell him of the city’s beauty, and of how his rabbi father would play chess with the priest across the street. As a musician, Kirchheimer had special interest in photographing Ilhan Ersahin, proprietor of club Nublu.
An expert in multimedia design, Dinc Erem Tapa has received extensive education in graphic design, visual communictions and the arts from Bilgi University. Having worked at various marketing agencies in Turkey, including a two year position as the creative director of MSN Turkey. Erem Tapa is fluent in English, French and Turkish and plays the trompet, zither, guitar and percussionos. The son of famous Turkish caricaturist Ibrahim Tapa, he is a web guru with graphic abilities that range from animation to film production. (www.eremtapa.net)