"Exile, dignity and love: an Istanbul story" - Ayşe Kadıoğlu on Iraida Barry

May 22, 2020


Visiting Scholar Ayşe Kadıoğlu published an article on K24, "Exile, dignity and love: an Istanbul story" (May 18, 2020).

"Iraida Viacheslavovna Kedrina Barry's presence in Istanbul was akin to a 'message in a bottle' floating in uncharted waters. She had an inner world that she kept for herself. She remained guarded and aloof from the society that increasingly discriminated against non-Muslims. Her messages that metaphorically remained in a bottle in Istanbul finally reached the shores to be disclosed at the archives at Columbia University."