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Berlin Dispatch: Osman’s Two Turkish Tips

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A burly, broad-shouldered man with a mop of black-brown curls who might be in his early 50s, Osman maneuvers his taxi with a light touch, like a piano player who enjoys an easy relationship with the keys. The expression on his face is not the expression you would expect of ...

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Berlin Dispatch: Fishing Under the S-Bahn

Balkçi Ergun. Photo by autofiktion.com

Dirk Waldeck is a man of a dying breed practicing a dying art in a city that's in the process of selling its soul. In the meantime, he likes to eat fish at Balkçi Ergun, a seafood restaurant in Moabit that feels closer to Istanbul than Berlin.

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