Photo by @edkashi Please join @anushbabajanyan and myself in Istanbul from October 27 to November 3 for a storytelling workshop that will push forward your photography, storytelling and humanity. Here is the link to sign up: http://vii.agency/istanbul @viiphoto #edkashi #anushbabajanyan #visualstoryelling #documentaryphotography #photojournalism #Turkey #Istanbul On the set of The Magnificent Century, or Muhteseni Yuzyil, actors prepare in their dressing rooms and rehearse and joke in Istanbul, Turkey on March 16, 2011. This has become a controversial but popular television series that depicts Suleyman The Magnificent's court with sexual intrigue, which affronts Turkish nationalists as an insult to Ottoman history. The main actress is Meryem Uzerli, who plays the sultan's mistress. She was born to Turkish parents in Germany, speaks fluent German and her role has caused a stir in Turkish society and media. Also pictured is Halit Ergenc, who plays Suleyman the Magnificent.