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  • Zehra Doğan, Hey soldier; you can’t make strip search. I’m already naked, 2018, ballpoint pen and hair on underwear, two parts, 8 3/4 × 28 3/8" and 10 1/4 × 11 3/4".

    Zehra Doğan, Hey soldier; you can’t make strip search. I’m already naked, 2018, ballpoint pen and hair on underwear, two parts, 8 3/4 × 28 3/8" and 10 1/4 × 11 3/4".

    Zehra Doğan

    KIRAATHANE

    Zehra Doğan’s work chronicles, defies, and transforms the twenty-seven months she spent in Turkish prisons. Doğan was a twenty-seven-year-old reporter—and founder of JINHA, a feminist news agency—when, in 2016, she made a digital-tablet drawing based on a news photograph of Turkish soldiers posing with machine guns. In the background, it shows Nusaybin, a town caught in the crossfire between Kurdish militants and Turkish soldiers and reduced to rubble. As crimson Turkish flags flutter ominously over its ruins, shadowy security personnel seem to emerge from vehicles resembling scorpions in the

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