An Istanbul-based magazine by teens about art, fashion, life, and travel.

WHO ARE WE?

We are a small group of high school students who love sharing ideas and stories with other teenagers and teen-spirited adults.

The name ‘9’ came from our founders’ initials – NINE: Nil, Iman, Nur, Emine.

WHAT WE DO

Every season, we start publishing a new issue of 9 Magazine. Articles and photo series are prepared by our team and guest writers.

We collect the articles under four main categories:

ART

FASHION

LIFE

 TRAVEL

We also have an Instagram account where we often share various events, news, interesting people and photos from our archives.

MEET THE FOUNDERS

Nil Üzer

Hi everyone! I’m Nil, a 17-year-old high school student and one of the co-founders of 9 Magazine and 9 Around the World. I am interested in arts, especially theatre and music, as well as a wide range of this and that. I enjoy watching figure skating and playing the piano, especially romantic era pieces. You can usually find me sleeping throughout the day or attending a theatre rehersal. I can say that I am the epitome of a night owl for I work best at night.

Iman Taha

I’m Iman, a sixteen-year-old student at Hisar High School, and one of the co-founders of 9 Magazine. At the moment I’m really interested in photography and have been sharing a lot of photography series here, but I also write articles. Some of my best work includes; “Fashion Inspired by Art” “Spring 2019 Mood-Board”, and “Postcards From Venice Beach”.

Nur Güzeldere

Hi, I’m Nur, a high school student from Istanbul. I am one of the co-founders of 9 Magazine. I enjoy photography, filmmaking and skateboarding. My photography work has appeared in Defiant Movement, Kudeta Magazine, Wonders Zine, and international film festivals. You can find me on Instagram @nursphotodiary.

Emine Taha

Hi, I’m Emine Taha, an eighteen-year-old senior at a French high school in Istanbul. I’m half Turkish and half Iraqi-Kurdish. One of the co-founders of 9 Magazine and co-founder and creator of 9 Around the World, I’m very interested in everything climate change related and can go about related issues forever. I love open-water swimming and traveling.

MEET THE TEAM

Elif Duru Erdoğan

Hi everyone, I’m Duru. I’m a 17-year-old high school student living in Istanbul. I try to raise awareness about human and animal rights, gender equality, LGBT +, discrimination, in short, all the issues that concern life. We can say I’m trying to make my voice heard about topics I believe in, to change something in the world, even if it is small. Apart from these, I am interested in dance, music, makeup and cinema. You can see me as a guest writer in 9-Magazine with my articles called “Women’s Bodies, Still Sexualized” and “Why Animal Testing is a Problem“.

Defne Özgüven

Hi everyone! I’m Defne, an eighteen year old highschool student. I like sharing my thoughts with people, and I believe 9 Magazine is a great place for that. I can speak Turkish, English and French. I’m really into Greek mythology, philosophy, space, science and arts. I also like listening to alt, rock and kpop, especially BTS, Loona and Red Velvet. I love watching movies, various tv shows and anime. I hate the red heart emoji but use it excessively. I tend to talk a lot about things I hate but I’m in no way a negative person. Sunshine and smiles only. Except I only wear black. (The photo above is an exception)

İdil Bike Miftakhov

Hi, I’m İdilbike, a 16 year old high school student in İstanbul. I’m interested in illustrating, designing, traveling and also am fond of animations. I suppose it was my passion for reading that triggered my ambition to write. I first started to contribute to Defiant Magazine, now I take part in 9 Magazine as article writer. Although my articles are about various topics, there’s a part of me and my experiences, memories in each and every one of them. Some of my favorites include: “Collective Unconscious, Fairy Tales and Shadow”, “Far From The Madding Crowd”.

Mey Gökyay

Hi, I’m Mey, I’m a 17 year old student from Istanbul. I am a prospective Anthropology and Sociology student, currently studying in Hisar High School. I am a writer and photographer for 9 magazine. I am interested in global politics and women’s issues. In my free time I design, sculpt and generally do anything that is related to arts, aside that I also love educating myself on current events in the world. I will be writing on systemic racism, mental health, and the general patriarchal topics. You can find me on instagram @meygokyay & @notadisposable.

Uzay Koldemir

I am Uzay, an eighteen year old high schooler and one of the writers of 9 Magazine. Outside of the magazine, I usually spend my time on building new worlds and creating characters. I like to have a ride around with my bicycle alone while listening to Cavetown or Twenty One Pilots. I am interested in physics, Greek mythology, learning guitar, and different cultures around the world.

CONTACT US:

Email: mail.ninemagazine@gmail.com

Instagram: @9magazine_

Twitter: @9magazine_

GET INVOLVED:

Have a great idea for an article and want to share it with the world?

You’re in the right place!

Email us your article idea or finished article (mail.ninemagazine@gmail.com) for a chance to get featured! For further questions, please don’t hesitate to email us.