Kubranur Mayda is a Belgian journalist.

Together with Astrid Goossens and Arno Van Crombruggen she made the documentary and multimedia longread "Oorlog In Mijn Genen". In this documentary, Kubra travels to Armenia and eastern Turkey to discover the impact of the Armenian genocide on her roots.

Basic information

Name
Kubranur Mayda
Expertise
longreads, culture, LGBTQ+
Country
Belgium
City
Brussel

Supported projects

War in my genes

  • Conflict
  • Art
  • History

ARMENIA/TURKEY - Kubra was born and raised in Belgium. However, her family is Turkish, at least, that's what they thought, because she was brought up as a Belgian Turk: with Turkish customs and the Islamic faith. Internal doubts lead her to have a DNA test taken in 2017 to see if she actually has Turkish roots. The test showed that she is not Turkish but Armenian. After further investigation, it appeared that this was due to the genocide around 1916.