“Remembering İstanbul” Conference

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The first public part of 12th İstanbul Biennial:

“Remembering İstanbul” Conference

The events of the 12th International İstanbul Biennial, organised by the İstanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts takes start with the Remembering İstanbul conference, set for the 26th-27th of November. The Biennial sponsor Koç Holding, continues its support in the Remembering İstanbul conference.

Harrods lists Istanbul’s Pera Palace as a must see

“Harrods lists Istanbul’s Pera Palace as a must see
“Harrods Magazine,” owned by the renowned British shopping center where London?s wealthiest ? including the royal family ? has listed Istanbul?s Pera Palace Hotel as a must see tourist destination, according to a press release.”

Istanbul’s Eyup district is haven of Islamic tradition | Culture & Lifestyle | Deutsche Welle | 24.11.2010

Will Topbaş run for a third term?

İstanbul Mayor Kadir Topbaş was elected the president of United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) for the 2010-2013 term. The end of this presidency coincides with the end of Topbaş?s second term as mayor of İstanbul. Will Topbaş then run for a third term for the İstanbul mayoral office?

It?s the AKP way?

from İstanbul Altı by Rebecca

Recently the Turkish media was all abuzz about the Demiroren AVM, which you may know better as ?the giant building under construction on Istiklal that?s been hidden from view for a few years.? Everyone finally found out why the building itself had been obscured behind fabric for much of the retrofitting process ? it?s significantly taller than their original plans stated, and than the original government board gave permission for. How were they able to do that? Well, audacity, political connections, and wealth, of course. But they also were able to take advantage of something that has sneakily become a bit of a hallmark of this administration: the replacement of the old board with an entirely new one that conveniently gave permission for all the changes the company wanted to make.

Six directors seek to preserve memory of Istanbul with film

from Hurriyet Dailynews
?Unutma Beni Istanbul? (Do Not Forget Me Istanbul) is a new film project supported by the 2010 European Capital of Culture agency. Produced by Hüseyin Karabey, the film features the work of six directors, only one of whom has ties to Istanbul. ?This film tells of those who left their traces in Istanbul and reminds us of our forgotten past,? says Karabey

Inventory of İstanbul’s cultural heritage coming to an Internet site
Sunday’s Zaman
A cultural map of İstanbul is being created as part of 2010 European Capital of Culture activities. Italian travel-writer, novelist and poet Edmondo De


Istanbul dominates in the Ten popular nigh life sites according to Hürriyet:

1. BABYLON / İSTANBUL
2. MİNİ MÜZİKHOL / İSTANBUL
3. ANJELIQUE / İSTANBUL
4. BIRD / İSTANBUL
5. NAHİDE MOTEL / İSTANBUL
6. LUCCA / İSTANBUL
7. D?BLYU CLUB / ANKARA
8. OTTO SANTRAL / İSTANBUL
9. SALOMANJE / İSTANBUL
10. LOU JAIN / İZMİR

Hotel Review: Pera Palace Hotel in Istanbul
New York Times
I reached my blissfully quiet Deluxe room on the fifth floor via a relic of the hotel’s glamorous past: the first electric elevator in Istanbul.

Turkey’s Istanbul designated as 2012 European Capital of Sport
www.worldbulletin.net
President of the European Capitals of Sport Association, Gian Francesco Lupatelli, announced Sunday they chose Istanbul as the European Capital of Sport for

Synagogue victims to be remembered in Istanbul
Hurriyet Daily News
Victims of a terrorist attack on Istanbul’s Beth Israel Synagogue seven years ago will be commemorated Monday. Şişli District Go

Kutlug Ataman, Istanbul Modern, review
Telegraph.co.uk
At the entrance to his retrospective at Istanbul Modern, ?The Enemy Inside Me?, visitors are confronted with a work from 2007 entitled Turkish Delight.

İstanbul mayor elected new UCLG president
Sunday’s Zaman
İstanbul Mayor Kadir Topbaş was elected as the president of United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) for the 2010-2013 term at a meeting on Saturday in

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