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Santralistanbul hosts historic Turkish contemporary art exhibition

from Hurriyet Dailynews by ISTANBUL – Hürriyet Daily News
Santralistanbul is hosting an exhibition this spring that will provide one of the most comprehensive glimpses at Turkish contemporary art ever shown in the country. The exhibition, ?20 Modern Turkish Artists of the XXth Century-1940-2000,? starts Thursday and continues until June 19 with works from luminaries such as Yüksel Arslan and Burhan Doğançay

Istanbul Film Festival gets set for 30th anniversary

from Hurriyet Dailynews by ISTANBUL – Hürriyet Daily News
The 30th Istanbul Film Festival will be organized from April 2 and 17. Apart from competitions, panel discussions and other events, the festival will screen 230 films from all around the world in 22 categories. This year’s program was announced at a press conference Wednesday with the attendance of festival officials. Last year?s edition drew 150,000

 

The festival will run from Feb. 17 to 27 in Istanbul and from March 2 to 6 in Ankara.İstanbul University to keep history alive in museums
Sunday’s Zaman
İstanbul University has been working frantically for a long time to restore the museums owned by the university and to open them to the public. The 16 museums, which have a wealth of resources, have quite an old history. There are manuscripts and works

Report urges preparation for large urban disasters
Independent
It said preparation for these disasters was needed now and revealed that the catastrophes aid workers feared most were earthquakes affecting Tehran in Iran, Istanbul in Turkey or Kathmandu in Nepal. The report was commissioned following the devastation

İstanbul prepares for cold weather, storm
Today’s Zaman
The İstanbul Metropolitan Municipality has issued a warning to residents about cold weather, snowfall and rain that have been predicted for the city. While noting that temperatures are expected to drop by eight to 10 degrees Celsius in the city

All aboard İstanbul transit
Today’s Zaman
Living in Avcılar and travelling through İstanbul while depending on the pedal express and public transportation integrates me into the city and its rich activities in a way that moving through the compacted traffic on highways misses

Rhythm of Istanbul takes root in photo book

from Hurriyet Dailynews by ISTANBUL – Hürriyet
A German documentary photographer, who lives and works in Istanbul, is captivated by the city and has decided to produce a photography book about Istanbul?s voices.

The FINANCIAL – What to See in Istanbul

Turkish Festival: Istanbul shops open 24-7 for 40 days to celebrate shopping 
GlobalPost (blog)
Named the best travel destination of 2010 by readers of The New York Times, Istanbul continues to shine in the spotlight. With over 90 new shopping centers and an abundance of street vendors,Istanbul is quickly becoming the shopping capital of the

Authorities set tender date for third bridge over Istanbul’s Boshporus

from Hurriyet Dailynews by HDN
Authorities will hold a tender for a project that includes the construction of a contentious third bridge over the Bosphorus on Aug. 23, 2011,

Turkey plans 12 new earthquake-proof hospitals for İstanbul
www.worldbulletin.net
İstanbul provincial health director Ali İhsan Dokucu revealed 12 new hospital projects for İstanbul on Tuesday. According to Dokucu, the projects constitute a significant investment in health services forİstanbul, which was giving health services at

Istanbul celebrates carnival after nearly 70 years
Reuters Blogs (blog)
Istanbul’s tiny Greek community has revived an all-but-extinct tradition by celebrating Bakla Horani, an evening of carousing at the end of carnival ahead of Lent. About 300 masked, painted and costumed revelers paraded on Monday through the streets of

 

Shopistanbul

from Mavi Boncuk by M.A.M

Mavi Boncuk | Istanbul: The Capital of Shopping

Named the best travel destination of 2010 by readers of The New York Times, Istanbul continues to shine in the spotlight. With over 90 new shopping centers and an abundance of street vendors, Istanbul is quickly becoming the shopping capital of the world. From March 18th through April 26th, the city will come alive for the first annual “Istanbul Shopping Fest.” T

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