10 female cab drivers for Istanbul…

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I have seen one of them myself in Asmalımescit… “Queen butterflies” project aims to jobs as taxi drivers for unemployed women… News in Turkish here.

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Istanbul to combat traffic as school starts
Hurriyet Daily News
Istanbul’s Metropolitan Municipality has announced several new measures to relieve traffic in the city as the start of the new school term on Monday is expected to put the city’s already-clogged transportation network under further strain

John Freely I would like to be buried in İstanbul
Today’s Zaman
American physicist and author John Freely speaks in his study during a recent interview in his apartment in İstanbul. John Freely has lived in İstanbul for more than 50 years. He is a physics professor at Boğaziçi University and has written more than

A Greek Travel Guide to Istanbul
Greek Reporter
Constantinople, Byzantion, Poli, Istanbul. These are the names that Greeks usually use to refer to the once capital of Byzantium and today’s largest city in Turkey. Istanbul is a multicultural, modern city, and an attractive tourist destination tha

Untitled is Titled as 2011 Istanbul Biennial

10 of the best books set in Istanbul
The Guardian
Considered by Orhan Pamuk to be the greatest novel ever written about Istanbul, this is a lyrical tribute to both the city and human love

10 of the best films set in Istanbul | Travel | guardian.co.uk

A Simplified and Secretive Istanbul Biennial

by By SUSANNE FOWLER
The curators are taking a back-to-basics approach, at least in their choice of locations, and channeling an artist’s aesthetic for a more visual and visceral punch.

From Old Disco to New Media, Istanbul Capitalizes on Biennial

by By SUSANNE FOWLER
With 4,000 art-world professionals and 700 journalists descending on the city this week, curators are using the event to expand their presence.

Who cleans İstanbul?s historical palaces?

from Today’s Zaman, your gateway to Turkish daily news :: Features by SALİHA CÜVELEK
Many tourists pass through İstanbul’s historical palaces in awe at their beauty. The palaces though, like any house with many guests, are exposed to dust, stains and wear and tear, and require frequent cleaning.

10 of the best modern art galleries in Istanbul
The Guardian
Istanbul’s art venues range from glamorous party spots to converted Ottoman power stations, and show everything from masters to multidisciplinary art. Michael Hornsby picks the best Tucked away in the backstreets of Beyoğlu, Garaj is a not-for-profit

Istanbul Biennial Untitled (12th Istanbul Biennial), 2011
E-Flux
The 12th Istanbul Biennial explores the rich relationship between art and politics, focusing on artworks that are both formally innovative and politically outspoken. It takes as its point of departure the work of the Cuban American artist Felix

Istanbul Reimagined
New York Times (blog)
?Design is not about objects anymore; it’s more pervasive,? says Vasif Kortun, a director of Istanbul’s new arts center Salt (Istiklal Caddesi 136; saltonline.org). ?Turkey is picking it up belatedly.? And quickly. Since the opening of Adnan

Istanbul real estate market continues to boom
Foreign direct investment into Istanbul increased by an impressive 27% this year meaning Istanbul is now one of the most popular property hotspots in the world.

Art shines a light on Istanbul – Europe, Travel – The Independent
Art lovers have long been drawn to Istanbul’s Byzantine and Ottoman treasures, from Aya Sophia and the Blue Mosque to the Topkapi Palace. Yet Turkey’s

İstanbul?s performance and potential as an int?l financial center

from Today’s Zaman, your gateway to Turkish daily news :: Columnists by ASIM ERDİLEK
Turkey’s participation in financial globalization — the closer integration of national financial markets enabling greater international mobility of capital and freer trading of financial services — has been centered on İstanbul, the country’s largest and most cosmopolitan city and one of the world’s 23 ?megacities? with populations of over 10 million (see my columns ?Cities are economic growth poles? (1) and (2), March 28 and April 4, 2011).

Istanbul Rising
Wall Street Journal
Istanbul’s art scene is mushrooming, aided by the recent openings of nonprofit art spaces like Garanti Bank’s Salt, Vehbi Koç Foundation’s Arter-Space for Art and Borusan Holding’s ArtCenter Istanbul. Their arrival may give a boost to a longtime

Istanbul Biennial depicts human universality
Hurriyet Daily News
The 12th Istanbul Biennial’s artistic selection is a display of the universality of the human condition. Curated by Adriano Pedrosa and Jens Hoffmann, the giant art event shows how similar human experiences are some of the most fundamental aspects of

Tween Spring 2012 | Istanbul Fashion Week
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Fashion Without Borders–Kicking off Istanbul Fashion Week, Tween prepares for the rapid lifestyle of a world traveler with quintessential functional.

Istanbul welcomes electronic arts event

by ISTANBUL – Hürriyet Daily News
The International Symposium on Electronic Arts, or ISEA 2011, started Wednesday in Istanbul. The symposium?s art director and head curator, Associate Professor Lanfranco Aceti, said the symposium brought together contemporary arts, science and technology circles through conferences, seminars and festivals, and it was the world?s most important international electronic arts organization.

International Diva Of Hip Hop Dance, Lauren N. Outlaw Choreographs “Star Akademi” In Istanbul

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