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Istanbul Tops PwC and ULI List Again

from Mavi Boncuk by M.A.M
Istanbul…gimme two of each…


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Istanbul becomes favorite setting for films and TV shows

from Hurriyet Daily News
Istanbul looks to become a hub for TV series, film, documentary and commercial shoots. The city is like an open plateau with its cultural heritage sites

 

Turkey: For Historic Istanbul Terminal, Has the Development Train Left the Station? | EurasiaNet.org

February 3, 2012 – 2:15pm, by Yigal Schleifer

In the previous post, I linked to a recent National Public Radio piece about Istanbul’s rapid development and how that growth is causing concerns among preservationists worried about seeing the city’s historical structures vanish or “transformed” into something unrecognizable.

 

Turkey: Could Istanbul?s Building Boom Spur Crime?

A bucket dangles on a string from a top-floor window in one of Istanbul?s older neighborhoods; inside it, within grasp of any passerby, lie a couple of crumpled banknotes. After a while, a shopkeeper takes the money and replaces it with an order of groceries

Istanbul’s Unprecedented Property Boom Causes Concern About Citizens’ Rights
Voice of America
January 30, 2012 Istanbul’s Unprecedented Property Boom Causes Concern About Citizens’ Rights Dorian Jones | Istanbul, Turkey Turkey’s economy is booming, led by construction in its largest city,Istanbul. Supported by foreign investment,

Bustling İstanbul blanketed with snow
Today’s Zaman
Snow continued to fall unabated throughout İstanbul on Monday, draping the bustling city in a blanket of white. The snowfall, which began early Monday morning and increased throughout the day, proved to be both problematic and delightful in a city

 

Istanbul to get new mini-metro system
Hurriyet Daily News (press release)
Istanbul’s metro system will soon feature a new ?mini-metro? that will ultimately connect the neighborhoods of Levent and Aşiyan, Istanbul Metropolitan Mayor Kadir Topbaş has announced. The project will be built within two years and will connect the

 

 

Treasure hunters plunder Byzantine cemetery in İstanbul
Today’s Zaman
Treasure hunters have plundered two historic Byzantine sites in İstanbul, made possible by the lack of preventative measures reportedly taken by officials to protect the sites. Two historic sites, the caves of İnceğiz and the İnceğiz necropolis of

 

Istanbul and Aegean coast: Seascapes and history
LubbockOnline.com
Haghia Sophia, the masterpiece of Byzantine architecture topped by a huge dome, has dominated old Istanbul’s skyline since its construction in the 6th century. (AP Photo/Giovanna Dell’Orto) By GIOVANNA DELL’ORTO ASSOCIATED PRESS ISTANBUL

Istanbul’s 10 Most Romantic Spots (PHOTOS)
Huffington Post
Istanbul is one of the most romantic cities in the world. So much so that JFK Jr. took his new bride Carolyn Bassett there for their 1996 honeymoon. Majestically astride two continents, it is a mystical playground of historical marvels, a palimpsest of

İstanbul ranks as top choice of real estate investors across Europe
Today’s Zaman
For the second consecutive year, İstanbul has placed first among top European cities as the top preference of real estate investors in a recent survey jointly released by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and the Urban Land Institute (ULI)

 

How Istanbul Became One of Europe’s Safest Cities – Neighborhoods – The Atlantic Cities

David Lepeska

Political observers have recently been trumpeting the Turkish Model, citing Turkey’s democracy, its open-minded Islamists and economic zip as an example to newly liberated Arab nations and other Muslim countries.

 

The megacity of Istanbul

Spanning the two continents of Europe and Asia, home to a population of more than 14 million people, and with enough historical sites to keep any person busy for several lifetimes, Istanbul is as stunningly beautiful as it is unique.

 

Istanbul Fashion Week to be held in February
Novrealty Real Estate News
Turkey’s leading fashion designers and clothing brands will meet together at theIstanbul Fashion Week between 8-11 February 2012 in Tepebasi ? Taksim. Such familiar and famous names in the fashion world as Nejla Guvenc, Atil Kutoglu, Erol Albayrak,

 

A weekend in Istanbul
Venere Travel Blog (blog)
By Anita Choudhary Istanbul is in many ways the ultimate weekend break destination. Its location means that visitors from Europe can fly only a few hours from home and yet reach the first fringe of the exotic and mysterious East

Join the 1st Kebab Krawl!

from Istanbul Eats by admin

We?re happy to announce that our inaugural Kebab Krawl, a guided group dinner in Istanbul?s ?Little Urfa? neighborhood, will roll out on Feb. 25. For more information on the Krawl, click here. For reservations, contact us at isteatswalks@gmail.com.
 

Istanbul Fashion Week 2012 : Guest will be spoiled with Sense of Taste
National Turk English
Istanbul Fashion Week (IFW) is going to shine in Istanbul from Feb 8 to 11. For the first time in the glamorous event’s history, the main event tent is decorated by an architect and the models will be served from menus specially summoned for their

 

Istanbul prepares to host ‘Orizzontitaliani’ events
Hurriyet Daily News (press release)
?We aimed to be interesting and contemporary and we want to reflect a friendly Italy image to our Turkish friends,? Italy’s Ankara ambassador Gianpaolo Scarante told a press conference held in Venice Palace in Istanbul to launch the event’s program.

Turkey: For Historic Istanbul Terminal, Has the Development Train Left the …
EurasiaNet
In the previous post, I linked to a recent National Public Radio piece about Istanbul’s rapid development and how that growth is causing concerns among preservationists worried about seeing the city’s historical structures vanish or “transformed” into

Death in Istanbul
Deccan Chronicle
Detective novels have been set in Istanbul before too but I don’t think any of their heroes have been quite like Yashim Togalu, a eunuch, both brilliant and near-invisible in the fast-changing world of the Ottoman Empire in 1836.

Public transport in Istanbul shifts into a higher gear with a major order for …
3D Car Shows
Stuttgart / Istanbul, Turkey ? The brand with the star shines: A new major order for 221 Mercedes-Benz Conecto articulated buses has been placed by the public transportation provider IETT to update its fleet of city buses in the metropolis on the

 

Tickets for !f İstanbul independent film festival go online
Today’s Zaman
Early bird tickets for this year’s !f İstanbul AFM International Independent Film Festival went on sale Friday as the city’s film buffs prepared for a 10-day indie marathon in four movie theaters from Feb. 16-26. The discount tickets will be available

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