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Istanbul Patriarchate purchases world’s third oldest church

from Hurriyet Daily News
The world’s reputedly third oldest church, the Byzantine Başmelekler Church, or Taksiyarhon Church, was purchased by the Istanbul patriarchate .

Istanbul at Night : Image of the Day

The cultural, economic, and historic heart of Turkey glows in the night.

Istanbul, A City Of Spies In Fact And Fiction : NPR

by Turkish Digest
Istanbul, A City Of Spies In Fact And Fiction

by Peter Kenyon

September 9, 2012

Headlines today in Turkey feature stories of alleged Iranian spies, gathering information about Kurdish militants who are responsible for many deaths in Turkey this summer.

Good Eats in Istanbul
About – News & Issues
Culinary backstreets. Two words I can relate to. If you don’t like looking down narrow streets, searching for that little hole-in-the-wall jammed with locals eating food worth sinking your teeth into for a reasonable price, well, you probably don’t

Istanbul poetry fest to host Dutch poetry
Hurriyet Daily News
This week’s International Istanbul Poetry Festival will have an orange hue as the Netherlands has been named the event’s special guest as part of ongoing celebrations marking 400 years of diplomatic relations between Turkey and the country.

The city of Istanbul glows brightly at night in this photo taken by an …
Space.com
The two halves of bustling city where East meets West shine brightly in a photo taken by an astronaut aboard the International Space Station on Aug. 9. The Bosporus Strait famously separates the two halves of Istanbul: Its European half lies to the

Full Text: final communiqué from Istanbul interfaith meeting
A two-day international interfaith conference in Istanbul, Turkey. Held under the auspices of the Turkish Religious Foundation Center for Islamic Studies and the

ChessBase.com – Chess News – 2012 Chess Olympiad Istanbul …
2012 Chess Olympiad Istanbul: Armenia, Russia win Gold … The 40th Chess Olympiad is …

Istanbul is Cheap(er)

San Diego Reader

A cosmopolitan blend of Europe and Asia, Istanbul is a more exotic, less-pricey alternative to Paris or London, especially during the off-season winter months of January, February and March. The city is compact and walkable, and you can snack as locals


Tokyo, Istanbul neck-and-neck in 2020 Summer Olympic race

Arab News

PARIS: The race to host the 2020 Summer Olympics threatens to be a cliffhanger between Tokyo and Istanbul a source close to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said with just under a year to go to the vote. The source said the 100-plus IOC


Irresistible Istanbul

Deccan Chronicle

Our flight arrives just as the day is breaking and the city is shaking off the languor of sleep. As we thread our way to our hotel in Istanbul, it is evident, that Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman structures jostle for spaExploration drilling to monitor earthquakes in the Istanbul area

Today the drilling starts for a seismic monitoring network on the Marmara Sea near Istanbul. Specially designed seismic sensors in eight boreholes on thece with the modern skyscrapers


Exploration drilling to monitor earthquakes in the Istanbul area

Today the drilling starts for a seismic monitoring network on the Marmara Sea near Istanbul. Specially designed seismic sensors in eight boreholes on the

Istanbul is Cheap(er) | San Diego Reader

by Turkish Digest
Istanbul is Cheap(er)

Turkish budget tips in this enchanting mix of East and West.

By Mary Spierling, Sept. 10, 2012

A cosmopolitan blend of Europe and Asia, Istanbul is a more exotic, less-pricey alternative to Paris or London, especially during the off-season winter months of January, February and March.

Istanbul — The earthquake risk of a megacity

by Turkish Digest
Istanbul — The earthquake risk of a megacity
Posted On: September 7, 2012 – 4:30pm

Today the drilling starts for a seismic monitoring network on the Marmara Sea near Istanbul. Specially designed seismic sensors in eight boreholes on the outskirts of Istanbul and around the eastern Marmara Sea will monitor the seismic activity of the region with high precision. In each of the respective 300 meter deep holes several borehole seismometers will be permanently installed at various depths. These detect even barely perceptible earthquakes with very small magnitudes at a high resolution and can thus provide information about the earthquake rupture processes associated with these.

Istanbul – das Erdbebenrisiko einer Megacity

Forschungsbohrungen zur Überwachung von Erdbeben im Raum Istanbul. Heute beginnen die Bohrarbeiten für ein seismisches Überwachungsnetz am

Explore Orhan Pamuk’s Istanbul, with Context Travel | Wandering …

Context Travel – “Orhan Pamuk’s Istanbul” takes visitors into parts of the city closely connected to the author, his life and his novels. From the exclusive area of


Istanbul Modern presents Turkish cinema to world

Hurriyet Daily News

As for the ?Bermuda Shorts International Short Film Festival,? organized by the Mannheim Metropolitan Municipality with the participation of its sister cities, three short films will represent Turkey under the headline ?Bermuda Shorts selected by

What makes Istanbul beautiful | Scholars and Rogues

by Turkish Digest
What makes Istanbul beautiful
Posted on September 7, 2012 by Sara Maurer under Leisure & Travel

Anyone who has walked around the upper platform of Istanbul?s Galata Tower will notice history in the city?s skyline. Instead of the boxy skyscrapers and glass buildings we?re used to in America?s big cities, Istanbul?s pointed mosque minarets and jagged palace walls give the city a creatively pure look. Every day, the Bosphorus shines a bright blue, shaping a stunning scene against the red tile roofs and typically clear sky of this bi-continental city.

Goodbye Ikarus

from Mavi Boncuk by M.A.M


The air conditionless, noisy busses with rough suspension systems that jarred every bone in your body  will be gone forever, replaced by a modern fleet.

Mavi Boncuk |

Ford Motor Company in Istanbul (1929-1933)

from Mavi Boncuk by M.A.M


Mavi Boncuk |


The first imported automobiles (Mercedes, Daimler, Benz and Puch from Germany; De Dion Bouton, Delahey, Deloney-Belleville, Delage, Panhard le Vaseur, Hotchkis and Renault from France; Fiat from

İtaly; Rolls-Royce and the Rapier truck from England) were brought for Ottoman Empire from 1908 to 1914. In 1916 Ottoman Transport Vehicles Inc. was established in İstanbul.


Bicycle movement comes to Istanbul

from Hurriyet Daily News
The Bicycle Film Festival (BFF) is supporting the fledgling bike movement in Istanbul with its first edition in the city.

Silence and noise of Istanbul reveal with art performance

from Hurriyet Daily News
Istanbul?s art gallery aims to discover a new approach in terms of perfromance art

Istanbul Modern presents Turkish cinema to world

from Hurriyet Daily News
Istanbul Modern Cinema opens to the world this month with two Turkish film programs ?Turkish Beat? and ?Bermuda Shorts,? in Amsterdam and Mannheim

Istanbul ?The Earthquake Risk of a Megacity

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The drilling has started for a seismic monitoring network on the Marmara Sea near Istanbul. Specially designed seismic sensors in eight boreholes on the outskirts of Istanbul and around the eastern Marmara Sea will monitor the seismic activity of the

What makes Istanbul beautiful

Scholars and Rogues

Anyone who has walked around the upper platform of Istanbul’s Galata Tower will notice history in the city’s skyline. Instead of the boxy skyscrapers and glass buildings we’re used to in America’s big cities, Istanbul’s pointed mosque minarets and


Russia face a battle for gold at the Istanbul Olympiad, as England collapse

The Guardian

Russia faces a tense battle for the gold medals while England tries to recover from late defeats when the final round of the 150-nation chess Olympiad is played in Istanbul on Sunday. All the games are viewable, live and free on the internet, starting

Istanbul 2020: Turkey inspired by the team’s best ever performance at the …

Sports Features Communications

September 7 ? Turkey’s Paralympic achievements at London 2012 have had an effect on the Istanbul 2020 bid for the Games with the country’s best ever performance. So far Turkey has won nine medals at the Paralympics and the lineup started with

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