Exclusive: How Istanbul Became a Recruiting Ground for Islamic State

Newsweek – Alev Scott – Sep 19 – When Deniz Sahin’s ex-husband phoned out of the blue to say he wanted to see their two young children, the call came as a welcome surprise. The father, a former alcoholic, who had kicked his addiction and turned instead to fundamentalist Islam, had…

 

A weekend guide for Istanbul

Hurriyet Daily News

Ecofest Istanbul will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Ulus Aykut Park. Visitors can enjoy concerts, performances, workshops .

 

Istanbul’s skyline rising higher amid criticism

Hurriyet Daily News

Istanbul has become the second “highest” city in Europe with 107 skyscrapers, despite the current government’s repeated vows to create “horizon

A weekend guide for Istanbul

 

There are plenty of activities to get stuck into this weekend, from Pharrell Williams or Blondie concerts to spending a moonlit night on the Bosphorus…

 

A hectic 24 hours in Istanbul

Rough Guides

From Europe to Asia and back, Greg Dickinson finds a full 24 hours worth of things to do in Istanbul.

Tastes of Istanbul in 24 hours

 

Twenty-four hours are not enough for Istanbul – that would only be a casual journey. That’s why I was cautious while preparing this route. Let’s see if you like it

Panoramic Views of Istanbul

The Wrigs ⋅ Mike

A colleague visited Istanbul a couple of weeks ago so I took a rare chance to play tourist in my own city. The weather was perfect, and we were lucky

 

Istanbul’s third airport threatens birds’ migration routes
Istanbul’s third airport is located along one of the most important migration routes for birds, experts say, warning that its construction poses dangers to both the environment and flights

Istanbul’s disaffected suburbs become recruitment hub for ISIL: Report

Dilovası, a remote industrial suburb located on Istanbul’s Asian side, has become a recuritment grounds for ISIL. DHA Photo

Dilovası, a remote industrial suburb located on Istanbul’s Asian side, has become a recuritment grounds for ISIL. DHA Photo

 

Dilovası, a remote industrial suburb located on Istanbul’s Asian side, has become a recuritment grounds for ISIL. DHA Photo

Istanbul’s working class suburbs have become grounds of recruitment for ISIL, Newsweek reports

 

Istanbul’s first ‘children’s street’ opens
Parents will be able to watch their children play via a closed-circuit television

Seismic gap may be filled by an earthquake near Istanbul

MIT News Office

After tracking seismic shifts, researchers say a major quake may occur off the coast of Istanbul. Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office September 11, 2014.

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