1889: A Visit to Constantinople

From the International Herald Tribune archives: The German emperor and empress visited Turkey in 1889.

40 PHOTOS OF OTTOMAN ISTANBUL FROM THE 1900S

These rare pictures give an insight into life in Ottoman Istanbul more than a hundred years ago when the Ottoman Empire and the Islamic caliphate still existed.

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Earthquakes threat to historic monuments in Istanbul

“It is in well-known that earthquakes have caused significant damage to Istanbul’shistoric structures for centuries,” Oyguc said. “The city is struck by a
Reading into the soul of Istanbul

In order to begin to understand Istanbul, it seems more proper to take an in-depth look at the layers that become visible from time to time, rather than to its history. This is one of a series of articles we are publishing from Eutopia
The city is hit by a medium-intensity earthquake every 50 years, with a severe earthquake hitting every 300 years, according to experts
A comparison of 20 satellite photos hosted by Google Earth reveals how Istanbul has changed with more concrete and less green spaces in the past decade

Migrant boat capsizes off Istanbul

At least 24 migrants drowned when a boat taking them towards European Union waters sank in the Black Sea just off Istanbul, Turkish media reported.

Festival carves art space out of ruins of old İstanbul orphanage

Today’s Zaman

Abandoned years ago, the building was revamped to serve as an art space by the local BeşiktaşMunicipality, which is organizing the First Beşiktaş

 

A cultural and political journey, from California to Istanbul and Cairo

Your Middle East

Soon after arriving in Istanbul, my cousin takes me to the protests that have been brewing on the city’s streets. Block after block, people are making

From Istanbul to Sydney, Extreme Sailing is a global tour of regattas

The Australian

AS the dawn call to prayer drifted across Istanbul, a dozen teams of some of the world’s most accomplished sailors were already preparing their boats .

 

 

Reading into the soul of IstanbulopenDemocracyIn order to begin to understand Istanbul, it seems more proper to take an in-depth look at the layers that become visible from time to time, rather than to

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