Istanbul, or Catstantinople- İstanbul news roundup

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Why Istanbul Should Be Called Catstantinople

ISTANBUL—In this ancient city once ruled by sultans and emperors, the real king is the humble alley cat. In historic neighborhoods along Istanbul’s

Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar the most expensive real estate in Turkey

With a single square meter going for between 2,000 and 3,500 dollars, Istanbul’sfamous Grand Bazaar is the most expensive real estate in the whole …
Istanbul’s crumbling Grand Bazaar

Hundreds of thousands of visitors walk through the Grand Bazaar every day, and its roof needs urgent repairs and could come crashing down without
Rhythm of the Dance to perform in Istanbul

An entertaining dance show that combines traditional folkloric dances with exotic oriental dance and video projection will be performed on Aug

Istanbul-based Pro-MB channel to stop broadcast after Turkish pressure

CAIRO: Turkey’s Istanbul-based pro-Muslim Brotherhood (MB) channel, Misr Alaan, will stop broadcasting Monday after Turkish government put

Turkey: Exploring Istanbul’s exotic bazaars

Everything from India, Asia and the Middle East passed through Istanbul and Europeans were hungry for the spices, cottons, silks, jewels and other .

LETTER FROM ISTANBUL: My Crisscrossed City

When the global economic crisis hit in 2009, I decided to roll the dice, and accepted a job at a school in Istanbul. Except for the occasional holiday, ..

Global Rohingya Center opens branch in Istanbul

Abdullah Maruf, the head of the center, told Anadolu Agency that a branch was opened in Istanbul because they believed Turkey would stand by

Con artists claiming to be magicians robbing cellphones incentral Istanbul

A duo of con artists successfully stole at least a dozen cellphones in Istanbul’scentral Beyoğlu and Beşiktaş districts by telling people they were

In the Kitchen: 300-Year-Old Istanbul Chicken Kebabs

These are terrific, moist, flavorful and easy. Have fun with this recipe and make it your own. Ingredients 6 Chicken thighs, boneless, skinless.
Istanbul will welcome the fourth International Clarinet Festival next month with concerts featuring top acts both at concert halls and impromptu venues around the city
A businessman in the construction industry, whose faulty building claimed 20 lives in the deadly earthquake in Turkey’s western province of Yalova in 1999, has been appointed as the head of a nursing home in Istanbul’s Okmeydanı neighborhood, in a historical building that was recently opened to renovation

Hizmet Kardeşler: Little Gaziantep in Istanbul

Hizmet Kardeşler, photo by Paul Osterlund

The T1 tramway route passes by virtually all of Istanbul’s most well-known sights. Crossing the Galata Bridge and weaving through the old city, the T1 practically rubs up against the Hagia Sophia, Topkapı Palace, the Grand Bazaar and other famous attractions, ensuring that most foreign visitors to the city will ride this tram within a five-stop radius.

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