In the 19th century, the Ottoman Empire launched extensive modernization projects to transform Istanbul into a European metropolis. Many projects were left on paper, but what if the sultans’ dreams had come true?
Istanbul’s Kristallnacht Turns 60

On September 6-7, 1955, Istanbul’s Greek Christians underwent the “most destructive pogrom…in Europe since the infamous Kristallnacht” of 1938
Breaking Bad coffee shop opens in Istanbul after Kickstarter project

Turkey’s first “coffee lab”, inspired by Breaking Bad, has opened in Istanbul following a successful Kickstarter campaign. Fans of the TV series can …
Istanbul Biennial 2015: an overwhelming meditation on the tides of human misery

Just south of Istanbul, on the island of Büyükada in the Sea of Marmara, Leon Trotsky lived from 1929 to 1933, in exile and constant fear of …
Islamic finance symposium set to open in Istanbul

Islamic finance symposium set to open in Istanbul … will discuss the role of Islamic finance in the global economy in Istanbul from September 8-9
Moving Image İstanbul celebrates record attendance, Borusan prize

Moving Image İstanbul, the digital art fair that originated in New York and London, concluded its second edition in İstanbul as a satellite fair alongside
LETTER FROM ISTANBUL: The Children of Aylan

You saw the image of the dead Syrian child washed up on the shores of Bodrum in southwest Turkey this past week. How could you not have?
Celebrity Cruises Cancels All Overnights in Istanbul

(3:30 p.m. EDT) — Celebrity Cruises has canceled all overnight stops in Istanbul for the rest of the cruise season due to ongoing security concerns.

How one Emirati wants to make Art International in Istanbul one of the best fairs in the world

The competition is, therefore, fierce, but that has not prevented the director of the Art International fair in Istanbul – the third edition of which was held at …

High-end restaurants not doing well in İstanbul

Residents of İstanbul aren’t willing to pay high prices for fine dining, and high-end restaurants have had a difficult time staying on their feet, Barış

Istanbul pogrom commemorated in central venue

A group of representatives from several minority advocate groups gathered onIstanbul’s İstiklal Avenue to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the .

Lara Fabian comes to Istanbul

Famous singer Lara Fabian, who has sold over 20 million records around the world, will offer a unique taste of music to fans at the Zorlu Performing

The Historical Majesty of Istanbul

It’s hard not to fall in love with Istanbul, a city that easily unites history, art and culture with modern lifestyle. Funke Olaode finds out what makes the city

Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev’s Istanbul Biennial Makes Political Statements With Outstanding Art

Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev’s Istanbul biennial, “SALTWATER: A Theory of Thought Forms,” opened with speeches and song as the art world gathered …

Istanbul’s silent retreat that is fit for a king

Just off the Turkish coast, an idyllic panorama visible from Istanbul, sit the Princes’ Islands. The chain of nine small isles were a place of contemplation ..

Kiev Biennial selection on view at İstanbul’s Kuad Gallery

Works of art by Uta Bekaia, Tamar Chabashvili, Ana Chaduneli, Lada Nakonechna and Anna Zvygintseca are on display in “Manifest Thought Form .

Concerns in Istanbul over rise in housing prices

Real estate experts in Istanbul are concerned following an approximately 28 percent rise in housing prices across the city in the last year. Housing …

The Resident: Oya Delahaye’s Istanbul

The clichés applied to Istanbul abound. But according to one of its residents, Oya Delahaye, “the city does not reveal herself easily.” Head of the

ARTIST > Moving Image offers new media tour of Istanbul

New media fair Moving Image, organized simultaneously with ArtInternational, welcomes artists for the second time in Istanbul. Orozobekov, the …

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