Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has vowed to reconstruct the historic Taksim military barracks in Istanbul’s Gezi Park, a project that sparked country-wide anti-government protests in 2013
Police use teargas against LGBT activists in Istanbul

Dozens of demonstrators gathered for gay pride rally in Turkish city despite government ban

Police dispersed a group of around 50 people who wanted to stage a LGBT Trans Pride March on the afternoon of June 19 in Istanbul’s Taksim Square, despite a ban on the march announced by the Istanbul Governor’s Office
Turkish Radiohead fans attacked in Istanbul

Rock band Radiohead have condemned an attack on people listening to their new album at a record store in the Turkish city of Istanbul.
The authorities in Turkey’s biggest city, Istanbul, ban a gay pride march planned for 26 June, citing “security and public order” concerns.
Turkish Radiohead fans attacked by mob during listening party – video

A live-stream of a Radiohead listening party in Istanbul captures the moment a mob storms the indie record store. The group of some 20 men were unhappy with the store playing music and handing out alcohol in the month of Ramadan. The attack triggered a protest, causing crowds to clash with riot police in the city on Saturday

 

Radiohead Sends ‘Love and Support’ to Fans Attacked atIstanbul Listening Event

However, a violent attack broke out at the Velvet IndieGround Records in Istanbul, Turkey round 9 p.m. local time. Shop owner Seogu Lee and other …

Designs, graphs and combinatorics in Istanbul

The 3rd Istanbul conference on Design Theory, Graph Theory and Combinatorics took place this week, at Koç University, just north of the city. This is a .

5 Reasons to Visit Istanbul This Fall

TPG Contributor Vikram Birring recently returned from a trip to Istanbul. Here’s why this fall is a great time to visit this incredible city.

Talking the Artistic Connection in Istanbul

ISTANBUL — Gathered on the marble terrace of a dazzling 19th-century Ottoman palace overlooking the Bosphorus, leading artistic personalities

Trove of Smuggled Artworks Discovered in Istanbul

According to the Hurriyet Daily News, police have raided a house in Istanbul’s Ataşehir district and seized fifty-five stolen paintings, lecterns, and

A Fendi Family Trip to Istanbul

Earlier this month, the Istanbul International Arts and Culture Festival, known as IST. Festival, brought together an eclectic mix of international artists

‘Remember Byzantium’: St Pete lawmaker calls for Istanbul to be renamed Constantinople

“Many residents of our country still connect the city of Istanbul only with the history of Byzantium. Before the Bolshevik revolution, this city was not

The battle for Hagia Sophia in Istanbul escalates

The Hagia Sophia Museum, which is one of the most popular tourist sites in Istanbul, was built as a Greek Orthodox Christian basilica in 527

Unease grows over urban renewal project in Istanbul’s Kadıköy

Unease is growing among residents of Istanbul’s Kadıköy district over the numbers of ongoing construction projects as the number of jobsites has .
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Ilker Gurer: Layers of Istanbul

Istanbul is a never-ending story,” says photographer Ilker Gurer of his home city, “caught in the middle of the past and present—thus, timeless.

10 must see attractions on Istanbul’s historic peninsula

Istanbul’s historical peninsula, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1986 which has been an important witness to world history, is the heart of ancient Istanbul. Four major empires were ruled from this point

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