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I guess I now know why the color of Bosphorus was like this during Beşiktaş championship celebrations…

Microscopic organisms turn Istanbul shores turquoise

Children jump into Istanbul’s Bosphorus Strait, Wednesday, June 14, 2017. Turkish media report a significant part of the Black Sea and the Bosphorus …
Istanbul Mayor Kadir Topbaş has denied any plans to construct a mosque on Galatasaray islet in Istanbul’s Bosphorus after some of the buildings on the piece of land were demolished late in May in remarks that came after the proposal of an independent municipal council member
An independent municipal council member on June 13 proposed the construction of a mosque on Galatasaray islet after some of the buildings on the piece of land were demolished late in May

The Yedikule Lettuce and Istanbul’s Cultural Heritage

Last weekend, Slow Food’s Istanbul branch Fikir Sahibi Damaklar (Thinking Palates) celebrated the third-annual Yedikule marul lettuce festival

Terrorism and the De-Gentrification of Istanbul

Istanbul’scentral Beyoğlu district experienced sweeping gentrification throughout the 2000s, as its popularity increased among locals and a boom in

John Simpson Istanbul Turkey’s biggest city still compelling to tourists

I must have been to Istanbul 30 or more times since the early 1970s, reporting on coups and political crises, or sometimes just having a holiday.

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