Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality has announced that it will conduct a service procurement tender on May 14 to update the official list of cultural properties in Istanbul’s 31 districts.
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International Competition
Golden Tulip – Western (Valeska Grisebach)
Special Jury Prize – Cocote (Nelson Carlo de los Santos Arias)

Human Rights in Cinema Competition
Human Rights in Cinema Award – Šerkšnas / Frost (Sharunas Bartas)
“We as the jury have had a great journey watching many films in the human rights section. Although it has been a very difficult task to award a single film in this category; we believe the film we have chosen, captures in great depth human complexity in war circumstances.”

Akaretler: The New Place To Be In Istanbul

When the Italian and Russian ambassadors to Turkey visited the Realist painter Fausto Zonaro one afternoon in 1897, they suggested he present his latest work—an oil portraying the Ertuğrul Cavalry Regiment crossing the Galata Bridge, the cavalrymen dressed to the nines atop all-white steeds—to the

Farewell, Pando: An Istanbul Culinary Legend Passes On

Pando hailed from a Bulgarian family that emigrated to Istanbul from the southern Macedonian city of Bitola, then known in the Ottoman Empire as Manastır. The roots of the community that Pando belonged to are complex and harken back to the Ottoman past, when national identities were less defined …

Kanal İstanbul: Erdoğan’s drive to build a new strait

In 2011, shortly before an election that would secure him his third consecutive term as prime minister, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan announced his vision to build a “crazy project”: Kanal İstanbul (Channel Istanbul), an artificial waterway connecting the Black Sea to the Sea of Marmara. The canal would split
Istanbul’s bright yellow taxis, ubiquitous and perennially honking for custom, appear ingrained in the daily life of the Turkish metropolis.Istanbul’s bright yellow taxis, ubiquitous and perennially honking for custom, appear ingrained in the daily life of the Turkish metropolis.

June 10, 1955 | Conrad N. Hilton at the inauguration of Istanbul Hilton

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The speech delivered by Conrad N. Hilton at the inauguration of Istanbul Hilton,
Turkey on June 10, 1955.

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