More than 7.5 mln tourists in İstanbul last year…

Merian Dergisi son sayısını İstanbul?a ayırdı
German Merian magazine has a feature on Istanbul. Nice photos thru Hürriyet.

Eski Kafa: New-Age Old-Fashioned

from Istanbul Eats

Quiet time at Eski Kafa -- photo by Yigal Schleifer
An ironic wink and nudge come with the restaurant name Eski Kafa, which is also a Turkish term for ?old fashioned to the hilt.? This little eatery, with its Zen lodge décor and signage boasting ?all natural? ?organic? and ?without hormones? is also decidedly new age ? to the hilt.

İstanbul hosts 7.5 mln tourists last year
Today’s Zaman
More than 7 million tourists visited İstanbul, the capital of both the Byzantine and Ottoman empires, last year, according to official figures.

Travel Agenda: Istanbul culture; Parisian cooking; Australian day out
This year’s European Capital of Culture, Istanbul, has just been inaugurated. A year of cultural events, including an exhibition on Iranian civilisation at

he Ottoman fountains of Istanbul
Hurriyet Daily News
At the beginning of the 20th century there were some 1600 fountains in Istanbul and 100 years later there were only 400. Once their function was gone,

İstanbul’s forgotten art nouveau heritage
Sunday’s Zaman
There are yet more wonderful art nouveau apartment blocks to be found on Gümüşsuyu (İnönü) Caddesi as you stroll down toward the Beşiktaş soccer stadium.

Istanbul waits 20 years for first faceoff
Hurriyet Daily News
Istanbul’s ice skating community has waited for an Olympic-sized ice rink for 20 years. Its patience will pay off when a facility opens this week by hosting

Molla Gürani Camii « Istanbul through my eyes
By ozgurozkok

Rediscovering a lost Istanbul | The Jakarta Post

Spectacular Istanbul,where history meets modernity
Saudi Gazette
I reached Ataturk Airport in Istanbul early in the morning full of excitement. While I was planning this trip my friends had told me that Turkey was a

Chagall comes to İstanbul with “Life and Love” exhibition
Today’s Zaman
Prints, paintings and drawings by renowned artist Marc Chagall are being displayed in İstanbul within the framework of “Life and Love” exhibition opened at

Turkish-American practice completes Istanbul arts centre
Building Design
By Anna Winston Work has completed on the Borusan Music & Art Centre, a refurbishment project in the heart of Istanbul by Turkish-American practice Global

PHOTO: Galata Bridge. Istanbul: 70?s. There is no more information about that photo.

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