An Istanbul news roundup: the 3rd Bosphorus Bridge plans and more…

French singer Dany Brillant to perform in Istanbul

from Hurriyet Dailynews
Prominent French singer Dany Brillant will perform May 10 at the Haliç Congress Center as part of the Istanbul 2010 European Capital of Culture activities.

Puppet master’s efforts bring festival to Istanbul
Hurriyet Daily News
Regretful at the lack of a puppet theater festival in Turkey, Özek began organizing the International Istanbul Puppet Festival. This year’s edition is the

Chaotic life of Istanbul on paper

from Hurriyet Dailynews
Beyoğlu gallery Artsümer is hosting a new exhibition titled ?Original, No Subtitles,? with pieces by artist Ceren Oykut. It will be open through May 29.

Istanbul Bridge Plans Trouble the Water: Route for Controversial
A early anti-bridge protest after preliminary plans were announced in 2009. Photo by John Crofoot Where are they going to build that bridge.

Antinuclear demo in Istanbul:

Istanbul’s third Bosphorus bridge to be built at city’s northern edge
Hurriyet Daily News
In response, the minister said the bridge would handle the majority of transiting heavy truck traffic that presently use roads in the center of Istanbul,

In Istanbul, Theater in Many Tongues
New York Times (blog)
By SUSANNE FOWLER The play’s the thing during the 17th International Istanbul Theater Festival, which runs from May 10 through June 10 ? and you don’t have

Istanbul’s Pera Museum welcomes great Colombian artist
Hurriyet Daily News
Fernando Botero brought his colorful and trademarked voluptuous work to Istanbul’s Pera Museum in a historic exhibition dedicated for the first time to both

Once-radical residents become landlords in Istanbul neighborhood
Hurriyet Daily News
Istanbul’s Mustafa Kemal Neighborhood, once known for the fierce struggle of its residents against security forces to build shantytowns on state property,

Istanbul, Turkey: Visit its markets and mosques
TNT Magazine
If you’re planning a trip to Istanbul, Turkey, here’s what you can’t miss. Huge, stunning and with a breathtaking blue tinge (thanks to the thousands of

İstanbul attracts 1.16 million tourists in first quarter
Today’s Zaman
İstanbul, a European Capital of Culture (ECOC) this year, attracted 1.16 million tourists in the first three months of the year, a figure 6 percent lower

Genocide Commemoration to Be Held in Istanbul
Armenian Weekly
The Human Rights Association of Turkey, Istanbul Branch, through its Committee Against Racism and Discrimination this week released the following statement

Children’s Day starts early at Istanbul Modern
Hurriyet Daily News
Turkey will be celebrating International Children’s Day on Friday but Istanbul Modern will be starting the activities earlier on Thursday

Starting Point: For the sake of saving some memories in Istanbul
Hurriyet Daily News
It was for a long time hidden from the public until Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts, or İKSV, organized a meeting on April 14 to confront the

Passengers in Istanbul in hopeless wait
Hurriyet Daily News
In the fourth day of the Europe-wide air-travel chaos, the number of canceled flights from Istanbul has surpassed 250, officials said.

Istanbul through the eyes of French photographer

from Hurriyet Dailynews by ISTANBUL – Hürriyet Daily News
Istanbul and its colors, voices, East-and-West synthesis – and its chaos – are the subject of French photographer Bruno Barbey’s latest exhibition in Turkey.

5th İstanbul Tulip Festival 2010 « Istanbul through my eyes
By ozgurozkok
5th İstanbul Tulip Festival 2010. April 21, 2010 · Leave a Comment. İstanbul tulip festival, İstanbul lale festivali, 2010, pentax k10d. from Emirgan Park. This slideshow requires JavaScript. Categories: Anatolia side, Asia side

Istanbul’s rendezvous with poetry

from Hurriyet Dailynews by ISTANBUL – Hürriyet Daily News
The international Istanbul poetry festival Şiiristanbul (Poemistanbul) has been organized for the fifth time this year, from April 20 to 25.

Route for Istanbul’s third bridge decided, says mayor
Hurriyet Daily News
Istanbul’s transportation ministry and metropolitan municipality have decided on a route of Istanbul’s third bridge, according to Istanbul’s mayor,

In Istanbul, Islamic clothing for women combines modesty with high fashion
Christian Science Monitor
At an Istanbul fashion show befitting Paris or Milan, Islamic clothing designers show off apparel for women that combines modesty with high fashion.

A blooming FULL week in Istanbul | Ann Marie’s Istanbul
By amershon
Oh, my goodness! Istanbul has burst into bloom, and my life is spiraling out of control. So what else is new? A week ago I was invited to give a book talk on.

A Guide to Food in Istanbul : EuropeUpClose
By Morgen Young
A visit to Turkey’s largest city can easily be centered on all the great foodstuffs Istanbul has to offer. Come with an appetite. Turkish cuisine combines influences from the Balkans, Middle East, and most recently the Ottoman Empire.

The greener face of İstanbul
Sunday’s Zaman
It’s a common complaint amongst long-time İstanbul residents that the city has been concreted over, and sometimes when you’re stranded around Bayrampaşa or
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Istanbul Bridge Plans Trouble the Water: Route for Controversial Third
by Jennifer Hattam, Istanbul, Turkey on 05. 1.10 A early anti-bridge protest after preliminary plans were announced in 2009. Photo by John Crofoot “Where

İstanbul full of color as Judas trees blossom
Today’s Zaman
This is all the more delightful in İstanbul, where the fragrance of the Judas tree is never far away. Take a tour of the Bosporus to see both sides of the

Istanbul: A City for the Senses
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
The call to prayer is broadcast five times daily from each mosque in Istanbul and amplified powerfully. By John Gurda Mosques and minarets are part of the

Dubaification of Istanbul – The Gypsies of Sulukule | Mlenny
By Mlenny
After Labour Day (1st may in europe) my photoblog update shows no beauty, no models, no majestic landscapes – just life 100% pure and uncut.

Mapping Istanbul | Hipster Collective
By Josh Abe
This is just another gem I found over at Bobby’s blog, and I think it’s just that I like the look of these images, but this is a project called ?Mapping Istanbul? by some folks called Project Projects who are trying to map Instanbul’s

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