“Unesco denies report that Istanbul not on Endangered Heritage List

Unesco denies report that Istanbul not on Endangered Heritage List

from Habervesaire Haberleri

UNESCO denied a report by the semi-official Anatolian Agency that Istanbul will be kept on the World Heritage List.

Historical Galata Tower is seen in Istanbul, ...

Historical Galata Tower is seen in Istanbul, Turkey, Wednesday, July 21, 2010. Turkey is facing the constant threat of a killer quake but even after the deaths of over 18,000 people in western Turkey in 1999 it has focused on rescuing people in the aftermath of an earthquake rather than implementing stricter building codes and punishing those who infringe them, a parliamentary report concludes. Experts predict that Turkey, crissed crossed by active fault lines, could be hit by a major earthquake in the next 30 years that could devastate Istanbul and cause thousands of deaths.? Read more » (AP Photo/Ibrahim Usta)

A general view of the historical part of the ...

(AP Photo/Ibrahim Usta)

President Gül shares a cup of tea with İstanbul locals
Today’s Zaman
President Abdullah Gül spent some time with locals in İstanbul’s Tarabya neighborhood yesterday and chatted with them while drinking tea.

Istanbul cultural center’s fate uncertain
Hurriyet Daily News
Istanbul’s longtime cultural center has now been closed for more than half of the city’s year as a European Capital of Culture, and its reopening remains

Top 25 things to do on the Asian side in Istanbul

from Istanbul-pedia by Ali Akpinar
  1. Go to Camlica Tepesi (Camlica Hill) for a nice cup of tea and a spectacular Bosphorus view.
  2. Watch a Fenerbahce game at the Sukru Saracoglu Stadium. Especially a derbey between Fenerbahce and Galatasaray.
  3. Climb up the Yoros Fortress after having a fish-raki meal in Anadolukavagi.
  4. Go to Sile to have brakfast near the Lighthouse.
  5. Go to Riva, Sile or Agva to swim and sunbathe.

All Turk and all play
National Post
We don’t need New York City, proclaims Istanbul. The ancient city continues to transform into a forward-thinking fashion hot spot, though modesty is

From computer illustration to sketchs on Istanbul sites
Hurriyet Daily News
Since coming to Istanbul, Venola has filled 24 sketchbooks, including over 2500 drawings, documenting Istanbul, Antalya, Cappadocia and various other parts

Turkey: An expert decodes where, what, and how to eat
Budget Travel
For five years now, Virginia Maxwell has spent time eating her way across Turkey on assignment for Lonely Planet’s Istanbul and Turkey guidebooks.

Surprises around Istanbul’s corners
Toronto Sun
By SUE-ANN LEVY, QMI Agency ISTANBUL, Turkey — I’m lying nude on a slab of marble — for what seems like hours — watching my own sweat form puddles of

Has İstanbul finally become an indispensable stop for global stars?
Sunday’s Zaman
Music lovers in İstanbul have been quite lucky in recent years. The artists they have been listening to forever on albums have been coming to İstanbul to ..

İstanbul mosques focus of Iranian photographer’s lens
Today’s Zaman
And it is for that precise reason that Berberoğlu says she is working to create a lasting artistic impression of İstanbul, a city she has a great deal of

Istanbul properties ‘a good investment’
Purchasing a property in Istanbul could be a good investment for those who are considering renting it out. According to Aidan Rankin, economic analyst at

Foreign investment in Istanbul on the rise

from Hurriyet Dailynews
The number of foreign investors in Istanbul rose 6.53 percent in the first half of the year on an annual basis.

Byzantine Palaces reveal themselves in Istanbul

from Hurriyet Dailynews
The exhibition ‘Byzantine Palaces in Istanbul’ at the Archaeological Museum illustrates the incredible size of the great palace with large, state-of-the-art posters.

Istanbul Preview
Sony Ericsson WTA Tour
ISTANBUL, Turkey – Recent months have thrown up plenty of surprises on the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour, and some of the key headline-makers feature in the draw

Foreign investors’ interest in İstanbul on the rise
Today’s Zaman
The number of foreign investors planning to establish businesses or expand their operations in İstanbul was up by 6.53 percent in the first half of the year

Analogue photography exhibit takes viewers on a stroll through İstanbul
Today’s Zaman
Titled ?İstanbul‘da Gezeriken/Strolling Through İstanbul,? the show features images that were taken with an analogue camera and developed in a dark room.

Contemporary-figurative artists provide originality in Istanbul
Hurriyet Daily News
Istanbul’s Evin Art Gallery is hosting a summer group exhibition in Bebek with an exhibition presenting the highlights and wide variety of 12 artists.

Istanbul Slips but Holds Better than Rivals

from Mavi Boncuk by M.A.M

Istanbul slips but holds better in Travel+ Leisure Ranking than continental rivals this year with Kraków threatening with a major jump to the top 10.

Saying ‘Tel Aviv’ on the streets of Istanbul
Jerusalem Post
I met said bartender, secular, in his early thirties and from the south of Turkey, during a long weekend in Istanbul, after the most recent diplomatic

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