U2 in Istanbul

The Stage from Mirgün Cabas’ public twitter post…

As a metalhead, U2 is relatively slow musicwise but of course I respect its standing (although I find Bono arrogant in general)

U2 members realizing Bono’s fantasy: walking through the Bosphorus Bridge…
Some details of the U2 concert in Turkish here.

Bono talks to the PM Erdoğan…

U2 singer Bono meets with Turkish PM ahead of concert

from Hurriyet Dailynews
U2 singer Bono took time out of the band’s preparations for Monday?s concert by meeting Sunday with Turkey?s prime minister.

Bono, Tarkan and the minister – Hurriyet Daily News and Economic Review

by Turkish Digest

“Bono, Tarkan and the minister


an Istanbul roundup:

Listen To The Dust Of Istanbul
by Fabio De Propris (Swans – September 6, 2010) If you don’t want to go belly up in Istanbul, you have to learn to watch out. Watch for the holes in front

Crazy (To)Night In Istanbul
U2 hit the ground running in Istanbul, Turkey. An impromptu performance of ?Desire? by Bono and Edge at Ataturk International Airport marked the first-ever ..

Videos of U2 in Istanbul – U2gigs.com
Here is our footage from U2’s first ever concert in Turkey. Below are the two most notable performances, the tour debut of Mothers Of The Disappeared and Yiğidim Aslanım Burda Yatıyor with Ömer Zülfü Livaneli. Check our YouTube channel

Crazy (To)Night In Istanbul : U2 Interference ? U2 Fans, Pop Culture Webzine, & More

Politics in focus, as usual, at U2’s unforgettable Istanbul show

from Hurriyet Dailynews
U2’s first show in Turkey featured all the ingredients fans have come to expect from the band: great tunes, unstoppable onstage energy and, of course, political messages. The rockers voiced many issues onstage at the Atatürk Olympic Stadium on Monday; some of the statements angered the crowd, while most were supported wholeheartedly
U2 in Istanbul: Turkey on the World’s Stage
Huffington Post (blog)
One man told me: In his welcome to the crowd, after rousing opening that began with “Beautiful Day,” Bono spoke about Istanbul being the 2010 European

Bono and The Edge party in Istanbul
Monsters and Critics.com
By Daniela Elser Sep 8, 2010, 5:25 GMT U2 Bono and The Edge leaves the Claridges Hotel with their entourage and a fleet of limos and head to the Brits

Turkish fans come early and cheer loudly
Toronto Sun
By MIKE GANTER, Toronto Sun ISTANBUL ? It was still four hours until Turkey was to tip off its first knockout game of this FIBA world championship and

U2 Bridges Istanbul, Turkey on World Stage | La Figa
By Lisa Derrick
U2’s Turkish debut marks a lot of firsts: the band’s first show in Turkey, their first meeting with the Turkish Prime Minister, the first rock concert ever in the Atatürk Olympic Stadium, and the first time I ever heard the crowd reac

U2 Makes Istanbul Debut
RTT News
(RTTNews) – U2 played their first ever show in Istanbul, Turkey, on Monday night. Before the show, they visited with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip

How Istanbullu are you?

from Istanbul-pedia by Ali Akpinar

If you answer ?yes? more than ?no?, then you are a true Istanbulian ?

  1. Do you have an akbil?
  2. Do you like kuru fasulye, pilav, cacik?

Do not forget me ? Istanbul

from Mavi Boncuk by M.A.M

Mavi Boncuk | A group of international filmmakers is to create several short films as part of a project dedicated to Istanbul as a 2010 European Capital of Culture.

L’ Empoisonneuse d’Istanbul

from Mavi Boncuk by M.A.M

Petros Markaris comes home with his new novel.
Mavi Boncuk | The fifth Petros Markaris novel takes place entirely in Istanbul, birthplace of the author. Katerina, the daughter of the beloved Charitos Commissioner, decided to marry her lover, Phan, but in reality the Civil marriage is a gay funeral:

Heritage risk

from BBC News | Europe | World Edition
Istanbul chided for failing to protect historic sites

For Landmark Istanbul Restaurant, Intrigue Now on the Menu
Rejans, a veteran Russian restaurant in Istanbul’s Beyoglu district, is one of those institution’s that over time has become less about the food (which get

n Istanbul, 8000 Years of History
New York Times (blog)
By SUSANNE FOWLER Necmi Oznen A panorama of Istanbul in the dome room of the ?Legendary Istanbul? exhibition at the Sakip Sabanci Museum

U2’s Istanbul Concert Sees More Bookings for Turkey Holidays Throughout August …
Sep 03, 2010 (PRWeb.com via COMTEX) — Legendary rockers U2 bring the second leg of their sold-out 360deg tour to Istanbul for one night only this September

A look inside Istanbul’s transsexual brothels
(Nicholas Dynan/GlobalPost) ISTANBUL, Turkey ? Near one of the busiest streets in Istanbul, a row of nondescript houses holds a secret unknown to most

Face Hunter: ISTANBUL – melis, fashion week, 08/26/10
By dévisageur
ISTANBUL – melis, fashion week, 08/26/10. The photos of the 2 first days of IFW are up on my visual diary. posted by dévisageur at 2:39 PM. 0 Comments: Post a Comment. Links to this post: See links to this pos

?Tracing Istanbul? | Greek Reporter Europe
By Kiki Danaktsis
The art exhibition ?Tracing Istanbul? that will be hosted at the Holy Theological School of Halki will be opened today by the Ecumenical Patriarch.

Istanbul Fashion Week: The Best of the Rest
Fashionista (blog)
By Leah Chernikoff Istanbul Fashion Week has come to an end. For a new fashion week (this is only their third season), Istanbul put on quite a show,

Istanbul Fashion Week Draws A Crowd: style file: daily fashion
At the still-young Istanbul fashion week, which just completed its third season, the signs of an international fashion week seemed to be in place.

Book | Orienting Istanbul:

from Mavi Boncuk by M.A.M

Mavi Boncuk |
Orienting Istanbul: Cultural Capital of Europe? (Planning, History and Environment Series) [Paperback]
Deniz Göktürk (Editor), Levent Soysal (Editor), Ipek Türeli (Editor)
Paperback: 352 pages| Routledge (July 26, 2010)
ISBN-10: 0415580110 | ISBN-13: 978-0415580113

Looking at the globalization, urban regeneration, arts events and cultural spectacles, this book considers a city not until now included in the global city debate. Divided into five parts, each preceded by an editorial introduction, this book is an interdisciplinary study of an iconic city, a city facing conflicting social, political and cultural pressures in its search for a place in Europe and on the world stage in the twenty-first century.

Istanbul Fashion Week kicks off with runway shows

from Hurriyet Dailynews
Istanbul Fashion Week 2010 began Wednesday as part of the Istanbul 2010 European Capital of Culture festivities.

Trading Markets (press release)
Istanbul Fashion Week (IFW) 2010 began on Wednesday within the scope of Istanbul 2010 European Capital of Culture Program. Turkish State Minister Zafer …

Styleseeking Zurich: Istanbul Fashion Week: Day 2
By Styleseeking Zurich
London-based Turkish designer Bora Aksu has been part of the official schedule of London Fashion Feek since 2004 but this was his first catwalk show in Istanbul. The inspiration for his collection comes from Istanbul and its light, …
Styleseeking Zurich – http://styleseekingzurich.blogspot.com/

Historical Istanbul hotel revives glorious past
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James Bond goes to Istanbul in Blood Stone
Wherever the dashing spy goes stuff gets destroyed, and that is no different when Bond goes to Istanbul in the upcoming PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 game
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Torch of Special Olympics started to be carried in İstanbul
Today’s Zaman
Torch of the Special Olympics started to be carried in İstanbul within the scope of European tour prior to 2010 Special Olympics European Summer Games which
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İstanbul 1910, European Capital of Change
Sunday’s Zaman
Amidst the cinder and wasted opportunity that has characterized İstanbul 2010 European Capital of Culture, a phoenix is about to flap its fledgling wings.
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