A sensible piece by LA Times on Fatih district

Borzou Daragahi of LA times has written on one of my favorite districts in Istanbul, Fatih:
In old Istanbul quarter, Islamic and secular Turks grope toward coexistence
Los Angeles Times
But in Fatih, an ancient Istanbul district, the two cultural camps are side by side. They interact daily, sometimes uncomfortably

Mixing human desire and architectural genius at Istanbul’s Kanyon – Hurriyet Daily News and Economic Review

Where Old Istanbul Meets New
A century later, Istanbul is as international as ever?it’s been named Europe’s Capital of Culture this year?and many of the grand old hotels have new

Old Istanbul Hotels Reveal New Style – Newsweek

from Turkish Digest

Turkey, Germany prepare for long-awaited university in Istanbul
Hurriyet Daily News
When complete, the new university will be located in Istanbul’s Beykoz district on land granted by the Turkish government. Asked if the German government

Festivals come to Istanbul’s Beyoğlu

from Hurriyet Dailynews
During the four annual Beyoglu Used Booksellers? Festivals the number of participants and visitors has tripled. Although there once was a single market area for sellers of used books in Beyazit, today they can be found widely scattered around the city. The festival brings them together

In Istanbul, a Run for the Masses
New York Times (blog)
But not so on Oct. 17, when the municipality turns over streets and a very big bridge to the 32nd Intercontinental Istanbul Eurasia Marathon

Istanbul the Polyglot

from Mavi Boncuk by M.A.M

Salle Sponeck Film Screening “Photographie Vivante” in ottoman Turkish, French,Greek and Armenian
Mavi Boncuk |

Constantinople was an international city. In addition to Turkish people spoke: Arabic, Armenian, English, French, German, Greek, Italian, Persian, Russian and other languages.

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