By Aluf Benn ISTANBUL – Friends and family sounded worried: “Istanbul? Isn’t it dangerous there right now?” But travel warnings are cut off from reality.
and a long Istanbul roundup:
Bibliopoles of Istanbul set for TÜYAP Fair
Old and secondhand books will get a rare showcase at this year’s TÜYAP İstanbul Book Fair, marking a first in the nearly three-decade history of the fair.
İstanbul has its own oud festival
Did you know that the best ouds in the world have been produced in İstanbul for centuries? Musicians know this, of course, that’s why from Australia to
Istanbul Developers Aim to Restore Ottoman-Era Glory to Slums
(Source: Bloomberg) A renovated house, center, stands amongst traditional buildings in the Fener Balat neighborhood of Istanbul
Istanbul at night and other photographic highlights « Quaerentia
Was in Istanbul last week doing some Langham training each evening. Which meant that I never got back to my B&B until quite late. Which also meant that I was able to pass some of the great sights after dark and when there were very few
Giant posters on advertising billboards around İstanbul currently encourage us to ?discover, watch, see, listen and experience? the events that are being
Istanbul Fast Food
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In the heart of Istanbul’s historic center you can belly up to marble tables and eat quintessential kabobs and Köfte at Sultanahmet Köftecisi
Istanbul Grand Bazaar shop provides Karagöz treats
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The color is fading fast from the skies of Istanbul as the autumn rains fall with full force. It is time to give in to the umbrella selling brigade ? who
I am writing a book on something no one else deigns to touch on…Simits
The subtitle is also very illuminating: ?İstanbul‘da Kara Fırından Simit Saraylarına Simit, Peynir ve Çayın Türküsü? or ?From Wood-Oven Bakeries to Simit
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On Sunday, around 200000 people attended the Intercontinental Eurasia Marathon, organized by the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality.
Karikatur Muzesi located in Gazanferaga Kulliyesi (complex of a mosque) in Fatih today first opened in Tepebasi, Taksim in 1975 and served until the military coup in 1980. The museum then was moved to Gazanferaga Kulliyesi in 1989.
Next İstanbul biennial will be ‘Untitled’
The 2011 İstanbul biennial will not have a title. But that is not to say that the prestigious major showcase of contemporary art will lack a concept
The Two Continents Of Istanbul
Istanbul is the 2010 European Capital of Culture. Each year the European Union designates one or two cities as “Capitals of Culture.
Istanbul to host international documentary film festival
Istanbul is set to host an international documentary film festival, gathering directors from Turkey and the globe. Istanbul is set to host an international
From sooty working-class neighborhoods to flashy tourist sights, the city perched between Europe and Asia defies expectations.
By LYNDA McDONNELL and STEVE BRANDT
The Istanbul Marathon: Once-a-year Opportunity to Walk Over the …
The Bosphorus Bridge is one of the two bridges in Istanbul that connects Asia and Europe. Nevertheless, it is not one of the many bridges in the world that can be either walked across or climbed. It is open for the pedestrians only fo
Istanbul at Night
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Greetings from Istanbul. I guess we got lucky. After four days of rain, Istanbul dried out last night, the moon glowed, and we were able to eat dinner
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Hi, Could anyone recommend the best turkish bath to visit in Istanbul. My husband and I are travelling by ourselves, and don’t mind if the bath is co-ed or not; we just don’t want to be stripped of all our bodily hair and beaten with
Feshane is a place on the coast of the Golden Horn where all kinds of fair, organization, meeting, seminar, concert, gala, party, exhibition and cultural activities can be carried out. Feshane is adding a different color to the Golden Horn with its green areas supported historical structure. Feshane has a special pier opening to the Golden Horn, too. Feshane is built on 56.000 square meters area. Feshane is giving service to the Istanbul residents with BELTUR quality and guarantee.