Marmaray causes partial Topkapı museum closure- Istanbul news roundup

Topkapı museum partly closed due to Istanbul Marmaray work

from Hurriyet Dailynews
The Islamic Science and Technology Historical Museum at Istanbul?s Topkapı Palace will be partly closed to visitors after cracks appeared in its walls during work on the Marmaray.

Istanbul welcomes weeklong art, book fair
Hurriyet Daily News
The 29th Istanbul Book Fair opened Saturday simultaneously with the ARTIST 20th Art Fair. Some 108 art organizations and galleries are participating in the
The 29th Istanbul Book Fair and 20th Art Fair hosts 108 art organizations and galleries and draws participants from 37 countries. AA photo

İstanbul’s third airport planned in Silivri
Today’s Zaman
İstanbul Mayor Kadir Topbaş has said they plan to build İstanbul’s third airport in the Silivri district on the city’s European side.

The Basement Tapes: Orhan Pamuk’s Istanbul
By Mark Mordue
For the Turkish writer Orhan Pamuk that crucial city is Istanbul. I’ve visited the place myself, and been taken with its minarets, mosques and fish markets, its sprawling yet oddly gnarled agglomeration of West and East, the traffic and

Gravel and Rust: Why Istanbul?
By Roxie
So then the plan became I was going to fly into Athens, Greece, got to an island and rent a small room for a while, then make my way to Turkey and fly out of Istanbul. Which became far too complicated – planes, trains

Istanbul: City of the Future — National Geographic Traveler

Istanbul defies expectations

by Lynda McDonnell and Steve Brandt, McClatchy Newspapers October 29, 2010

Our first morning in Istanbul, the waiter in our small hotel served us the traditional Turkish breakfast of olives, tomatoes, cucumbers, crusty bread and steaming tea. As we finished, he beckoned us up the stairs to the rooftop.”

İstanbul welcomes 29th edition of its annual literary feast
Today’s Zaman
Bookworms in İstanbul are being treated to a weeklong literary feast through Sunday at the Beylikdüzü TÜYAP Fair and Congress Center, where publishers from

Contradicting figures provided on Istanbul’s Tarlabaşı project

from Hurriyet Dailynews
The firm responsible for the Tarlabaşı urban transformation project has revealed figures about the neighborhood that differ considerably from what the Beyoğlu mayor said.

Across the divide: Istanbul defies expectations
Wilkes Barre Times-Leader
ISTANBUL ? Our first morning in Istanbul, the waiter in our small hotel served us the traditional Turkish breakfast of olives, tomatoes, cucumbers

Developer aims to transform run-down area of Istanbul
Seattle Times
ISTANBUL ? When Emrah Gultekin looks at the crumbling facades, dangling laundry lines and narrow streets of Istanbul’s working-class Balat district,

Five in Istanbul: A Selection of Artists from Lehmann Maupin Gallery Exhibit
Art Daily
Five in Istanbul, Lehmann Maupin’s debut exhibition in Turkey, curated by Isabella Icoz, features works by a selection of Lehmann Maupin’s internationally

Take a look at İstanbul’s religious sites from the sky
Today’s Zaman
The number of publications on İstanbul has soared with the city being chosen among the 2010 European Capital of Culture picks this year

Stephan Kaluza’s photographic narratives in first İstanbul display
Today’s Zaman
into a single seamless photograph, is presenting his first-ever İstanbul exhibition at the Sanatorium Art Initiatives art gallery in Beyoğlu until Nov

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