From Britannica blog: ?The Istanbul Not in the Guidebooks

Shopping street of Istiklal Caddesi (photo by Lisa Lubin)

The Istanbul Not in the Guidebooks | Britannica Blog
By Lisa Lubin
An obvious bonus of staying put in one place for a long time is discovering ‘real’ Istanbul and its neighborhoods where people live, work, and play. The Lonely Planet guide book goes about as far as Taksim Square?the busy town center

Art Walk Turns Into Street Fight in Istanbul
New York Times
By SUSANNE FOWLER ISTANBUL ? When what had been a gentrifying neighborhood’s most successful art walk devolved into a bloody street fight

Remember Istanbul
Huffington Post (blog)
On November 15th and then again on November 20th 2003 Al Qaeda detonated four car bombs in Istanbul, Turkey killing 57 people and wounding 700.

What Happened in the Istanbul Gallery Attack?: A Roundup of Perspectives
By Kate Deimling ISTANBUL? It’s been over seven weeks now since a night of gallery openings in Istanbul’s Tophane neighborhood erupted into violence

Historic Istanbul synagogue reborn as vibrant arts center
The Jewish Journal of Greater L.A.
by Hoyt Hilsman The Haskoy quarter of Istanbul, which overlooks the historic Golden Horn inlet of the Bosphorus, was once the site of the gardens and

Restoration on Istanbul’s famous mosque completed
ISTANBUL, Nov. 9 (Xinhua) — The restoration project on Suleymaniye mosque, one of Istanbul’s most famous mosques, has been completed in time for Eid

Hafiz Mustafa – Sweets in Istanbul
About – News & Issues
But the afternoon lines outside of Hafiz Mustafa in downtown Istanbul tell you popular and wonderful things must be stacked inside–and I doubt you can beat

Istanbul: Sharing the Wealth
International Herald Tribune
By JONATHAN GORVETT By Jonathan Gorvett Residents of Istanbul have never been known for hiding their wealth. From the days when Ottoman sultans would speed

More than 400000 visit İstanbul Book Fair
Today’s Zaman
Some 410000 bookworms visited the TÜYAP İstanbul Book Fair, which ended its 29th edition on Sunday following a nine-day run at the Beylikdüzü TÜYAP Fair and

Ümit Kocasakal elected new head of İstanbul Bar Association
Today’s Zaman
Associate Professor Ümit Kocasakal has been elected the new chairman of the İstanbul Bar Association after securing more than 6000 votes cast by lawyers.

Project for İstanbul’s largest square kicked off
Today’s Zaman
A project to make İstanbul’s Çağlayan Square a traffic-free zone by constructing a tunnel to divert traffic was launched on Monday with a well-attended

İstanbul’s musical world in full swing
Today’s Zaman
İstanbul’s vibrant musical world is an ongoing international kaleidoscope. On the first weekend of November, there was an astonishing array of concert

New Guides to Istanbul Offer Insider Tips
New York Times (blog)
By SUSANNE FOWLER Thanks to a handful of new books by locals in the know, visitors to Istanbul can now delve even deeper into this city’s delights

Turkey is preparing to establish a “Silicon Valley” near Istanbul Business News
The valley will cover 1100 acres in Turkey’s most industrialized region between Kocaeli and Istanbul, said Minister of Industry and Trade Nihat Ergun.

Istanbul traffic gridlock moves to the sky
Hurriyet Daily News
Debate over the necessity of a third airport in Istanbul has taken off with business representatives and city planners disagreeing on every aspect of the

Arabs Look to Istanbul
These questions were recently addressed at a conference in Istanbul organised by the Sabanci University, the German Institute for International and Security

Istanbul gears up for wave of hotel openings
Istanbul’s spell as European capital of culture has encouraged a wave of further development in the Turkish city, with a series of high-profile

Turkish Riches
Montreal Gazette
Istanbul, Turkey’s largest city, has become a hip foodie mecca, “incredibly hospitable and deeply mysterious,” as celebrity chef Jamie Oliver’s magazine

İstanbul hosting treasures from Aga Khan Museum
Today’s Zaman
A select collection of artwork from the Islamic world went on public view yesterday at the Sakıp Sabancı Museum in İstanbul, offering museum-goers a chance

Istanbul, A City On Two Continents Part 2
By Gabriel Popa
Istanbul is the most exposed European metropolis in terms of earthquakes being placed on the North Anatolian fault. This is a very active fault line and produced many disasters throughout the life of the city, the ancient period until

TÜYAP İstanbul Book Fair ends 29th year with ‘goods’ and ‘bads’
Today’s Zaman
One of the most important fairs in Turkey, the annual TÜYAP İstanbul Book Fair, wraps up its 29th edition today with many important points to review for

The ultimate guide to a world-class city
Today’s Zaman
When the Boğaziçi University professor who loved İstanbul, Jak Deleon, wrote about the bright lights of the city, he was not referring to the fireworks,

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