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One…Two…Three…Start Flapping Your Wings

from Mavi Boncuk by M.A.M

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60 million passangers and two runways from day one. A possible US$5 billion BOT.

Silivri and Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) airpors will be spaced about 60 km from Ataturk Int’l Airport (IST). For comparison, John F Kennedy International Airport is 53 km. away from Newark Liberty International Airport in newyork metropolitan are and about 20 km. to la Guardia.

Istanbul Treats Its Famous and Beautiful Bosphorus Strait Like a Trash Can, Turkish NGO Says : TreeHugger

by Jennifer Hattam, Istanbul, Turkey on 11.28.10

From the deck of a boat bobbing on its surface, Istanbul’s Bosphorus Strait seems to flow fresh and strong, breathing air and energy into the city it divides into two continents. When anchored in a secluded cove near the Black Sea end of the strait, it even feels clean enough to swim in. But what lies underneath the waves is apparently another matter altogether.”

Istanbul: Destination Of The Day (PHOTOS)
Huffington Post
Istanbul has been generating a lot of buzz lately, and it’s no surprise. A culturally rich and beautiful city, Istanbul lies not just at the nexus of the

İstanbul’s air traffic will be eased by new airport
Today’s Zaman
Passengers waiting at the İstanbul Atatürk’s Airport international flight terminal. Currently, the two airports in İstanbul are not enough to reduce the

Famous photographers reveal their favorite locations in İstanbul
Today’s Zaman
İstanbul, the city of seven hills, is increasingly being surrounded by an unaesthetic array of cement walls. The old city lives on in the historical

German photojournalist sifts through the layers of Istanbul
Hurriyet Daily News
The offer of a full scholarship for a master’s program from a prestigious university brought photojournalist Claudius Schulze to Istanbul

Istanbul la magnifique

from ACTURCA by acturca

Le Quotidien (Luxembourg) 27 novembre 2010

De notre journaliste Camille Leroux

Il faut compter deux bonnes heures pour saisir l?importance patrimoniale de la mosquée Sainte-Sophie . Phare des empires romain d?Orient et ottoman, Istanbul garde une place à part dans la Turquie contemporaine.

Si la Terre était une nation, Istanbul en serait la capitale.» Il suffit de se promener dans les rues d?Istanbul pour comprendre ces mots de Napoléon Bonaparte. Le mélange des héritages culturels laisse entrevoir la richesse d?un passé tumultueux. En 330, Byzance devient Constantinople, capitale de l?Empire romain d?Orient et est appelée à ses débuts la «nouvelle Rome». Bâtie sur sept collines et formant un triangle pointu, elle présentait en effet d?autres ressemblances que la simple influence architecturale d?Occident. Un peu plus d?un siècle plus tard, en 1453, elle devient ottomane et ne perdra son statut de ville impériale qu?au début du XXe siècle.

Study: Fastest Growth In Jobs And Income Found In Istanbul (Where Pratt
By MARA LEE, The Hartford Courant In a new report that will come as no surprise to Pratt & Whitney workers, Istanbul is the city with

Last Days in Istanbul
By Mark
Thus were our last few days in Istanbul, favorite places, the Spice Market, a dinner at Develi, more shopping, another visit to the archaeological museum, more walking around, just appreciating the great city

History of street names in Istanbul

from Hurriyet Dailynews
A new book has revealed the history, and secrets, of Istanbul?s streets.

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