Erdogan gave a speech today in which he outlined a plan to move the Istanbul Stock Exchange to the Asian-side suburb of Ateşehir, in order to create some sort of Banking Center Suburb?a State-run Maslak of sorts, I suppose. It?s all a bit rudimentary at this point.
Bianet posted a lovely exhibit of paintings of Istanbul by children. Here?s one. Click here for more.
O city of Istanbul, priceless and peerless!
I would sacrifice all Persia for one of your stones! 
One piece of jewel between two seas
Justified if compared to the light of the universal sun
Bu şehr-i Sitanbul ki bî-misl ü bahadır
Bir sengine yekpâre Âcem mülkü fedâdır
Bir gevher-i yekpâre iki bahr arasında
Hurşid-i cihan tâb ile tartılsa sezâdır. 
The last of İstanbul’s human beasts of burden — ‘hamals’
He explains in a slightly jokingly way how it was that he moved from Adıyaman to İstanbul and began this profession. ?We were hungry in the village
US expat provides a peek at burlesque in Istanbul
Hurriyet Daily News
Regularly nicknamed ‘Blade’ and ‘Michael Jackson’ on the streets, Triston is also working on his second publication about living in Istanbul.
Best 10 Must See Attractions In Istanbul
Istanbul is the largest city in Turkey. It is historically identified with the name of Constantinople.This city is based on two continents- Asia and Europe. It is visited from far more than 100 000 tourists each year.
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A foreigner who wants to discover all of the beauty and attractions in İstanbul is very likely to be overwhelmed by the large population of this city and