A Tarlabaşı blog and an Istanbul news roundup

A blog that focuses on developments related to gentrification projects Tarlabaşı (Beyoğlu, Istanbul) started here.

Istanbul, historic visit of Turkish Deputy PM to Bartholomew I
Istanbul (AsiaNews) – A visit of great importance yesterday marked the conclusion of the holiday season for the Orthodox Ecumenical Patriarchate in Istanbul

Istanbul surpasses New York in cultural life, NYC transplant says
Hurriyet Daily News
Former opera singer and fashion designer, Alexandra Ivanoff definitely knows a thing or two about the thriving music scene in Istanbul

İstanbul as seen by travelers, neighborhood by neighborhood
Today’s Zaman
İstanbul is always a legendary city for travelers. With its gray domes, minarets which pierce the skies like a spear, its fortresses, hills, towers and the

Unusual photos of Istanbul at Gama Art Gallery
Hurriyet Daily News
Details of Istanbul are revealed in a new photographic exhibition at Gama Art Gallery with graphic design-oriented images portraying the urban identity of

An İstanbul New Year’s wish list
Today’s Zaman
This school project started me thinking about what would rank highest on my own personal wish list in terms of making İstanbul a more attractive travel

Spanish breeze blows in Istanbul bars
Hurriyet Daily News
Javier Rubial, a famous Spanish flamenco and jazz musician, performed a number of intimate concerts in Istanbul at the beginning of the yea

Turkey: 85 hotels are currently under construction in Istanbul
Balkans.com Business News
Dunya – Touted as the ?Best Destination of 2010? in many international publications, Istanbul has become a magnet of tourism investments in the past year

Tourism Review
Twenty years ago, Istanbul attracted mainly wondering adventurers and culture enthusiasts whose sense of comfort and safety was outplayed by sheer

Cipriani is in Istanbul | Istanbul | NileGuide
By Aysegul Surenkok
The famous Cipriani has opened its new branch in Istanbul after New York, London and Venice. There shall not be much need to dwell on aspects of Cipraini and its legendary name and brand. Those who are familiar with it are already are

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