The festival will run from Feb. 17 to 27 in Istanbul and from March 2 to 6 in Ankara.
an Istanbul news roundup
The plan to make Beyoglu ? Istanbul?s nightlife district ? which is also one of its venerable old multi-cultural neighborhoods into what appears to be a theme park for tourism has led to protests and a lawsuit by residents trying to stop it. (click here)
Katherine Ammirati currently works as a legal intern in Istanbul. Her interests include the art of conversation, urban culture, and city life. She will be back.
The other day, as the conversation neared the limits of my Turkish, a new acquaintance asked me whether I went out on the weekends. I told him yes, and he made a face. ?The Istanbul nightlife is terrible,? he told me. ?I?m so sick of it?there?s nowhere to go.?
New developments and renovation in the ancient city have displaced traditional communities
Istanbul’s year as European capital of culture ended last December much as it had started, disregarded by a city too huge to really come to grips with the event. The 600 exhibitions, concerts and attractions certainly stimulated artistic creation, speeding up the launch of museums and galleries, and positioning the city on the global arts scene. “Istanbul has been revitalised. And we welcomed 8 million tourists,” boasts Kadir Topbas, the leader of the urban area council.
Global tourism fair opens doors in Istanbul
Hurriyet Daily News
The East Mediterranean International Travel and Tourism Exhibition, or EMITT 2011, the world’s sixth biggest tourism expo, opens its doors in Istanbul on
Massacre of Stray dogs in Istanbul – CNN iReport
Undercover footage recorded at the Kadir Topbas Hasdal Municipal shelter in Istanbul. Since Let’s Adopt! uncovered the scandal these images have travelled
Microloan facility launched in Istanbul’s Bağcılar : Microfinance …
By Microfinance Africa
Emine Çiçek, one of the first women entrepreneurs in Istanbul to use microloans, also attended the ceremony. Çiçek said she took a loan of 1000 liras, which was used in the textile sector. ?I am producing and selling underwear and
Museums in İstanbul earn near TL 90 mln last year
İstanbul’s museums and historical areas attracted a total of 11.66 million visitors in 2010 with a total turnover of TL 90 million
Audio story: Istanbul. The place to be
Southeast European Times
By Justin Vela for Southeast European Times in Istanbul — 11/02/11 There are many reasons for people in their 20s to move to Istanbul
Istanbul’s Inci sweetshop faces a bitter ending
Inci Pastanesi, the famous sweetshop in Istanbul’s Beyoglu shopping and entertainment district, may be forced to close. ISTANBUL // One of Istanbul’s mos
Class, our topic for today is İstanbul
Class, our topic for today is İstanbul. You can take notes if you wish. But if you ask me, I prefer that you make a good note of this lesson in your minds
|A little bit of Sundance comes to Istanbul for !f
Hurriyet Daily News
Turkey’s one and only independent international film festival, !f Istanbul, kicks off next Thursday. To mark its 10th year, the festival is collaborating
Istanbul | At the crossroads
And tonight I take a walk down this street of dreams: Istanbul’s iconic Istiklal Caddesi, or Independence Avenue. ?Tesekkürler canim, thanks my dear,? I smile at the young gypsy girl who sells second-hand books near the Ataturk statue at Taksim Square