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Istanbul city break guide
An essential guide to Istanbul, Turkey, including insider’s advice on the city’s best hotels, attractions, bars, shops and restaurants from our expert, Terry Richardson. Without a shadow of a doubt, Istanbul ? like London, New York or Paris ? is one of

“Istanbul” becomes most popular name for newborn girls in Somalia
Trend News Agency
Parents are frequently naming their newborn girls “Istanbul” in sign of gratitude for Turkey’s active support to resolve the humanitarian crisis in Somalia. “Now,”Istanbul” is the most popular name in this African country,” the Turkish Prime Minister

All colors of Istanbul streets slowly losing their brightness
Hurriyet Daily News
If Istanbul were a sky, there is little doubt that its famous Beyoğlu district would be a rainbow thanks to the diversity of colors existing side by side. Walking along the district’s iconic İstiklal Avenue, one can see a number of surreal

Demonstrators protesting anti-PKK operations clash with police in İstanbul
Today’s Zaman
A pro-Kurdish demonstrator sits to block the main road during a protest against Turkish air strikes over northern Iraq in central İstanbul on Aug. 21, 2011. (Photo: Reuters) Demonstrators protesting strikes on Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) targets in

Istanbul, Cross, Crescent and Spires w/Video
Istanbul is twice the size of New York city, and is remarkably free of crime ? safer, perhaps, than most major American cities. And if you’ve never been to a Middle Eastern metropolis, this may be the one to visit first. Hopefully, your first glimpse

New İstanbul Aquarium has already become a top attraction

Today’s Zaman

The İstanbul Aquarium, the world’s biggest thematic aquarium with its 15000 species of fish, opened in June and has already become one of the top attractions in the city. The İstanbul Metropolitan Municipality launched the İstanbul Aquarium project,

İstanbul, city of music festivals

Today’s Zaman

Since the time I started writing critiques about classical music concerts in İstanbul for Today’s Zaman in 2009, I’ve often thought I would like to write a perspective piece about how my foreigner’s eyes see the big picture. Since I moved to İstanbul

Istanbul’s new contemporary art platform: ‘Art Beat Istanbul’

Hurriyet Daily News

Art Beat, debuting as a new contemporary art platform in Istanbul, will be organized for the first time in September. The art fair, which will bring together both Turkish and international galleries under the same roof, also coincides with the 12th


Istanbul lacks coordination despite the quake warnings

Hurriyet Daily News

Twelve years after Turkey’s devastating Marmara earthquake killed tens of thousands, coordination between local Istanbul municipalities for another temblor is still lacking, according to an official from Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality’s Disaster


Popular demand keeps Colombian art in İstanbul

Today’s Zaman

The exhibition ?On the Territory: Contemporary Art in Colombia? currently on show at Gallery 1 of the Santralİstanbul contemporary art complex will remain in İstanbul for an extended period due to an unanticipated level of interest

New Istanbul bridge sparks criticism
The National
ISTANBUL // Sitting on a bench in a small park on the shores of the Golden Horn in Istanbul earlier this month, Sahdi Gunduz looked out over the water, where giant floating cranes were driving long steel pipes into the sea bed.

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