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Istanbul: As Seen By Instagram | Adventurous Kate

Istanbul is an insanely photogenic city — mosques and minarets dotting the landscape, the Bosphorus so much bigger than it looks on a map, the cramped ……..

Tarlabaşı Boulevard: preparing for demolition

from Tarlabaşı Istanbul by Jonathan

Three weeks ago the bright yellow concrete barrier blocks were installed over night.  A few days later they were spray-painted with the ? Tarlabaşı? development logo  and the construction company ?Gap İn?aat? to the side.  The workmen started changing the layout of the road and now concrete footings are going in place along the front.

Istanbul Disaster Prevention and Education Center / Collective …
By Lidija Grozdanic
It strongly references historical, environmental and even biological diversification and friction that shaped the contemporary city of Istanbul. The geometric form dominating the building is combined with typical Turkish patterns and ornaments,


İstanbul ranks as world’s top locatıon for wedding receptions
Today’s Zaman
Newlywed couples tour the famous Sultanahmet area in İstanbul where 166000 wedding receptions took place only this year, making it the most attractive spot for such ceremonies worldwide.(PHOTO AA, Esber Okayer) According to an interesting study by



İstanbul galleries acknowledge contributions of female artists
Today’s Zaman
When a poster titled ?The Future for Turkish Women Artists as Revealed to the Guerilla Girls? was featured in 2006 as part of a pioneering exhibition ?Venice-İstanbul? curated by Rosa Martinez and Maria de Corral at the İstanbul Modern contemporary


When there’s Istanbul
The News International
Very relevant and profound would these questions be for a columnist who has the opportunity to be inIstanbul for three days ? a stopover in a journey to the United States. But I consciously decided not to probe them. In fact, the idea was to totally

Istanbul Working to Make Mosques More Female-Friendly
Voice of America
December 15, 2011 Istanbul Working to Make Mosques More Female-Friendly Dorian Jones |Istanbul InTurkey’s largest city, a revolution is occurring in its mosques. A project has been launched to make the mosques female friendly

İstanbul’s historical peninsula put under protection
Today’s Zaman
The İstanbul Metropolitan Municipality City Council has adopted a plan by the municipality’s City Planning Directorate that concerns İstanbul’s historical peninsula. The plan, which concerns the protection of the historical peninsula, the part of the


Istanbul starting to rival high-end Paris and London says Sotheby’s
A Place in the Sun
Some areas of Istanbul have become as attractive as the high-end ?marquee addresses? of London and Paris, says Turkey’s Sotheby’s International Realty General Manager Arman Özver. Özver believes that Istanbul’s location and culture gives it the ?most



Poet of Istanbul, Orhan Veli

from Istanbul-pedia by Ali Akpinar
Orhan Veli Kanik (1914-1950) was a Turkish poet, also known as the poet of Istanbul who started Garip movement in Turkish poetry together with Oktay Rifat and Melih Cevdet. Garip movement symbolized a break with the conventional style of Turkish poetry and literature. Garip poets used vernacular speech and surrealist elements in their poems.

İstanbul receives 16 percent more tourists in first 11 months
Today’s Zaman
7509000 foreigner tourists visited İstanbul in the first 11 months this year, official figures say. (Photo: Today’s Zaman) The number of tourists visiting İstanbul from January through November of 2011 has increased by 16 percent compared to the same

Spatial Analysis of 5-Star Hotels in Istanbul
By repec
Turkey has achieved great success in the tourism sector which started a greater than ever trend towards hotel investments. While, new investors are entering to the market, international brands are pursuing strategies to increase their existing

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