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In Istanbul, a Film Festival Is Heavy on Politics – NYTimes.com

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!f Istanbul opens with a documentary on nature

from Hurriyet Daily News
Istanbul Independent Film Festival opened with the screening of ?If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth…

Istanbul Biennial announces curator

from Hurriyet Daily News
The 13th Istanbul Biennial will be held in the fall of 2013 under the curatorship of Fulya Erdemci..


Istanbul Film Festival to honor veterans

Hurriyet Daily News (press release)

The 31st Istanbul Film Festival’s Honorary Awards will be presented to director Ali Özgentürk, artists Ayşen Gruda and Halit Akçatepe and Turkey’s first female film critic Sevin Okyay. The festival will take place between March 31 and April 15

In Istanbul, a Film Festival Is Heavy on Politics

New York Times (blog)

The !f Istanbul International Independent Film Festival opens on Thursday with several movies that touch on controversial issues. It will screen more than 80 movies for an estimated 55000 viewers in Istanbul, and many of the films examine matters like



Istanbul Biennial announces curator

Hurriyet Daily News (press release)

The 13th Istanbul Biennial will be held in the fall of 2013 under the curatorship of Fulya Erdemci, the current director of SKOR | Foundation For Art and Public Domain in Amsterdam, according to an announcement. Erdemci is a curator and writer based in

The first Istanbul Design Biennial adopted “Imperfection” as its theme

Focus on Travel News

The first edition of the Istanbul Design Biennial will be held from 13 October to 12 December 2012 by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (IKSV) under the co-sponsorship of Eren Holding, Koray Group of Companies, Vestel and VitrA.

Istanbul to host photo exhibition depicting Khojaly genocide


A photo exhibition marking the Khojaly genocide will be held in a central square inIstanbul on Feb.17-19. The exhibition will be held within the campaign “Justice for Khojaly” with the support of Azerbaijani Students, the Alumni International Forum



Quiet market traders? Istanbul may as well just install vending machines | Paul Smith

from World news: Turkey | guardian.co.uk by Paul Smith
A shouting ban is crazy, as markets are meant to be noisy places ? you should have heard my grandfather sell his wares


Istanbul hopeful, Rome out of the Olympic race
Hurriyet Daily News (press release)
Turkish National Olympic Committee presents Istanbul’s bid for the 2020 Olympic Games hosting on the deadline day, with senior bid official Hasan Arat hopeful that it can end better than previous bids. The submission comes a day after Rome pulls out of



Italian artist visits Istanbul for show
Hurriyet Daily News (press release)
Artist Claudio Orlandi visits Istanbul for his 14th solo exhibition, with Gallery Espas in Nişantaşı hosting some of his works until the end of February. Orlandi is one of the most popular artists among Turkish collectors Italian artist Claudio Orlandi



Istanbul to host the 2012 FIA General Assembly
The Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) has announced that their 2012 General Assembly meeting and award ceremony would take place in Istanbul at the beginning of December. The FIA General Assembly meeting will continue for five days with


7 Reasons to Invest in Istanbul in 2012
PR Web (press release)
Istanbul was one of the best performing city markets last year,http://www.colordarcy.com reveal their 7 reasons why Istanbul will again be one of the best cities to invest 2012. A range of favourable economic and local conditions have fallen into


The Best Places to Profit from Istanbul Property
PR Web (press release)
Istanbul property was one the star performers in 2011 and early indications are this will continue in 2012. In one of the world’s largest cities finding the best places to invest is no easy task. To simplify the process for investors


Dutch art, Turkish photography in İstanbul Modern’s new shows
Sunday’s Zaman
İstanbul Modern opened two new exhibitions this week, presenting art lovers in the city with a chance to see selections from two rich collections — one from the Netherlands and one from Turkey. The first show, set to run until May 6 at the museum’s

Three exhibitions | e-flux
By Istanbul Modern
İstanbul Museum of Modern Art collaborates with Netherlands’ world famous Museum Boijmans van Beuningen in order to celebrate 400 years of diplomatic relations between Netherlands and Turkey. The collaboration of two museums .

ALAN İstanbul opens new gallery with self-portrait collection
Sunday’s Zaman
Artists Arda Yalkın (above) and Barış Sarıbaş are two of the artists who interpret the concept of self-portraiture in the exhibition ?Otoportre,? which runs until March 3 at ALAN İstanbul in İstanbul’sBeyoğlu. (PHOTOs Sunday’s Zaman) Self-portraiture

One of China’s largest law firms opens office in İstanbul
Sunday’s Zaman
Yingke, one of the largest law firms in China, and the fastest growing law firm in Asia, announced on Friday that it has opened an office in İstanbul. The office in İstanbul will be jointly operated with the reputable Çektir & Başarı law firm.

Istanbul hosts photo exhibition “Justice for Khojaly”
Turkish press has published an article about photo exhibition held within ‘Justice of Khojaly’ campaign in the Istanbul’s Taksim underground station. The article was published in Turkish ‘Hurriyet’ newspaper. Note that the exhibition is organized by

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