A video: Last Saturday Night at Şükrü Saracoğlu Stadium… And an Istanbul news roundup

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Hundreds of Istanbul’s Fenerbahce football club fans clash with police

New York Daily News

AP Galatasaray players celebrate after their soccer derby match against Fenerbahce inIstanbul, Turkey, Saturday, May 12, 2012. Fenerbahce fans broke plastic chairs, throwing them and flares at police. Police used their shields to protect the players

Fenerbahce football fans riot in Istanbul after derby

BBC News

Hundreds of fans from Istanbul football club Fenerbahce have clashed with Turkish police and occupied the pitch after a title match. The team’s traditional rival, Galatasaray, won the Turkish league championship following Saturday’s goalless derby.



Fenerbahce fans fight Turkish police

Fox News

After the final whistle, hundreds of Fenerbahce fans occupied the pitch at their Sukru Saracoglu Stadium in Istanbul. Others broke off plastic chairs and threw them at police, who tried to use their shields to protect the players.

Istanbul?s new music event launches main stage line-up

from Hurriyet Daily News
The Mono Festival, a brand new music event for fans of indie music, announced the line-up for its main stage yesterday.

T-shirts illustrate Istanbul

from Hurriyet Daily News
Over a span of eight years, Mavi?s Istanbul T-Shirts Collection has been worn by millions of people. The latest member of the collection bears the signature of famed drawing artist Selçuk Demirel, who illustrates perspective of the city


Global finance firms have faith in Istanbul

from Hurriyet Daily News
Representatives of the world?s leading financial companies have expressed their full confidence..


Orhan Pamuk Opens Museum Based on His Novel in Istanbul

from NYT > Turkey by By J. MICHAEL KENNEDY
Orhan Pamuk, who won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2006, opened his ?Museum of Innocence? in Istanbul on Saturday.

Documentary makers to meet in Istanbul in June

from Hurriyet Daily News
Documentarist is preparing to celebrate its 5th anniversary June 1-6. Dutch documentary filmmaker Heddy Honigmann will be the guest of honor at the festival


Urban Sketchers: Istanbul and the Grand Bazaar

By Rene Fijten

Istanbul: waiting in the Bazaar The man on the table next to us ( I think they were a Russian couple) noticed me drawing him; when they left he bent over to me and said: “You were drawing us right? My grandfather did the same, he was always

Explore Istanbul – Gidsy

Istanbul. Perched nicely atop two continents, with a rich history dating back to the Byzantine era,Istanbul has always succeeded in mixing the old with the new.

Istanbul says it retains government backing for 2020 Olympic bid despite Euro …

Washington Post

ISTANBUL ? Istanbul’s bid for the 2020 Olympics retains full government support even as Turkey seeks to host the 2020 European soccer championship Istanbul’s Olympic bid, once seen as a potential front-runner, has come under increasing scrutiny since

Istanbul Shopping Fest woos visitors from Qatar, GCC

Gulf Times

By CP Ravindran/Istanbul Istanbul is gearing up for its second shopping festival next month, with special packages and programmes targeting people from Qatar and other GCC countries. WithIstanbul fast becoming a favourite destination of both Qatari

Turkey: best of Turkish theatre to be staged in Istanbul


(ANSAmed) – ROME, MAY 10 – The 18th edition of the Istanbul Theatre Festival kicks off today, to June 5, with the best of Turkish, and much more, productions. Modern works will be performed by Turkish groups but also from France, Germany and other

Four ways to discover Istanbul

Fox News

Straddling two continents at the gateway to the Middle East, Istanbul has been one of the world’s cosmopolitan crossroads for centuries. This Turkish metropolis, the last capital of the Ottoman Empire, boasts of medieval towers that occupy the

Finding humanism’s haven in Istanbul


A walk through Istanbul with Martin Vialon, a German scholar who is memorializing the work of Erich Auerbach, founder of comparative literature studies, who found refuge there when Turkey opened its gates to academics fleeing Nazism.

”The Museum of Innocence” ? A Declaration of Love to the City of Istanbul


Orhan Pamuk is Turkey’s most famous writer. In 2006 he also became the first ever Turkish writer to be awarded the Nobel Prize. He recently presented a very special museum to his home city of Istanbul. An interview by Aygül Cizmecioglu Your novel “The

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