Istanbul one of the shortlisted for 2020 Games

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Tokyo, Madrid, Istanbul shortlisted for 2020 Games

Fox News

Quebec City, QC ? Tokyo, Madrid and Istanbul have made the short list of cities bidding to host the 2020 Summer Olympics, the IOC said Wednesday. Two applicant cities — Azerbaijan’s Baku and Qatar’s Doha — failed to make the list.


Istanbul’s Transformation Puts Pressure On Water Sources

Journal of Turkish Weekly

Istanbul’s rapid population growth, greater consumption associated with modern life, illegal housing around major reservoirs, pollution by industrial sites as well as large urbanisation projects are putting the city’s water sources under pressure.

Beach Clubs & Swimming Pools in Istanbul

from Istanbul-pedia by Ali Akpinar

Greek radio back in Istanbul
Hurriyet Daily News (press release)
Following a half-century break the Anatolian Greek community of Istanbul launches its radio station called Iho Tis Polis (Voice of the City). ‘We received more than 5000 clicks within two weeks,’ its founder says The first question directed to us is

Under the spell of Istanbul

New Straits Times

By Rizauddin Ibrahim | [email protected] 0 comments AHH… historicIstanbul! This crosses my mind the moment I lay my eyes on classic Ottoman buildings and the architecturally European-flavoured ones set along the shores of the Golden Horn.

A mosaic of Istanbul at the turn of the 20th century

from Hurriyet Daily News
Photographs taken by two Istanbul Greeks at the beginning of the 20th century will be displayed in an exhibition opening today at the Şişmanoglio Megaro.

Istanbul’s Beyazıt Tower to become a museum

from Hurriyet Daily News
Beyazıt Tower, which was used as a fire-watch tower in the Ottoman Empire, has been restored and may possibly become a museum in the future.

Stevie Wonder in Istanbul

by Turkish Digest
Stevie Wonder in Istanbul

A deity of the jazz genre, a magnate of Motown and the singer of soul, Stevie Wonder will electrify Istanbul audiences for the first time this summer! A legend in his own time, the Motown ?whiz kid? launched his career at the age 13 with the song ?Fingertips Pt.2.? Wonder?s compositions, vocal harmonies, and use of synthesizers revolutionized music in the following decades, leaving no part of the industry untouched.

Dutch Masters Travel to Istanbul

New York Times (blog)

Turkey and the Netherlands are celebrating 400 years of diplomatic relations this year, and for Istanbul, that means compelling additions to the cultural calendar, including a major exhibit of Dutch Masters at the Sakip Sabanci Museum.

Istanbul 2020 Olympic Games Priority For Turkey

Hasan Arat, a leading member of Istanbul 2020, confirmed Tuesday that the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games remain priority number one for Turkey and its government. Arat is a member of the Istanbul 2020 delegation attending the SportAccord Conference


What to eat in Istanbul

In addition to being a cultural, religious and historical capital of the world, Istanbul, formerly Constantinople, is a food lover’s paradise. Get the skinny on what local specialties to try while you’re there. While exploring the incredible churches

Best Destination Cooking Classes: Paris, Rio, Istanbul, More (PHOTOS)

Daily Beast

For many, trying out local cuisines is a major highlight of any trip. But why stop at just eating the food? Make a pit stop at these recreational cooking schools in some of the world’s most exciting food destinations so you can continue to chow down on


Istanbul stirs passion with ban on shouting in open-air market

Public Radio International PRI

It’s the Saturday market in Istanbul’s Besiktas neighborhood. Yuksel Ozevin is singing about his pomegranates. Soft as compared with some of his colleagues. There’s a new noise ordiance in town, demanding the vendors keep their voices low. No shouting.


High End Or Low End Istanbul Property?

PR Web (press release)

With the lifting of restrictions on foreign ownership of Turkey property coming into force in the second quarter of 2012 (Source: Gyoder) expects the price ofIstanbul property to rise significantly. This means now is a good time to buy

Daniel Craig’s Casual Istanbul Arrival

The Gossip Girls

Busy promoting his newest film, Daniel Craig was spotted leaving the Istanbul Ataturk AirportIstanbul, Turkey yesterday afternoon (May 20). The 44-year-old actor made his way through the building with a large crew looking casual in sneakers and a pair


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