the “New Istanbul” plan and an Istanbul news roundup…

In a special news at Sabah daily by Zeynel Yaman here is the plan for the New Istanbul. It will be located at the Black Sea shores of north western Istanbul with Turkey’s biggest airport etc…


and some other Istanbul news:

‘Istanbul Passage,’ a Novel by Joseph Kanon

New York Times

Now, in ?Istanbul Passage,? Kanon compounds the fraught postwar mood with a location to match. Istanbul is, at the best of times, a city divided. Weird currents drag along the chasm of the Bosporus, where Europe and Asia almost meet, and the Black Sea



Controversy rises in Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar project

from Hurriyet Daily News
A restoration project planned for Istanbul?s 550-year-old iconic…


Istanbul among top 10 congress destinations
Hurriyet Daily News (press release)
The picture shows an auditorium at the Istanbul Convention and Exhibition Center.Istanbul hosted 113 conventions last year. Hürriyet photo Istanbul retained its place on the list of the top 10 convention destinations centers in the world last year,


Extreme Sailing Series en route to Istanbul for Act 3
Boxscore News
Historic, modern and traditional ? Istanbul, the European Capital of Sport 2012, is several cities in one and the venue for Act 3 of the Extreme Sailing Series starting in just two weeks time. The teams will race from the 7-10 June, with one day of

Ban on outdoor tables in Beyoğlu loosened

from Hurriyet Daily News

Beyoğlu to host events from five continents

from Hurriyet Daily News
The 3rd International Art Dialogues, organized by Beyoğlu Municipality and Kültür Kenti Foundation, will take place between June 1 and 10 in Istanbul?s Beyoğlu.

‘Istanbul’: A Twisted Tale Of Foreign Espionage : NPR

by Turkish Digest
‘Istanbul’: A Twisted Tale Of Foreign Espionage

by NPR Staff

by Joseph Kanon

Hardcover, 404 pages | purchase

May 26, 2012

The big war is over, and the Cold War has just begun. Leon Bauer, an American tobacco man, wonders how to fit into this new world.


Coolest fest of Istanbul starts with world stars

from Hurriyet Daily News
The third edition of Istancool kicks off today featuring the leading artistic personalities from the international art, fashion, film, literature and design scenes

Istanbul to welcome world poets

from Hurriyet Daily News
The seventh Istanbul International Poetry Festival, Şiiristanbul, will begin on the night of May 29 with an opening concert by the Borusan Quartet at the Hagia Irene.


Istanbul Berlin Fest kicks off

from Hurriyet Daily News
The Berlin-Istanbul festival has begun, under the auspices of Beyoğlu Mayor Ahmet Misbah Demircan…


A week in Istanbul | Europe Forum | Fodor’s Travel Talk Forums

By chulls

Istanbul – there are words to fully describe this magnificent city. We spent a week in Istanbul in March’12. Rather than describing our experience, I will let my pictures and blog posts do the talking. Below is a link to my Istanbul posts. There are 5

‘Istanbul’: A Twisted Tale Of Foreign Espionage


Bauer and his wife, Anna, a German Jew, made it to Istanbul just before World War II began. With his US passport and fluency in German and Turkish, the tobacco man became useful to allied intelligence. But before he picks up a more peaceful life,

Hagia Sofia: Thousands Pray For Istanbul Landmark To Become Mosque

Huffington Post

By Ayla Jean Yackley ISTANBUL, May 26 (Reuters) – Thousands of devout Muslims prayed outside Turkey’s historic Hagia Sophia museum on Saturday to protest a 1934 law that bars religious services at the former church and mosque



The Istanbul Conference on Somalia | Sahel Blog

By Alex Thurston

Yesterday and today, Turkey has been hosting an international conference on Somalia in Istanbulentitled ?Preparing Somalia’s Future: Goals for 2015.? The conference is a sequel to one held in Turkey in 2010, and a sequel of sorts to the

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