“Istanbul Through The Lens Of Mustafa Seven” and more Istanbul news…

Instagram Spotlight: Istanbul Through The Lens Of Mustafa Seven (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post

This week we are featuring Mustafa Seven, a professional photographer whose raw photographs of different walks of life in Istanbul drive us wild. Scroll down for a slideshow. HP: Tell us about where are you from and what is your ‘day job’.



Headscarves in Istanbul

Huffington Post (blog)

I love Istanbul. A few friends had recommended it to me but I had no idea how truly welcoming and wonderful this city would be. My preconceptions about Istanbul — that it was unwelcoming, prone to religious extremism, third world



WEF in Istanbul: Turkey, risk and Grexit

Financial Times (blog)

Istanbul has been swarming this week with delegates from the World Economic Forum, gathered at an event that underlines Turkey’s aspirations to play a bigger role in the world. The meeting is officially addressing the Middle East, North Africa and

Istanbul tour guide and/or driver | Europe Forum | Fodor’s Travel …

By marosen

Hello, I’m going to Istanbul for 5 days later this month and am looking for recommendations for a great, pleasant, English speaking driver. I’ll be traveling alone but am not crazy about the idea of getting a tour guide so am thinking that a

Istanbul – street soccer | Flickr – Photo Sharing!

Istanbul – street soccer. … This photo was taken on May 27, 2012 in İhsaniye, Umraniye, Istanbul, TR. 1 view 0 comments 0 favorites 0 galleries

LOCAL – Istanbul’s conquest to be marked with events

The 559th anniversary of the capture of Constantinople by the Ottoman Empire will be marked with a number of events held in the city today.

Davos Goes to Istanbul as Erdogan Seeks to Assert Regional Role


By Emre Peker on June 03, 2012 Three years after Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan stormed out of the World Economic Forum in Davos, vowing never to return, he has invited the organization toIstanbul as part of Turkey’s bid for regional leadership.

Istanbul Conference Wraps Up, Communiqué Released


Istanbul ? World leaders gathered in the past tow-days at Istanbul II conference, made a declaration to Somali’s future. 1. The Second Istanbul Conference on Somalia, under the theme “Preparing Somalia’s Future: Goals for 2015,” took place on 31st May

Turkey Plans Giant Istanbul Mosque for All to See, Erdogan Says


Turkey commissioned a ?giant mosque? to sit atop an Istanbul peak that will be visible from everywhere in the city of 15 million, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said. The Islamic house of worship is one of six new mosques planned for the eastern

Unlike stuffy Davos, in Istanbul the powerful wait their turn
The National
In my (admittedly limited) experience, 
Istanbul is a far better venue for a World Economic Forum (WEF) than Davos. The Swiss Alpine resort is, of course, the birthplace of the WEF and its spiritual home but it must rank as the most impractical place on

When Twitter Sleeps: Comparing NYC, Tokyo, Istanbul, and São Paulo
The Atlantic
The graphic above shows tweet volume a five-minute increments throughout 2011 for New York City, Tokyo, 
Istanbul, and Sao Paulo, painting a picture of when people around the world are tweeting, sleeping, and waking up. A few noticeable trends: People

Talking Turkey

Chicago Tribune

ISTANBUL, Turkey ? The first rule of shopping in the centuries-old markets of Istanbul is this: The asking price is merely a suggestion. In fact, it’s barely a suggestion. A price is equivalent to a declaration that a merchant is open for business

Italy-Turkey group leads in Istanbul bridge bid


Turkey says a Turkish-Italian consortium has made the best offer in a tender for the construction of a third bridge over Istanbul’s Bosporus Strait. Transport Minister Binali Yildirim said Tuesday a joint venture between Turkey’s Ictas construction

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