Istanbul news roundup. Istanbul tower block on fire without human casualties…

Istanbul Tower Block Ablaze

Wall Street Journal

A large fire ripped through a 42-storey tower block in a central Istanbul district, sending thick smoke billowing into the air and debris falling to the ground as fire crews fought the blaze.

Fire crews extinguish blaze at Istanbul tower block

Chicago Tribune

ISTANBUL (Reuters) – A large fire broke out in a 42-storey tower block in central Istanbul on Tuesday, sending thick smoke billowing into the air before firefighters extinguished the blaze, and there were no reports of casualties, officials said.

Raw video: Fire breaks out in Istanbul high-rise

Washington Post

A fire broke out in a high-rise building in Istanbul on Tuesday but officials said there were no casualties.

Details, Istanbul

Washington Post

Where to go and what to know when carpet shopping in Istanbul.

The magic of carpet shopping in Istanbul

Washington Post

Carpet-shopping in Istanbul is a grand pastime, and the best part is that you don’t have to buy

Chic Shopping in Istanbul

New York Times

NISANTASI is Istanbul’s trendiest shopping district, as well as the birthplace of the Nobel Prize-winning author Orhan Pamuk. And Abdi Ipekci Caddesi is its most glamorous street, though, like much of Mr. Pamuk’s work, it has a dark side. It is named

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July 16, 2012 | Comments (0). A reader has sent us details of a job that went wrong last week inIstanbul taking a man’s life and damaging a large crane. Istanbul

Depth of Field
Harvard Crimson
ISTANBUL, Turkey?As much as I believe in photographs?in the power of an image to get across some essential truth or indescribable beauty, or something like that?in Istanbul I realize that there are moments in life that cannot be replicated on film

Istanbul bourse best performer year-to-date
Hurriyet Daily News
Turkey has continued to separate itself from debt-ridden Western economies with its high performing Istanbul Stock Exchange (İMKB), on the back of higher growth rates and other positive macroeconomic data.

Istanbul for travellers with limited mobility
We are planning four or five days in Istanbul in September or October but are unsure whether to stay in Sultanahmet or the Beyoglu/Taksim Square area. We have read that Sultanahmet is cobbled and my wife might have some mobility problems if there are

Your Next City Break | Istanbul – Esquire – Style and Substance
By Essane
Esquire travel guru Tom Barber hits Europe’s newest party hotspot. — Once reserved for genteel cultural mini-breaks, the ancient metropolis of Istanbul is beginning to rival Berlin and New York in the party-city

A Beautiful Blend of East and West in Istanbul
I’ve recently returned from a long weekend in Istanbul to celebrate my mother’s birthday. As a link between East and West, Europe and Asia, this city is particularly relevant to me as an American living in Abu Dhabi; it comfortably.

10 Istanbul Museums to Experience
Tips from the T-List
Santral Istanbul is one of Istanbul Bilgi University’s campuses, and by far it is the best and most fun one. It has lovely, wide green areas, a concert venue, several posh (as well as modest) restaurants, a Starbucks, a residence, the education …

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