Istanbul news roundup. FSM bridge repair ends, The weather is still hot and humid (!)

FSM bridge repair ends in İstanbul

from Hurriyet Daily News
Maintenance work on Istanbul?s cross-continental Fatih Sultan Mehmet (FSM) Bridge..

Istanbul’s migration profile lesser-educated
Hurriyet Daily News
Development Minister Cevdet Yılmaz’s response to the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) Istanbul deputy Ali Torlak’s parliamentary question about ?migration to Istanbuland the problems stemming from it? revealed some interesting data. ?The population


New Metro Line Boosts Istanbul 2020

The Line M4 links Kadikoy station, near the proposed Istanbul 2020 “Port Cluster” of Olympic venues, with Kartal, 22 km further south, and has a capacity of 70000 passengers per hour per direction. Istanbul 2020 bid leader Hasan Arat said, “this Metro

More Than “One Minute”

from Mavi Boncuk by M.A.M

THE first metro line on the Asian side of Istanbul was officially inaugurated today by Turkish Prime Minister Mr Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and the Mayor of Istanbul Mr Kadir Topbaş.

Line M4 links Kadiköy station w



Turkish PM inaugurates Istanbul subway

Global Times

17, 2012. Photo: Xinhua. Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan inaugurated the first metro line on the Asian side of Istanbul on Friday, saying that Turkey will build subways. Stressing that the line would make a huge contribution to Turkish

2012 Chess Olympiad starts soon in Istanbul

St. Louis Beacon

The 2012 Summer Olympics have ended, but the 40th World Chess Olympiad is right around the corner, beginning Aug. 28 in Istanbul, Turkey. The United States will be a contender in both the open and women’s competition in this biennial event dating back

Quds Day demos held in Istanbul, other Turkish cities

Press TV

Crowds of people gathered in Istanbul on Friday to stand up for the rights of the oppressed Palestinians. Quds Day demonstrations were also held in Ankara and other cities in Turkey. The demonstrators carried placards and chanted anti-US and anti

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Where to Stay in Istanbul, Turkey

5 Istanbul hotels for Travel Belles to rest their heads.

Istanbul transit grows with new rail channels

from Hurriyet Daily News
Istanbul?s new M4 metro line opened for use yesterday. It runs a 26-kilometer, 16-station route between Kadıköy and Kartal, on the city?s Asian side.


Dubai, Istanbul top Eid destinations

Saudi Gazette

?Only two destinations are remaining ? Dubai in the Arab world and Istanbul has replaced Beirut and Cairo. Meanwhile, Malaysia still tops the list of Asian destinations for Saudi travelers and the number of Saudi travelers to Europe has witnessed an

Dreaming in Ottoman

Wall Street Journal

TEATIME IN ISTANBUL IS NOT OFTEN a Proustian moment. It is hardly Proustian at all, in fact. But in the palatial home of Serdar Gülgün in Cengelköy, on the Asian side of the Bosphorus, that precious adjective earns its keep. The slender, boyishly

Feist brings her sultry singing style to Istanbul
Hurriyet Daily News
Four-time Grammy award nominee, Canadian singer-songwriter Feist will cap off the city’s summer concert season with her first-ever Istanbul performance in one of the most anticipated events of the summer. Feist will bring her sultry, indie-rock styling



The Father of Turkish Graffiti


Instead we met at Starbucks, in Istanbul’s wealthy and graffiti-less Bebek district. The place was posh, three stories tall with a wooden terrace protruding right over the waters of the Bosphorus. Even though it was late in the evening, the coffee

Istanbul airport sees record traffic

Hurriyet Daily News

Atatürk Airport broke its air traffic record Aug. 17 when a total of 1,127 planes took off and landed at the transportation hub during the end of Ramadan, according to the General Directorate of State Airports (DHMİ). A total of 558 planes landed and

The Istanbul Skyline, in Candles

The Atlantic Cities

Istanbul, that wondrous metropolis that connects East and West across two continents, is famed for its intricate and evocative skyline, filled with minarets, domes, Ottoman mosques, and Byzantine turrets. Amsterdam-based designer Siba Sahabi has now

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Efforts for Istanbul?s third airport heat up

from Hurriyet Daily News
The Transport Ministry will announce the tender date for a third airport…


Istanbul: A City of Mosques | Semester at Sea

Mosques dominate the skyline in Istanbul. Dusk is the time when devoted Muslims break the Ramadan fast as they hear the call to prayer. Students toured many



Bibliopole aficionados to gather in Beyoğlu

from Hurriyet Daily News
Istanbul?s Beyoğlu Municipality will bring book collectors and rare book dealers together at the sixth Beyoğlu Bibliopole Festival between Sept. 25 and Oct. 14.


Legendary rock band to perform in Istanbul

from Hurriyet Daily News
Frontman of the British folk rock band Jethro Tull, a group famous for their flute infused music, will perform in Istanbul at Küçükçiflik Park on Sept. 10

Research and Markets: City Travel Briefing: Istanbul. International And …

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Euromonitor International’s City Travel Briefing: Istanbul report offers a comprehensive guide to this dynamic city destination. It reviews inbound, domestic and outbound tourism flows along with the main categories of travel accommodation

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