“Istanbul tempts new wave of property investors” but prices never seems to fall… Istanbul news roundup…

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Istanbul tempts new wave of property investors


ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Perched on the edge of a wasteland earmarked to become a financial district on Istanbul’s Asian side, the curved facades of five massive luxury tower blocks sparkle in the sunshine, the centerpiece of a sprawling new residential


An Introduction to Istanbul — Old and New | StarTribune.com

by Turkish Digest
An Introduction to Istanbul — Old and New
Posted by: Amy Lohmann Updated: September 16, 2012 – 1:32 PM

Merhaba! Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Amy Lohmann and I?m a junior at St. Olaf College, which is located in the quaint Southeastern Minnesota town of Northfield. For the next few months I will be traveling as a part of the St. Olaf College program ?Term in the Middle East,? where 16 of us will journey to Turkey, Morocco, Egypt and Israel.

The Other Most Exciting City in the World
Elite Traveler Website
As you pass through the ancient city walls history greets you and the ancient mosques, palaces, and markets of Sultanahmet remind us that Istanbul has been a world capital for centuries. Most tourists spend the bulk of their time in this old part of

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from Mavi Boncuk by M.A.M
IN MEMORIAM Serge Spitzer (1951?2012)

Serge Spitzer, a Romanian-born New York-based artist known for his labyrinths of installations that explore the ways in which the passage of time influences public space and, subsequently, shared reality and collective memory, has passed away at the age of sixty-one. Spitzer also utilizes sculpture, works on paper, photography, and video to reflect on these issues. He has participated in a variety of international exhibitions, notably Documenta and the Venice Biennale, and his work is represented in a number of public and private collections including the Neue Nationalgalerie, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Menil Collection.

‘Taken 2’ pans Istanbul in raw normalcy for its high-octane action scenes
Philippine Star
MANILA, Philippines – Olivier Megaton who helms Liam Neeson’s sequel starrer ?Taken 2? pannedIstanbul with a fast-moving crew that’s rarely done on this sort of scale of a movie. The director has stripped the crew to its bare essentials and took them .

Istanbul, Turkey: in search of the city’s Roman past
It’s easy to forget all this when you arrive in modern Istanbul, its skyline dominated by minarets, your day punctuated by the muezzin’s call to prayer. But, if you look out for it, the city’s Roman skeleton pokes up through the Islamic skin all over



The Clone Wars of Istanbul


The entrance to the Markafoni offices were vast and empty. They were on the outskirts of Istanbul, somewhere even the cab driver could not find. The reception desk was new, the Marcafoni logo behind it still factory polished, and the expanse of .

No risk of boredom in exotic, wonderful Istanbul

Vancouver Sun

For the first-time visitor, the ideal place to stay in Istanbul is in Sultanahmet, more commonly known as the old city centre. There, you’ll be within walking distance or a short cab ride of most of the city’s key tourist attractions, and you can

Gay Travel: Istanbul’s Culinary Scene


This metropolis, however, is a center of haute cuisine — which is not only proof of Turkey’s cultural dominence in the region, but Istanbul’s firm identity as an sophisticated international city. Off Taksim Square in central Istanbul, near the gay

Let Istanbul host the 2020 Olympics


Left with a short list of three bidders, the International Olympic Committee would do well to reject Madrid and Tokyo and choose Istanbul, the metropolis of minarets, skyscrapers, Byzantine monasteries, Ottoman-era markets, and 15 million people who

Chess Olympians demand recognition after Istanbul feat

The Guardian Nigeria

MEMBERS of the country’s team to the just concluded 40th World Chess Olympiad in Istanbul, Turkey, have called on the National Sports Commission (NSC) and the Presidency to extend the recognition being given to the London 2012 Paralympians and the

Bilim ve Sanat Vakfi in Istanbul organizes Ottoman Numismatics Seminars. Dr.

Sadi S. Kucur from Marmara University introduces the issues like money-coins

and medals as historical sources for four weeks  starting from Sept. 22, on

Saturdays- two hours each- for free.

Here is the detailed info and application link:


A Cultural Revival in Istanbul

Condé Nast Traveler

These days, Istanbul is no longer just the spot where Europe meets Asia; it is a creative mishmash of civilizations, eras, classes, and ways of life?as if someone had dribbled bits of Berlin and New York and Barcelona onto a seaside Islamic wonderland

Turkey Plans ‘Wall Street of Istanbul’


It may not look like much now. But after $2.6 billion is plowed into a bare plot of ground in Atasehir over the next three years, the Istanbul suburb will be transformed into a sparkling ménage of high-rise buildings, a symbol of Turkey’s resumption of

Istanbul in 3 days | Europe Forum | Fodor’s Travel Talk Forums

By valerieg

Staying in Istanbul in Sultanahmet Oct 27-31 with 3 full days on a Sunday Monday and Tuesday. Monday is a tough day with sites closed so looking for itinerary suggestions. Will do a full day tour on Sunday seeing the main tourist sites, Blue

So klingt Istanbul – Neue Musik aus der Türkei | Kultur 21


Verkehrschaos und lebendiges Metropolenleben dort, wo Orient und Okzident verschmelzen – inIstanbul: Der türkische Komponist Mehmet Erhan Tanman hat aus dem Klang der Stadt ein Werk komponiert – Traffic. Premiere wird es beim Beethovenfest in

An Introduction to Istanbul — Old and New

Minneapolis Star Tribune (blog)

Merhaba! Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Amy Lohmann and I’m a junior at St. Olaf College, which is located in the quaint Southeastern Minnesota town of Northfield. For the next few months I will be traveling as a part of the St. Olaf College

Chinese contemporary art exhibition kicks off in Istanbul
A visitor looks at a piece of artwork by Chinese artist Xu Bing at Museum of Modern Art in Istanbul, Turkey, on Sept. 20, 2012. The Chinese contemporary art exhibition kicked off here on Thursday. The exhibition is set to run through Nov. 25. (Xinhua

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