At 6 pm. A view of a metrobus station… Istanbul news roundup…

Saat 18 gibi bir metrobüs durağı… by Nurdan Saka

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Monumental: Istanbul’s Dazzling Architecture


Istanbul makes all the latest travel hot lists, for good reason. Domed mosques, topped with fairy-tale minarets, anchor scores of neighborhood squares where prayer calls echo down cobbled lanes. Boats of every size navigate the Bosporus Strait, where

The Truth About Istanbul – One Of The Hottest New Financial Centers In The world
Business Insider
The city of Istanbul flanks both sides of the Bosporus straight, which connects the Mediterranean to the Black Sea, and for millennia has been a waterway of great strategic importance. The Bosporus also serves as a barrier between Asia and Europe



Making City Istanbul


Inspired by the IABR’s approach, architect Emre Arolat, the curator of Musibet, invited the IABR to present its working method and three key projects – the Test Sites in Rotterdam, São Paulo and Istanbul – in the form of a new, small exhibition: a

Where to eat in Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar
The Guardian (blog)
We like to think of Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar ? open since 1461 ? as the world’s oldest shopping mall. If that’s the case, shouldn’t the Grand Bazaar be home to the world’s oldest food court? That may be stretching the analogy a little too far, but for

Meyhane, Taverns in Istanbul

from Istanbul-pedia by Ali Akpinar


Istanbul a brand name in entertainment sector
Hurriyet Daily News
The market value of large-scale live music events has increased 500 percent in the last 10 years making Istanbul, which hosts most of these events, a brand name in the entertainment sector. Turkey hosts over 1,000 live music and entertainment events

Fishing in Istanbul

Southeast European Times

Istanbul ? and before that, Constantinople ? has long depended on local fishing in the Bosphorus for both its economic and nutritional needs. At all hours of the day, fishermen can be seen lining the shore and the Galata Bridge, which connects the old

Pera Palace: Istanbul’s hot-spot hotel

Istanbul is a wonderful city for walking as much as it is a slow boat trip along the Bosphorus past the yali ? old wooden (and expensive) summer homes ? or a visit to Topkapi Palace, with its plane-shaded courtyards and Sultan’s harem rooms. For dining

A Man-Made, Net-Zero Energy Island Off the Coast of Istanbul
The Atlantic Cities
This year Istanbul Design Week goes back to the future with a very ambitious project: HavvAda, a cutting-edge net-positive-energy residential island conceptualized by New York-based Studio Dror. Turkish developer Serdar Inan has commissioned the



Istanbul, An Enchanting Paradise – For Cats


ISTANBUL – Mornings around nine, when shop owners on Galip Dede Street open their doors, dozens of cats appear out of nowhere. They know it’s breakfast time. Not right away: the men first have to unpack new merchandise, stock the shelves, and check

?Half of Istanbul homes are not quake resistant?

from Hurriyet Daily News

As the countdown to the start of Turkey?s massive urban transformation process.

Postcard from Istanbul: An impressive, energetic city

Istanbul is very metropolitan, very friendly for English speakers, and massive in size. There are 10 different tours available to those interested in exploring it. I took two of them and feel as if I didn’t even scratch the surface on what was a

Gary Washburn’s postcard from Istanbul

As the week progresses, you get accustomed to the culture and the lifestyle in Turkey. I get excited when I see an American movie on the hotel television, even though it’s in Azerbaijani and I have to try to remember what Danny Glover was saying to Joe

12 firms apply for Istanbul power grid

from Hurriyet Daily News

Turkey?s Privatization Administration has announced that it has received 12 applications for the privatization of Boğaziçi Elektrik.

Local firms to bid for Istanbul F1 track

from Hurriyet Daily News
A number of local companies have obtained authorization to join a tender for Turkey?s idle car race track, Istanbul Park.


Istanbul 2020: Turkish tourism market a real magnet for the bid

Sports Features Communications

October 3 ? The Istanbul 2020 bid reports stellar tourism numbers for the first eight months of 2012 counting 22 million foreign visitors to the country which tops last year’s numbers by over half a million. Despite the global recession people are

Hay at Istanbul Literature Festival: Ian Rankin: I don’t feel trapped by crime …
Discussing crime novels on the second day of the Istanbul Tanpinar Literature Festival with Finnish writer Leena Lehtonlainen, Rankin said that when he retired his most famous character, Inspector Rebus in 2007, his wife pointed out to him he could do



Istanbul to celebrate Jewish Culture Day
Hurriyet Daily News
DAILY NEWS photo, Emrah GÜREL. Istanbul’s Jewish community invites the city’s residents and visitors to learn about Jewish culture on Oct. 7, with the Turkish Jewish Society organizing a series of events in honor of the European Day of Jewish Culture



Oman-Ottoman ties on show in Istanbul

Oman Tribune

ISTANBUL The ‘Oman in Ottoman Documents Symposium’ began at Yildiz Palace inIstanbul on Saturday. The two-day event is organised in conjunction with the Research Centre for Islamic History, Art and Culture (IRCICA), under the auspices of Beki

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