Istanbul news roundup: Edhem Eldem believes Istanbul object of a reinvention of a neo-Ottoman eclectic style


Resurrecting the Ottoman Glory of Istanbul?

from Bianet :: English
All current historical renovation-restoration efforts account to the reinvention of a neo-Ottoman eclectic style,” said Edhem Eldem, history professor at Boğaziçi University


2020 Olympics: Istanbul says it would host ‘open and affordable’ Games

from World news: Turkey | by Owen Gibson
? ‘A unique opportunity for a compact, inter-continental concept’
? Istanbul’s rivals to host 2020 Olympics are Madrid and Tokyo
The leader of Istanbul’s bid to host the Olympics for the first time has claimed that its unique geographical position bridging two continents will give it the edge over its rivals and outlined plans to stage a spectacular opening ceremony in front of more than half a million people lining the Bosphorus.

Let’s Talk About Istanbul
ARTINFO (blog)
But my last post ? in which I pointed to the paucity of international art in Istanbul, and reported on the frustrations voiced to me by Turkish artists, dealers, and collectors, over the lack of access to works by non-Turkish artists in Istanbul

8,500-year-old remains discovered in Istanbul during excavations

from Hurriyet Daily News
Remains belonging to a village from the Neolithic period.

Modernity? Perspectives from France and Turkey | e-flux
By Istanbul Modern
Istanbul Modern’s new show Modernity? Perspectives from France and Turkey explores the effects of modernity on contemporary visual culture. The exhibition looks into the phenomenon of modernity and the confrontation of artists with the


Istanbul’s return to F1 denied


Istanbul: Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan decided not to approve the Formula 1 deal in Istanbul in 2013, local Hurriyet daily news reported Wednesday. The F1 race in Istanbul known as the Turkish Grand Prix is not going to happen due to a


Istanbul Biennial to explore the public domain

Art Newspaper

In contrast to the Istanbul Biennial of 2011, which was held in the Antrepo complex of former warehouses on the banks of the Bosphorus, the 13th edition held this autumn will once again spread out across the city, with buildings such as former


Istanbul Competes With Tokyo, Madrid for 2020 Olympic Games


By Tariq Panja – 2013-01-08T16:18:05Z. Istanbul, Tokyo and Madrid today submitted their plans to host the 2020 Summer Olympics as the finalists compete to stage sport’s biggest event and attract millions of tourists to their cities. Heads of the


Istanbul, Turkey: The Best of the City in 72 Hours or Less (blog)

Lindsay Taub is an award-winning journalist with over a decade of experience as a writer, producer, and photographer covering travel, lifestyle, arts, and all facets that make life a journey. She calls Los Angeles home when she’s there, but prefers to

Istanbul’s city walls – a centuries -old attraction

from Hurriyet Daily News
Istanbul?s first city walls were constructed to protect the acropolis, located where Topkapı Palace is today.


Burgeoning art scene in Istanbul despite little state funding – The National

by Turkish Digest
Burgeoning art scene in Istanbul despite little state funding

Tahira Yaqoob
Jan 4, 2013

But huzun, the Arabic-derived Turkish word used by the Nobel-prizewinning novelist to describe that sense of spiritual loss and longing, could be the key to the city’s rebirth.


Historic education building in Istanbul damaged by flames

from Hurriyet Daily News
A fire broke out at the Istanbul Education Department?s historic building.


Istanbul presents Olympic bid file

Hurriyet Daily News

Turkey was represented by Istanbul Mayor Kadir Topbaş, Turkish National Olympic Committee chairman and IOC member Uğur Erdener and Hasan Arat, the leader of Turkey’s bidding team at the IOC headquarters. ?This is a historic day for Istanbul and the


Review: Bosphorus, a taste of Istanbul in Walnut Creek

San Jose Mercury News

Walnut Creek’s Bosphorus restaurant is named after the strait in Istanbul that separates Europe from Asia. Open 16 months on Locust Street, the stylish Turkish restaurant has loyal regulars, including dapper Turkish men who sip raki, the anise-flavored



Hands-off style of exploring Istanbul is ancient history (gallery)

Plain Dealer

The Eresin Crown Hotel is an obscenely luxurious modern establishment located smack in the middle of the historic heart of Istanbul ? in fact, on the very site of the Byzantine emperors’ Imperial Palace. Related story. In Turkey, getting up close to


Istanbul 2020 possède trois symboles comme atouts majeurs»

by Acturca
Le Temps (Suisse) mardi 8 janvier 2013 Propos recueillis par Fred Hirzel La Porte de l?Orient est en lice pour organiser les Jeux d?été dans sept ans. Rencontre avec le patron de la candidature. Elles étaient cinq villes requérantes, elles ne sont plus que trois finalistes à briguer l?organisation des Jeux olympiques de l?été 2020

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