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Photos of Istanbul from 1920s-1940s, by Nicholas Artamonoff 

People rest at a square near Eminonu shoping district in Istanbul March 5, 2013. Turkey expects to lure global portfolio managers with changes in voluntary pension system, which aims to increase .

Orthodox leaders to meet in Istanbul

from Hurriyet Daily News
Leading Orthodox parliament members from various countries will meet in Istanbul on March 3 and 4.

Istanbul home to most mosques in Turkey

from Hurriyet Daily News
Turkey has 82,693 mosques, the most of which are in the country?s largest city.

Not Constantinople: 9 Misconceptions About Istanbul, Turkey


The country of Turkey has been getting a lot of bad press this year, due to the tragic disappearance and murder of American Sarai Sierra in Istanbul, and the suicide bombing at the U.S. Consulate in Turkish capital city Ankara, which was quickly linked


Istanbul Jazz Fest to start in July

Hurriyet Daily News

Marsalis and pianist Calderazzo take the stage for a concert in Istanbul. The IstanbulJazz Festival celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, once again assembling successful names in pop, rock, folk and world music as well as famous jazz artists


Yeni Raki Carries “The Spirit of Istanbul” to Europe

PR Newswire UK (press release)

Increasingly more events are being held via the “The Spirit of Istanbul” communication platform launched last year in Berlin by leading Turkish and worldwide raki brand Yeni Raki. This week, Yeni Raki will offer the Europeans a new concept in


Orthodox leaders to meet in Istanbul

Hurriyet Daily News

Leading Orthodox parliament members from various countries will meet in Istanbul onMarch 3 and 4 for a conference entitled ?The Social Dimension of Monotheistic Religion.? Organized by The Inter-parliamentary Assembly on Orthodoxy (IAO)


Holy springs, healing springs: Istanbul’s ayazma

Hurriyet Daily News

Istanbul has quite a few holy springs, referred to as ayazma from the Greek, meaning holy water. The metropolitan municipality’s cultural inventory lists 15, six of which are in Sarıyer, five in Fatih, three in Beşiktaş and one in Çatalca. An Ataturk


Turkish police foil al-Qaeda plot in Istanbul Special

The U.S. Consulate in Istanbul was attacked by terrorists in 2008. Three Turkish police who were guarding the consulate died. On February 1 of this year, a suicide bomber attacked the U.S. Embassy in Ankara. The bomber was a member of the leftist group


Istanbul is wearing its history on its sleeve

Vail Daily News

The melodious call to prayer reverberates along the dark, narrow streets and alleys of Sultanahmet,Istanbul’s old city. The sounds echo off walls and buildings, rising to a glorious cacophony until each muezzin finishes his turn, and once again quiet


Istanbul, the Hidden Gem of Europe (and Asia)

BU Quad

Beyoglu is considered to be one of the more vibrantly urban districts of Istanbul, as it is in the midst of a cultural and architectural revival. As far as first impressions go,Istanbul comes on pretty strong. For the tourist who isn’t used to densely


Last Roma houses in Istanbul to see restoration

Hurriyet Daily News

Some 24 different historic buildings in Istanbul’s Sulukule district, which is at the center of a contentious urban renewal scheme, will be restored by Turkey’s state-run Housing Settlement Administration (TOKİ) in a bid ?to maintain the original look


Destination: Istanbul | World Literature Today

?Istanbul’s fate is my fate: I am attached to this city because it has made me who I am.? Istanbul: Memories and the City by Orhan Pamuk, tr. Maureen Freely


Istanbul wants wrestling for 2020


LONDON — The head of Istanbul’s bid for the 2020 Olympics hopes a winning vote coincides with wrestling’s reinstatement. The International Olympic Committee executive board voted this month to drop wrestling from 2020, but the final decision will be


Istanbul to host poets at a fest

Hurriyet Daily News

With the slogan ?four continents, single verse, Istanbul,? the festival will host special events organized in cooperation with schools as part of the festival. Children’s literature poets and writers will also present their works. As part of the


Confused About What’s Happening With Istanbul Property? Here’s What To …

PR Web (press release)

Median property prices in Istanbul have risen from $771.30 sqm to $942.6 sqm according to Gyoder research highlighted by Colordarcy. Loxley McKenzie Managing Director of Colordarcy commented, “One of the key drivers for the boom was the Turkish


Haneke analyzed in Istanbul Modern Cinema program

Hurriyet Daily News

Michael Haneke celebrates his Oscar for his latest feature ?Amour? (Love) in the best foreign movie category, Istanbul Modern Cinema is presenting the complete filmography of the director. The screening program starts today with an exclusive discussion


Taksim excavations reveal historic Ottoman structures

Hurriyet Daily News

Istanbul Culture and Tourism Director Ahmet Emre Bilgili issued a statement that the historical remains were 60-70 meters below the asphalt, adding that he and IstanbulArchaeology Museums Director Zeynep Kızıltan inspected the excavation area.


Destination: East meets west in the Turkish city of Istanbul

Birmingham Mail

The cost of an overnight stay varies from £10 to £1,000 depending on your taste because Istanbul is also a city of contrasts. Whatever you do, plan on visiting a hamman ? the traditional Turkish bath that the UK’s stylish spas try, but fail, to


Istanbul’s towers lure Gulf investors

Financial Times

A surge of Gulf interest in Turkish property has prompted developer Agaoglu to open offices in Dubai to exploit these flourishing commercial links. Ali Agaoglu, president of the developer, says his company has since May sold about 1,300 Istanbul units


Plans for giant mosque overlooking Istanbul stoke secularists’ fears

The National

ISTANBUL // A government plan to build a giant mosque on an Istanbul hill overlooking the Bosphorus has fanned concerns among secularist Turks that Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s ruling party is steering the secular republic towards an Islamist system. Work on

Istanbul mise sur ses milliards

by Acturca
L?Équipe (France) lundi 4 mars 2013, p. 10 Jeux Olympiques ~ JO 2020 Alain Lunzenfichter Le CIO commence l?inspection des villes candidates à l?organisation des JO 2020 : Tokyo, Madrid puis Istanbul, qui affiche le plus gros budget. Istanbul (5), Madrid (4) et Tokyo (2) cumulent onze candidatures aux Jeux Olympiques d?été. Le 7 septembre

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Cinephile delight as Istanbul film festival returns

from Hurriyet Daily News
The 32nd Istanbul Film Festival, organized by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV) will begin on March 30 this year.

Greece backs Istanbul 2020 bid


ISTANBUL — Greece has offered its support to regional rival Turkey’s bid to host the 2020 Olympics. The prime ministers of both countries signed an agreement pledging to cooperate on Istanbul’s latest bid for the games. The accord was signed by


Istanbul’s bazaar delights

Istanbul’s name conjures a picture of intrigue, romance and Eastern promise. It’s the backdrop for many a mystery thriller ? from Murder on the Orient Express (the train which ran from the French capital to Istanbul) to the latest James Bond adventure


Turkey’s Istanbul launches int’l poetry festival

Shanghai Daily (subscription)

ISTANBUL, March 6 (Xinhua) — Turkey’s largest city Istanbul on Wednesday evening launched an international poetry festival under the theme of “four continents, single verse, Istanbul.” Hosting 55 famous poets from 17 countries, the four-day


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