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Istanbul voted European Best Destination for 2013

Travel Daily News International

Istanbul took 1st place in European Best Destinations 2013, followed by Lisbon in 2nd place and Vienna in 3rd. Now in its fourth year, European Best Destination is an initiative of non-profit making European Consumers Choice which aims to promote

Istanbul maritime

by Acturca

Sud Ouest (France) 29 mars 2013, p. 46 France 3 à 20?H?45 C?est là que finit l?Europe et que l?Asie commence : l?ancienne Constantinople est la prochaine destination de  » Thalassa « . L?émission dévoile ce soir l?histoire de cette cité maritime, hier Byzance, aujourd?hui Istanbul. Elle dévoile aussi un port antique récemment mis au jour, […]



IOC panel has ‘excellent impression’ of Istanbul

U.S. News & World Report

ISTANBUL (AP) ? The IOC came away with an “excellent impression” Wednesday of Istanbul’s bid for the 2020 Olympics, stressing that the city’s multi-billion-dollar infrastructure budget will be spent whether or not Turkey gets the games. Wrapping up a


Istanbul hopeful after Olympics inspection


Istanbul left an “excellent impression” on inspectors after the International Olympic Committee studied the Turkish city’s bid to host the 2020 Olympic Games. Just as was the case following inspections of the city’s bid rivals Tokyo and Madrid, the IOC


Istanbul to host 3rd World Political Forum


The 3rd World Political Forum will be held in Istanbul between June 26 and 28 under the title “A New and Righteous World Order”. The forum will evaluate global economic and political issues and new possibilities for cooperation and solution proposals


Preparing for Earthquakes, Istanbul Rattles Its Apartment Dwellers

The Atlantic

The streets of Sumer, a small Istanbul neighborhood, are narrow and lined with smoky teashops where men play cards all day. Apartments are multi-colored, five-storied, architectural hodgepodges, the type found in most neighborhoods of Istanbul.


Reviving Istanbul’s historic libraries

Hurriyet Daily News

Istanbul’s historic libraries and their priceless archives are being renovated by theIstanbul Province Special Directorate. The directorate, which has been serving the city particularly in the field of health and education, is now restoring historic


Istanbul Airport Posts Fastest Growth Among Busiest Hubs


Istanbul airport posted the biggest jump in passenger numbers among the world’s major hubs last year, expanding almost one-third faster than the next-best performer as it captures traffic from Europe rivals. Istanbul’s near 21 percent increase in



32nd Istanbul film festival opens this weekend


Organized annually by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Art (İKSV), the festival will host a gala event tonight at the Lütfi Kırdar International Convention and Exhibition Center with the screening of Spanish director Pedro Almodovar’s film ?I’m


Beyond The Doner: Finding ‘Real’ Turkish Food In Istanbul

Huffington Post (blog)

Before going to Istanbul, I knew little about Turkish cuisine beyond doner kebabs and Turkish delight. Much like stereotypical “Australian food,” these misconceptions were uninformed and simplistic, yet not exactly horrible (lamb on a spit? What’s not

Istancool festival gets ready for June

from Hurriyet Daily News

Istancool, the international festival of art, culture and ideas aiming to enhance..


Fashion: Istanbul is the new capital of pret-a-porter

Agenzia Giornalistica Italia

(AGI) – Rome, March 30 – Istanbul is the new capital of pret-a-porter. Turkey has become the second largest supplier of European clothing and produces clothes for leading Italian and French fashion houses. The city, heart of the country’s economy,

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