A report claims: 657,000 trees to be cut for Istanbul?s third airport. Istanbul news roundup…

657,000 trees to be cut for Istanbul?s third airport

from Hurriyet Daily News

A total of 657,000 of trees will be cut down for Istanbul?s third airport construction, according to a report.



Russian culture highlighted in Istanbul at first festival

Hurriyet Daily News

Istanbul is hosting the first Russian Culture Festival, starting from today. The festival will be opened with an unforgettable show by the world-renowned Russian folk dances group, Igor Moiseyev State Academic Ensemble. The group will take the stage


Istanbul bread lures European investors

from Hurriyet Daily News

Foreign firms looking to invest in the local bread sector have been disappointed



Gov?t gives green light to ?crazy? Canal Istanbul project

from Hurriyet Daily News

Deputy Prime Minister Ali Babacan announces that the government?s ?crazy? canal project for Istanbul was signed by the Higher Planning Committee this week.


Istanbul set to become global net node

from Hurriyet Daily News

Internet in Europe, Asia and Africa will be managed from Istanbul, Turkey?s transportation minister has said.

Historic Istanbul villa heavily damaged by fire

from Hurriyet Daily News

A fire broke out in a historic mansion which hosts Turkish Foreign Ministry?s occasional meetings


We are watching İstanbul being destroyed

Fishermen in İstanbul watch a bridge under construction over the Golden Horn, seen as a major blow to İstanbul’s traditional silhouette, including Mimar Sinan’s

Prestigious Istanbul summit enjoys broader participation

Hurriyet Daily News

The number of countries being represented at the Eurasian Economic Summit inIstanbul is increasing every year. The reputation the Marmara Group Foundation has established in the last 16 years has carried the organization and Turkey beyond the


Art lovers get ready for AllArts fair in Istanbul

Hurriyet Daily News

Taking place at the Istanbul Congress Center, All Arts Istanbul will offer a comprehensive range of art work with approximately 140 participants. Visitors will have a chance to become involved as numerous artists and local artisan workers will be


Istanbul to prepare for ArtInternational

Hurriyet Daily News

Bringing together leading international and local galleries, the new modern and contemporary art fair in Istanbul offers collectors unrivalled access to exciting new art from Turkey, the Middle East and beyond. Drawing on its unique geographic location


Istanbul?s hub for fashion designers

from Hurriyet Daily News

Istanbul Fashion Academy (İMA) aims to nurture new generations of fashion designers.

Erdogan rings first gong of Bourse Istanbul

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan says bringing Istanbul’s markets together will help the aim of making the city a leading financial center.

“Borsa Istanbul”…Here We Go…

from Mavi Boncuk by M.A.M


“Borsa Istanbul”…Here We Go… “Borsa Istanbul” registered as sole exchange entity of Turkey. 04 April 2013…


Yet! Enough of this Tulip imagery anf Bosporus like center looks like a twisting person. The font for the name is OK, except the Upper case i needs work. It is weak.

New bourse to enhance Istanbul?s financial bid

from Hurriyet Daily News

Istanbul?s aim to be region?s financial center has been consolidated with the opening of new stock exchange entity.


Istanbul’s Rachmaninoff Competition marks second year


At the final round on April 1, two young Istanbul pianists took second and third prizes of TL 4,000 and TL 2,500 respectively. (No first prize was awarded.) Kadir Cem Arikan, a 19-year-old student atIstanbul University State Conservatory,


Students Go Local for Expertise in Global Business Problems

from NYT > Turkey by By D.D. GUTTENPLAN

Istanbul Immersion Week is organized by the Global Network for Advanced Management, a group of 22 business schools that share research, teaching materials and students.

Istanbul welcomes summit on forestry

from Hurriyet Daily News

Istanbul is welcoming the world starting today for two weeks of key discussions on the future of


Games bid touts Istanbul location

The Province

“Istanbul 2020 is delighted that Istanbul’s fifth bid to host one games on two continents, for the first time ever in Turkey, has not only captured the world’s attention, but has drawn upon the passion of our sports-loving nation,” bid chairman Hasan


Spring decorates Istanbul


As Tulips and Judas Trees are symbols of Turkey’s giant city of Istanbul since Ottoman period, metropolis’ Chief of Parks Department says that they tried to keep this image alive by planting these flowers in almost all parks and picnic areas



Istanbul tunnel link scheme to get underway

Construction Week Online

A $1.4bn tunnel project connecting the European and Asian sides of Istanbul is set to get underway as the project achieved its financial close. The 5.4km Avrasya Tuneli project will see a 5.4km-long tunnel built under the Bosporus Strait with a view to


Barriers lifted for conversion of Trotsky’s Istanbul home into museum: Report

Hurriyet Daily News

The house where Russian revolutionary leader Leon Trotsky lived in exile from 1929 to 1933, located on Büyükada, the largest of the high-toned Princes Islands a few miles off Istanbul’s shore, could be converted into a museum, according Istanbul


LOCAL – Gov’t gives green light to ‘crazy’ Canal Istanbul project

Deputy Prime Minister Ali Babacan announces that the government’s ‘crazy’ canal project forIstanbul was signed by the Higher Planning Committee this week.


Hotel Review: Georges Hotel Galata in Istanbul

from NYT > Turkey by By SUSANNE FOWLER

This property fits right in among the new wine bars and galleries that have been popping up in the area.



Istanbul faces water shortage in coming years


Ten dams cater to Istanbul’s water needs. The water storage capacity of these reservoirs is 868 million cubic meters, but the amount of water used in the province last years was 872.94 million cubic meters exceeding the total storage capacity


Report From Istanbul: The Sarai Sierra Murder and American Safety Abroad

Huffington Post (blog)

The missing person story dominated the headlines in New York, and blanketed the news in Istanbul. This is the Facebook picture all the news sites ran when she went missing. Sierra looked very much the focused, hopeful traveler, perhaps gazing upon one


Why Istanbul Is The World’s Best Layover Destination

Huffington Post (blog)

If you believe the hype coming from Turkish Airlines, which now flies roughly 40 million passengers to 220 cities in 98 countries, Istanbul will soon become the world’s most connected and wonderful international hub, an axle around which global

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