As Istanbul’s remaining forests destroyed for the 3rd Bosphorus bridge… An Istanbul news roundup…

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Turkey: Istanbul Redevelopment Plan Threatens Historic Russian Orthodox Church

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In June, Turkey experienced the worst anti-government protests in decades over plans to redevelop Gezi Park in central Istanbul. Now, a historic church once used by Russian refugees fleeing the 1917 Bolshevik Coup is at the center of a fresh controversy over the city?s development ambitions.

Istanbul on a platterHaaretz

Ground meat baked on dough is a common dish in Middle Easterncuisines. The secret of the delicate Turkish version is yogurt. By Hedai Offaim

Meet the street cats of Istanbul: How the city’s four-legged locals …Daily Mail

A pair of travellers’ unusual holiday photos have shed light on one ofIstanbul’s less well-known sights – its omnipresent street cats. Jürgen, from Germany, and

Photo Essay: Istanbul’s Galata Tower (Includes first-hand account)

Istanbul – On one of the last days of summer, I relaxed by Istanbul’sGalata … up the last 2 stories to the restaurant which features a 360-degree view of Istanbul.

Grand Bazaar in Istanbul in Danger of Collapse?Archinect

The Grand Bazaar in Istanbul is one of the largest covered markets in the world, and one of the most popular tourist attractions in the Turkish metropolis.

LOCAL > Istanbul’s ‘rainbow stairs’ painted greyHurriyet Daily News

The rainbow stairs in Istanbul’s Fındıklı neighborhood that attracted city residents’ attention … Istanbul local Hüseyin Çetinel had painted nearly 200 stairs in his

The Misery of Life in Istanbul as a Foreigner | Great Big Scary WorldJamie

It’s been a couple of months since I could call Istanbul my home and rather than ranting or raving about it as I left to hitchhike to the UK, I have had time to reflect


LOCAL > 5000 Istanbul taxi drivers dismissed after criminal record …Hurriyet Daily News

Istanbul’s Chamber of Artisan Taxi Drivers and Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality conducted a joint project to reduce the number of customer complaints, one of

Uncertain times for Istanbul’s Christians during Turkey’s …Irish Times

In the Karakoy quarter of bustling Istanbul, Christian crosses abruptly appear on window frames along an aged red brick wall. At first glance there are few signs .

First Anish Kapoor exhibit in IstanbulHurriyet Daily News

Anish Kapoor is perceived as one of the most important contemporary artists and will be coming toIstanbul as part of his first exhibit in Sabancı Museum.

Istanbul promises ‘history in the making’ for 2020 Olympic GamesHurriyet Daily News

Turkish officials are ready to make a late push as Istanbul hopes to land the 2020 Olympic Games.Istanbul unveils a new slogan ahead of this weekend’s

Istanbul galleries eagerly anticipate biennialHurriyet Daily News

Istanbul’s art galleries are preparing for the 13th Istanbul Biennial, organizing a number of important exhibitions in parallel with the biennial events. Works by


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