Urban transformation issues leads to the closure of Istanbul’s oldest bookstore…Istanbul news roundup…

Oldest bookstore of Istanbul closes due to urban transformation issues

The oldest bookstore in Istanbul?s Beyoğlu district, Librairie de Pera, has closed its doors due to the latest developments in urban transformation

Court cancels execution of expropriation decision in Istanbul’s Fatih

The Council of State has canceled the execution of an urgent expropriation decision for an urban transformation project in Istanbul?s Fatih district

Istanbul Greeks exhibition ?Istanbul My Nostalgia,? continues in Ankara

?Istanbul, My Nostalgia,? an exhibition depicting the reminiscences of Istanbul Greeks on their expatriation and homesickness, began at Museum Çankaya

Hagia Sophia mosque conversion under fire

The Ecumenical Patriarchate criticized the possible reconversion of the Hagia Sophia Museum into mosque

Istanbul’s chances of hosting 2020 OlympicsNBCSports.com

The last few months have not been kind to Istanbul’s prospects. More than two million people participated in anti-government protests in Turkey in June

Istanbul’s new airport ‘has advantage over Gulf’ArabianBusiness.com

Turkey’s giant airport under construction in Istanbul could outdo similar sized new and expanded airports in the Gulf in a race to be the regional hub for air traffic


Residents of Istanbul Neighborhood Take A Colorful StandPRI’s The World

We’re looking for the name of a historic neighborhood in Istanbul for our Geo Quiz. It’s right near Taksim Square, the scene of violent demonstrations a few


Istanbul rap heaven – New York Post

Guests arriving at the Ritz-Carlton Istanbul this weekend were surprised to find rappers 50 Cent, Ne-Yo, Akon and SkyBlu of LMFAO and their entourages

More than 1,200 artifacts captured in luggage in Istanbul

Some 1,200 historical artifacts were captured in luggage after police?s suspicions were raised in Istanbul?s Fatih district on Sept. 3.


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