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Taksim Square, Istanbul
Taksim Square, Istanbul (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Greek minority set to open private university in Istanbul

Istanbul?s Greeks are preparing to open a private university that will teach in Greek and Turkish

In Istanbul, art tries to imitate life – and fails


Against the backdrop of the demonstrations at Gezi Park and Taksim Square, the city’s biennial retreated indoors. By Galia Yaha

May start for Istanbul’s third airport construction

The construction of the third Istanbul airport is set to begin in May, one of the contractors has said

Erasmus. D?Istanbul à Lille: rencontre avec deux étudiantes turques

La Voix du Nord (France) Mardi 17 septembre 2013, p. 17 Par Medhi Weber, Lille Müge Irmak (21 ans) et Özlem Çakir (22 ans) viennent toutes deux de débarquer à Lille pour leur rentrée en tant qu?étudiantes Erasmus. Grâce à Marine, étudiante de Sciences Po Lille maîtrisant le turc, nous avons pu échanger avec elles.

La Biennale d?Istanbul fait le mur

Le Monde (France) mardi 17 septembre 2013, p. 12 Harry Bellet, Istanbul Très critique à l?égard du pouvoir, la manifestation artistique témoigne des troubles qui agitent la Turquie. Ils veulent mettre des murs dans les parcs; la biennale d?Istanbul (du 14 septembre au 20 octobre) met des parcs sur les murs. Hasard ou nécessité, quand [

Istanbul Biennial: best of times, worst of timesFinancial Times

When a country is in the throes of political crisis, what position should its cultural guardians take? To ignore the situation smacks of fiddling while Rome burns.


May start for Istanbul’s third airport constructionHurriyet Daily News

The construction of the third Istanbul airport is set to begin in May, one of the contractors has said, stressing the main priority of the project will be environmental

Shangri-La Bosphorus hotel, Istanbul, Turkey: reviewTelegraph.co.uk

The Shangri-La Bosphorus, in Turkey, is an Istanbul hotel offering exceptional … In the Besiktas district on the western edge of Istanbul, the hotel has bagged a

How Istanbul won by losing the Olympics 2020 bidAl-Bawaba

So prayers were answered and the city and its residents can now take a deep breath. The city has been saved from a gigantic construction spree for the time

New town in Istanbul to be designed for bicycles and electric cars …Hurriyet Daily News

Turkish Environment and Urbanism Minister Erdoğan Bayraktar during the groundbreaking ceremony of an urban renewal project in Mamak, one of Ankara’s

Masters of clarinet to gather at Istanbul festivalHurriyet Daily News

Giora Feidman & Gitan es Blondes. The International Clarinet Festival will take place in concert halls, transportation vehicles, ferries and other highlighted areas

First edition of Art International in IstanbulAMA

From 16 to 18 September 2013, the new Art International art fair took place in Istanbul in the Haliç Congress Centre, in the Golden Horn peninsula. The fair’s

Tender to be launched for Bosphorus bridges maintenance

A tender for the planned repair and structural strengthening works of the two bridges across the Bosphorus will be held Sept 25


Top 10 things to do in IstanbulExpress.co.uk

1. Go underground and walk the fascinating ancient 6th century water-storage system with its tunnels and tanks. Look out for the statue of Medusa hidden in a .

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