Frequent police raids in search of “terrorists” and continuous police violence and protests in return make the neighborhood risky not only earhquake-wise but also social-wise…. By the “risk zone” concept, AKP led municipality can start urban renewal projects that will end up pushing existing residents away… and some will profit well…
Hurriyet Daily News
Beyoğlu Municipality Council members have declared a large area in Istanbul?s Okmeydanı district an earthquake ?risk zone,? paving the way for the demolition and rebuilding of 5,600 buildings
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The blitz of skyscraper construction throughout İstanbul in recent years has at times almost made the city unrecognizable. But, in fact, these
Istanbul Timelapse (Two Towers) – Hidiv Kasrı Kulesi – Bosphorus – Beyazıt Yangın Kulesi – Historic Peninsula Timelapse by; Fatih S.M. Sadoglu
Istanbul’s historic Buyuk Mecidiye mosque, better known as Ortakoy Mosque, is to reopen on Friday following nearly three years of restoration.