“Istanbul’s ‘illegal’ towers to be demolished… Istanbul news…

Coming down … The OnaltiDokuz towers in Istanbul, shown here looming above the Blue Mosque, now face demolition after a court order. Photograph: Avrupa
Istanbul’s ‘illegal’ towers to be demolished after landmark court ruling

The Turkish Council of State has ordered three luxury apartment blocks to be bulldozed amid widespread outrage. But will it have any impact on the countrys unstoppable, and often unlawful, construction boom?

In Istanbul: The “Language Of The Wall,” Street Art, and Graffiti

Huffington Post

The swath of new works inside the museum and out on the streets of Istanbul is a mix of respected older graff writers and some of the newer ..


Istanbul tornadoes a ‘result of urbanization’

Hurriyet Daily News

The freak mini-tornadoes that have recently been hitting Istanbul are possibly one result of the city’s rapid urbanization, according to leading climate change researchers in the United States


Istanbul’s New Erdoğan-Backed Airport to Be Named After… Erdoğan


Istanbul’s new third airport – set to become the world’s largest – will be named after president-elect Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Turkish newspaper Taraaf .

Newest Istanbul airport likely to bear Erdogan’s name


The new facility, which would be Istanbul’s third and largest international airport, would not be the first named after the sitting prime minister.

Karaköy: the hippest distict of Istanbul, Turkey

The National

The flight Direct flights from Abu Dhabi to Istanbul cost about Dh1,800 return, including taxes, with Etihad (www.etihad.ae),


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