Istanbul authorities are keen to destroy another park: Validebağ, Üsküdar… Istanbul news roundup…

The Validebağ grove on Istanbul’s Asian side has become the latest disputed green space in the city

Validebağ korusu tepkisi:

Court suspends controversial mosque construction at Istanbul grove

An administrative court has suspended the controversial construction of a mosque in the Validebağ grove
A fight broke out between fans of Galatasaray and Germany’s Borussia Dortmund in Istanbul’s Taksim
One has to assume that the Byzantines had fountains because the Romans did, but today no trace of these remains. Instead we have many fountains from the Ottoman period the were common until pipes bringing water directly into individual houses were laid in the nineteenth century
Make-A-Wish İstanbul launches new project for children

The Turkey branch of America’s Make-A-Wish Foundation, Bir Dilek Tut Derneği, in İstanbul, will launch a project at a shopping mall this week to bring
The British Institute will organize a workshop titled “Public Archaeology: Theoretical Approaches and Current Practices in Turkey” on Oct. 30 and 31 at Koç University’s Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations.

Jilber Barutciyan, Turkey’s leading wild mushroom expert, photo by Ansel Mullins

“This would be front page news in France!” Jilber raved, darting off between tall chestnut trees and oaks, obscured by a hazy steam that seemed to hang in the forest like a gauzy Halloween decoration. He looked over each shoulder and all around him where it seemed he was surrounded by golf balls, shanked off and forgotten in the rough. Called ovoli to admirers in Italy, Amanita caesarea to the bookish and yumurta, or egg, in Turkish, these were Caesar’s mushrooms, named for their popularity with the Roman emperors.

Contemporary Istanbul art fair counting down to 9th edition

Today’s Zaman

Contemporary Istanbul (CI), a leading contemporary art fair held annually in İstanbul, is preparing to mark its ninth edition for four days in

Istanbul skyscraper casts shadow over Greece’s banking ambitions


Due for completion next year, the 303 million-euro ($383 million) glass diamond-shaped skyscraper will be the headquarters of Finansbank AS in the

Istanbul Tower Casts Shadow Over Greek Banking Ambitions


Istanbul Tower Casts Shadow Over Greek Banking Ambitions. By Maria Petrakis and Isobel Finkel October 15, 2014

Two Takes on Turkish Food in Istanbul

The Daily Meal

The heart of the Istanbul district of Beyoğlu — also known by its old name of Pera — is the city’s Latin Quarter or West Village, a bustling warren of little

Dancing through Istanbul

Anthropology News

Ad for dance concerts in Istanbul; Photo courtsey Daniel Martin Varisco … The Istanbul on display to the world defies pigeon-holing as either European

Vibrant Istanbul tourism seems immune to worry

Detroit Free Press

Vibrant Istanbul tourism seems immune to worry. Dispatches from Turkey: Tourists keep Istanbul lively and packed despite Syria, Iraq war worries on

There Are Only 2000 Greeks Left in Turkey, and They All Read One Newspaper

Slate Magazine

ISTANBUL—In the grotty basement offices of a small publishing house in centralIstanbul, five shaggy men stack and fold a four-page daily newspaper .

Exclusive Covert Affairs Video: Go Behind the Scenes in Istanbul

Wicked Local Woburn

The USA drama returns to Istanbul for the Season 5 midseason premiere as Annie (Piper Perabo) follows a lead on Belenko (Shawn Doyle).

Main square of Istanbul ‘world’s ugliest’: PM

The Daily Star

ISTANBUL: Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has reportedly labelledIstanbul’s Taksim Square, which was rocked by deadly anti-government

İstanbul’s Akbank Jazz Festival unrolls 24th edition

Today’s Zaman

Moses will be onstage Wednesday night to perform the opening concert of the 24th Akbank Jazz Festival at The Seed club in İstanbul. (Photo: Reuters).

Archaeology workshop in Istanbul

Hurriyet Daily News

The British Institute will organize a workshop titled “Public Archaeology: Theoretical Approaches and Current Practices in Turkey” on Oct. 30 and 31 at

Istanbul municipality gets to work to stop next Bosphorus ‘tsunami’
Stream remediation efforts in Istanbul’s Asian side will take 130 days to put an end to flashfloods

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