İstanbul traffic second-worst in world… İstanbul news roundup…

Allegations that a shopping complex and skyscrapers will be built on a plot of land neighboring Istanbul’s famous Emirgan Grove have sparked fresh debate over spoiling the city’s historic silhouette
Index confirms İstanbulites’ biggest gripe: İstanbul traffic second-worst in world

İstanbul has been ranked second in the world in terms of traffic congestion, according to a recently released index by a British motor oil company
The Heritage 2015 “Restoration, Archeology and Museum Technologies” fair and conferences opened yesterday at the Lütfi Kırdar Congress and Exhibition Hall. Being organized for the first time in Turkey, the fair’s theme is “New Perspectives, New Technologies, New Applications.”
Number of Istanbul deputies increases due to population rise

Turkey’s population reached 77.7 million by the end of last year, according to figures provided by the Turkish Statistical Institute…
How to fight Istanbul’s hillbillies – II

As if our home-grown hayseeds were not enough, we also have imported ones. That just proves my point. These hillbillies are everywhere; they sometimes speak English.
Cultural landscapes at Istanbul Music Festival

The 43rd Istanbul Music Festival, organized by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV), will once again present music lovers with a
The Directorate General of Foundations has taken one minaret of an Istanbul icon, the historical Sultanahmet Mosque with six minarets, under restoration on that grounds that the minaret had shifted.
Launched in 2012 by Istanbul Modern, the “Museums Talk” program continues with the United Kingdom. Aiming to establish a new conversation platform between leading international museum professionals and audiences in Turkey, the program will host Tate Modern Director Chris Dercon on Feb. 13.
After a Divorce, a Longterm Expat in Istanbul Falls in Love With the City

ISTANBUL–This past year I fell in love with Istanbul, the city I have lived in for most of the last 18 years. I am a Turkish-American New Yorker, born in
Why Istanbul Is Building the Largest Monorail Network in Europe

This week, Istanbul started the process of building the largest monorail network Europe has ever seen. Covering 47 kilometers (29 miles) and .

İstanbul’s Beşiktaş the most affluent district in Turkey

Beşiktaş, which covers roughly the area surrounding the Bosporus bridge on the coast of the European side of İstanbul, ranks in as the most luxurious
Beşiktaş to officially recognize cemevis as houses of worship

The status of cemevis has been a topic of debate between Ankara and Turkey’s Alevi religious minority. The opposition-lead Beşiktaşassembly

The Guide To Know In Istanbul

Istanbul is a city that reveals itself in layers. The iconic sights are obviously in the first layer and are automatic experiences in anyone’s initial visit to the
Winter African Winds Howl, Bringing Surf and Red Dust ToIstanbul

It was a lodos weekend in Istanbul, as warm, dusty winds from Africa howled up the Bosphorus Strait, sending waves crashing over the shore and

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