A metrobüs burns out in rush hour, hopefully no casualties… Istanbul news roundup…

Metrobüs E-5'te yanıp kül oldu

Highway near Şirinevler… News in Turkish Good thing, no casualties reported.

Metrobus (Turkish: Metrobüs) is a 50 km (31.1 mi) bus rapid transit route in İstanbul, Turkey with 45 stations which follows the city’s ring-road via Avcılar, Zincirlikuyu and the Bosphorus Bridge to Söğütlüçeşme using dedicated bus lanes for much of the route.[3]

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hippi istanbul rota
İstanbul was once a stopping point for hippies in 1960s. Story in Turkish: http://listelist.com/istanbul-hippi-yolu/
Another story in Turkish about İstanbul district Karaköy, a re-gentrified place as center of art. http://www.istanbulistanbulolali.com/2015/03/istanbulun-yukselen-sanat-trendi.html

Settling into our first cross-country journey in Turkey many years ago, we were pleasantly surprised by the comforts of Turkish bus travel. The young garsonwore a proper uniform and dribbled cologne in our hands every hour or so. Tea was served regularly, accompanied by one of our early Turkish culinary discoveries, Eti brand pop kek – those unctuous and delicious cakes frosted or stuffed with everything from raisins to chocolate – the Anatolian Twinkie. Call us heathens, but we love them.

Kelly Wearstler’s Guide to Istanbul And Bodrum, Turkey

“Last summer we took a family trip to Istanbul and Bodrum, and I cannot recommend it enough. It left me completely inspired. The mosques and

Kurds celebrating Newroz in Istanbul

People gesture while others wave Kurdish flags during a gathering celebrating Newroz, which marks the arrival of spring and the new year, in Istanbul, .

Travel: Istanbul… Where East meets West

Istanbul is a city that’s always been on my bucket list and on a recent trip with Turkish Airlines and Marian Pilgrimages to the Holy Land, I was

FESTIVALS: Istanbul IFF Announces Projects Selected for the 10th Meetings on the Bridge

ISTANBUL: A total of 15 Turkish projects have been selected for the two sections of Meetings on the Bridge, the Project Development and Work in
PM Davutoğlu has announced an estimated $3.5 billion mega-project for a three-level sub-sea tunnel under Bosphorus Strait

Tens of thousands gather in İstanbul to celebrate Newroz

Crowds started to gather in the Kazlıçeşme Square, located on İstanbul’s European side, in the early hours of Sunday morning. People dressed in ..

Report: Erdoğan’s ‘crazy projects’ to drag İstanbul into water scarcity

In their report, the academics warn that the AK Party’s İstanbul projects such as the third bridge currently being constructed over the Bosporus, Kanal …

Master of choreography to present a visual feast in Istanbul

As part of its winter/spring 2015 world tour, JLD will perform in eight cities including an international engagement in Istanbul to inspire global ..

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