No country for low income citizens as low-income housing decreasing in Istanbul… Istanbul news roundup…

There has been a dramatic rise in luxury housing production and stock in Istanbul, but the opposite is the case for lower-income housing due to skyrocketing land prices in the city, according to a new sector report.

Rare Arabic-Language Bookstore Gives Istanbul’s Syrian Refugees A Taste Of Home

ISTANBUL — Syrian book publishers Samer al Kadri and Gulnar Hajo believe in the power of a good book. But in Turkey, a book written in Arabic is .
Censored documentaries shown at Documentarist

Five documentary features that have previously been subject to censorship at Turkish festivals or cinemas will hit the big screen in Istanbul thanks to …
Istanbul Opera Festival opens

The 6th International Istanbul Opera Festival started on June 11 with the three-act opera “Yusuf and Züleyha,” written by Nezihe Araz and composed .
‘All That is Solid’ at Istanbul Modern

The second temporary installation of the YAP Istanbul Modern: Young Architects Program and the international “YAP 2014-2015 Finalists” exhibition,
One Love Festival in Istanbul

This year, the One Love Festival is celebrating its 14th edition, with a solid history of hosting nearly 100 bands, more than 1500 artists and over
Best place for street shopping? Marrakesh and Istanbul

In Istanbul (which by the way, is one of the world’s best street shopping locations), it has to be the IstanbulBagdat Caddesi hands down. Be it lanterns
Istanbul My Dream

In the past five years, numbers have more than doubled as immigrants from countries like Nigeria, Uganda and Liberia throng to Istanbul – a city that ..
Istanbul’s controversial third bridge will not have access roads

“The planned Bosphorus passing route that is part of Istanbul’s main … of the green areas affected by the construction of Istanbul’s third bridge, as the
24 Hours In Istanbul, Turkey

City Verite: 24 Hours in Istanbul, Turkey – This beautifully directed video puts you in the shoes of a tourist inIstanbul over the course of 24 awesome

Istanbul rises to become world’s 5th most visited city

With 12.56 million projected visitors in 2015, Istanbul outpaced New York and Singapore, climbing two spots to become the fifth most visited city in the world, according to the annual MasterCard Global Destinations Cities Index released on June 3

Istanbul’s Blue Mosque, 398 years today

One of the most famous monuments of Turkish and Islamic art, the Blue mosque is visited by all who come to Istanbul and gains their admiration

İstanbul’s Documentarist fest offers all-embracing program in 8th year

Swedish documentary filmmaker Stefan Jarl is the guest of honor at Documentaristİstanbul Documentary Days 2015. The festival’s eighth edition will .
Le Figaro, no. 22028, vendredi 5 juin 2015, p. 6 Samuel Forey, Istanbul C’était mieux d’appeler à l’avance pour avoir la meilleure taverne. Il fallait traverser la vieille ville de part en part sur l’avenue Vatan, droite comme une cicatrice, et tourner en arrivant aux murailles de Constantinople. Celles-ci semblaient encore en friche, un accident […]

Violence and the City of Istanbul

The city of Istanbul historically witnessed many cases of violence. The nature of the violence changed with times and its aggravation had seasons,

Istanbul Jazz Festival: Tord Gustavsen

The Norweigan artists Tord Gustavsen will be performing during the Istanbul Jazz Festival. More information will follow.
The 8th Documentarist Istanbul Documentary Days will be held from June 13 to 18.

Istanbul’s Byzantine legacy undermined by Ottoman restoration

Zeynep Ahunbay looks with disapproval as she stops before a poster of herself and her late husband alongside Istanbul’s Byzantine city walls.

New ferries enrage İstanbul residents amid rapid erosion of city’s charm

The older İstanbul ferries (R) are considered to be a symbol of the city. The new ferries (inset) lack the charm of crossing from one continent to the

Artist parodies İstanbul art scene in börek shop neon sign

Based in İstanbul and New York, Özkanoğlu is mainly known for his photography series. The artist often travels back and forth between these citie

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