“Hagia Sophia, Topkapı again Turkey’s top tourist attractions While “Istanbul’s Fatih Municipality seizes more authority in construction on historic peninsula… İstanbul news roundup…

The construction of a 10-meter wide public road project, which is set to include separate lanes for pedestrians, runners and cyclists, has begun on the Anatolian side of the Bosphorus.

Istanbul’s Fatih Municipality seizes more authority in construction on historic peninsula

Istanbul’s historic peninsula has come under renewed threat after the Fatih District Municipality issued a ruling to give itself full authorization in …
The Hagia Sophia Museum and the Topkapı Palace in Istanbul’s historic peninsula were visited by 3.5 million people each in 2014, according to data released by the Culture and Tourism Ministry.
ezgif-3569405463In Turkey, an ice cream vendor on the streets offers passers-by some wonderfully entertaining magic.

Syria’s new capital … Istanbul

The heartbreaking photos of the lifeless body of 3-year old Syrian toddler Aylan on Turkey’s coast inspired feelings of compassion in the European

Travel: Istanbul art tours, Turkey

IT’S a city intertwined with the history of civilization, a melting pot between East and West, yet, for all that, Istanbul has a surprisingly short artistic

Istanbul Park could return to F1 calendar after all

Last week, Istanbul Park – having hosted seven grands prix until 2011 – returned to the headlines when reports emerged that new operator Intercity

Istanbul Biennial Is Not an Easy Ride, and That’s the Point

(More than 20 of the artists, including Kentridge and Villar-Rojas, participated in that show in 2012, making up about 20 percent of the roster at Istanbul

Turkish baths in Istanbul

Can people advise on the best turkish bath I istanbul please thanks.

Istanbul centre survives constitutional challenge

Istanbul’s new international arbitration institution has survived a legal challenge brought by Turkish opposition leaders on the basis that its rules .

Hüseyin Alptekin retrospective on display in İstanbul and Antwerp

Following his death in 2007, a number of tribute shows were organized by several institutions both in Turkey and overseas and İstanbul’s

60 years after İstanbul pogrom, Jewish garment seller hangs on by a thread

On Sept. 6-7, 1955, a violent mob swept through İstanbul, looting and destroying shops and homes owned by members of İstanbul’s Greek, Armenian

British film-maker Grant Gee has got together with Turkey’s Nobel prize-winning novelist, and the result is a mesmerising, original meditation on love and the city

Having cut his teeth on music videos (and then graduated to the cerebral Joy Division documentary, on which he collaborated with Jon Savage), Grant Gee has reinvented himself as a formidable force in the microgenre of literary travelogues, a space hitherto largely occupied by Patrick Keiller, Andrew Kötting and Iain Sinclair. Gee headed for Suffolk for Patience (After Sebald), a reconstruction and reinvestigation of WG Sebald’s Rings of Saturn; now he has cast his net much further afield, to Istanbul, and a creative meeting of mind’s with Turkey’s Nobel-prize-winning novelist Orhan Pamuk.

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: