A list of Istanbul street names that were changed in 1927 in order to make them more “national”- Istanbul news roundup…

‘Milli’ Olmadığı İçin İsmi Değiştirilen İstanbul Sokakları


The list is here in a Turkish text


A Strangeness in My Mind by Orhan Pamuk review – an encyclopedia of Istanbul

This sprawling story of a street vendor’s romance is above all a love letter to the Turkish city in all its faded, messy, dusty glory

The invention of Turkey in 1923 by Mustafa Kemal Atatürk and his fellow officers entailed an imaginative severing from its Ottoman roots. Though the Ottoman rulers had begun to become westernised, the new nation presented itself in opposition to the Ottoman past in policies, dress, writing, manners and speech, and Atatürk himself sought in neglected local traditions a different history from the one the Ottoman rulers had long chosen. The literature that grew from this other past was decidedly modern, and its inspiration came from 19th-century and early 20th-century Europe, especially from France. Baudelaire, Balzac and Zola were found in the libraries of most young Turks.

İnciraltı: Meyhane Time Machine

İnciraltı, photo courtesy of İnciraltı

We like to think of İnciraltı, a laid-back meyhane in the sleepy Bosphorus-side Beylerbeyi neighborhood, as a destination restaurant – not so much because of the food, but because of the destination itself.

Citymapper’s ‘Project Istanbul‘ will help it bring excellent transit navigation to more cities

‘Project Istanbul‘ saw the London-based startup add Turkey’s capital city to its app from scratch, based on timetable data, even if though it wasn’t ..

Orhan Pamuk: A love for Istanbul

Orhan Pamuk (Istanbul, 1952) has written another monumental novel, A Strangeness in My Mind, which comes after The Museum of Innocence, .

Meşhur Öz Suruç: The Yellow and the Green

Meşhur Öz Suruç, photo by Paul Osterlund

To the uninitiated, the restaurant owners of a small corner of Istanbul’s Yenibosna neighborhood might come off as having an unhealthy obsession with particularly garish versions of the colors yellow and green.

İstanbul, Antalya among top 6 cities for Muslim shoppersToday’s Zaman

250 Best Auction Houses: Focus on Istanbul

Modern Turkish artist Bedri Rahmi Eyüboglu’s 1955 painting Istanbul doubled the estimate and fetched $670,000. The painting came from the family’s

 A culinary journey into Istanbul

Istanbul (once called Constantinople) is the biggest city in Turkey and one of the most popular travel destinations in the world. TripAdvisor’s “2015

‘Australia Now’ celebrates centenary in İstanbul

Works of art created by members of the Yirrkala community in Australia are on display in the İstanbul Modern, both as part of the ongoing 14th İstanbul ..

A book:

Istanbul’u Gezerken

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Bibliopoles from across Turkey have gathered at the 9th Beyoğlu Bibliopole Festival in Istanbul, offering rare and old books, magazines and posters to visitors.
Turkey’s Housing Developers and Investors Organization (KONUTDER) has announced it will hold a two-day event to introduce local projects to investors from the Gulf in cooperation with leading economic and trade organizations, in a written statement on Sept. 21.

Heavy showers coming to Istanbul and rest of northwestern Turkey this week

The rains are expected to be ‘strong’ in the provinces of Edirne, Kırklareli, Rize, Düzce, Zonguldak, Bartın as well as the northern portions of Istanbul,

Galleries from 24 countries take part in Contemporary İstanbul

“Animal Hunt” from the series “Unwritten” by Iranian artist Ali Akbar Sadeghi, who will be represented by Shirin Gallery at the Contemporary İstanbul .

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