Istanbul news roundup: “Not your mother’s Islam: the stylish women of Istanbul

Shoppers in the Fatih distict of Istanbul, Turkey. Fatih is known as one of the most conservative districts in the city.

Shoppers in the Fatih distict of Istanbul, Turkey. Fatih is known as one of the most conservative districts in the city.

Not your mother’s Islam: the stylish women of Istanbul

At a fashion shoot for ALA Magazine, the first magazine in Turkey for conservative women. The shoot is at Bretz Home in Kemerburgaz, Istanbul.

Istanbul Design Week begins

Designers, design exhibitions and conferences on design have all come together under the same roof during Istanbul Design Week, which opened on
The 18th International Istanbul Puppet Festival opened on Oct 13. The festival will host puppet shows from various countries as well as film screenings and workshops in various parts of the city through Oct 25.

Istanbul’s lost island may come to light

Istanbul’s lost island of Vordonisi has been recently photographed by six divers sent by the Maltepe Municipality. Its purpose: to draw attention to the .


Istanbul Saga: Orhan Pamuk’s “A Strangeness in My Mind”

Let me note, also, that in 2003, the writer published a mostly autographical account of his life, growing up in the city: Istanbul: Memories and a City, .

Most famous landmark of Istanbul

Blue Mosque: Most famous landmark of Istanbul – See 17970 traveler reviews, 6960 candid photos, and great deals for Istanbul, Turkey,

Plight of refugees focus of cartoon exhibition in İstanbul

The plight of refugees and displaced persons is highlighted in an international selection of cartoons on display at an İstanbul art gallery until the end of

Stanford suspends Istanbul Program due to security concerns

Stanford has decided to postpone the Winter Quarter 2015-2016 session of theIstanbul Overseas Studies Program, citing a recent Turkey Travel ..

 Artist gathers ‘moments lost in time’ in abandoned building inİstanbul

A timely exhibition on display at the İstanbul leg of Protocinema, an İstanbul– and New York-based arts organization, calls on its visitors to reflect on
The water of a controversial creek on Istanbul’s Asian side, which had seen an improvement in quality following a recent cleaning project spurred by a local protest, has quickly returned to its original polluted state.

‘Crime and Punishment’ films to mark fifth year in İstanbul

İstanbul’s annual Crime and Punishment Film Festival will mark its fifth year from Oct. 15 to 22, presenting documentaries, shorts and feature films

Shakespeare the star of new season in İstanbul’s theaters — again

William Shakespeare lives on at İstanbul’s theater stages this season with hotly anticipated productions by Moda Theater, the İstanbul Municipal

İstanbul welcomes international puppet companies for 18th festival

On Tuesday, İstanbul welcomed the 18th edition of its annual puppet festival, which is offering dozens of performances by an international selection of

PHOTO STORY] ‘Other Lives’ in İstanbul

The İstanbul festival — which includes nearly 60 artists from the US, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, the Far East, and, of course, Turkey — will be on

US cartoonist Kallaugher in Istanbul

Istanbul Bilgi University will today host Kevin (Kal) Kallaugher, the political cartoonist of The Economist and the daily newspaper The Baltimore Sun.

We can learn from a trip to Istanbul

Istanbul in modern Turkey is a sight to behold. Fourteen million people in a swirling melting pot covering 3,000 years of Greek, Byzantine and Ottoman .

Erdoğan family foundation makes huge windfall on İstanbul land

In response to a parliamentary question submitted by main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) İstanbul deputy Sezgin Tanrıkulu, Finance ..
The claim that the municipality of Istanbul’s coastal Büyükçekmece district plan to construct on 30,000-square-meter green area by the sea has drawn criticisms and protests from Büyükçekmece residents and rights groups, daily Hürriyet has reported.

A Must-See in Istanbul

Some scaffolding inside but the building is beautiful. A must-see for Istanbul. Near to other attractions. Make sure you go early – crowds can grow as

LETTER FROM ISTANBUL: A Matter of Perspective

A friend of ours, an English girl, was leaving the city after three years. The going away party was held at a bar in Nevizade Pasaj, one of the many
The 35th International Istanbul Boat Show, Turkey’s first where vessels are being displayed on water, will run until Oct. 11 and showcase 200 boats worth a total of 250 million euros.

Dürümcu Mehmet'in Yeri, photo by Paul Osterlund

Istanbul’s Aksaray neighborhood harbors an unfortunate reputation derived from its seedy night clubs and heavy presence of illegal brothels, which turn profits from sex trafficking. But as the city continues to transform at dizzying speeds, Aksaray’s status as an underbelly has begun to be overshadowed by that of a diverse, exciting culinary destination.

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