İstanbul had an honorable visitor today, Jose Mujica. İstanbul news roundup…

İstanbul hosts world’s ‘poorest’ president
Former President of Uruguay Jose Mujica smiles during a book signing event in İstanbul on Friday, Oct. 30. (Photo: Today’s Zaman, Mehmet Yaman)
Former President of Uruguay Jose Mujica visiting Saturday Mothers in İstanbul
Former President of Uruguay Jose Mujica visiting Saturday Mothers in İstanbul

İstanbul hosts world’s ‘poorest’ president

Former President of Uruguay Jose Mujica smiles during a book signing event inİstanbul on Friday, Oct. 30. (Photo: Today’s Zaman, Mehmet Yaman).

An encyclopaedia of Istanbul

By Orhan Pamuk, translated by Ekin Oklap, Knopf, 624 pages, $29 … most important fiction is the city of Istanbul itself, where Pamuk was born in 1952
TRAVEL >A day out in Istanbul for disabled Syrian children

This is the first time she has been out to visit the historical sites of Istanbul since she arrived in the city seven months ago after escaping the Syrian .
Istanbul is a central character in Orhan Pamuk’s ‘A Strangeness in My Mind’

This world is Istanbul, the true protagonist of Pamuk’s ninth novel and the setting for most of his fiction. As protagonists go, the city proves a compelling
AP PHOTOS: Syrians in Istanbul prepare for long journeys

In this Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015 photo, a Syrian refugee child tries a life-jacket at a shop before purchasing it at the Aksaray neighbourhood in Istanbul.
In a speech to leading businesspeople in Istanbul, Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu has said he wants to make Turkey’s largest city into a “safe investment haven with our democracy and judicial system.” in a speech to a number of leading businesspeople in a meeting ahead of the crucial Nov. 1 elections

A tribute to Yorgo Okumuş at his funeral, photo by Ansel Mullins

On any given night, bustling, narrow Nevizade Street in the heart of Istanbul’s Beyoğlu district buzzes with thick crowds of evening revelers searching for the best table while clean-shaven waiters in their customary uniform of pressed white shirts and V-neck sweaters attempt to lure the crowds into their establishments. Hyperactive as it may be, Nevizade – a hub for the meyhane, the Turkish taverna where plates of meze are enjoyed alongside slowly sipped rakıand grilled fish – has for decades had one distinctive, constant presence: Yorgo Okumuş, co-owner of the meyhane Krepen’deki Imroz and sole owner of a pair of almost comically bushy white eyebrows and an enigmatic mien that seemed to say he’s seen it all (which he probably had).

Insider Guide: Best of Istanbul

(CNN) Nowhere does fusion like the best of Istanbul, a metropolis that owes as much to its centuries of history as it does to its emergence as one of the

Istanbul – A Culinary Experience

Istanbul – the city on two continents, where religious tradition and ancient history clash with a modern way of life like nowhere else; where lots of

Ridesharing app wants to fix world’s most congested city

Traffic in Istanbul, a city of 15 million people, is a nightmare. Commuters are especially harried during the evening rush hour, with the average

Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya)

This church, turned into mosque, then turned into museum is a microcosm of the nation’s history. It symbolizes the development of Turkish art, mindset

A day out in Istanbul for disabled Syrian children

ISTANBUL – “I am so excited to see the beauties of Istanbul,” says a Syrian girl waiting impatiently to visit Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace.

On The Fringe: Istanbul’s Hottest Neighborhoods

Beyond Istanbul’s Old City and Grand Bazaar, three once-neglected neighborhoods have realigned the city’s orbit—and become centers of Turkey’s

Istanbul BOSP postponed due to US government travel warning

Students hoping to travel to Istanbul during winter quarter as part of the IstanbulOverseas Program will need to find an alternative, as the program has

Istanbul: The Swiss Hotel Bosphorous’ Rooms With The Best View Of The Famous Waterway

If you name your hotel after a major body of water, it’s a tell, as they say in poker. The rooms to get are the ones that have a water view. But that’s not

Textile leaders to gather at Texprocess Istanbul

The third edition of Texworld Istanbul, which is set to take place next month, will also feature apparel products for the first time. Turkey is among the ten

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