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The 34th International Istanbul Book Fair opens on Nov. 7 at the TÜYAP Fair and Convention Center
Turkey’s largest book fair unrolls 34th year in İstanbul

Visitors shop for books at the İstanbul International Book Fair in this undated archive photo. The 34th edition of the annual fair begins on Nov. 7 at the …
Voting in Istanbul

An AKP guy brings sandwiches to his colleagues sitting at the long table, and in the day’s only display of bipartisanship is rebuked by another AKPer: go and get sandwiches for everyone.

Vote counting November 1, Istanbul.Vote counting November 1, Istanbul. Demotix/Ozcan Soysal. All rights reserved.On a Sunday morning the trendy district of Cihangir rarely gets going before noon.  Today, though, at 6am everyone seems to be up.  They’re on their way to polling stations, many to act as tellers or as monitors for Oy ve Ötesi (Vote and Beyond), an NGO determined to see fair play.

The most beautiful mosque in Istanbul

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Is there still a place in Istanbul for romantics?

Anthony Bourdain visits an Istanbul neighborhood slated for redevelopment. “Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown” airs Sundays at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

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