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İstanbul’s alternative photography spots

Pierre Loti hill (Photo: Kürşat Bayhan)

Today’s Zaman

İstanbul’s alternative photography spots

Within the general panorama of Turkey, there’s little question that İstanbul occupies a special spot in people’s lenses. But the shots taken of İstanbul .

A vendor from the film Ben Geldim Gidiyorum

Metin Akdemir is a filmmaker based in Istanbul. In 2011 he made a short film about street vendors in the city. The film, “Ben Geldim Gidiyorum” (“I’ve Come and I’m Gone”), won several awards in Turkish and international film festivals, and we think it’s a very valuable piece of work that captures a side of Istanbul’s culture that is slowly disappearing. We caught up with Metin to talk about the film.

Orhan Pamuk and Elif Shafak: Istanbul, city of dreams and nightmares

In reality, there is no such thing as Istanbul. There are only Istanbuls – competing, clashing and somehow coexisting within the same congested space

Discovering a Family History in Istanbul

Professor Erdağ Göknar became a scholar of Middle Eastern and Turkish studies after tracing his own family history to Istanbul during World War I

11th German victim of Istanbul attack dies

Berlin (AFP) – An 11th German victim has died of her injuries from a suicide bombing this month in the heart of Istanbul blamed on the Islamic State

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