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Istanbul among Europe’s ‘Big Four’ megacities: report

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ANKARA – Istanbul now sits firmly among Europe’s “Big Four” megacities alongside London, Moscow and Paris, according to an international .

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

As his Museum of Innocence comes to Britain, the Nobel prizewinner takes his fellow author Elif Shafak on a tour of his cabinet of curiosities. They talk about what Istanbul means to them – and the collective amnesia of a country where writers can be jailed for a tweet

According to statistics released by ACI Europe, Istanbul’s Atatürk has become the third busiest airport of Europe in 2015 with a 9.1 percent increase of passengers, bringing its total to nearly 62 million visitors

Turkish films from !f İstanbul to make online splash at Festival Scope

The Turkish documentary “#resistayol” is among films that will be streamed on Festival Scope as part of the 15th !f İstanbul International Independent .
The new section “Altered States” introduced exclusively for this year on !f İstanbul Independent Film Festival includes also the production “Tekerleme (Tongue Twister)” which has focussed on the post 80s Turkey but has fallen off the map after being displayed on Berlinale Film Festival.

 Trendy İstanbul neighborhood mobilizes to stand against urban renewal

Locals of İstanbul’s fashionable Cihangir neighborhood are mobilizing to ameliorate their community’s living space, and keep Housing Development
Istanbul’s only chamber music festival, the 5th International Opus Amadeus Chamber Music Festival, will be held between Feb. 11 and March 2, featuring selected works of baroque, classical, romantic and modern music
Beyoğlu City Defense members have protested against Preservation Board No.2 approving restoration project of Narmanlı Inn.
Istanbul took ninth place, and Antalya was ranked 11th in Euromonitor’s “Top 100 City Destinations” list, a report which monitors the number of international tourist arrivals has said

Inception-Like Digital Manipulations of Istanbul Landscapes

Inception-Like Digital Manipulations of Istanbul… Il y a 13 heures • 31. Cold Weather Phenomenon Displaying Beautiful Light Pillars in the Sk

Soundscapes of İstanbul explored at ANAMED exhibition

An exhibition that opened in January at Koç University’s Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations (ANAMED) in İstanbul not only offers its visitors a
The Istanbul Modern Cinema is continuing its Rendezvous with Directors series of meetings with prominent and critically acclaimed Turkish directors, welcoming Zeki Demirkubuz as its third guest

Innocence of Memories opens in select UK cinemas on 29 January by Soda Pictures. Orhan Pamuk’s novel The Museum of Innocence is published by Faber & Faber.

Nationalism Meets the Sex Trade: İstanbul’s District of Beyoğlu/Pera During the Early Twentieth Century  by İrvin Cemil Schick [1]

Paper presented at the Amherst and Hampshire Colleges Workshop on “Crossing Borders: ‘Unusual’ Negotiations over the Secular, Public, and Private” Amherst College, 16–18 February 2009

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Istanbul Street Cats Take Over Historic Mosque

Istanbul Cats Middle East. Efe pictured at his mosque in a photograph published to his Facebook page on January 15, 2016. Mustafa Efe.

Why We Keep Coming Back to Istanbul

I’m pretty sure it was a cucumber, a crunchy Çengelköy cucumber, that hooked me onIstanbul. That cuke—allied with a briny slab of feta-like beyaz
Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia Museum remained Turkey’s most visited tourist attraction last year, according to data released by the Culture and Tourism Ministry
The 12th edition of the Istanbul Japanese Film Festival will take place from Feb. 4 to Feb. 13, in association with the Japanese General Consulate of Istanbul, the Japan Foundation and Akbanksanat
Renowned Turkish photographer and digital artist Aydın Büyüktaş presents Istanbul in a new light in his latest series “Flatland”

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