Istanbul Film Festival opens… Istanbul news roundup…

The 35th Istanbul Film Festival, organized by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (IKSV), kicked off last night with the opening film “Midnight Special.”
Istanbul Atatürk Airport, which is operated by TAV Airports, became in 2015the 11th largest airport worldwide by providing service to 61.8 million passengers over the course of the year
The historical Mongeri building in Şişli, built during the early years of the Turkish Republic, now serves an arts center
A broad selection of 70 paintings, two lithography series, and 10 sculptures of the iconic Italian painter Giorgio de Chirico can be seen at the Pera Museum
The 14th edition of the International Filmmor Women’s Film Festival on Wheels, which aims to increase the involvement of women in cinema and the media, will be held between March 12 and 20 in Istanbul

Modern Architecture Is Making Istanbul More Vibrant Than Ever

Istanbul is a beautiful, glorious, and radiant city, and Turkish architect Yener Torun aims to prove that to anybody who makes the proper decision to …

Expanding Istanbul

ISTANBUL – More than six year after its inauguration, Istanbul’s only Olympic-sized indoor ice arena is teeming with activity and has even outgrown its

Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar to get much-needed facelift

Istanbul’s historic Grand Bazaar is about to undergo a much-needed renovation that will last a decade and cost tens of millions of dollars. But the revamp is not without controversy

The Istanbul Seismic Risk Mitigation Project

The Istanbul Seismic Risk Mitigation Project (ISMEP) prepared by the Government of Turkey and the World Bank became effective in May 2004 and
“Let Us Not Ignore – Schizophrenia Journey from Pre-history to Today,” a newly opened exhibition in Istanbul’s Beşiktaş district, aims to display the lives of schizophrenia patients

In Istanbul, an Arabic Bookstore Anchors Syrian Refugees

Istanbul — A rustic, three story-Arabic bookstore in old Istanbul has become an anchor for many Syrians who have stayed put in Turkey but crave a …


Turks justly pride themselves on their hospitality, but on a busy day Istanbullus can be as rude as any New Yorker. Indeed, more so. You could say that

More than 13000 from 16 countries working at Istanbul’s new airport jobsite

The construction of Istanbul’s new airport, which is being billed as the world’s largest, is taking place 24 hours a day, seven days a week, with more

A Taste of Istanbul: Tradition, History, Delicacy

One street in Beyoglu, Istanbul’s old European district, offers both sorts of sheep’s head ( kelle ), considered an ancient delicacy across the Middle

Fitch Affirms Metropolitan Municipality of Istanbul at ‘BBB-‘; Outlook Stable

The affirmation is based on Istanbul’s continued solid, albeit weakening, operating performance which, together with high capital revenue, supports a

Turkey moves to rebuild San Stefano Russian Monument inIstanbul

Parliament’s national defense commission has agreed to rebuild the historic Russian commemorative monument San Stefano (Ayastefanos) in

Round-the-clock work on Istanbul’s new airport

ISTANBUL – The construction of Istanbul’s new airport, expected to be the world’s largest, is taking place 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, with more
A heavy mist has covered the Bosphorus and Istanbul’s historic quarter, creating scenic images across the city. Click for a compilation of our favorite photos from the last day of February

Istanbul Jazz Festival announces program

Over 200 Turkish and international musicians will participate in the 23rdIstanbulJazz Festival, giving music lovers in Istanbul the chance to see jazz .

Our top international arts events: Istanbul film festival and sale of Lebanese art

In the news for a deadly bomb attack a few weeks ago, the Istanbul International Film Festival comes at a welcome time for the city. This year more

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