an Open Democracy article: “The gentrification-education cycle in Istanbul’s gated communities”… Istanbul news roundup…

The gentrification-education cycle in Istanbul’s gated communities

Any encounters that exist between newcomers and long-term inhabitants end at the school gate.

Istanbul, Turkey, Kentsel dönüşüm, May, 2014. Istanbul, Turkey, Kentsel dönüşüm, May, 2014. Wikicommons/ Nevit Dilman. Some rights reserved.The rapid gentrification of urban landscapes under neoliberalism is a controversial issue across the globe. Scholars have described the transformation of cities in favor of middle- and upper-class use in contexts as diverse as New York, Mumbai and Johannesburg.

Officials from Istanbul’s Beyoğlu Municipality have forced the owners of a hotel to shut down a rooftop screen playing a video by the artist Işıl Eğrikavuk, citing “visual pollution.”

Turkish Police Censor Public Art Piece in Istanbul

The artist Işıl Eğrikavuk, who was commissioned to create a new work for YAMA, a public art installation series screened on top of an Istanbul hotel,
The Istanbul Archeologists Foundation has filed a complaint to the Turkish Culture Ministry’s preservation board against the Fatih municipality for allegedly damaging the historic, UNESCO-protected Yedikule walls by laying asphalt on a protective clearing beside the walls

Istanbul’s history needs protection amid modernization: Academics

Istanbul must preserve its identity and integrate its past into modernity, academics said during a two-day symposium on cities and architecture in

 In Istanbul, You Can Find Old Prisons in Restaurants, Mosques, Even 4-Star Hotels

The Ottomans’ strong relations with European powers meant that there were even British and Russian prisons in Istanbul. This is also the city o

Syrian refugees stuck in Istanbul face relentless test of urban survival

Istanbul, Turkey — Vulnerable, cold, and alone, but very determined, the Syrian refugee felt her dreams begin to deflate during her first night in
Istanbul has the best record in regards to gender equality among 81 Turkish provinces, while the eastern province of Bitlis has been named the least equalitarian province, according to a recent survey

The making of Soho House Istanbul

The making of Soho House Istanbul. The founders of Soho House Istanbul made this video to document its progress. Fans bid an emotional farewell to

Akerman films come to Istanbul Modern

Between March 10 and 20, Istanbul Modern Cinema will present the most comprehensive retrospective ever organized in Turkey of Belgian director Chantal Akerman, a pioneer of experimental and feminist cinema who passed away in October 2015

The Pleasure Of Walking In Istanbul,The City Of Orhan Pamuk

One of the great joys of being in Istanbul is the ease with which you can walk. On the famous Galata bridge there are walkways on both sides which

Our 10 Days In Istanbul

Thanks to our frıend Ugur ın Sıde – we are stayıng at the lovely lıttle 12 bedroom hotel called El Blanco whıch ıs rıght ın the heart of Sultanhamet yet .

The Insiders: Nancy Knudsen’s guide to Istanbul

Istanbul locals, particularly older men, sit by the roadside selling their wares and tend to be protective of yabancis (overseas guests). Young Turks ..

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