Neo-Ottomanism doesn’t help; Topkapı Palace kiosk in danger… Istanbul news roundup…

Parts of Istanbul’s Topkapı Palace are slated to undergo a major restoration worth around 10 million Turkish Liras after deep crevices were found in the treasury room of the Ottoman-era palace in July, causing its closure to tourists

Demo in Istanbul over assault of woman who wore shorts

Demo in Istanbul over assault of woman who wore shorts … Protesters have gathered in centralIstanbul to voice anger after a young nurse was …
The Culture Ministry confirms reports about the danger to a major kiosk at Topkapı Palace. A former director of the palace says funding is a serious problem amid other concerns over the palace walls.
In a leading index of global financial centers Istanbul has fallen 12 places to 57th, mainly due to uncertainties.

Why Istanbul Is The Most Strategically Important City In The World

Istanbul lies at the intersection of Europe and Asia and sits along the Bosporus straight which links the Black Sea and the Mediterranean.

Istanbul Cat Documentary ‘Kedi’ Bought by Oscilloscope for U.S.

Oscilloscope Laboratories has acquired North American rights to Ceyda Torun’s “Kedi,” a documentary about the street cats of Istanbul. Oscilloscope …
There seems to be no end to Turkey’s troubles, from a coup attempt to spillover from the war in Syria. All of that is felt these days on Istiklal Avenue.

Istanbul lifts ban on away fans at football derbies

Istanbul (AFP) – The authorities in Istanbul on Thursday lifted a five-year old ban on away fans attending football derby matches in the Turkish …

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