İstanbul’s contribution to World Animal Day: “Tombili” cat’s sculpture… Istanbul news roundup…

A sculpture created in memory of “Tombili,” the portly cat who became a social media phenomenon after being photographed posing on a sidewalk in Istanbul’s Ziverbey neighborhood, will be inaugurated on Oct. 4 on World Animal Day
Cat Tombili’s statue has been erected on October 4 World Animal Day in Kadıköy’s Ziveyrbey neighborhood where it spent its entire life.
 1000 entrepreneurs from 63 countries to meet at Startup Istanbul

TOBB head Rifat Hisarcıklıoğlu said in a statement on Oct. 5 that Istanbul was well-positioned to become a startup hub for international entrepreneurs.
An exhibition opening in Istanbul’s Tophane district has been attacked by angry locals complaining about alcohol consumption
Recent reports on the risk of collapse in one of the pavilions of Topkapı Palace follow decades of neglect of Turkey’s historical heritage, the journalist who broke the story, Ömer Erbil, tells the Hürriyet Daily News. ‘The current administration, as well as previous ones, have never governed Istanbul with the awareness that it is a historical city,’ Erbil says
Turkish Culture Minister Nabi Avcı visited Istanbul’s historical Topkapı Palace on Oct. 3 after news reports that the popular Ottoman-era tourist site is riddled with dangerous cracks in its treasury room

Caricature House Opens with Caricature Days in Kadıköy

Kadıköy Municipality has completed the Caricature House project and the house is opening its doors with Caricature Days that will begin on September 30, Friday.
Authorities at Topkapı Palace in Istanbul are probing a hole three meters in diameter that appeared two weeks ago in the yard of the famous tourist attraction, soon after deep cracks were discovered in the basement of the building’s treasury pavilion

2016 Istanbul Biennial announces participants and projects

The 3rd Istanbul Design Biennial has announced its participants and project titles. More than 70 projects are being produced for the exhibition entitled …

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