Istanbulites always need some… “Ancient antidepressants found in excavations in Istanbul… Istanbul news roundup…

Excavations that have been conducted on Bathonea on the coasts of Küçükçekmece Lake in Istanbul’s Avcılar district have unearthed nearly 700 small ceramic or glass bottles containing antidepressant pills and heart disease drugs.

Projects from three countries in top three at Startup Istanbul

Three projects from three countries were chosen ahead of 15 finalists as the top initiatives on the final day of Startup Istanbul, an initiative launched by the Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey (TOBB) and E-Tohum to promote newly launched businesses
The Istanbul Archaeology Museums, home to artifacts from various periods of history, is celebrating its 125th year.

1,000 int’l CEOs meet at Startup Istanbul

Istanbul has the potential to become a hub not only for big established companies but also new businesses, Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey (TOBB) Chair Rifat Hisarcıklıoğlu has said, addressing the final day of the Startup Istanbul event
Legendary hip-hop stars will come to Istanbul for the Burn Battle School, which has been billed as “the world’s hottest breakdance contest.”
The Istanbul Recitals will open the 2016-2017 season on Oct. 15 at the Seed venue at the Sakıp Sabancı Museum. The recitals, which will continue for nine months with an extraordinary virtuoso presented every month, will open with the world famous French pianist Jean Efflam Bavouzet.

World Energy Congress: Putin, Erdogan meet in Istanbul

In separate addresses to the World Energy Congress in Istanbul on Monday, Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep …
The 23rd World Energy Congress 2016, which will bring together more than 10,000 participants from 85 countries, including 250 ministers and top decision-makers in energy, started in Istanbul on Oct. 9.

Istanbul locals treated by coffee, patisserie events

Istanbul is hosting two great events for aficionados of good taste this weekend, with Küçükçiftlik Park hosting the 3rd Coffee Festival until Oct. 9 and the patisserie at the French Consulate presenting special desserts on Oct. 8
 Mavi Boncuk

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Herman Melville wrote about his visit to Istanbul in 1856. It was a few years after the publication of Moby-Dick. He wrote in his diary: “All day the fog held on. Very thick & damp & raw.

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