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One of Istanbul’s iconic names, the 115-year-old famous Pandeli Restaurant situated in the Spice Bazaar has been closed for the last three months.


Istanbul Photo Awards

Liu Heung Shing, Photojournalist founder of Shanghai Center of Photography (SCOP), was born 1951 in Hong Kong. He graduated from Hunter

Istanbul should be center of UN: President Erdoğan

Istanbul should be the center of the United Nations, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said in a written statement on the 71st year of its foundation
An iconic restaurant founded in 1901 in the historic Spice Bazaar and popular spot among international celebrities is set to close due to a dramatic plunge in the number of foreign tourists visiting Istanbul and ongoing restoration works in the bazaar
Major renovation efforts worth around 10 million Turkish Liras at Istanbul’s historic Topkapı Palace have started, after deep crevices were found in the treasury room of the Ottoman-era palace in July
Istanbul’s Büyükçekmece will soon be home to Europe’s largest film studio complex thanks to a new project
It’s not every day Turkish comedy fans get to laugh at a descendant of the sultan. “I’ve got this fancy title but don’t have the riches,” said Naz Osmanoğlu, a British comedian and member of Turkey’s former ruling family, at his first-ever gig in Turkey last week.
As November approaches, the most anticipated event of the contemporary art scene in the region, Contemporary Istanbul, gets set to begin. This year the fair has two new sections: CI Design and Collectors’ Stories
The closure of Istanbul’s main cruise port for the extension of a port project has negatively affected the economy of one of the top historic districts in the city

‘Inferno’ brings together trio to Istanbul

Istanbul returns to Hollywood with ‘Inferno,’ the latest film version of a work by Dan Brown, although the teeming metropolis is again shoehorned into just a few locations in the old city

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