A major urban transformation project at heart of #Istanbul… Istanbul among safest except for terror threat (!)

Istanbul is one of the safest metropolises in the world – apart from the terror threat originating from Middle East – Istanbul Gov. Vasip Şahin said Feb. 1, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported.

Gov’t begins major urban transformation project at heart of Istanbul

Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım launched a major urban transformation project led by the Turkish government in the Fikirtepe neighborhood of the …

9 days in Istanbul

Istanbul is known for sightseeing, museums, religious sites, shopping, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions:

Istanbul to host World Tourism Forum

“The forum’s Global Meeting in Istanbul will host a large number of industry executives, investors and public authorities from all over the world,”

Cats on Istanbul’s Heybeliada island enjoy winter tranquillity

Heybeliada, Istanbul’s second biggest island after Büyükada, is home to many cats as not many people come to the island in winter. The cats allow particularly nice shots for photography aficionados visiting the island.

First Chocolatier of Constantinople

Istanbul jazz festival calls for bands

The Istanbul Jazz Festival, organized by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV), has issued a call for amateur or semi-professional young

Istanbul: A Tale of Three Cities review: Research undermined by breathless delivery

A few years ago I walked across Istanbul’s Galata bridge and sat down for a cup of coffee in an almost deserted, ramshackle cafe beside a waterfront .

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