Once a global hub, US bans tablets, notebooks aboard flights from #istanbul now :(

What the f**k will I do without my kindle during a long flight? 🙁
Turkish Airlines on March 21 said it was one of the airlines subject to a U.S. ban on passengers carrying electronics larger than cell phones aboard flights bound for the United States
Extremists plan to target planes with bombs in electronic devices, the United States warned on March 21, adding that it was duly banning passengers from carrying them in the cabin on flights from a number of airports, including Turkey’s Atatürk Airport
In airline laptop ban, some in Turkey see commercial agenda

ISTANBUL – As Istanbul builds a massive new airport and Turkish Airlines pursues aggressive route expansion, some in Turkey see the ban on large …
Live in Istanbul: Debating Turkey’s Political Future

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Istanbul – a Tale of Three Cities’ by Bettany Hughes book extract

Bettany Hughes’ new biography of one of the world’s greatest cities – Byzantium, Constantinople, Istanbul – is rightly described as epic. Weighing in at

Turkish historian İlber Ortaylı slams conversion of part of Istanbul’s historic city wall into wedding site

Renowned Turkish historian İlber Ortaylı has criticized a controversial plan made by Istanbul’s Fatih district to convert its historic city walls, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, into a wedding hall, urging preservation boards to take additional care for the city’s appearance and profile

Why tourists should still travel to cities attacked by terrorists, from London toIstanbul

During the Thursday morning rush hour on London’s Jubilee Line, that pre-recorded invitation did not apply. The previous afternoon, a pathetic thug

Istanbul’s Pasha and his Parrot: Talk of the Town

Ankara- Nazim Cihan, a background Turkish actor who appeared in many TV series, has attracted people in Turkey while wandering in Istanbul’s

World’s most-visited landmark Grand Bazaar gets a facelift

Remember the opening motorbike chase in the James Bond movie “Skyfall? It was shot on the rooftop of Istanbul’s iconic Grand Bazaar, which now

Sónar Makes Its Istanbul Debut Later This Month

Sónar, the international electronic music festival, will make its Turkish debut next weekend. Sónar Istanbul will take place March 24 and 25.

Shadow of progress falls on Istanbul’s historic vegetable gardens

Recep Eraslan, 64, has worked a tiny sliver of land on Istanbul’s historic Sultanahmet peninsula for more than three decades. He grows spring onions,

Turkish trailblazers Jakuzi on Istanbul’s music underground: ‘People behave bravely’

“The music scene in Istanbul is inconsistent and diverse,” says Kutay Soyocak, frontman of Turkish synthpop outfit Jakuzi. “It’s a metropolis that has a

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Data taken from: *Kamouzis Dimitrios[1], The Constantinopolitan Greeks in an era of secular nationalism, mid-19th century to 1930, 2010, University of London. King’s College. Department of Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies, p. 32. 
*Darja Reuschke,Monika Salzbrunn,Korinna Schönhärl, The Economies of Urban Diversity: Ruhr Area and Istanbul, Palgrave Macmillan, 2013, ISBN 9781137338815, p. 117-122. 
*Σάββας Τσιλένης. Η μειονότητα των Ορθόδοξων Χριστιανών στις επίσημες στατιστικές της σύγχρονης Τουρκίας και στον αστικό χώρο. 
*Dundar Fuat, Turkiye Nufus Sayimlarinda Azinlikar. Doz, 1999, ISBN 9756876123. 9789756876121
Greek-Orthodox population of Istanbul (former Constantinople) 1844-1997

Shadow of progress falls on Istanbul’s historic vegetable gardens

ISTANBUL (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Recep Eraslan, 64, has worked a tiny sliver of land on Istanbul’s historic Sultanahmet peninsula for more
Cafes, a market selling fruits and vegetables, an art gallery and second-hand booksellers will be included within the “seagull-shaped” transfer center currently under construction in Istanbul’s Kabataş on the European side.

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