#istanbul news roundup: “Blue Mosque undergoes largest restoration ever…

Istanbul Continues to Grow as a Global Startup Hub – Despite its Sultan’s Power Grab

A host of Istanbul-based entrepreneurs are thriving, boosted by a roster of high-profile tech exits. Foreign investment may be deterred. But amid …
The four-century-old Sultanahmet Mosque, also known as the Blue Mosque, on Istanbul’s historic peninsula, is slated to undergo a major restoration starting from next week, Deputy Prime Minister Veysi Kaynak has said.

curious story of istanbul’s last pork butcher

the last remaining pork butcher of istanbul, lazari kozmaoğlu who is an anatolian greek was subjected to discrimination throughout his life but he says “i loved this country, no matter what have happened.” his family business is the last traditional butcher where one can get pork in istanbul.

Earth-moving trucks and concrete mixers have killed 24 people, including six children, over the past year on Istanbul’s roads.

127 schools in Istanbul have ‘historic building’ status

Some 127 schools in Istanbul have “historical building” status, including 80 on the European side, 43 on the Anatolian side, and four on the Princes

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