Nothing much in Istanbul in the midst of a heatwave…
Heavy rainfall, which caused flash floods in Istanbul twice in one week last month, are the ‘new normal,’ according to a leading Turkish climate change scholar. ‘Heavy rain with the intensity getting higher and higher is the new normal from now on,’ Professor Levent Kurnaz tells the Hürriyet Daily News
In 2016, a failed political coup almost put an end to the Istanbul Jazz Festival. This year, more than 20,000 people attended the event.