Check out Istanbul’s new “symbol”…And Depardieu eating kokoreç…#istanbul news roundup…

Erdogan hails opera house project as ‘symbol’ of Istanbul

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday launched a controversial project to build a new opera house in Istanbul, lashing out at critics of …
French actor Gerard Depardieu, who had been in the southern Turkish province of Antalya to attend the closing ceremony of the 54th Antalya Film Festival, canceled his program on the day of the ceremony and decided to visit Istanbul instead.
The municipality in the Istanbul district of Eyüp has allegedly shot over 100 stray dogs with tranquilizer guns and loaded them into cars to put them elsewhere, stirring the anger of animal rights activists.


Istanbul Book Fair opens at TÜYAP

The 36th International Istanbul Book Fair is set to open on Nov. 4 at the TÜYAP Fair Convention and Congress Center in Istanbul’s Büyükçekmece

The Istanbul Armenian Community’s Patriarch Dilemma

A major controversy has been brewing for several years among members of the Armenian community of Istanbul over plans to elect a new Patriarch

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