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President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan will reopen a 120-year-old Bulgarian Church in Istanbul on Jan. 7.

Historic Iron Church in Istanbul reopens after restoration

Interior view of historical Bulgarian Sveti Stefan Church, or ” Iron Church,” is seen in IstanbulSaturday, Jan. 6, 2018. Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Bulgaria’s Prime Minister Boyko Borisov attend Sunday… (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel) More …
A Christmas Eve mass was held on Jan. 6 by the Fener Greek Orthodox Patriarchate in Istanbul.

The Latest: Greek Orthodox mark Epiphany with Istanbul swims

The Eastern Orthodox Church commemorates Jesus’ baptism on Epiphany. Several blessings of the waters took place across Istanbul. The ceremony consists of a cross being tossed into the water to be retrieved by swimmers. The patriarch threw the blessed cross into the waters of Istanbul’s Golden …

A City Where East Meets West and the Past Is Always Present

Richard Fidler’s “Ghost Empire” and Bettany Hughes’s “Istanbul” explore the intricate, improbable history of one of the world’s great urban centers.

Picturing Ai Weiwei in Istanbul

ISTANBUL — In an era where superstar Chinese artist Ai Weiwei feels ubiquitous, this past summer I experienced the full extent of that reality over the course of two months. After attending a New York preview for his new film about migrants, Human Flow (2017), I traveled to the Palestinian Territories to

Tabanlıoğlu Architects to Redevelop Ataturk Cultural Center in Istanbul

Istanbul’s Ataturk Cultural Center (AKM) is slated to be overhauled by local and New York-based Tabanlıoğlu Architects. Overlooking the iconic Taksim Square and anchored by a new 2,500-seat opera house, the center will reflect Turkey’s modernization efforts when it’s unveiled to the public in 2019

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