Istanbul: city of cats- by Reuters…

Istanbul: city of cats

A cat stands after being fed by a local resident in Istanbul, Turkey. In Istanbul’s narrow backstreets, cats perch on rooftops and window sills, crouch on doorsteps and rest on nearly every corner. Whether lounging in sunlight, grooming themselves or scampering into shops in search of food, cats have

Has Istanbul lost its charm?

It has been 30 years since I was last in Istanbul and I found it hard to get my head around a city that I’m sure I remember as being more ancient and mysterious, more a bridge between East and West. It’s now modern, a lot of it still under construction. Walking down the jam-packed shopping street, Istiklal

Istanbul Is Back on the Map for European Summer Travelers

Turkey and Egypt are back on the itinerary of European vacationers this summer, as terrorist attacks two years ago fade from memory and rising hotel prices make Spain less affordable for budget-minded holiday-goers. Tour operator Thomas Cook Group Plc said on Thursday that it’s shifting more

Istanbul New Airport: building one of Turkey’s crown jewels

About 35km away from the centre of Istanbul, on the European side of the city, over 31,000 people are diligently working to build Istanbul New Airport (INA) in record time. Once completed later this year, it will stand as one of largest infrastructure projects in the country’s history, priced at $11bn. Although …

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