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Ancient tomb found in Istanbul’s Kadıköy

A Roman-era sarcophagus, believed to date back 2000 years, has been unearthed during a construction work in Istanbul’s Kadıköy district, daily Habertürk has reported. Officials at the Istanbul Archaeology Museum Directorate found human bones inside the sarcophagus after conducting an .

 Hip lifestyle meets old Turkey in Istanbul neighbourhood

When Erin O’Brien announced that she was leaving her native Washington DC to live in Istanbul many of her friends had one question for her: “When are you coming home?” Others, however, were more understanding. “They realised that this wasn’t a vacation and [that], compared to some of the places

Escaping ‘conservative’ Istanbul, women find freedom in pole dancing

A group of women perfom in a pole dance class in Istanbul, Turkey February 13, 2018. REUTERS/Umit Bektas. College graduate Tugba, 27, who wears a Muslim headscarf, has told only her husband and a few close friends that she does pole dancing. Despite its links to burlesque shows and strip clubs,

VIDEO: First runway ready at new Istanbul airport

Eighty percent of the initial development phase for Istanbul’s new airport has been completed, including the first runway at the future hub. Runway 34L’s lighting system has been switched on, says development consortium IGA, which adds that the airport will be opened on 29 October. The runway is

Driverless buses to appear in Istanbul

Driverless buses may soon appear in Istanbul’s public transport system, the Istanbul Municipality said in a message. According to the message, relevant tests are being conducted to move to driverless buses, according to Vestnik Kavkaza. “Similar systems operate in 12 countries around the world

Should I stay or go? A young Istanbul punk wonders

Set in the 1990s Istanbul on a single day, the film follows a young punk singer called Ozan and his girlfriend, Lara. Ozan is after a ticket out of the country for the greener pastures of California. Boasting an impressive and dynamic soundtrack, Arada is a semi-autobiographical film about following your

Istanbul Modern Closes Ahead of Renzo Piano’s Multi-Million-Dollar Revamp

Turkey’s leading museum for contemporary art, the Istanbul Modern, has announced it will close on March 18 as preparations begin for its new home designed by the Italian starchitect Renzo Piano. Construction of the new building will kick off this year and is expected to take about 36 months.

Turkish Airlines to transfer operations to Istanbul’s new airport ‘within 18 hours’

Turkish Airlines is set to transfer operations from Atatürk Airport to Istanbul’s currently under-construction third airport with 600 trucks within the first 18 hours of the new airport opening, the company’s General Manager Bilal Ekşi has announced. Ekşi said all processes regarding transferring operations to

Mega airport project in Turkey’s Istanbul rocked by deaths of dozens of workers

Washington – One of Turkey’s most ambitious building projects, the construction of a mega airport in Istanbul, has been rocked by accusations that a rush to finish work has cost the lives of dozens, perhaps hundreds, of workers. Cumhuriyet, a respected opposition newspaper, reported that up to 400

The Top 10 Things to Do for First-Time Visitors in Istanbul

Make sure to get out of the old city and see and do all the things that Istanbul has to offer

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