The new Turkish aesthetic in practice: Taksim Square now…

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Dog fights and sex parties: the man who photographs Istanbul after dark

Çağdaş Erdoğan captures the explosion of underground rebellion in parts of Istanbul. ‘People have been pushed into the night,’ says the photographer who is now facing jail

Taksim mosque nears completion, set to open in 2018

The construction of a giant mosque in the heart of Istanbul, in the historic Taksim square, is close to completion, as 85 percent of the structure has already been finished.
Tulip Festival kicks off in Istanbul

Graphic Design Days in Istanbul

The Grafist 22: Istanbul Graphic Design Days, organized by the Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University’s graphic design department, will take place from April 11 to May 11 at the university’s campus in the Fındıklı neighborhood of Istanbul.
Tanker crashes into historic mansion by Istanbul’s Bosphorus – CNN Turk

ANKARA (Reuters) – A tanker crashed into a historic mansion on the shores of Istanbul’s Bosphorus on Saturday after its steering equipment became locked, broadcaster CNN Turk said, adding that traffic in the strait had been suspended in both directions. Towboats and coast guard vessels were sent to …

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