A digital archive: “Cultures of Istanbul” and #istanbul roundup…

An archive of (sub)cultural entities in İstanbul.

All in Turkish unfortunately: http://istanbulkulturleri.org/


The colourful side of Istanbul is captured in these amazing photographs

Famous for the incredible domes and minarets that dot the skyline on both sides of the Bosphorus, Istanbulis something to behold. But beyond its
Festival takes music deep into Istanbul’s centuries-old heritage

ISTANBUL: It’s an early summer evening at Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar, the maze-like warren of alleyways crammed with shops that has been the city’s

University asked to evict Istanbul’s sole botanical garden

Istanbul’s sole botanical garden will be evicted as the 17 decares of land has been allocated to Istanbul’s mufti to use as an office, daily Sözcü reported on July 1.
Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, which was established in 1882 by the renowned Ottoman statesman Osman Hamdi Bey, has been asked to evacuate the historic building it uses for the State Conservatory, amid claims that it will be used by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.

Victims of urban transformation protest still-unfinished construction in Istanbul’s Fikirtepe

A group of people whose houses were demolished in Istanbul’s Fikirtepe neighborhood amid a massive ongoing urban transformation project have recently started living in tents in the construction area, in protest at the still-unfinished construction.

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