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Pollution drops, Peaks of Uludağ Mountain visible from #Istanbul… a news roundup…

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Uludağ, which is the highest mountain of northwestern Turkey, has become visible from Istanbul, due to the reduction of air pollution caused by the country’s coronavirus lockdown.

Istanbulites have posted photos online of the views from their homes, showing peaks of the mountain.


How Istanbul won back its crown as heart of the Muslim world

While Turkey stands accused of domestic repression, its largest city is increasingly seen as a beacon for the persecuted

A ruined yali, or Bosphorus mansion, is still standing on the shore of the largest island of the Istanbul archipelago. The roof is long gone, but in better days it was the magnificent home of Leon Trotsky, who fled to Constantinople after his exile from the Soviet Union in 1929.

Istanbul mayor finds partial curfew ‘a mistake’, as 433 municipality staff are infected with virus

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The Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (İBB) has announced that 433 of its employees have been infected with the novel coronavirus, while Mayor Ekrem İmamoğlu has once again urged the government to impose a full lock-down instead of a partial curfew over the weekends.

İBB Spokesperson Murat Ongun announced on April 13 that one of the employees that was working in the municipality’s transportation services had lost his life due to coronavirus.

Stray cats struggle in quarantined Istanbul

Istanbul’s famous stray cat population has been struggling amid the coronavirus lockdown.

c.1923 – İstanbul’da Güzel Bir Gün


Istanbul Police Warns Young People on the Roof with Drone (Video)

Police teams who detected the curfew violations with drone in Istanbul encountered an interesting incident. In the incident in Sultanbeyli, a group of

Coronavirus: Istanbul empty during 48-hour weekend lockdown

Aerial footage shows an empty Istanbul after authorities declared a 48-hour lockdown over the weekend across 31 cities to stop the spread of the

Istanbul’s Famous Basket Tradition Has Become Essential Amid Coronavirus

Along with Istanbul’s street cats, these baskets, often ad-hoc creations made of colorful plastic wash bins or woven picnic baskets on a long rope

The Secret Kink Meetings in Pandemic Istanbul

“We are not afraid of the coronavirus,” one of the leading members of the underground BDSM community in Istanbul says with sarcasm. This as she
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