Air quality gets better, Dolphins show up in Bosphorus… #İstanbul news roundup…

Air quality dramatically improved in the Turkish metropolitan city of Istanbul as people shelter in their homes to help curb the spread of the novel coronavirus, according to the city’s municipality.

Dolphins reclaim Bosphorus as virus silences Istanbul

A lull in boat traffic and a fishing ban in Istanbul forced by the coronavirus pandemic has proved good news for some of the city’s most-loved

#AScoopOfHope: Dolphins Grace Istanbul’s Shoreline Once Again Amid Lockdown Measures

Istanbul has been in lockdown as part of the Turkish government’s efforts to control the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. via BBC.

Historical Istanbul mosque robbed by thieves

Plates in the domes of the 432-year historical Kılıç Ali Pasha Mosque in Istanbul’s Beyoğlu district, designed by the famous Ottoman architect Mimar

Ghostly and melancholic’: Bustling Istanbul is muted by quarantine

Seagulls fill the sky above Istanbul, Turkey, seen here from the Karakoy neighborhood. Photograph by Emin Ozmen, Magnum Photos

The music of Syrian migrants in Istanbul

BENNINGTON — Syrian musicians in Istanbul, like the rest of the 3.5 million members of Syrian society in Turkey, work under temporary, insecure,

Cats, dogs and pigeons are fed in Istanbul despite the quarantine

The well-known “cat city”, Istanbul, has not stopped feeding the hundreds of felines living on its streets, despite the fact that the human population is

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