#istanbul is getting ready for normalization with the circles on the grass… a news roundup…

“Other parks on both sides of the city will follow Caddebostan, it noted. Parks, coastlines and beaches are currently closed due to the pandemic but are expected to be opened in the coming weeks.
Ahead of the summer, authorities have started to take measures to make people comply with the social distance rule in parks and beaches in İstanbul and Antalya.

Istanbul’s parks have a new look now to help with social distancing amid the coronavirus outbreak.

The Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (İBB) started to paint white circles throughout the parks in the city.

On May 26, municipal workers drew the circles on the grass on the Caddebostan coastline in the Kadıköy district. Each circle measures 240 cm in diameter and is 180 cm away from other circles.

Festival films to make their Turkey premiere online

The 39th Istanbul Film Festival, organized by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV) with the support of

Istanbul disinfects mosques against COVID-19 ahead of reopening

ISTANBUL, May 26 (Xinhua) — Turkey’s biggest city Istanbul on Tuesday disinfected mosques to make them ready for reopening on Friday as part of
The waters of Istanbul’s Bosphorus Strait, which divides the continents of Europe and Asia, has changed into a turquoise color over the weekend. (DHA Photo)
A blanket of fog has covered Istanbul. Click through for photos shot by news agencies early May 14 in the metropolis…
The first street lights of Galata Bridge,1913 İstanbul
Cats of Istanbul. Always posing (!)


An eerie silence has fallen over Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar, one of the world’s oldest, largest and most visited markets, where a raucous mixture of languages, cultures and commerce has buzzed for centuries.

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