Let’s see if Galata Tower can survive the wave of attacks against the historical heritage… #istanbul news roundup…

Cell phone footage of restoration workers drilling down the stone wall of Istanbul’s 14th-century Galata Tower created a political firestorm.

An official from main opposition Istanbul Municipality (IBB) revealed destruction of ancient walls in Istanbul’s iconic Galata Tower on Aug. 12, noting that municipal officials were sent to the scene to stop construction immediately.

Kanal Istanbul Will Impose 100 Billion Dollars of New Tax Burden on Citizens’ Back

Opposing the Kanal Istanbul Project from the very beginning, IMM President Ekrem İmamoğlu constantly stated that he made this objection based on

Istanbul Captured in Beautiful Color Images from 1890: The Hagia Sophia, Topkaki Palace’s Imperial Gate & More

Even those who know nothing else about Istanbul know that it used to be called Constantinople. The official renaming happened in 1930, meaning that the photographs you see here, all of which date from around 1890, were taken, strictly speaking, not in Istanbul but Constantinople. But under any name, and despite all the other changes that have occurred over the past 130 years, the Turkish metropolis on the Bosphorus remains recognizable as the gateway between East and West it has been throughout recorded history. This is thanks in part to its oldest landmarks, above all the cathedral-turned-mosque-turned-museum known as Hagia Sophia, pictured above.

Istanbul: Hagia Sophia mosaics hidden from visitors

At present, the Byzantine sacred building is under the authority of the Directorate of Religious Affairs. Istanbul (AsiaNews) – The mosaics and frescoes

Istanbul in uproar over restoration damage to iconic tower

Cell phone footage of restoration workers drilling down the stone wall of Istanbul’s 14th-century Galata Tower created a political firestorm Wednesday

Istanbul Music Festival to be held online

This year’s Istanbul Music Festival, which will mark the 250th birthday of classical music maestro Ludwig van Beethoven, will be held online,

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