64.2 percent of İstanbulites do not support ‘crazy’ canal project in #istanbul

According to a recent survey conducted by the İstanbul Metropolitan Municipality, only 34.1 percent of İstanbulites support the Canal İstanbul project, a planned artificial waterway between the Sea of Marmara and the Black Sea.

Ottoman sultan’s portrait arrives in Istanbul

A 540-year-old portrait of the Ottoman Sultan Mehmet II, known as Mehmed the Conqueror, purchased by the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality, arrived in Istanbul from London on the night of Aug. 20.

The Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (İBB) received a rare, valuable portrait of Mehmet the Conqueror this week, following a delicate and complex method of transport devised to ensure the safety of the artwork.

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