Turkish banks did not help and Istanbul Municipality found money from international sources for the stalled metro projects…

Istanbul secures US$580m to complete stalled metro projects Railway Gazette International TURKEY: Work on four stalled metro projects is set to resume after Istanbul municipality successfully raised US$580m to fund construction through its New hope that Istanbul orphanage—Europe’s largest timber building—can be saved from ruin Art Newspaper “The orphanage has had a painful history,” Vingas says. “But it is part … Read more

After the fact: “UNESCO applies to inspect Hagia Sophia, Chora after conversion

Report: UNESCO applies to inspect Hagia Sophia, Chora after conversion Bianet :: English The two former churches were converted from museums into mosques. 700-year-old chapel in Istanbul’s historical peninsula used as tire storage Hurriyet Daily News A historical chapel, believed to be 700 years old, has been found in the backyard of a tire shop in Istanbul’s … Read more

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