The decline of Istiklal Street, Taksim… a piece by @140Journos

The piece is in Turkish and it is a photo-story of store closures in the once extremely lively İstiklal Street… In other Istanbul related news:  Historic tunnel in Istanbul to open to traffic again The Beylerbeyi Palace Tunnel, which was commissioned by Ottoman Sultan Mahmud II and constructed between 1829 and 1832, will be opened to traffic … Read more

J.A. McCarroll: Grand Bizarre # 5 Return to the Ivory Tower

Grand Bizarre # 5 Return to the Ivory Tower by J.A. McCarroll       December 13: 7 45 P.M. In a stunning deviation from my original plan for this evening of hunkering down and ordering chinese food from the internet without talking to anyone, I?m in a fancy hotel in Çengelköy overlooking the Bosporus … Read more

Istanbulites are the oldest to get their first marriage in Turkey

We in Istanbul get married later than in other Turkish cities. According to Turkish Statistical Institute data, average first marriage age in males is 27.4 and in females 24.2 in Istanbul. News in Turkish here. Paulo Coelho meets readers in Istanbul from Hurriyet Dailynews by ISTANBUL – Anatolia News Agency Famous Brazilian writer Paulo Coelho, … Read more

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