6 historical Beyoğlu places disappearing after gentrification… Istanbul news roundup…

Historical Emek Theatre is already gone. For the other 5 places check out this post [in Turkish[. Istanbul central to Orhan Pamuk’s A Strangeness in My Mind The Australian So writes Orhan Pamuk in Istanbul: Memories and the City (2003), a book that is both a childhood memoir and a paean to the Nobel prize-winning Hurriyet Daily … Read more

Eurosphere agenda: Merkel Pessimistic on Ukraine peace, Germany rules out arming Kyiv….

MAIN FOCUS: Merkel and Hollande negotiate in Ukraine conflict | 06/02/2015  euro|topics French President François Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have started a new initiative to find a solution to the Ukraine conflict, presenting a peace proposal in Kiev on Thursday before travelling to Moscow today, Friday. Commentators see the move as the last hope … Read more

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