“Orhan Pamuk and the onslaught of urbanisation” Istanbul news roundup….

Lost in Istanbul: Orhan Pamuk and the onslaught of urbanisation The National Lost in Istanbul: Orhan Pamuk and the onslaught of urbanisation The National “Can you tell me where Istanbul ends, and the rural begins?” Cihan Uzuncarsili Baysal, a housing rights activist and Bilgi University law professor asks during a recent talk on urbanisation at Kadir … Read more

Pope Francis visits Blue Mosque…. İstanbul news roundup…

Pope in Istanbul ‘silent adoration’  BBC News | Europe | World Edition Pope Francis stands in “silent adoration” in Istanbul’s Blue Mosque alongside the city’s top Muslim cleric, on the second day of his Turkey visit. VIDEO: Pope Francis visits Blue Mosque  BBC News | Europe | World Edition Mark Lowen reports from Istanbul in Turkey on … Read more

“10 issues Turkish media are banned from reporting on” Dispatches from Turkey…

10 issues Turkish media are banned from reporting on Hurriyet Daily News The media ban on the corruption inquiry is a first for Parliament, but Turkey has seen 150 gag orders in four years. Here are 10 of them 650 New Child Abuse Cases in Turkey Every Month Bianet :: English A political note drafted by various … Read more

11 places for Turkish coffee in İstanbul and an İstanbul news roundup…

İstanbul’da 40 Yıllık Hatıraya Patlayacak Türk Kahvesi için 11 Adres  ListeList by Çağla Gillis Mandabatmaz   Being an Armenian today in Istanbul Hurriyet Daily News I had an Armenian intern at that time and I mentioned casually to the bunch I was eating with that it must be hard to be an Armenian in Istanbul during … Read more

As its president compares Ebola with Gülen movement, Turkey plans massive scientific initiative: Mosques in every campus…

80 Turkish universities to have mosques, top religious body head says Turkey is planning to build 50 mosques inside university campuses across the country as of 2015 Turkish President Erdoğan calls on Africa to fight against ‘dangerous structures’ President Erdoğan has called on African states to ‘beware of dangerous organizations operating in their country,’ in clear reference … Read more

New Gezi Park crisis simmering While Turkish intel, security to get exclusive authority on personal data…

Artillery Barracks project in Gezi Park back on municipal agenda Istanbul Municipality has again included a controversial construction project on the site of Gezi Park Turkey to go ahead with Istanbul park plan Aljazeera.com Turkish authorities have said they intend to go ahead with the redevelopment ofIstanbul’s Gezi Park, the same project that spurred deadly nationwide … … Read more

Vintage stores in İstanbul… a news roundup…

By Retro The piece in Turkish here: Sizleri 1960’lara Kadar Götürecek 10 Vintage Dükkan ListeList by Çağla Gillis ************ Grimshaw Releases New Images of World’s Largest Airport Terminal in Istanbul ArchDaily New images have been released of Istanbul‘s new airport, designed by Grimshaw, Nordic Office of Architecture and Haptic Architects, assisted by Istanbul New Airport will be one of … Read more

Contemporary Istanbul 2014 starts… The Istanbul Marathon tomorrow… İstanbul news roundup

Satellites capture Istanbul’s ‘gray’ transformation over past decade  Hurriyet Daily News A comparison of 20 satellite photos hosted by Google Earth reveals how Istanbul has changed with more concrete and less green spaces in the past decade Istanbul once again the capital of arts One of the world’s leading international art fairs, ‘Contemporary Istanbul,’ starts today. … Read more

Marmaray causes partial Topkapı museum closure- Istanbul news roundup

Topkapı museum partly closed due to Istanbul Marmaray work

from Hurriyet Dailynews
The Islamic Science and Technology Historical Museum at Istanbul?s Topkapı Palace will be partly closed to visitors after cracks appeared in its walls during work on the Marmaray.

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