Saudi capital contributes Istanbul’s Maslak 1453 exploit…ICANN in Istanbul… Istanbul news roundup…

Saudi pays $190.7m for 469 Istanbul apartments Manama: A Saudi businessman is paying $190.7 million (Dh700.27 million) for 469 apartments inIstanbul, a Turkish daily reported. The sale by Agaoglu Group, one of the highest flyers in the Turkish real estate industry, made up nearly 10 per cent of   Beyond Istanbul: Turkey’s lesser known … Read more

Istanbul news roundup: Mavi Boncuk offers Squatter Towns of Istanbul in Istanbul…”Istanbul’s homeless protest being removed after Sierra murder

    1970 | Squatter Towns of Istanbul from Mavi Boncuk by M.A.M   French director opens independent film fest from Hurriyet Daily News The 12th !f Istanbul International Independent Film Festival opened last night with a special gala..   A weekend in ? Istanbul, Turkey Atlanta Journal Constitution Budget: Topkapi is the largest and … Read more

NPR piece: Istanbul, A City Of Spies In Fact And Fiction… Istanbul news roundup…

Istanbul Patriarchate purchases world’s third oldest church from Hurriyet Daily News The world’s reputedly third oldest church, the Byzantine Başmelekler Church, or Taksiyarhon Church, was purchased by the Istanbul patriarchate . Istanbul at Night : Image of the Day The cultural, economic, and historic heart of Turkey glows in the night. Istanbul, A City Of … Read more

Construction of Istanbul new Bosphorus bridge starts with many old trees killed… Istanbul Design Biennial… An Istanbul news roundup..

news in Turkish here and here. Istanbul: A shock to the system Scholars and Rogues Istanbul, Turkey has been a shock to my system. It all started when our plane arrived 45 minutes early (but curiously took off 10 minutes late) into Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport. Delirious and exhausted, we exited the plane at 4:30a.m. to … Read more

Istanbul news roundup. FSM bridge repair ends, The weather is still hot and humid (!)

FSM bridge repair ends in İstanbul from Hurriyet Daily News Maintenance work on Istanbul?s cross-continental Fatih Sultan Mehmet (FSM) Bridge.. Istanbul’s migration profile lesser-educated Hurriyet Daily News Development Minister Cevdet Yılmaz’s response to the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) Istanbul deputy Ali Torlak’s parliamentary question about ?migration to Istanbuland the problems stemming from it? revealed some … Read more

Boston Globe piece on santralistanbul, “A new city to be built in Istanbul and an Istanbul news roundup…

Journey to Istanbul’s Santralistanbul Boston Globe Now it’s what one guidebook calls ?an astounding new art space.? Turkey, we learn, has transformed what was the electric power nerve center for Istanbul from 1911 to 1983 into a mega-size artistic play space, giving power-plant scope and scale for big     A new city to be … Read more

Istanbul one of the shortlisted for 2020 Games

Check out Erkan’s Pinterest board for Istanbul photos Tokyo, Madrid, Istanbul shortlisted for 2020 Games Fox News Quebec City, QC ? Tokyo, Madrid and Istanbul have made the short list of cities bidding to host the 2020 Summer Olympics, the IOC said Wednesday. Two applicant cities — Azerbaijan’s Baku and Qatar’s Doha — failed to … Read more

A video: Last Saturday Night at Şükrü Saracoğlu Stadium… And an Istanbul news roundup

Bu video Adobe Flash Player’ın son sürümünü gerektirmektedir.   @semaankarali Hundreds of Istanbul’s Fenerbahce football club fans clash with police New York Daily News AP Galatasaray players celebrate after their soccer derby match against Fenerbahce inIstanbul, Turkey, Saturday, May 12, 2012. Fenerbahce fans broke plastic chairs, throwing them and flares at police. Police used their … Read more

the Guardian photo gallery of Pamuk’s Museum of Innocence…and in Istanbul roundup…

Orhan Pamuk opens novel museum An eponymous museum created by Orhan Pamuk in the wake of the writer?s recent ?Museum of Innocence? opened its doors. Turkish Nobel Laureate Pamuk’s Museum of Innocence Parallels Book Voice of America … Turkish Nobel Laureate Pamuk’s Museum of Innocence Parallels Book Dorian Jones | Istanbul, Turkey Cataloging Turkey’s history … Read more

James Bond film crew and Zombies come to Istanbul. A news roundup

more photos here from the Istanbul Zombie Walk attempt (!) James Bond film crew to close part of Istanbul from Hurriyet Daily News Scenes for the latest installment of the 007 James Bond series, ‘Skyfall,’ will be filmed in one of Istanbul?s busiest and most crowded neighborhoods, Eminönü   Istanbul is worth more than a quick … Read more

French model again. Now for Istanbul’s urban transformation… Istanbul news roundup…

İstanbul looks to Paris for key to successful urban transformation Today’s Zaman With the debate surrounding urban renewal in İstanbul becoming increasingly strained in light of a number of critical concerns, including preservation of the city’s historic skyline, the Taksim project — a controversial initiative to remodel Turkey’s Letter: Istanbul needs neighbourhood regeneration from World … Read more

vintage designed posters of Istanbul and Istanbul news roundup…

Vintage Designed Turkey Posters by Emrah Yucel from Mavi Boncuk by M.A.M Mavi Boncuk |  Vintage Poster Design works of Emrah Yucel who also created many famous Hollywood film’s posters. Here is presented the biggest size of Turkey travel posters. You can find middle and small sized ones from here.All kind of usage and sharing … Read more

!f Istanbul, heavy on politics, has started.. an Istanbul news roundup…

In Istanbul, a Film Festival Is Heavy on Politics – official site here !f Istanbul opens with a documentary on nature from Hurriyet Daily News Istanbul Independent Film Festival opened with the screening of ?If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth… Istanbul Biennial announces curator from Hurriyet Daily News The 13th Istanbul … Read more

NYT on Istanbul’s art scene and an Istanbul news roundup

Victoria?s Secret model in Istanbul from Hurriyet Daily News Victoria?s Secret model Ana Beatriz Barros arrived in Turkey on Feb. 9 for the Istanbul Fashion Week. Speaking to press members in the airport, Barros answered the questions of press members at a press conference.   Istanbul’s Cultural Rebirth New York Times Istanbul, which went from … Read more

“Istanbul Tops PwC and ULI List Again”; the 1st Kebab Krawl! on Feb 25

Istanbul Tops PwC and ULI List Again from Mavi Boncuk by M.A.M Istanbul…gimme two of each… Mavi Boncuk |   Istanbul becomes favorite setting for films and TV shows from Hurriyet Daily News Istanbul looks to become a hub for TV series, film, documentary and commercial shoots. The city is like an open plateau with … Read more