the Guardians’s Cukurcuma top 10 guide, Istanbul at 79th spot in cost of living…an Istanbul news roundup

Top 10 guide to Çukurcuma, Istanbul The Guardian Istanbul’s antiques district, Çukurcuma, is now home to novelist Orhan Pamuk’s new Museum of Innocence ? explore its winding streets with Sarah Gilbert’s top     Istanbul ranks at 79th spot in cost of living Hurriyet Daily News (press release) Istanbul ranks 79 in terms of cost … Read more

the “New Istanbul” plan and an Istanbul news roundup…

In a special news at Sabah daily by Zeynel Yaman here is the plan for the New Istanbul. It will be located at the Black Sea shores of north western Istanbul with Turkey’s biggest airport etc… **************** and some other Istanbul news: ‘Istanbul Passage,’ a Novel by Joseph Kanon New York Times Now, in ?Istanbul … Read more

Istanbul wakes up with an explosion…

Security members, medics and forensic experts work at the scene after a bomb exploded at a bus stop during rush hour in Istanbul, Turkey, May 26, 2011. (AP)     Explosion in Istanbul An explosion on a main road in Istanbul during the rush hour this morning left seven people injured. The reason for the … Read more

hot and humid weather burns Istanbul but we still survive:)

photo source: milliyet an Istanbul news roundup: Earthquakes in Istanbul from Kozak Collection from Mavi Boncuk by M.A.M Istanbul Directorate of Earthquake and Ground Analysis Istanbul’s first step was an earthquake master plan drawn up for the city and the federal government by Bogazici University professor Dr. Mustafa Erdik?s team and researchers at three other … Read more

“Yekpare” and an Istanbul roundup

“Yekpare” is a storyteller which narrates the 8500 year story of Istanbul. The story embraces symbols from Pagans to Roman Empire, from Byzantine Empire to Latin Empire, and finally from Ottoman Empire to Istanbul at the present day. Haydarpaşa Train Station, with its brilliant architectural forms, is the building on which the story is projected. … Read more

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