Neo-Ottomanism doesn’t help; Topkapı Palace kiosk in danger… Istanbul news roundup…

Large cracks detected in Topkapı Palace basement, prompting evacuation Parts of Istanbul’s Topkapı Palace are slated to undergo a major restoration worth around 10 million Turkish Liras after deep crevices were found in the treasury room of the Ottoman-era palace in July, causing its closure to tourists Demo in Istanbul over assault of woman who wore … Read more

“Selfie takers flock to Istanbul’s third bridge, blocking traffic…and causing one fatal accident…Istanbul news roundup….

Selfie takers flock to Istanbul’s third bridge, blocking traffic Thousands of people flocked over the weekend to take selfies at the third bridge over the Bosphorus Strait, which was officially opened in a ceremony late on Aug. 26 bOOK | Stamboul Sketches: Encounters in Old Istanbul Mavi Boncuk Mavi Boncuk | STAMBOUL SKETCHES Encounters in Old Istanbul … Read more

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