The 3rd Istanbul airport built on marsh area, says Turkish transport minister. İstanbul news roundup.

In Uncategorized on December 29, 2014 at 13:05

Strong winds and rain hit the Marmara region, causing the cancelation of flights and several ferry crossings in Istanbul
Transport Minister Lütfi Elvan said Istanbul’s third airport of is being built on a marsh area, which has been drained and improved, in response to the latest criticisms of the Chamber of Geology Engineers.
Istanbul is making a bid to become a regional leader in the trillion-dollar business of legal arbitration, used for major corporate litigation or disputes between sovereign states.
İstanbul’s classical arts scene: thorns and roses

Maestro Sascha Goetzel conducts the Borusan İstanbul Philharmonic Orchestra at London’s prestigious BBC Proms in July. (Photo: Chris .
An ongoing exhibition at Istanbul’s Salt Galata titled ‘Rainbow in the Dark’ brings together a group of works that tackles issues related to religious rituals, gender politics and spirituality
Report cites Dutch link in mafia killings in Istanbul

Two separate targeted hits in one day in upscale Istanbul neighborhoods that left three people dead lateDec. 24 were part of Amsterdam-based mafia …
Two separate targeted hits in one day in upscale Istanbul neighborhoods left three people dead just days after a bodyguard was killed in front of a bar in Istanbul’s Nişantaşı neighborhood

İstanbul’s third bridge to be opened in October

İstanbul’s third bridge to be opened in October … said on Monday that İstanbul’sthird bridge across the Bosphorus would be opened in October 2015.

LOCAL > VIDEO: The moment an Uzbek dissident was assassinated in Istanbul

The assassination of an Uzbek dissident in Istanbul’s Zeytinburnu district was captured by two security cameras belonging to nearby businesses,
Istanbul, the city of thrilling flavors

ISTANBUL, Turkey – At a cramped little shop on the edges of the Grand Bazaar, I balance a small white plate and fork in my hand. Rain pours outside ..

Stassel soars to fourth in Istanbul big air

Istanbul put on such a spectacular big air event this weekend,” U.S. Snowboarding coach Mike Jankowski said in a press release. “The jump was safe .
New in Town: Raffles Istanbul

This year, Raffles finds itself at another crossroads – perhaps the most famous crossroads of all – Istanbul. The setting immediately recalls Singapore,
Iran, Turkey calligraphers meet in Istanbul

Iran’s Consulate in Istanbul has hosted a meeting of Iranian and Turkish calligraphy maestros in line with expansion of cultural cooperation between .

Best Bites of 2014

“So beloved, the fırın sends them by the box load to Istanbul during Ramadan so homesick folks from Van can eat before dawn,” Eckhardt told us.
Istanbul in the Winter

Istanbul might be snowy during the winter, but visiting in low season means more discounts, fewer crowds, and time for (warm) pleasures like historic

Vía Erkan’s Field Diary

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