Posts Tagged ‘istanbul’

Vintage Posters for Istanbul… Istanbul news roundup…

In Uncategorized on December 26, 2013 at 11:17

Vintage Posters for Istanbul

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The Armenian IstanbulAsbarez Armenian News

“Hüzün does not just paralyze the inhabitants of Istanbul, it also gives them poetic license to be paralyzed.” ― Orhan Pamuk, Istanbul: Memories and


Sculptor Kapoor brings new stone works to old IstanbulReuters

ISTANBUL (Reuters) – For his first major show in Turkey, famed Indian-born British sculptor Anish Kapoor brought huge works that have never before

Blind People Become Guides at Special Exhibit in IstanbulWFMY News 2

Blind People Become Guides at Special Exhibit in Istanbul. Exhibition ‘dialog in the Dark‘ museum opens, giving visitors the sensation of living in the


Kanal Istanbul and MontreuxHurriyet Daily News

One of Prime Minister Erdoğan’s “crazy projects” designed for Istanbul is the waterway to be opened between the Marmara Sea and the Black Sea

The Baghdad Street, Istanbul | photographyofnianiasunset

December 22, 2013 by niasunset. The Baghdad Street, Istanbul. IMG_9868rx IMG_9892rx. Like this: Like Loading… Related. This entry was posted in


Istanbul in transformation

The Gezi park protests of June 2013 drew the attention of the world to a very urban conflict in Turkey’s most populous city. Less covered, were the various micro-conflicts behind the scenes which led to eruption at Gezi.

Cities on a budget:

Since flights to Istanbul are so cheap, there’s really no excuse not to jet off on a last minute winter break to Turkey’s largest city! Enjoy yourself

Istanbul in transformationOpen Democracy

Istanbul, the largest and the most populous city in Turkey, is undergoing a tremendous transformation. Such transformation was of course a key cause


5 free things to see and do in IstanbulChicago Daily Herald

ISTANBUL — Last summer, Istanbul’s Taksim Square was the scene of confrontations between police and protesters. But protests have faded, and contrary to

Shakespeare Year to be marked in Istanbul

The whole world, including Turkey will mark the 450th birthday of Shakespeare with events throughout the year in 2014.

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it looks like İstanbul is now over with the snow… news roundup..

In Uncategorized on December 13, 2013 at 11:45

Taksim Square 2 days ago. via @serkangunel


Visitors to Istanbul on rise


The number of foreign tourists visiting Istanbul increased by 11 percent this year

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This vendor gets points for trying. Even on a snow day you can get a simit in Istanbul.



Istanbul becoming Greek restaurateurs’ new favorite cityHurriyet Daily News

The economic crisis may be biting Greece, but that hasn’t stopped the country’s investors from turning their eyes east to opportunities in Istanbul, with business

Abandoned: Winter Wonderland in Istanbul

Tuesday’s Champions League match between Juventus and Galatasaray was suspended and then abandoned because of snow

Istanbul hit by heavy snowHurriyet Daily News

The first snow of winter started to fall in Istanbul tonight as the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality took tight measures to prevent disruptions to traffic and public


Solution to Istanbul’s parking predicament: floating car parksHurriyet Daily News

The Istanbul Municipality is preparing to introduce its solution to the quagmire of … car parks to be docked between Marmaray (Istanbul’s newly opened railway


A day in … Cihangir, IstanbulThe Guardian

During the Gezi protests earlier this year, the neighbourhood of Cihangir near Istanbul’s Taksim Square earned its stripes as an anti-establishment stronghold as


Ruling AKP’s Topbaş to re-run for Istanbul Mayor post

Turkish PM Erdoğan has announced the current Istanbul Mayor Kadir Topbaş as his ruling AKP candidate for Istanbul in the 2014 March local elections

Moving in Istanbul: One place to another

Last week was a very hectic week. I moved… The funny thing is that I moved just 700 meters

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Yandex data compares Istanbul’s traffic – 17 % more time spent in mornings…

In Uncategorized on December 4, 2013 at 14:24

Data provided in Turkish here. A comparison between October 2012 to October 2013 states that 17 % more time spent in mornings and 12 % more time spent in evenings in Istanbul traffic since last year…



In other Istanbul news
Hagia Sophia: between consecration and contestation

Should Hagia Sophia become a mosque? Or should it become a church? Image credit: Hagia Sophia Museum official website.Should Hagia Sophia become a mosque? Or should it become a church? Clearly, keeping it in its
Timberlake to come to Istanbul for concert

Justin Timberlake, a famous American singer, is coming to Istanbul to perform in concert
Istanbul’s airport lures new groups

Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd and Turkey’s TAV Holding are in talks with India’s GMR Infrastructure Ltd about buying its 40 percent stake in Turkey’s Sabiha Gökçen Airport

Las Vegas mall modeled on Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar

Las Vegas, where the only design rule is that everything must mirror something else, is getting a new outdoor mall modeled on Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar
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Syrian refugees in Istanbul… 3 towers ruining Istanbul’s silhouette to be shaved… Istanbul news roundup…

In Uncategorized on December 4, 2013 at 10:56

Syrian refugees decline to be moved to camps, Istanbul governor says

Syrian refugees in Istanbul refuse to be moved to camps, Istanbul Governor Hüseyin Avni Mutlu said


Best 30 Songs About Istanbul | The IstanbulianEmre Kızılkaya

Posted 25th November by Emre Kızılkaya. Sidebar. Home. Another Book On Istanbul Well Worth Reading. 5 Questions & Answers About The Rift in AKP

Good News For Istanbul


The 4th Administrative Court in Istanbul has ordered a Turkish company to “shave off” the floors of some of its skyscrapers that spoil the historic silhouette of the city.

Turkey: 3 towers ruining Istanbul’s silhouette to be shaved– ANSAmed

(ANSAmed) – ISTANBUL, DECEMBER 3 – The top floors of the three massive skyscrapers spoilingIstanbul’s historic silhouette should be trimmed, an Istanbul


‘Marmaray and metro excavations yielded major discoveries about …Hurriyet Daily News

The excavations prompted by projects in Istanbul’s historic peninsula led to a discoveries that take the city’s known history back 6,500 years. ‘Istanbul’s history

Baklava and other Turkish delightsIndependent Online

In the Old City, the tale of Istanbul’s rich history is told through the monuments, mosques, palaces and basilicas. The mesmerising architecture, artefacts and

Syrian refugees in Istanbul sent from pillar to postAl-Monitor

ISTANBUL — I was at the cashier of our local grocery store, chatting with another customer as I waited for my change. Suddenly, a small hand at the end of a thin

Open-Faced Rye Bread Sandwich with Roasted … – Delicious IstanbulOlga Tikhonova Irez

What did you cook last time you had no time or little energy left to put together a proper meal? Did you dry an egg? Did you inspect the fridge in the hope


Istanbul’s Old City Highlights | The Backpacker ReportSteve

Istanbul’s Old City is centred around the area called Sultanahmet, a small peninsula … It’s where all the most famous sights of Istanbul are located so not


Literature Festival starts in Istanbul

The fifth Istanbul Literature Festival opened yesterday at the Sultanahmet Kızlarağası Madrasah for a week of activities that will include appearances by 100 poets, writers and academics.

Travel: A pictorial guide to IstanbulVictoria Times Colonist

Galata Tower, in background, gives visitors an excellent view of Istanbul, Turkey‘s largest city. Last summer, Istanbul’s Taksim Square was the scene of violent

From The Bay Area To The Bosporus: Getting To Know The Istanbul …Forbes

Ortakˆy Mosque and the Bosphorus Bridge A veteran of the Bay Area startup scene relocates to Istanbul and reports back on the pluses and minuses of working

Istanbul monastery to become mosqueHurriyet Daily News

The Monastery of Stoudios in Istanbul will be converted into a mosque. DAILY NEWS photo, Emrah GÜREL. Vercihan Ziflioğlu

Istanbul, It’s a Great Place to Linger – That BackpackerAudrey

For the past two months I used Istanbul as my little jump off point for trips to Bulgaria, Israel and Jordan, accumulating as many as 6 stamps in and out of the


5 free things to do in

Last summer, Istanbul’s Taksim Square was the scene of confrontations between police and protesters. But protests have faded, and contrary to some lingering


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France’s Abraham Kiprotich winner, the men’s competition in the 35th Vodafone Istanbul Marathon… Istanbul news roundup..

In Uncategorized on November 17, 2013 at 18:25

Frenchman wins Istanbul Marathon, two Turks on podium

France’s Abraham Kiprotich won the men’s competition in the 35th Vodafone Istanbul Marathon

Tulip professionals gather in Istanbul

The 5th World Tulip Summit, which was previously organized in Canada, Australia, England and the United States

Istanbul, The City That Never Fails To Captivate VisitorsBernama

ISTANBUL (Bernama) — It is certainly an enchanting experience for visitors at Istanbul’s Camcila Hill, thanks to the magnificent panorama of the Bosphorus

Small things charm in Istanbul’s bustling cultural crossroadsBoston Globe

Turkish Delight is sold on practically every street corner in Istanbul, but the most  was established in 1923, but Istanbul retains a strong Muslim heritage.
Call to reinstate Istanbul icon as mosqueFinancial Times

One of Turkey’s most senior ministers has called for Istanbul’s ancient Ayasofya museum to be converted back to being a mosque, amid an intense debate about

Contemporary Istanbul art fair 2013. Social Art and its dynamicsYareah Magazine

Having the characteristics of a metropolis in any aspect, Istanbul is an important laboratory in this sense. The capital it attracts, the transformation it undergoes

Islam, part of Istanbul’s urban features | will-on-board.comwill-on-board

Mostly made of muslim inhabitants, religious uses daily interact in Istanbul’s running and organisation.

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“the official site of Istanbul” and an Istanbul news roundup…

In Uncategorized on November 14, 2013 at 12:49

The website is designed and maintained by Istanbul Development Agency. A few minutes ago it failed to open but I guess the can fix that eventually…


In other news: 

EXHIBITIONS > Contemporary Istanbul finishes with 67000 visitorsHurriyet Daily News

This year’s Contemporary Istanbul has ended with 748 artists, 3,000 works and 22 countries. A total of 95 art galleries and 13 art spaces entered the fair.

Istanbul Marathon has extra perspective with charity runsHurriyet Daily News

This weekend’s Vodafone Istanbul Marathon will see several charity runners attending the … The 35th edition of the Istanbul Marathon will be held this weekend.


Authentic Persian in Istanbul | Istanbul Eatsadmin

Though Iran is Turkey’s neighbor, Persian restaurants in Istanbul are few and far between. We found a great one in Aksaray.


THE 2nd ISTANBUL DESIGN BIENNIAL – Cultured Worldadmin

The 2nd edition of the Istanbul Design Biennial, organised by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV), will be held between 18 October-14 December


Book published on Istanbul as film setting

A newly published book, ‘100 Films of Istanbul,’ explores the old and contemporary Turkish films that have used the city as a setting

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Infographics to better understand Kadıköy… Istanbul news roundup…

In Uncategorized on November 10, 2013 at 13:52


Infographics invoked to help better understand Kadıköy

An interdisciplinary group has produced five projects to better understand Istanbul’s Kadıköy district using infographics

Istanbul hits the sweet spot with affordable attractionsBoston Herald

TURKISH DELIGHTS: A walking tour of Istanbul reveals gems such as Galata Tower, the Maiden’s Tower in the Bosporus, above, and the 17th century Spice


Hamsi, Every Which WayCulinary Backstreets

As a chill sets in and heavy clouds roll over Istanbul, turning the Bosphorus battleship grey, we say goodbye to the luscious strawberries and blood red tomatoes


Contemporary Istanbul – 8th editionThe Squeeze

Contemporary Istanbul brings both local and international focus to the … from 21 different countries– and approximately 650 artists Contemporary Istanbul will be

The perfect meeting point, Istanbul ideal host: Webit CEO RussevHurriyet Daily News

Istanbul, at the crossroads of Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia, was the perfect option for a global digital, technology and telecommunication capital of


Property prices in Istanbul expected to continue risingProperty Wire

Image Istanbul’s property market shows no sign of cooling and the pace of growth has increased in recent months according to Istanbul property consultants

Istanbul’s Tunnel Across Continents : The New YorkerJenna Krajeski

Across Istanbul, banners announcing the tunnel were almost as ubiquitous as Turkish flags, and much more grandiose. One billboard in Üsküdar, featuring a


Istanbul, where cats are treated like kings and smart phones are …The Observer (blog)

Istanbul – In a way, journalists are like scouts; both are supposed to be prepared at all times. This story starts with the feat of planning for a 2,824-mile journey in


Thierry Dreyfus lights up Istanbul’s ‘fairy-haunted’ Perili Köşk

Perili Köşk – otherwise known as the fairy-haunted mansion – is a spectacular exception, teetering on the western bank of the Bosphorus in the heart of Istanbul.


Live the Story: Abandoned Istanbul building given new lease of lifeBBC News

Turkey’s largest city, Istanbul, is filled with hidden charms and mysterious old buildings, one of which is now thriving despite being abandoned many years ago.

Walking in Istanbul like travelling in timeRegina Leader-Post

Istanbul is a thoroughly modern place, but it traces its roots back to 660 B.C. It’s the … The most pleasurable pastimes in Istanbul – such as walking along the


Travel: Thoroughly modern Istanbul beckonsVentura County Star

People walk inside the Sultan Ahmed Mosque, better known as the Blue Mosque, in the historic Sultanahmet district in Istanbul, Turkey


Istanbul second worst city for traffic

According to the latest “Congestion Index” by TomTom, Istanbul was near the top of the list of cities with traffic congestion, striking the researchers as odd as they


‘Contemporary Istanbul’ art fair

The 8th Istanbul-based international art fair ‘Contemporary Istanbul’ (CI) has been opened to visit at Lutfu Kirdar International Congress, Exhibition Centre

Istanbul University gains new museumsHurriyet Daily News

Istanbul University (İÜ) has gained two more museums after the İÜ Beyazıt Fire Tower was given the status of museum by the Culture and Tourism Ministry

Big Data at Work in the Great Bazaar of Istanbul – No … – SAP HANAReza Soudagar

Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar, which covers a huge area in the center city, was one of the first shopping malls ever built and it remains one of the greatest spectacles

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The worst kind of publicity: Istanbul traffic will be become a mess as Tiger Woods has his show at Bosphorus Bridge

In Uncategorized on November 5, 2013 at 10:35
Straits Times ‎- 10 hours ago
ISTANBUL (REUTERS) – Tiger Woods features in a strokeplay event for the first time in six weeks at the Turkish Airlines Open starting on
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Architizer article: The Istanbul Protests And The Future Of Public Space…Walking at Marmaray photos..Istanbul news roundup…

In Uncategorized on November 3, 2013 at 17:19


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When Marmaray breaks down people begin to walk under the Bosphorus. Authorities explain that these breakdowns are either due to power problems or citizens’ mishandling of the emergency breaks…

Photo: #marmaray  bugün yine bozulmuş, insanlar yine tüneli yürüyerek geçmişler ama geleneksel medyada şu ana kadar haber yok. bozulması değil, bozulmaması haber değeri taşıyor diye düşünüyorlar sanırım.


Walking in Istanbul a form of time travelStarPhoenix

ISTANBUL, Turkey — Last summer, Istanbul’s Taksim Square was the scene of confrontations between police and protesters. But protests have faded, and

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I am in Istanbul now, the transcontinental city that connects the East with the West. Straddling the Bosphorus river and home to the whirling dervishes, the city


Architizer – The Istanbul Protests And The Future Of Public SpaceAj Artemel

Today, 100000 protesters pack into Taksim Square in Istanbul for the fourth day running as police, both uniformed and in plain clothes, fire tear gas in their faces

Istanbul’s Galata tower turns pink for breast cancer awareness month

Galata tower was lit pink as part of the events marking breast cancer awareness month. Messages with the hashtag #GalataPembeOluyor will help you to donate for the cause

Sultan’s vision realized: New ‘Iron Silk Road’ links Europe, AsiaLos Angeles Times

The government’s bulldozing of a small Istanbul park in May in preparation for high-rise construction incited massive protests and a brutal police crackdown.

Istanbul Metro Project Digs Up Historical SurprisesWall Street Journal

Turkey‘s new underground rail network harnessed cutting-edge engineering technology to connect Europe and Asia under the waters of Istanbul. But the project

5 Free Things to Do in IstanbulABC News

Last summer, Istanbul’s Taksim Square was the scene of confrontations between police and protesters. But protests have faded, and contrary to some lingering

Istanbul’s peerless history and beautyArab News

MY visit to Turkey in the late eighties coincided with the country’s general elections to choose a new ruling party and prime minister. Turgot Ozal’s new

AK Party’s Sovereignty Over Istanbul ThreatenedAl-Monitor

Turkey can be roughly divided in two: Istanbul and the rest of the country.Istanbul is the role model for all Turkey. Turkey emulates Istanbul. It doesn’t matter


5 free things to do in Istanbul – seattlepi.comBy SUZAN FRASER and AYSE WIETING, Associated Press

Istanbul is a thoroughly modern place, but it traces its roots back to 660 B.C. It’s the former seat of the opulent Byzantine and Ottoman empires and is divided into


The day’s worries wash away in Istanbul’s Cagaloglu HamamiLos Angeles Times

ISTANBUL, Turkey — Inside the Cagaloglu Hamami, my masseuse, a short, paunchy woman of about 50, sings as she exfoliates me from head to toe with a

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Marmaray’s first brief interruption on the first day…

In Uncategorized on October 30, 2013 at 12:40

Marmaray journeys briefly interrupted on first day

Marmaray journeys temporarily interrupted due to power blackout this morning, on the first day after its glorious ceremony
Passengers leave the train and walk through the tunnel under Bosphorus… 
Turkey’s tunnel links east to west

Turkey opens a long-awaited rail tunnel under the Bosphorous connecting Istanbul’s European and Asian sides. As Hayley Platt reports it will effectively connect “London to Beijing” bringing economic benefits to many.
Marmaray connects continents under Bosphorus

The first railway crossing under the Bosphorus, connecting the European and Asian sides of Istanbul, opened yesterday, the 90th anniversary of the Turkish Republic.
La Turquie ouvre le premier tunnel sous le Bosphore pour relier l’Asie et l’Europe

Le Monde (France) mardi 29 octobre 2013, p. SCQ4 Eco et Entreprise Guillaume Perrier, Istanbul Correspondance Le tronçon ferroviaire, qui devrait être inauguré mardi 29 octobre, doit soulager les transports urbains de quinze millions d’habitants. Les dirigeants turcs ont choisi le 29 octobre, jour du 90e anniversaire de la République, pour inaugurer en grande pompe
Turkey opens up the ‘iron Silk Road’

The National (UAE) Tuesday, October 29, 2013, p. 1 Thomas Seibert, Foreign Correspondent Bosphorus rail tunnel links Europe and Asia in Istanbul. More than a century ago, it was an Ottoman sultan’s distant dream. Now an underground rail link between Europe and Asia in Turkey’s metropolis of Istanbul – part of an “iron Silk Road”
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Istanbul is a delight for the senses


Occupying a deep, natural harbour on the Bosphorus Strait, which divides the Mediterranean from the Black Sea, it’s easy to see why Istanbul was at the centre

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