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SINAN’S ISTANBUL: MIHRIMAH SULTAN MOSQUE (USKUDAR)
22 September 2017

SINAN’S ISTANBUL: MIHRIMAH SULTAN MOSQUE (USKUDAR)

Located at the Iskele Square in Üsküdar, the Mihrimah Sultan Mosque was commissioned by Sultan Suleiman’s daughter, Mihrimah Sultan. Although it has been stated in various sources (including 17th c. Ottoman traveller Evliya Çelebi’s travelbook,...
15TH ISTANBUL BIENNIAL, THEMED "A GOOD NEIGHBOUR", STARTS ON SEPTEMBER 16th
13 September 2017

15TH ISTANBUL BIENNIAL, THEMED "A GOOD...

Organised by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV), the 15th Istanbul Biennial will take place from September 16 to November 12, 2017, with the sponsorship of Koç Holding. The biennial can be visited free of charge.
BEYOND LANGUAGES AND CULTURES: SPOKEN WORD ISTANBUL
06 September 2017

BEYOND LANGUAGES AND CULTURES: SPOKEN WORD...

"The city where East meets West". This is probably the first thing one would hear about Istanbul before visiting the city. "The city where continents merge". Only after spending some time in Istanbul and immersing oneself into the city life, one...
SACRIFICE FEAST
28 August 2017

SACRIFICE FEAST

Muslims all over the world celebrate the Sacrifice Feast (Kurban Bayramı in Turkish) for four days from the tenth day of the month of Dhu al-Hijjah, of the Hijri calendar. Also known as Eid al-Adha in Arabic, the Sacrifice Feast is also the period...
SAMSUNG BOSPHORUS CROSS-CONTINENTAL SWIMMING RACE HAS BEEN NAMED WORLD’S BEST OPEN-WATER SWIMMING OFFERING
23 August 2017

SAMSUNG BOSPHORUS CROSS-CONTINENTAL SWIMMING RACE...

Every year in July the Bosphours is closed to boat traffic for one day and hundreds of swimmers from all around the world challenge their opponents, the currents of the Bosphorus, and themselves in the Samsung Bosphorus Cross-Continental Swimming...
OTHER PARADISES OF ISTANBUL
16 August 2017

OTHER PARADISES OF ISTANBUL

If you look outside from your tiny window when your plane starts to descend to land on one of the airports of Istanbul, you will observe that the city stretches to the horizon at both sides, but never ends. The population of this never-ending city...