08 June 2017
ISTANBUL, HEART OF TURKEY
A well-known Turkish proverb goes: "Winter does not come to Turkey unless it snows in Istanbul". Istanbul was the capital of the Ottoman Empire from 1453 until 1923. With the establishment of the Republic of Turkey in 1923, Ankara was declared the...
02 June 2017
45TH ISTANBUL MUSIC FESTIVAL STARTS
Istanbul Music Festival, organized by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV) celebrates its 45th year. Having presented the best and most recent outputs of classical music to 3,5 million music lovers in Istanbul with 3.000 events in the...
30 May 2017
INVESTORS’ ULTIMATE GUIDE TO INVEST IN ISTANBUL
Istanbul, with a population of 14.8 million, is Turkey’s largest urban city. Located at the crossroads of Europe and Asia, the city has been a checkpoint for merchandise trade for centuries, all the way from Far East Asia to Europe. Therefore,...
26 May 2017
RAMADAN IN ISTANBUL
The holy month of Ramadan, where Muslims will fast for a month, begins on Saturday, May 27th. Ramadan events organized every year by the Istanbul Municipality are held this year in Sultanahmet Square, Beyazit Square, Yenikapı Coast and Maltepe Coast.
22 May 2017
SINAN’S ISTANBUL: PIYALE PASHA MOSQUE
"It is a solid mosque at the mouth of a stream, with its qibla sitting on a high ground. It has been built for Grand Admiral Piyale Pasha, the conqueror of the Chios Island. There are six domes resting on large red columns. The mihrab and minber are...
15 May 2017
"SMART CITIES" OF FUTURE MEET IN ISTANBUL
Held by Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality, World Cities Expo Istanbul will take place at Haliç Congress Center on May 15-18, 2017.