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ISTANBUL, HEART OF TURKEY
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...
45th ISTANBUL MUSIC FESTIVAL STARTS
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...
INVESTORS’ ULTIMATE GUIDE TO INVEST IN ISTANBUL
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,...
RAMADAN IN ISTANBUL
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.
SINAN’S ISTANBUL: PIYALE PASHA MOSQUE
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...
"SMART CITIES" OF FUTURE MEET IN ISTANBUL
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.