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İSTİNYE-ÇUBUKLU FERRYBOAT TEST TRIPS STARTS
19 April 2017

İSTİNYE-ÇUBUKLU FERRYBOAT TEST TRIPS STARTS

İstanbul Metropolitan Municipality Şehir Hatları Inc. started the İstinye-Cubuklu intercity ferryboat test tours on Tuesday, March 21, in order to relieve traffic in the Istanbul Strait.
CHORA MUSEUM THROUGH CONSTANTINOPLE TO ISTANBUL
13 April 2017

CHORA MUSEUM THROUGH CONSTANTINOPLE TO ISTANBUL

The Chora (Kariye in Turkish) Museum, formerly the Church of the Monastery of Chora, is located in Edirnekapı. The name "Chora", which means "in the country" or "outside of the city" in Greek, was given to the building because it remained outside...
SINAN’S ISTANBUL: ŞEHZADE MOSQUE
10 April 2017

SINAN’S ISTANBUL: ŞEHZADE MOSQUE

Kayseri-born Grand Architect Sinan Aga was 48 years old when Sultan Suleiman declared him the imperial architect in 1538. Over the next fifty years, nearly five hundred buildings designed by Sinan would give a new face to the vast empire geography,...
"FEYHAMAN DURAN. BETWEEN TWO WORLDS" EXHIBITION AT SAKIP SABANCI MUSEUM
29 March 2017

"FEYHAMAN DURAN. BETWEEN TWO WORLDS" EXHIBITION...

The Sakıp Sabancı Museum (SSM), in the 15th anniversary of its founding, salutes one of the leading representatives of the 1914 Generation, Feyhaman Duran (1886-1970), with an exhibition titled "Feyhaman Duran. Between Two Worlds". Prepared in...
OLD HAMMAMS OF ISTANBUL
16 March 2017

OLD HAMMAMS OF ISTANBUL

In the old hammams (Turkish bath) of Istanbul, history and water flow within each other. Below, we briefly look at five of these hammams, where visitors can be a part of history while relaxing in the steam illuminated by the light beaming through...
SINAN’S ISTANBUL: SOKOLLU MEHMET PASHA COMPLEX
08 March 2017

SINAN’S ISTANBUL: SOKOLLU MEHMET PASHA COMPLEX

There are two mosques in Istanbul named after Sokollu Mehmet Pasha (1506-1579), the great statesman who served as the grand vizier to three Ottoman sultans including Suleiman the Magnificent, at a period where the Ottoman Empire was at its peak: one...