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LEGACY OF TWO EMPIRES: ZEYREK MOSQUE
06 December 2016

LEGACY OF TWO EMPIRES: ZEYREK MOSQUE

Shortly after Constantinople was conquered by the Ottoman armies on May 29, 1453, the twelfth-century Church of the Monastery of Christ Pantokrator was converted into the Zeyrek Mosque. Named after Molla Zeyrek, a well-known scholar who lived during...
ALL ROADS PASS THROUGH THE BOSPHORUS
28 November 2016

ALL ROADS PASS THROUGH THE BOSPHORUS

In the Northwest of Turkey flows the Bosphorus, a remarkable body of water dividing Asia and Europe. Linking the Black Sea at one end, and the Marmara Sea – and the Aegean beyond – at the other, the Bosphorus, has been the very lifeblood of all...
38th VODAFONE ISTANBUL MARATHON RUN ON NOVEMBER 15
21 November 2016

38TH VODAFONE ISTANBUL MARATHON RUN ON NOVEMBER 15

In 1973, the idea of a marathon run on the Istanbul Bosphorus Bridge (renamed 15 July Martyrs Bridge recently) was put forward by the Tercüman Newspaper. Until 1979, unfortunately, the proposal which was warmly greeted by the public at first,...
35th INTERNATIONAL ISTANBUL BOOK FAIR CONTINUES
21 November 2016

35TH INTERNATIONAL ISTANBUL BOOK FAIR CONTINUES

TUYAP International Istanbul Book Fair, which hosts half a million visitors every year, celebrates its 35th anniversary. Started on November 12, Istanbul Book Fair will bring together readers with numerous prominent authors from Turkey and abroad,...
SINAN'S ISTANBUL: MAGLOVA AQUEDUCT
03 November 2016

SINAN'S ISTANBUL: MAGLOVA AQUEDUCT

"The hugeness, the solidity, the unexpectedness, the monumental rectitude of the whole thing leave you nothing to say – at the time – and make you stand gazing. You simply feel that it is noble and perfect, that it has the quality of greatness..."...
ART ALL AROUND ISTANBUL
27 October 2016

ART ALL AROUND ISTANBUL

It all started with the paintings on the cave walls. The thirty-two-thousand-year-old paintings found on the walls of Lascaux and Chauvet caves in southern France constitute the oldest known examples of the art form, which we today know as the...