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ISTANBUL MODERN HOSTS "ROGER BALLEN: RETROSPECTIVE" EXHIBITION UNTIL JUNE 4
28 February 2017

ISTANBUL MODERN HOSTS "ROGER BALLEN:...

Istanbul Modern Photography Gallery is hosting a retrospective exhibition of the American-born, South African artist Roger Ballen. The exhibition follows the artistic productions of Ballen –from 1980s onwards–, who is one of the most extraordinary...
A BRIEF GUIDE FOR RESIDENCE PERMIT APPLICATIONS
20 February 2017

A BRIEF GUIDE FOR RESIDENCE PERMIT APPLICATIONS

In Turkey, foreigners who are overdue for the visa or visa exemption, or those who will be staying for more than ninety days, are required to obtain a residence permit. The steps to follow to apply for a residence permit are summarized briefly...
SINAN’S İSTANBUL: EDİRNEKAPI MİHRUMAH SULTAN MOSQUE
07 February 2017

SINAN’S İSTANBUL: EDİRNEKAPI MİHRUMAH SULTAN...

When he completed the complex for Sultan Suleiman’s daughter Mihrumah Sultan, near the Byzantine walls at Edirnekapı, Sinan had been the imperial architect of the Ottoman Empire for thirty years and he was almost at his eighties. Upon the death of...
TIME AND PATIENCE: SAKIP SABANCI MUSEUM CALLIGRAPHY COLLECTION
25 January 2017

TIME AND PATIENCE: SAKIP SABANCI MUSEUM...

While looking at the calligraphic panel (levha) found in Sakıp Sabancı Museum’s The Arts of the Book and Calligraphy Collection and written by the great 18th-century Turkish calligrapher Mustafa Rakım Efendi on a red cloth with golden ink, you might...
EURASIA TUNNEL OPENS
17 January 2017

EURASIA TUNNEL OPENS

The Eurasia Tunnel, connecting the Asian and European continents underneath the Marmara seabed, was opened on December 20, 2017, with the participation of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım and a large number of foreign...
SINAN’S ISTANBUL: ATIK VALIDE COMPLEX
04 January 2017

SINAN’S ISTANBUL: ATIK VALIDE COMPLEX

In his poem depicting a visit he made to the Atik Valide Mosque, Yahya Kemal, one of the great poets of Turkish language, remembers Sinan, the architect of Atik Valide Complex: "Here, one remembers the old architect with grace / He had the water...