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UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE 40th SESSION HELD IN ISTANBUL
29 July 2016

UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE 40TH SESSION HELD IN...

The 40th session of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee ended on July 17, in İstanbul. Started on July 10, at İstanbul Congress Center, the session was initially scheduled to continue until July 20. However, due to security concerns after the failed...
27 July 2016

GOVERNOR ŞAHİN TALKS TO TRT WORLD

In an interview held recently, The Governor of İstanbul, Vasip Şahin talked to TRT World regarding the failed coup attempt and afterwards. Here’s a brief excerpt of the interview:
TURKISH AIRLINES CHOSEN AS THE "BEST AIRLINE IN EUROPE" FOR THE SIXTH CONSECUTIVE YEARS
25 July 2016

TURKISH AIRLINES CHOSEN AS THE "BEST AIRLINE IN...

Skytrax, an independent organization awarding airlines annually after performance-based evaluations on different areas of global air travel, has named Turkish Airlines "Europe’s Best Airline" for the sixth consecutive years. Turkish Airlines has...
SİNAN’S İSTANBUL: RUSTEM PASHA MOSQUE
18 July 2016

SİNAN’S İSTANBUL: RUSTEM PASHA MOSQUE

One of the great geniuses of not only the Ottoman history but world history as well, Mimar Sinan (Sinan the Architect) completed his last work almost five-hundred years ago, and yet the traces he left in İstanbul are still very much alive. However,...
EID AL-FITR MESSAGE
04 July 2016

EID AL-FITR MESSAGE

Esteemed Istanbulites: Religious feasts are special days that enhance the feelings of unity, solidarity and fraternity; that open hearts and when people forget about their resentments; that refresh noble values such as love, respect, compassion and...
ISTANBUL MEETS RAMADAN FEAST
03 July 2016

ISTANBUL MEETS RAMADAN FEAST

As the holy month of Ramadan —where Muslims fast for one month and gather around Iftar (breaking of the fast) tables— has come to the end, a sense of excitement of the Ramadan Feast begins to surround İstanbul.