14 March 2018
QUARTERS OF ISTANBUL: GALATA
In its history of over 1500 years, Galata saw two empires; it hosted churches, synagogues, mosques, palaces, and banks; countless languages from Greek to Latin, Italian, Arabic, French and Turkish echoed in its streets for centuries. It is possible...
09 March 2018
SINAN’S ISTANBUL: HASEKI SULTAN MOSQUE
The Haseki Sultan Mosque, situated in Haseki (known as Avratpazarı in the old times), was built by Sinan in 1539 for Hurrem Sultan, the wife of Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent. Being the first work he built after he was named the chief architect of...
06 March 2018
SVETI STEFAN CHURCH REOPENED AFTER RESTORATION
The Sveti Stefan Church, one of the most important structures of the Bulgarian Orthodox community all over the world, was reopened with a ceremony after seven years of restoration. The opening ceremony of the Sveti Stefan Church, which stands...
28 February 2018
DESIGN CITY ISTANBUL LOGO CONTEST CONCLUDED
One of the eight cities, accepted to the UNESCO Creative Cities Network in the design category in October 2017, was Istanbul. Founded in 2004 "to promote cooperation with and among cities that have identified creativity as a strategic factor for...
23 February 2018
DISTRICT STATS OF ISTANBUL AT YOUR FINGERTIPS
The Mahallem (My District) Istanbul project, realized by the Faculty of Economics in Istanbul University, with the support of the Istanbul Development Agency, offers an in-depth analysis of Istanbul's districts via its website at...
19 February 2018
SINAN’S ISTANBUL: ZAL MAHMUD PASHA MOSQUE
One of the late works of Sinan, the Zal Mahmud Pasha Mosque was commissioned by Zal Mahmud Pasha, a vizier in the Sultan Murad III (d. 1595) era, and his wife Şah Sultan.