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DISTRICT STATS OF ISTANBUL AT YOUR FINGERTIPS
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...
SINAN’S ISTANBUL: ZAL MAHMUD PASHA MOSQUE
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.
!F ISTANBUL INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL STARTS
15 February 2018

!F ISTANBUL INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL STARTS

With this year’s theme "There is life!", the 17th !f Istanbul Independent Film Festival will bring the best films of the independent cinema, together with the most talked-about and awarded films of the year, to the filmgoers of Istanbul, between...
COMPOSERS OF ISTANBUL: ITRÎ
12 February 2018

COMPOSERS OF ISTANBUL: ITRÎ

The things we know about Itrî, one of the great composers of classical Turkish music, is very limited. We know that he was born in Istanbul between 1630-1640, and died, again, in Istanbul in 1711 or 1712. Apart from this, most of our knowledge about...
TRAVELLERS OF ISTANBUL: EDMONDO DE AMICIS
07 February 2018

TRAVELLERS OF ISTANBUL: EDMONDO DE AMICIS

"Gentlemen! Tomorrow morning at dawn, we are going to see first the minarets of İstanbul". These words, uttered by the captain of the ship that departed from Italy to Istanbul in 1874, were enough to excite the passengers, who have been waiting to...
NOSTALGIC TRAM ON ISTIKLAL AVENUE ONCE AGAIN
31 January 2018

NOSTALGIC TRAM ON ISTIKLAL AVENUE ONCE AGAIN

The nostalgic tram service, which was stopped in January 2017 due to renovation works on İstiklal Caddesi, restarted its trips between Tunnel Square and Taksim Square on December 30th.