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ISTANBUL STATE OPERA & BALLET OPENS NEW SEASON
11 October 2017

ISTANBUL STATE OPERA & BALLET OPENS NEW SEASON

Organized by the Istanbul State Opera and Ballet, the "Opening Gala Concert" took place on 23 September, in which important opera works composed by Verdi, Bellini, Donizetti, Massenet, Wagner and Strauss were performed. On 12 October, the second...
TURKISH LEARNING GUIDE FOR FOREIGNERS
05 October 2017

TURKISH LEARNING GUIDE FOR FOREIGNERS

Istanbul has been a meeting point of cultures, nations, ideas, sounds, and last but not least, languages since it was named the capital of the Roman Empire on May 11, 330. Although the official language of the city was changed from Greek to Ottoman...
A BOTANICAL PARADISE IN ISTANBUL: ATATÜRK ARBORETUM
27 September 2017

A BOTANICAL PARADISE IN ISTANBUL: ATATÜRK...

The Atatürk Arboretum, whose presence is known by a few Istanbulites, is located on a vast area of 296 hectares, in the southeast of the Belgrad Forests in Bahçeköy, a part of Sarıyer district.
SINAN’S ISTANBUL: MIHRIMAH SULTAN MOSQUE (USKUDAR)
22 September 2017

SINAN’S ISTANBUL: MIHRIMAH SULTAN MOSQUE (USKUDAR)

Located at the Iskele Square in Üsküdar, the Mihrimah Sultan Mosque was commissioned by Sultan Suleiman’s daughter, Mihrimah Sultan. Although it has been stated in various sources (including 17th c. Ottoman traveller Evliya Çelebi’s travelbook,...
15TH ISTANBUL BIENNIAL, THEMED "A GOOD NEIGHBOUR", STARTS ON SEPTEMBER 16th
13 September 2017

15TH ISTANBUL BIENNIAL, THEMED "A GOOD...

Organised by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV), the 15th Istanbul Biennial will take place from September 16 to November 12, 2017, with the sponsorship of Koç Holding. The biennial can be visited free of charge.
BEYOND LANGUAGES AND CULTURES: SPOKEN WORD ISTANBUL
06 September 2017

BEYOND LANGUAGES AND CULTURES: SPOKEN WORD...

"The city where East meets West". This is probably the first thing one would hear about Istanbul before visiting the city. "The city where continents merge". Only after spending some time in Istanbul and immersing oneself into the city life, one...