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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.
ISTANBUL DEVELOPMENT AGENCY FINANCIAL SUPPORT PROGRAMS ANNOUNCED
24 January 2018

ISTANBUL DEVELOPMENT AGENCY FINANCIAL SUPPORT...

Istanbul Development Agency presented the Financial Support Programs for 2018 with a meeting organized on January 15, in the parliament hall of the Istanbul Chamber of Commerce at Odakule.
"LOOK AT ME!" EXHIBITION AT PERA MUSEUM
17 January 2018

"LOOK AT ME!" EXHIBITION AT PERA MUSEUM

The exhibition entitled "Look at me!", organized by Pera Museum in cooperation with "la Caixa" Foundation, examines the portraits from contemporary art with a selection of works of painting, photography, sculpture and video belonging to the "la...
SINAN’S ISTANBUL: HADIM IBRAHİM PASHA MOSQUE
03 January 2018

SINAN’S ISTANBUL: HADIM IBRAHİM PASHA MOSQUE

In his "Seyahatname" (travel book), the great Ottoman traveler Evliya Çelebi says the following about Hadım Ibrahim Pasha and his mosque: "He was the vizier of Sultan Süleyman. After he had retired he built a spiritual one-floor mosque inside...