The entrance to major museums and historical sites was privatized in 2010 and operational rights for ticket offices were given to TÜRSAB. Since then, the income generated from this public space no longer belongs to the public
Category: FORK & CORK
The end of the year is all about lamenting about what we could not do the past year and promising ourselves that we’ll soon forget, probably even before February comes along
Turkish officials have enacted sweeping hikes in the price of admission for museums and ancient sites despite a drop in the number of visitors this year, with some tourism operators worried the rise will further detract visitors
Category: FATİH ÇEKİRGE
What did the Russian soldier holding a missile on the deck of a Russian warship on the waters of the Bosphorus Strait symbolize?
The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences recently announced that Turkish actor Engin Akyürek has been nominated in the “Best Performance by an Actor” category for the 2015 International Emmy Awards
The Presidential Culture and Art Grand Awards of 2014 were presented last night a ceremony held at the Topkapı Palace on Nov. 3.
“Como te ves me vi, Como me ves te versa” This is a phrase inscribed over the gate of many cemeteries in the Latin world, reminding that one day you’ll be like the people who you’re about to visit.
A Turkish aid foundation organizes trips to Hagia Sophia and the Topkapı Palace for around 30 Syrian children aged between five and 12
Category: ERTUĞRUL ÖZKÖK
It was Republic Day on Thursday, Oct. 29. I remembered this great quote of İsmet İnönü, the second president of Turkey, that has been carved in my memory. “My biggest victory is my fiasco in these elections…”
The Hagia Sophia Museum and the Topkapı Palace in Istanbul’s historic peninsula were visited by 3.5 million people each in 2014, according to data released by the Culture and Tourism Ministry.
Category: EMRE KIZILKAYA
He has just started as Turkey’s new culture minister, but he has already declared war on foreign media and concert pianists who allow their audiences to drink wine and sit on cushions on the floor
More and more Arab tourists visit Istanbul nowadays, but why do they choose this city? What do they think about Turks? What do Turks think about them? And what do Arabs in Turkey think of each other? Our reporters interviewed both sides on the streets of Istanbul and summarized their findings in this point-by-point report.
Turkish police have discovered a house of horror in which a Syrian couple was reportedly tortured by a drug dealer on Istanbul’s historic city walls.
“The Legend of Aspendos,” a new project by the Turkish dance troupe Fire of Anatolia, will be on the stage for the first time on Aug. 8 at the historical Aspendos Theater.
Facsimiles of the oldest Qurans from the 1st century have been published by IRCICA in both print and digital formats for the first time.
China has warned its citizens traveling in Turkey to be careful of anti-Beijing protests, in the wake of several attacks on tourists and restaurants mistaken for being Chinese in Istanbul.
A group nationalists protesting China’s restrictions on religious freedom of ethnic Uighur Muslims attack a group of Korean tourists
From a concert by Francesco Bearzatti to Istanbul Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) Pride Week, here is a calendar for culture and arts events in Istanbul for June 2015.
A sculpture of Hittite King Suppiluliuma, which was unearthed in Hatay in 2012, has been reproduced by a 3-D printer in a new project
The Istanbul Modern Cinema is offering a selection of films set in museums to mark International Museum Day, which is celebrated every year on May 18.
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