The Street Art Istanbul App, which guides users around the city to discover the art of the streets, suggests over 50 locations, many of which are hidden away in the backstreets
Category: CENGİZ SEMERCİOĞLU
İstiklal Avenue, the heart of Istanbul, is bleeding. Shops are being closed down. We are all telling each other about how major brands are moving out of the street but we are not actually doing anything about it.
A court in Istanbul on Dec. 9 dropped the Mavi Marmara flotilla raid case that saw charges being brought against four Israeli suspects, including the then chief of Israeli General Staff
Police in Istanbul detained 35 people on Dec. 10 as part of a probe into the July 15 failed coup attempt, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported
Eleven Turkish nationals in a martial arts group have applied for asylum in Germany after police determined they had not come to take part in a karate tournament as they said
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on Dec. 10 that the government is set to increase the research and development (R&D) spending, raising its GDP ratio from 1 to 3 percent by 2023
A total of 29 people were killed and another 166 were wounded on Dec. 10 when two bombings hit central Istanbul near Beşiktaş's Vodafone Arena Stadium, Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu has announced
Turkish cymbal producer Mustafa Er produces hand-made cymbals with 12 workers in Edirne’s Uzunköprü district. The cymbals are sold to musicians all around the world
Category: AKİF BEKİ
Finally, the loud voice I was hoping to hear has come from Turkey’s Humanitarian Relief Foundation (İHH). If it had not, the cries for help from the 7-year-old girl in Aleppo may have continued to echo in the void. Finally, people have heard young Bana’s voice calling for protection.
Fifty-one academics out of 87 who were issued detention warrants have been detained by police at Istanbul University over suspected links to U.S.-based Islamic preacher Fethullah Gülen, accused of orchestrating the July 15 failed coup attempt, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported.
A group of assailants staged an attack on the Istanbul building of Turkish daily Yeniçağ on Dec. 8, breaking its windows and damaging vehicles in front of it
The Istanbul Security General Directorate has banned police vehicles from crossing the Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge over the Bosphorus and the Osmangazi Bridge on the Marmara Sea, amid a dispute with construction companies on applying tolls to police vehicles
Turkey’s postal service (PTT) has announced that it has converted $172 million and 20 million euros of foreign exchange into Turkish Liras, in response to a call from President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to boost the struggling currency
Hand-made explosives were thrown at a car at a gas station in Istanbul’s Çağlayan neighborhood early on Dec. 9, causing damage to the vehicle and temporary hearing loss to the car’s driver, Doğan News Agency reported
No obstacles left in the AKP and MHP talks for a charter shift, which includes system change, PM Yıldırım says. The draft will be sent to parliament on Dec. 10
The hashtag “#FreeTurkeyJournalists” circulated on Twitter on Dec. 9 by Turkish and international press organizations as part of a social media campaign to bring attention to 146 journalists imprisoned by decree laws
The strained glass and mosaic pieces unearthed in the Bathonea excavations in Istanbul reveal that centuries ago people had high-standard lives in the region
Curated this year by Michael Elmgreen and Ingar Dragset, the 15th Istanbul Biennial, titled ‘A good neighbor,’ will deal with notions of neighborhood and home while exploring how living modes have changed. The biennial will take place between Sept 16 and Nov 12, 2017
Category: FOLDED CORNER
FOLDED CORNER - ‘The Gulen Movement in Turkey: The Politics of Islam and Modernity’ by Caroline Tee (IB Tauris, $20, 227 pages)
Category: ERSU ABLAK
If any country wants to get ahead in science and technology, the path is quite simple.
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