The number of foreign tourists visiting Istanbul increased by 11 percent this year
An exhibition titled “Mukaddes Miras” (Holy Heritage) that began Aug. 2 in Istanbul’s Sultanahmet Madrasah
There are few monuments as inspiring and as alluring as the Hagia Sophia of Istanbul
Turkey’s first and only female muralist, Nursen Güven, and her husband Güvenç Güven bring İznik’s historical art of tiles
Taking readers on a guided tour through six centuries of Istanbul history, Professor Doğan Kuban’s new book
Some of Turkey’s most valuable carpets are now on display at their new location at the Haghia Sophia. The collection includes hundreds of carpets that were weaved around Anatolia
The fifth Istanbul Literature Festival opened yesterday at the Sultanahmet Kızlarağası Madrasah for a week of activities that will include appearances by 100 poets, writers and academics.
The fifth Istanbul Tulip Summit was held on Nov 14 and 15 in Istanbul’s Haliç Congress Center
A 99-copy showcase of the Quran penned has gone on display in Diyarbakır in what officials are hoping to be a promotion of the city’s ancient heritage
One minaret of the historic Sultanahmet Mosque in Istanbul, popularly known as the Blue Mosque, will be dismantled
Category: BURAK BEKDİL
How does the name sound? Pretty much like Saint Paul’s Mosque in London, or the San Marco Mosque
A cistern, which was unearthed during the restoration of Nuruosmaniye Mosque in Istanbul, is still active after 265 years. When the restoration work is done, the cistern will open to visitors
The Council of Europe has urged Turkish authorities to implement European Court of Human Rights rulings regarding police’s use of excessive force against protesters
Istanbul Modern Museum is installing touch-screen panels around Istanbul in an effort to make art more visible throughout society
Category: BLIND SPOT
Is it in our genes to beat up protestors? And be beaten up while the police are watching? Encouraging attackers? Hating all kinds of demonstrators?
No wonder we have a very limited culture of protest
Istanbul's Olympic bid team has made its final presentation before tonight's vote by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) which will decide the host of the 2020 Olympic Games
Istanbul’s Ottoman-era mosques were largely devoid of external decoration; instead, the architecture of the awesome structures often had to be experienced from the inside.
Category: OPEN BUFFET
An exhibition at Istanbul’s Sultanahmet Madrasah is displaying 99 Mushaf-ı Şerif (handwritten copies of the Quran) from between the ninth and 18th centuries.
Oscar winning actor Russell Crowe has decided to shoot his new film in Istanbul. Crowe has visited Istanbul on several occasions.
A new exhibition opened on Aug. 2 at Istanbul’s Sultanahmet Madrasah is displaying 99 handwritten copies of the Quran