Category: BARÇIN YİNANÇ
“I don’t run in the Istanbul marathon. It really isn't an athlete-friendly event. Just trying to reach the starting point is a hassle, while trying to get to your house after the finish is another hassle,” a friend told me.
Category: TASTE OF THE PAST
Clever feats of engineering that required precise calculations of slope and hill elevation, Istanbul’s aqueducts crisscrossed the city, bringing water to the imperial city
Category: BLIND SPOT
Imagine you are coming from Europe and you land at Istanbul’s Atatürk Airport. (The other one, Sabiha Gökçen Airport, on the Asian side is a different story.) You step foot on Turkish soil; what would be your first impressions?
Twenty-four hours are not enough for Istanbul – that would only be a casual journey. That’s why I was cautious while preparing this route. Let’s see if you like it
There has recently been a boom in the number of foreign couples choosing Istanbul as the setting of their marriage
Hürriyet reporter Murat Şaka spent four months in Istanbul hostels. Who are the loudest tourists? Which nations go to bed early and which ones simply cannot do it? Here are the answers
The Atheism Association has filed a judicial complaint against Nihat Hatipoğlu for treating atheists as the 'sons of the devil'
Presidential candidate Ekmeleddin İhsanoğlu visited Istanbul’s historic Spice Bazaar on July 23, as part of his campaign for the upcoming election
Governor Mutlu said that new measures were being considered to deal with the rising number of Syrians living on the streets
Soğukçeşme Street has been rented out to a local business group, with the goal of turning it into a luxury hotel hub
Portuguese midfielder Raul Meireles has shown his newest tattoo, featuring the Blue Mosque in Istanbul
Category: ARIANA FERENTINOU
The early morning prayers of several thousand of devout Muslims outside the Hagia Sophia Museum Saturday (May 31) sent multiple messages to everybody who is trying to decipher the complexity of present Turkish politics
World-famous rock band Aerosmith canceled its planned May 14 concert in Istanbul due to the mining disaster in Soma, but the band was still able to see the sites of Istanbul before departing the city.
The European Selection of the Bocuse d’Or, the prestigious international chefs’ competition, will start tomorrow in Stockholm.
'I did not invent anything. I even restrained myself,' the German president said over PM Erdoğan's reaction that his critcisms of the Turkish government were 'improper for a statesman'
Istanbul will be able to smell the flowers once again as the ninth International Istanbul Tulip Festival gets underway around the city.
Some scenes of Russell Crowe’s new movie will be shot in the western village of Kayaköy
Following shootings in Australia, the Turkish scenes of actor Russell Crowe’s directorial debut, 'The Water Diviner,' will begin shooting on Feb 26
As illustrious as it is, the Yeni Mosque, which overlooks the Bosphorus, underwent several harrowing challenges before it could be completed
Offering respite from the grit and noise of daily life outside, Istanbul’s remaining hamams continue to function as places to relax, socialize and, most importantly, get clean
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