Turkish government used a court ruling to close access to Twitter weeks after passing a law allowing internet censorship. Markus Däubler writes about the internet ban and how to beat it.
21/03/14 - 11:39
A team of archaeologists from the Austrian Archaeological Institute are restoring the Temple of Hadrian in Ephesus. The antique monument accessible for tourists again by July 2014 leading archaeologist says.
18/04/14 - 14:18
Erasmus is big in Turkey. Roughly 12.000 students use the exchange program of the European Union to leave the country every year. But now, an alleged corruption scandal in the National Erasmus Agency In Ankara threatens the continuance of the program for Turkey. The possible suspension of Erasmus might alienate young Turks from the EU.
18/03/14 - 16:58
Krek theater at Istanbul Bilgi University’s Santral Campus is presenting two new plays this season: “Corpses of My Father” and “The Miss.”
7/01/14 - 11:58
Studying in a private university does not make students rich. Everything that is sold from water to cookies at the Bilgi University’s campus has extremely high prices. The result was a boycott held by students at the students’ cafeteria.
24/12/13 - 16:25
70 percent of the protesters at the Gezi Park do not feel close to any political party in Turkey and 53.7 percent say that they are taking part in a mass demonstration for the first time, a poll conducted by Istanbul Bilgi University academics among the occupiers of the park revealed.
5/06/13 - 15:12
“I wanted to experience something completely different.” “I like to know a new countries and cultures.” These are probably the most frequent answers when someone asks an Erasmus student why did he or she chose Istanbul as a destination for exchange study. But there are also others who would probably give you a different answer.
6/12/12 - 15:46
Tarlabaşı is one of the neighborhoods at the center of Istanbul undergoing urban renewal plans. For some inhabitants it means becoming homeless and for others it is an investment opportunity.
9/11/12 - 15:23
Fusion jazz combining Spanish Flamenco with Miles Davis inspired notes was performed by a trio from Cadiz, Spain in Istanbul’s jazz club Nardis. Their inspiration came from New York 50 years ago.
17/10/12 - 13:28
Documentary film “Playhouse” tells the story of 5.5 million women in Turkey who are or were child brides. Filmmaker Bingol Elmas explains the stories behind these child marriages.
17/10/12 - 13:11
Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar, widely known as Kapali Carsi (Covered Bazaar) is full of amazing surprises. Murat Bilir who has a liliputian shop selling what he terms as “cultural objects” is one of those surprises. He has a story to go with each artifact he displays.
20/05/12 - 23:40