On the ninth day of the Occupy Gezi protest, it seems that the civil disobedience has had its way for the first time in Turkey. The wave of protests began last Thursday when municipal workers began uprooting the age old sycamore trees at the Gezi Park in Istanbul’s main Taksim Square.
5/06/13 - 13:23
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
German expats in Istanbul opened the Holiday Season with a Christmas sale at the German School. There were long lines waiting to get inside but some complained of lack of Christmas atmosphere.
6/12/12 - 15:10
With my Turkish friends I spent the “bayram” doing good deeds, Turkish style. We went to the historical needy and old people’s home, Darulaceze, of Istanbul and I learned how to kiss hands and put them on my forehead.
13/11/12 - 13:34
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
A dedicated team of Turks and foreigners is trying to launch floorball as an official sports branch in Turkey. The International Floorball Federation has member associations from 54 countries.
29/10/12 - 14:07
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
A group of young people from Istanbul’s Rum community and academicians from Greece launched a Greek publishing house called Istos (Web) half a century after Greek publishing in Istanbul ceased in Istanbul.
5/06/12 - 15:44
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