The Yildiz Porcelain and Tile Factory whose origins go back to the Ottoman times is still in production, creating delicate, hand-made goods that are exquisitely Turkish.
We spoke to the owners of a vegan restaurant, a doctor who recommends a plant-based diet, and a young vegan in Istanbul to see how the trend is growing in Turkey.
The museum, housed in a former stable and located in a lush green botanical garden that is also open to the public, is a destination that Istanbulites and tourists must not miss.
The atmosphere around the country, from the cities to the beaches on the Aegean and the Mediterranean Seas, is jubilant. Yet, as one business owner warns, we must not lose ourselves in the joy of the moment, and remain vigilant against the virus.
Centrally located in Beyoglu, the Istanbul Cinema Museum beckons visitors from Turkey and beyond to experience the history of cinema in the country.
It’s a great time to be in Istanbul, with not one but two exhibitions featuring masterful paintings from the mid-19th century to the early 20th century, showcasing the best of the period.
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says the project is necessary for the safety of Istanbul amid growing ship traffic through the Bosphorus, one of the busiest maritime passages in the world.
Thanks to the dedicated work of its founder Mehmet Naci Akoz, 63, who has been making and collecting kites and paraphernalia for decades, the unique Istanbul Kite Museum in Uskudar offers visitors a special experience for visitors young and old.
Etel Adnan, the daughter of a Turkish officer and an Ottoman Greek mother, born in Lebanon with roots in Turkey, France and the US, has a colourful and thorough retrospective at Istanbul’s Pera Museum, called ‘Impossible Homecoming.’
The 28th Istanbul Jazz Festival is coming our way in September with a fantastic lineup, great outdoor venues, and numerous free park concerts.
For a month starting in mid-August, Istanbulites will be able to enjoy breathtakingly beautiful concerts in venues just as gorgeous, thanks to the 49th Istanbul Music Festival.
The 40th Istanbul Film Festival, organised by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (IKSV), comes back roaring to life with both online and theatre screenings, thanks to Turkey’s Herculean efforts to vaccinate its masses
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