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The İstanbul Film Festival is around the corner!

  Organised by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV), Turkey’s biggest international cinema event Istanbul Film Festival is getting ready to meet cinema lovers for the 36th time. The 36th Istanbul Film Festival, with a roster comprising highlights from Turkey and world cinema will take place between 5 and[…]

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İstanbul-suz

  Üniversite sınavı için tercihlerin yapıldığı dönemde İstanbul dışında hiç bir okul yazmadığımı hatırlıyorum. Üniversiteden ve bölümden önce yaşadığım şehir gelmiş meğer, öyle olduğunu şimdi anlıyorum. Cenevre ve Londra gibi dünyanın en müstesna şehirlerinden daha yirmili yaşlarda aldığım iş tekliflerini sırf İstanbul için, sırf onun nazını çekmek, kışın kömür, yazın iyotla[…]

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The 3rd Istanbul Design Biennial / Are We Human?

  The 3rd Istanbul Design Biennial (22 October – 20 November 2016), organised by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV) and curated by Beatriz Colomina and Mark Wigley, is titled “ARE WE HUMAN? : The Design of the Species: 2 seconds, 2 days, 2 years, 200 years, 200,000[…]

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Filmekimi: Another Reason to Love October

  Organised by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV), Filmekimi’s 15th edition in Istanbul from 7-16 October. Filmekimi will be bringing cinephiles at several cities together with outstanding films.  Filmekimi will once again present spectacular films which premiered at prestigious international film festivals and received numerous awards. Filmekimi’s[…]

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Sounds of Istanbul

  Every city has its own unique sounds. I especially miss the sounds of Istanbul when I am not in the city. Yes İstanbul is a very crowded and sometimes unbearably loud city. But if you listen careful enough, it tells you a mysterious story. The day starts with the[…]

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I Scream for Ice Cream

Have you ever had a serious thought about ice cream? Well, you may say why one would has serious thoughts about ice cream apart from the times with sudden cravings of dessert. If you were a kid, living in Istanbul in late 80s, believe me you would. Every summer afternoon,[…]

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Here Comes the Istanbul Music Festival

  A marathon full of music and Shakespeare is about to start. The 44th Istanbul Music Festival, organised by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV) will take place between June 1 – 24, 2016. The festival will present music lovers with an impressive programme built around this year’s[…]

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Beaches Of Istanbul

Beaches Of Istanbul

Don’t be fooled by the fact that you cannot swim in İstanbul, nowadays… As a city basically surrounded by water on all sides, İstanbul was once (not a far far time away) the city of beaches. Of course we are talking about the Black Sea, Sea of Marmara (inland sea connecting[…]

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Dolmuş

İstanbul is actually a city full of various transport possibilities. Not perfect, but works on its own awkward system. Before subway, metro-buses one of the main transport possibilities was using a Dolmuş (Dol-mush) basically meaning stuffed. The major vehicle used for this alternative transport possibility where the old American cars.[…]

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