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From Boza to Bourbon: Pickle Juice at Petek Turşuları

Located just off Beyoğlu’s balık pazarı, Petek Turşuları at first appears to be just like the many other pickle shops around town. The walls...

Hiring: English Teachers @ Ihlas Koleji

From the sponsor: Ihlas Koleji is currently looking for 15 native English (America, Canada, England, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, etc.) teachers who combine good...
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Persian Play is Highlight of the 20th Theatre Festival

As we transition into summer from spring, so have begun the series of IKSV Festivals: the just over Theatre Festival, the ongoing Music Festival,...

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Persian Play

Persian Play is Highlight of the 20th Theatre Festival

As we transition into summer from spring, so have begun the series of IKSV Festivals: the just over Theatre Festival, the ongoing Music Festival, and the upcoming Jazz Festival. The month of May was...
Patti Smith

For all the barefoot dancers: Patti Smith in Istanbul

“The artist seeks contact with his intuitive sense of the gods, but in order to create his work, he cannot stay in this seductive and incorporeal realm. He must return to the material world...
Aidan Goatley

Coming Soon: TMUTB Presents English Stand-Up Comedy Nights Starring Aidan Goatley

Take Me Up the Bosphorus: English Stand-Up Comedy Nights in Istanbul (TMUTB) will host back-to-back English stand-up comedy nights featuring British comedian Aidan Goatley on Tuesday 28 and Wednesday 29 June. The hilarious Aslı Akbay, alongside...
PJ Harvey

Review: A Photographer’s Evening with PJ Harvey

"Fifteen keys, fifteen keys hang on a chain..." These were the first words the fuzzy audience heard from Polly Jean at Zorlu PSM on Wednesday 8 June. The Queen stepped alongside the band marching via the...
The Pudding Shop

I’ll take you to the Pudding Shop: A taste of Istanbul’s hippie past

My first introduction to Istanbul came via embellished story, when my father regaled me as a pre-teen with tales of his freewheelin' hippie misadventures traveling through Europe in the early 1970s in a blue-painted van....