A Yabangee Summer (photos by @yabangee, @willegitimate, @maliagriggs, @tasuapa)

Yabangee Summer Checklist

  Fear not fellow summer lovers! Yes, September approaches and all your expat teacher friends are bemoaning the end of their two-month-long vacations, but the Istanbul heat is anything but dissipating. With temperatures just below 30 C ...

Monday: Hande Yener @ Harbiye Open Air Theater

Monday: Hande Yener @ Harbiye Open Air Theater

Turkish pop singer Hande Yener performs Monday 25 August at Harbiye Open Theater. Hande Yener has been an ever-present in the Turkish pop scene since her break-out album in 1999. Her accomplishments include being the most-watched Turkish ...

St. Mary of the Mongols: The Last Byzantine Church

St. Mary of the Mongols: The Last Byzantine Church

Nowadays Istanbul is known for its mosques, but prior to 1453, Constantinople was a completely Christian city replete with churches. Many of them exist to this day: Hagia Sofia and Chora Church are the most renowned examples, but there is ...

Coming Soon: 36th Istanbul Marathon

Coming Soon: 36th Istanbul Marathon

The 36th Vodafone Istanbul Marathon, also featuring numerous runs of shorter lengths, will take place on Sunday 16 November. There are few better ways to explore the beautiful city of Istanbul than by running through it, and ...

Coming Soon: Indila @ Suada

Coming Soon: Indila @ Suada

French R&B singer Indila performs Tuesday 2 September at Suada Club on Galatasaray Island. Indila is best known for her song "Dernière danse," which peaked in the top three in the charts of Belgium, France, Greece, Israel, ...

Yabangee Summer in Turkey

Yabangee Summer Checklist

  Fear not fellow summer lovers! Yes, September approaches and all your expat teacher friends are bemoaning the end of their two-month-long vacations, but the

August 22, 2014 Advice & Info
Hande Yener @ Harbiye Open Air Theater

Monday: Hande Yener @ Harbiye Open Air Theater

Turkish pop singer Hande Yener performs Monday 25 August at Harbiye Open Theater. Hande Yener has been an ever-present in the Turkish pop scene since

August 22, 2014 Music, What's On
Coming Soon: 36th Istanbul Marathon

Coming Soon: 36th Istanbul Marathon

The 36th Vodafone Istanbul Marathon, also featuring numerous runs of shorter lengths, will take place on Sunday 16 November. There are few better ways to

August 22, 2014 Sport, What's On
Indila @ Suada

Coming Soon: Indila @ Suada

French R&B singer Indila performs Tuesday 2 September at Suada Club on Galatasaray Island. Indila is best known for her song “Dernière danse,” which peaked

August 22, 2014 Music, What's On
Pleasurekraft @ Burc Beach

Saturday: Pleasurekraft @ Burc Beach

Swedish-American house duo Pleasurekraft perform in Turkey for the first time on Saturday 23 August at Burc Beach. Pleasurekraft and a host of other DJs

August 22, 2014 Music, What's On
Hypnosis Electronic Music Festival @ Safari Life

This Weekend: Hypnosis Electronic Music Festival @ Safari Life

The Hypnosis Electronic Music Festival will take place from Friday 22 August to Sunday 24 August at Safari Life Istanbul. The festival will feature live

August 21, 2014 Music, What's On
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St. Mary of the Mongols: The Last Byzantine Church

Nowadays Istanbul is known for its mosques, but prior to 1453, Constantinople was a completely Christian city replete with churches. Many of them exist to this day: Hagia

August 21, 2014 Culture, Reviews
Colonie in Karakoy

ColoNie: Karaköy’s New Gem

One day I went a-wandering.  I set out for an entire day of tourism, hitting some of Istanbul’s must see hot-spots. I had planned a

August 20, 2014 Restaurants, Reviews
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Yabangee Discount: International Student Welcoming Boat Party

Yabangee has arranged a discounted price for HangLoose & ESCO’s International Student Welcoming Boat Party on Wednesday 17 September. For those new to the city,

August 19, 2014 What's On
Handmade soaps at Nahıl

Socially-Conscious Turkish Souvenirs at Nahıl Gift Shop

There comes a time for all of us when we have to purchase Turkish souvenirs for curious kith and kin back home. To get them

August 18, 2014 Advice & Info
Echoing Borders @ Studio-X

On Now: Echoing Borders @ Studio-X

From 17-27 August, Studio-X Istanbul will host a series of lectures entitled “Echoing Borders” centered around refugee crises across the world today. From the organizer:

August 17, 2014 What's On
"As the Crow Flies" @ French Cultural Center

Ending Soon: “As the Crow Flies” @ French Cultural Center

From 2 April-31 August, Turkish illustrator Selçuk Demirel’s exhibition “À Vol D’Oiseau” (“As the Crow Flies”) will be on display at the French Cultural Center.

August 16, 2014 Art, What's On
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Hiring: Qualified Teachers at TIPPS

From the advertiser: TIPPS, a renowned international TOEFL, IELTS, SAT, and ACT test prep center located on the European side of Istanbul, is currently in

August 15, 2014 Jobs
assassin

Come Play: Live-Action Game of Assassin

There’s a good chance you’ve heard of the game Assassin, a live-action game where your objective is to rid of your opponents using mock weapons

August 15, 2014 What's On
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Ending Saturday: <40 @ Elgiz Contemporary Art Museum

Now through August 23, The Elgiz Museum’s temporary Terrace Exhibitions presents <40, a collection of sculptures from artists under the age of 40. From the

August 15, 2014 Art, What's On
Pop-up Restaurant Istanbul

Saturday: Singapore Sling Chinese Style with Pop-Up Restaurant Istanbul

Pop-Up Restaurant Istanbul has only a few seats left for their “Singapore Sling Chinese Style” dinner on Saturday 23 August. Check out their official Facebook

August 15, 2014 Restaurants, What's On
Learn-English

Hiring: Native English Teachers @ Several Istanbul Schools

It’s that time of year when schools begin hiring native English teachers for the approaching academic year. We regularly receive e-mails requesting prospective candidates, so we

August 15, 2014 Advice & Info, Blog, Jobs
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Yabangee Seeks New Intern & Contributors

Yabangee is an English resource for foreigners living in the great city of Istanbul. As the summer slowly approaches, we are continuing to grow as

August 15, 2014 Blog, Jobs, Yabangee Blog
Monica Molina in Istanbul

A Pleasant Evening with Monica Molina

It seems that the staff at the Cemil Topuzlu Open-Air Amphitheater had me in mind when scheduling this month’s program. It feels as if they

August 14, 2014 Music, Reviews
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Book Review: Mark Wyers’ “Wicked Istanbul”

Fun Fact: There are around 60 state-run brothels in Turkey. This may be surprising given Turkey’s reputation as a conservative, rather religious country. So, how

August 13, 2014 Culture, Reviews
Open Air Cinema @ Zorlu Center - Yabangee

On Now: Open Air Cinema @ Zorlu Center

The Zorlu Center will be screening films outdoors every Thursday at 9:30 p.m. throughout August. The films being shown include Disney animated film Planes from

August 12, 2014 Cinema Listings, What's On
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