Lovely ceramics for sale in Aznavur Pasajı (Source: N. Mujeeb)

The Passages of İstiklal

İstiklal Caddesi is home to many eateries, stores and coffee shops. Although chains such as Shake Shack have been cropping up, the promenade manages to retain much of its historical feel. İstiklal Caddesi is lined with ...

(Source: E. Johnson)

Maintain Your Sanity Living in Istanbul: Ten Tips

Living in Istanbul is not for the faint of heart. We face a pretty hefty amount of stress on a daily basis – the hours spent in a mind-numbing commute, the jarring reality of living in a city ...

The Many Cat Personalities of Istanbul

The Many Cat Personalities of Istanbul

If you’ve spent any amount of time in Istanbul, it becomes pretty clear who rules the streets of the sprawling metropolis. No, not the local municipalities. The Mayor? Guess again. Anyone can see that the true ...

(Source: C.P. Isbilen)

Burgazada: Escape from the City

I love hosting people and showing them around the city. Friends, friends of friends and Couchsurfers—not only do I love meeting new people, but I also enjoy the city more when we discover things together. The Dutch ...

(Source: N. Mujeeb)

Istanbul: What I Remembered, What I Forgot

Memory is a funny thing. As much as it keeps record of reality, it also creates a reality of its own. As expats, we often believe that we “know” a place after spending a significant amount ...

Cihangir Cool for Cats

Saturday: Quiz Night for Cats @ Cafe Nove

Cihangir Cool for Cats is back at it! Great venue, scrumptious food, huge range of international beers and spirits …and the best quiz in Istanbul on

July 30, 2015 What's On
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Ending Sunday: “Magnum — Contact Sheets” @ Istanbul Modern

The Istanbul Modern will be hosting an exhibition titled “Magnum — Contact Sheets,” featuring iconic photographs from the Magnum Photos agency, from Thursday 26 February

July 30, 2015 Art, What's On
rockefsaneleri.net

This Weekend: Rock Off @ Life Park

The annual rock and metal festival Rock Off  will be held in Life Park this year on Friday 31 July through Sunday 2 August. A campsite will

July 30, 2015 Festival, Music, What's On
Island - Begüm Yamanlar

Ending Saturday: “Island” @ Galeri Zilberman

Galeri Zilberman will host Begüm Yamanlar’s video installation “Island” from Saturday 4 July through Saturday 1 August. From the organizer: Continuing with its tradition of

July 28, 2015 Art, What's On
Aznavur pasajı

The Passages of İstiklal

İstiklal Caddesi is home to many eateries, stores and coffee shops. Although chains such as Shake Shack have been cropping up, the promenade manages to

Young Fresh Different VI

Ending Saturday: “Young Fresh Different VI” @ Galeri Zilberman

Galeri Zilberman will host “Young Fresh Different VI”, a group exhibition of several young artists, from Saturday 4 July through Saturday 1 August. From the

July 28, 2015 Art, What's On
black sea

Maintain Your Sanity Living in Istanbul: Ten Tips

Living in Istanbul is not for the faint of heart. We face a pretty hefty amount of stress on a daily basis – the hours spent

July 27, 2015 Advice & Info
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Coming Soon: Karma Metal Concert for Stray Animals @ Dorock Bar

Karma Metal Concert that will take place in Dorock Rock Bar on 9 August Sunday is a fundraiser that brings metal fans and animal lovers together.

July 27, 2015 Bars, Bars / Restaurants, Music
Zeytinli

Coming Soon: Zeytinli Rock Festival @ Edremit

Zeytinli Rock Festival will bring together 22 bands during the 3 nights and 4 days it will take place in, including famous local bands such

July 26, 2015 Festival, Music, Uncategorized
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Saturday: Life in Color & Big Bang @ KüçükÇiftlik Park

This year Life in Color, which will be held in KüçükÇiftlik Park Saturday 1 August 15.00, is even more colourful especially for electronic music lovers

July 26, 2015 Featured, Music
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This Weekend: Diynamic Festival @ Suma Beach

22 hours of nonstop fun, this year Diynamic festival features 2 stages starting on Saturday 1 August 10.00 am till 08.00 am the next day Sunday

July 26, 2015 Festival, Music
spaceliner

Ending Sunday: “Spaceliner” @ ARTER

ARTER will host their group exhibition “Spaceliner” from Friday 15 May through Sunday 2 August. From the organizer: “Spaceliner” is a group exhibition that focuses

July 25, 2015 Art, What's On
every inclusion

Ending Sunday: “Every Inclusion is an Exclusion of Other Possibilities II” @ SALT Beyoğlu

SALT Beyoğlu is hosting the second part of their program “Every Inclusion is an Exclusion of Other Possibilities” from Tuesday 9 June through Sunday 2

July 25, 2015 Art, What's On
dragoman akademi

Hiring: Native English Teachers at Dragoman Akademi

From the advertiser: Dragoman Akademi is looking for native English teachers experienced in working with corporate clients. Dragoman Akademi focuses on customizing lessons for mainly corporate

July 23, 2015 Jobs
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The Many Cat Personalities of Istanbul

If you’ve spent any amount of time in Istanbul, it becomes pretty clear who rules the streets of the sprawling metropolis. No, not the local

July 23, 2015 Advice & Info, Comedy
burgazada

Burgazada: Escape from the City

I love hosting people and showing them around the city. Friends, friends of friends and Couchsurfers—not only do I love meeting new people, but I

July 22, 2015 Advice & Info, Travel
Atatürk Bust

Istanbul: What I Remembered, What I Forgot

Memory is a funny thing. As much as it keeps record of reality, it also creates a reality of its own. As expats, we often

July 21, 2015 Comment
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Coming Soon: 37th Vodafone Istanbul Marathon

The 37th Vodafone Istanbul Marathon, one of Istanbul’s most popular yearly events, is set to start at 9:00 AM on Sunday 15 November. Featuring additional races of

July 21, 2015 Sport, What's On
enrique iglesias

Next Month: Enrique Iglesias @ KüçükÇiftlik Park

International pop sensation Enrique Iglesias will perform at KüçükÇiftlik Park on Wednesday 19 August as part of his worldwide Sex and Love Tour. Tickets start

July 21, 2015 Music, What's On
axwell and ingrosso

Next Month: Axwell and Ingrosso @ KüçükÇiftlik Park

Progressive house duo and former Swedish House Mafia members Axwell and Ingrosso will perform at KüçükÇiftlik Park on Saturday 15 August. Tickets start at 80

July 21, 2015 Music, What's On
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Condolences for the Victims in Suruç

Yesterday Turkey was rocked by a horrific suicide bombing targeting a group of people traveling to Syria on a humanitarian mission. The victims were bright, selfless individuals

July 21, 2015 Comment
Burgazada

What I’ll Miss about Istanbul

After five years in this fascinating city, the need to finish a master’s is calling me back stateside. I have known about the move since

July 14, 2015 Comment
mahsa vadat

Persian Tunes in an Old Schoolyard: A Summer’s Night with Mahsa Vahdat

It is a perfect Istanbul summer night after a hot July day. The Iranian singer Mahsa Vahdat enters the stage and tells the audience that

July 14, 2015 Music, Reviews
Evliya Çelebi lived in the 17th century, the height of Ottoman expansion. (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

Book of Travels: The Evliya Çelebi TV Show

These days quasi-historical shows like Game of Thrones are the most watched (and pirated) shows on TV. Also, Muhteşem Yüzyıl, “The Magnificent Century”, a prime-time soap

July 13, 2015 Comment, Culture
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