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"09.12.2016 08:59:03" theguideistanbul.com Best spots for an executive business lunch In the wild game of business, stepping up your power lunching tactics can take you a step further. Start by impressing the other party with your choice of executive lunch spot to talk business while sipping cocktails or nibbling sushi. In the wild game of business, stepping up your power lunching tactics can take you a step further. We've chosen a range of the most suitable places for lunching with executives in #Istanbul, tailored for all possible scenarios.
"07.12.2016 16:00:02" theguideistanbul.com How to go horseback riding in Istanbul For a sport that allows you to be in close contact with nature, gives you an immense feeling of freedom, and helps build a close relationship with a beautiful animal, look no further than horseback riding. Show jumping races to start at Kemer Country Club on December 10! Sure, it's fun to watch, but it's more fun when you're riding. Learn more about horseback riding in #Istanbul.
"07.12.2016 12:01:01" theguideistanbul.com How to celebrate the Christmas holiday in Istanbul From celebrations to fairs and Christmas Eve services, here is a list of everything you need to know in order to celebrate the Yuletide holiday in an appropriately festive fashion - hopefully with a glass of mulled wine in hand. #Christmas is coming up quick! From celebrations and gift shopping to Christmas Eve services, here is everything you can do to celebrate the holiday in #Istanbul.
"07.12.2016 10:03:01" Timeline Photos Looking for Christmas and New Year's Eve gifts? ZUBIZU Christmas market is on today and tomorrow at Volkswagen Arena! Don't miss @TheGuideShop team at stall 7 to check out the stunning collections first hand.
#istanbul #yilbasialisverisgunleri #christmas
"05.12.2016 16:01:02" Timeline Photos Excellence and consistency over the years requires great teamwork. To celebrate The Guide Istanbul's 25 years of success, the collective spirit of the @Neolokal team created something outstanding: a special menu that pays homage to our quarter century
"05.12.2016 09:23:04" theguideistanbul.com Secrets of old Istanbul with Ara Güler After photographing most countries in the world, receiving the French Legion of Honor, being named one of the world's seven “star photographers” by the British Journal of Photography in 1968, and taking classic images of icons s Discover #Istanbul through the eyes of a legendary photographer, Ara Güler.
"04.12.2016 12:01:02" theguideistanbul.com In the frame: 25 years of Turkish film posters Turkish cinema experienced its first boom in the 1950s-70s, during a period c Turkish cinema in the 1950s-70s had a lot of fame, but the last quarter century has also seen a revival of the local cinema scene. Take a peek at our favorite picks from Turkey's last 25 years of movies. Pick one to watch tonight!
"03.12.2016 12:01:01" theguideistanbul.com How did Atelier Rebul become Istanbul's signature scent? Since its humble beginnings on İstiklal Street in 1895, the Rebul brand has been intangibly intertwined with Istanbul's history, know for capturing the allure of the city and distilling it into a bottle. For more than a century, Atelier Rebul has been collecting memories of Istanbul, witness to the inspiring drama of a changing city. Today, the family-owned company is using its 121-year-old history to reimagine and expand on the brand's Istanbul-inspired
"03.12.2016 10:39:00" Mitte Christmas Market with friends & music Mitte Christmas Market with friends & music Achtung Mitte!
Mitte getting ready for winter! Meet us for good times, good vibes and good music at Mitte Christmas Market!
Get warm with hot drinks, try special Christmas Desserts, enjoy Waffels in the garden, Bratapfel, Hot Applejuice, Cinnamon Buns Check out Mitte's Christmas Market today starting at 3pm.
"03.12.2016 05:00:01" Timeline Photos If brunch is everyone's favorite time of the week, why wait until Sunday. Change of scenery is the best idea for Saturday, especially if your week was as busy as ours. Gözleme is already on the way Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at Sultanahmet
"02.12.2016 09:30:00" theguideistanbul.com 10 common misconceptions about Istanbul, debunked | Straitangle Stereotypes run amok around most major cities (hello rude New Yorkers and romantic Paris) - and Istanbul is no exception. Before you arrive in shorts spouting Arabic and looking for belly-dancers (no really), read our list of common misconceptions, and The 10th is our favorite.
"02.12.2016 05:30:01" Timeline Photos There's something about being in nature this time of year that's just good for the soul! The sun may not be as high, the shadows not as sharp as summer but it's beauty is subtler and more rewarding. Sunday lunch outside is the ideal invigoration needed
"01.12.2016 15:01:00" Timeline Photos Sushi night with friends? Inari's new omakase (chef's table) concept is ideal for medium-sized groups wanting to challenge their palates. If you want to be surprised by something new, yet utterly delicious, try this 20-course tasting menu that changes
"01.12.2016 09:30:00" theguideistanbul.com Of tulips, tuğra, and tigers: traditional Turkish motifs In British author A.S. Byatt's best-selling collection of fables, the title story, The Djinn in the Nightingale's Eye, takes its inspiration from the Turkish glass known as çeşme bülbül, “nightingale's eye”. Floral motifs are ubiquitous the world over, but Turkey's floral motifs are especially distinctive.
"29.11.2016 12:01:00" theguideistanbul.com Hey Douglas' modern beats will make you love 70s music again Coming to fame as part of the Ankara rap group Mode XL, producer Yasin Vural might not be an obvious name from the world of 1970s rock. But he has found a cunning way to market the music of his parents' generation to the youth of today. Hey Douglas is performing live at Babylon Bomonti on December 2! To learn more about Hey! Douglas, read our interview with the artist himself.
"29.11.2016 08:30:00" Timeline Photos That time you ordered lunch, and then a hamburger and fries arrives at the next table and you immediately change your order. Escale Kanyon's burger is a persuasive mind-changer. And yes, it tastes as awesome as it looks – definitely a must-try.
"28.11.2016 09:01:00" Timeline Photos We caught Beren Saat at her best at the... Just kidding! It's her perfect wax figure at Madame Tussauds Istanbul, which opens TODAY! Packed with prominent names like Madonna, Albert Einstein, Zeki Müren, Suleiman the Magnificent and, of course, the great
"28.11.2016 06:32:57" Timeline Photos Good morning #Istanbul! Nothing wakes you up like the smell of freshly brewed coffee, right? Today's #morningcoffee is from a new spot in Teşvikiye, SPADA Coffee. This new spot is quite convenient for grabbing a to-go on your way to work.
"25.11.2016 14:51:55" Timeline Photos #TGIF and #TGIis25! Two great reasons to have fun! Celebrate our 25th year anniversary with this exclusive cocktail -- of course inspired by #Istanbul, at COLONIE!
"25.11.2016 12:13:18" theguideistanbul.com Urla: Aegean offseason travel destination The enchanting lands of Urla have a direct effect on the people who traverse these blessed landscapes. Here, folks are merry; nature evokes a feeling of sanctuary, which invokes inspirational prose, most literary. Tomorrow is World Olive Day! To honor the day, celebrations will take place at the antique Klozemenai Olive Press, starting at 10am and activities and documentary screenings at Köstem Olive Museum in Urla, Izmir. Read our offseason travel guide to Urla
"25.11.2016 09:01:01" theguideistanbul.com Cold weather treats: salep, boza, and kestane Wandering the thoroughfares of Istanbul, it is hard not to notice how much emphasis there is on food. It's "kestane" o'clock for #Istanbul! Grab a bag of chestnuts, and a cup of salep to keep the cold weather away.
"25.11.2016 06:01:00" theguideistanbul.com Read how Star the dog helped give Turkey better sight In Turkey, nea Discover how Maggie Moore and her beloved guide dog Star have helped Turkey take steps towards training the country's first guide dogs for visually impaired citizens. Wanna get involved? You can start by attending the The Turkish Guide Dogs Association's
"24.11.2016 18:00:01" Timeline Photos The Roca Brothers' Cooking Up A Tribute: The Turkish Way is the opening movie of Vancouver Turkish Film Festival - VTFF this year. Feeaturing Neolokal's Maksut Askar and Mikla Restaurant's Mehmet Gürs, the documentary is a must-see!
"24.11.2016 15:32:41" Timeline Photos From Scotland to Japan, learn more about the world of whiskey with Mehmet Yalçın on November 26 at İncirli Şaraphane, starting at 4pm. At the end of this two and a half hour course, particiapants will get a certificate to their names. For reservation:
"24.11.2016 12:01:01" theguideistanbul.com Discover the nomadic roots in Begum Khan's designs A small bundle of energy, Begüm K “People do everything - a bit of this and that. I don't want to extend into everything, I want to do one thing really well.”
"23.11.2016 13:01:02" Timeline Photos Chefs from Delicatessen Moscow collaborate with Maksut Askar tomorrow night at Neolokal for "The Amazing Dinner of Omnivore Istanbul.” Reserve your seat for this outstanding culinary experience by calling Neolokal!
"23.11.2016 12:02:56" theguideistanbul.com Turkey: country vs bird | Straitangle Have you ever wondered why a bird originating from North America shares a name with a country halfway across the world? Why does turkey share the same name with Turkey?
"21.11.2016 13:26:30" theguideistanbul.com Anatolian children fight for justice at global film festivals Much like the dark u Mavi Bisiklet / Blue Bicycle is going to Vancouver Turkish Film Festival! See how Anatolian children fight for justice at global film festivals.
"20.11.2016 12:01:01" theguideistanbul.com Italian Cuisine Week From November 21-27, Italy is opening its kitchen to the world with its first-ever event Italian Cuisine Week, hosted by the Italian Consulate. You will find special menus at Italian restaurants around the city -- Eataly, Carluccio's, La Scarpetta, Don't miss the special menus at Italian restaurants around the city.
"19.11.2016 21:01:00" theguideistanbul.com Kedi: capturing Istanbul's cats on film Creeping along the rooftops, slinking between café chairs, lounging on vines, curling up in metro stations, leaping through fish stalls, meditating in mosques – the cats of Istanbul are so familiar to locals that they are part of the urb Kedi is going to Vancouver Turkish Film Festival! Read our interview with the director.
"19.11.2016 12:01:02" theguideistanbul.com Didem Şenol's zucchini fritters recipe Zucchini Fritters (Mücver)By Didem Şenol Light up your Saturday dinner with Didem Şenol's mücver recipe!
"19.11.2016 09:01:00" theguideistanbul.com Ece Aksoy: musicians, alcohol, and home cooking Ece Aksoy Founder and Chef, 9 Ece Aksoy “I want to cook for people who really understand good food,” says Aksoy. “The ones who want to live long and take pleasure from life."
"18.11.2016 14:01:01" theguideistanbul.com Şenay Lambaoğlu Quartet Pera Palace Hotel Jumeirah and Pannonica have teamed up to bring soul-soothing "Jazz Fridays" to the city every other week. And it's happening at the most ideal place, the hotel's famous Orient Bar! Şenay Lambaoğlu Quartet will take the stage and fill the Şenay lambaoğlu Quartet will take the stage and fill the romantic atmosphere of the Orient Bar Pera Palas with fine jazz tunes tonight.
"18.11.2016 12:01:00" theguideistanbul.com Sustainable Life Film Festival The Sustainable Life Film Festival is bringing environmentally conscious films to 20 provinces and districts of Turkey on November 18-20. Films are being screened on both the European and Asian sides of Istanbul, at SALT Galata in Beyoğlu and Hasan Ali The Sustainable Life Film Festival is bringing environmentally conscious films to 20 provinces and districts of Turkey on November 18-20.
Sürdürülebilir Yaşam Film Festivali + SALT Galata
"18.11.2016 10:01:00" theguideistanbul.com Explore Turkey's gastronomical heritage and future with Maksut Aşkar at Neolokal There is no dull moment in Mak Since first starting as a catering business with a mere two trays and 50 glasses, #Istanbul's acclaimed chef Maksut Askar of Neolokal has always seemed up for a challenge. Learn more about how the ever-energetic chef has explored Turkey's gastronomical
"18.11.2016 08:01:00" theguideistanbul.com Şemsa Denizsel's rice with eggplant recipe Rice with eggplant (serves 4) Rice with eggplant. Just in time before Friday lunch.
"18.11.2016 06:01:00" theguideistanbul.com Aylin Yazıcıoğlu: a Francophone in Istanbul Aylin Yazıcıoğlu Founder & Executive Chef, Nicole Restaurant “Writing a paper you choose your words. Writing a menu, you choose your ingredients. You try to present your ideas into the plate, to communicate what you're saying. People look at food as just food, but I have a message to give."
"17.11.2016 12:01:00" theguideistanbul.com Pelin Çakar's bonito fish confit recipe Bonito Fish confitBy Pelin Çakar Chef Pelin Çakar presents a fresh, light fish dish that salutes all that this region has to offer in late autumn.
"17.11.2016 10:30:00" theguideistanbul.com XXF Very Very French Festival Babylon and the French Cultural Institute are collaborating on the XXF Very Very French Festival, which brings a host of Francophone artists to Istanbul. This year the festival is running from November 17 to December 8, at Babylon Bomonti. Look out for A collaboration of Babylon Bomonti and the French Cultural Institute, XXF - Very Very French Festival, will bring a host of Francophone artists to #Istanbul, filling the venue with great Gallic music until December 8.
"17.11.2016 09:01:00" theguideistanbul.com Şemsa Denizsel: tight roots in Istanbul Şemsa Denizsel Founder and Executive Chef, Kantin “I've been calling my food new #Istanbul cuisine for at least 14 years, before all of these new cuisines existed. Why new? Because Istanbul cuisine has some of the most refined dishes of all of Turkey, but it has been lost and overlooked.”
"17.11.2016 07:01:01" theguideistanbul.com 21 reasons to visit Istanbul right now With its vibrant lifestyle and natural beauty, Istanbul mesmerizes its visitors all the time. The 6th is the cutest!
"16.11.2016 14:16:03" Timeline Photos Souq Dükkan just moved to Kanyon! Right next to Macro Center on floor -2, the new location features the same great products, carefully chosen for quality and originality — just in time for Christmas shopping and New Years Eve. You can find our magazine
"16.11.2016 12:01:01" theguideistanbul.com Aylin Yazıcıoğlu's cured palamut recipe Cured palamut Bonito is in season! Use the fresh fish in Aylin Yazıcıoğlu's recipe, which will make you lick your lips.
"16.11.2016 09:01:00" theguideistanbul.com Pelin Çakar: riding the restaurant waves This petite and enormously talented chef is in charge of menu and kitchen operations at Lucca and Cantinery.
"16.11.2016 06:01:00" theguideistanbul.com How to trick fate: the long history of the Evil Eye Have you ever wished that you could kill with a single glance, like Darth Vader or Voldemort? And has anyone ever looked at you in that way? Discover the story of the Evil Eye, known in Turkish as nazar, whose history stretches back to ancient Mesopotamia, Greece, and Rome through to the Bible, Medieval Europe, and the modern day.
"15.11.2016 14:25:04" Timeline Photos The stunning piece of modern theater that is FuerzaBruta is now in #Istanbul. Hailing from Argentina, this high-octane, interactive show features dancers coming from all sides (including up above). Starts tomorrow and runs until November 27. Tickets are
"15.11.2016 12:49:36" theguideistanbul.com How to find vegan products in Istanbul Whether you're new to the city, or new to the vegan dieting scene and don't know where to find vegan products in Istanbul, take a peek at our Istanbul vegan tips below. Whether you're seeking vegan pizza, chia seeds or spirulina, check out our list to find them in #Istanbul.
"14.11.2016 13:54:43" Timeline Photos From one 25 year old to another Chocolate always makes the passing years sweeter and our friends at Ciragan Palace Kempinski Istanbul know this well. Thank you for the sweetest gesture! #TGIis25 #IstanbulInspiredBirthday
"14.11.2016 13:01:01" theguideistanbul.com Ece Aksoy's green tomato rice and cabbage roll with mussels recipes Homemade Green Tomato Rice and Mussel Rice in Cabbage Leaves No dinner plans? Why not try Ece Aksoy's homey green tomato rice and cabbage roll with mussels recipes tonight? She's been feeding musicians and revelers for years.
"14.11.2016 10:11:54" theguideistanbul.com Didem Şenol: A year of change and renewal Comment Didem Şenol: A year of change and renewal Monica Liau November 09, 2016 Didem Şenol Founder and Executive Chef, Gram It has been a year of change for Didem Şenol. In August, she closed her first iconic restaurant, Lokanta Maya, which started in Discover Didem Şenol's compelling culinary journey, from Lokanta Maya to her new branch of Gram in Bebek and beyond.
"11.11.2016 14:01:02" theguidebodrum.com Best hotels open all year in Bodrum - The Guide Bodrum There's that moment in time when summer is over, but you haven't had enough of Bodrum. As you make return plans, check out our list to learn which noteworthy places are open year round, and why you should give them a try. Caresse, a Luxury Collection Everybody needs a weekend getaway in #Bodrum sometimes. Learn where to get your peace of mind.
"11.11.2016 12:01:00" theguideistanbul.com Khruangbin Texas based group Khruangbin will be at Salon IKSV on November 12th. Even though they just formed two years ago, they have caught the eyes of fans and media. Their music is mainly instrumental and soft, influenced by the Thai funk sounds and styles from Texas based group Khruangbin will be at Salon İKSV on Saturday night. Check out our event agenda for other concerts happening around town!
"11.11.2016 10:00:00" theguideistanbul.com Read how Star the dog helped give Turkey better sight In Turkey, nea Discover how Maggie Moore and her beloved guide dog Star have helped Turkey take steps towards training the country's first guide dogs for visually impaired citizens. Wanna get involved? You can start by attending the The Turkish Guide Dogs Association's
"10.11.2016 14:01:01" Timeline Photos You can never trust #Istanbul's weather. But sometimes the city surprises you with a sudden rainbow over the Bosphorus
"10.11.2016 12:58:26" The Guide Istanbul's cover photo The Guide Istanbul is 25! To celebrate this milestone, we've put together a unique magazine that explores the city's diverse landscape. Join us for this hallmark issue as we delve into special menus, exclusive chef interviews, limited edition cocktails, a
"10.11.2016 12:58:26" The Guide Istanbul's cover photo The Guide Istanbul is 25! To celebrate this milestone, we've put together a unique magazine that explores the city's diverse landscape. Join us for this hallmark issue as we delve into special menus, exclusive chef interviews, limited edition cocktails, a
"10.11.2016 12:04:16" Timeline Photos Dolmabahçe Palace, ATATÜRK's final residence, has more sentimental value today, on the anniversary of his death. If you haven't been and discovered the splendent interiors of the palace, now's the time. #10kasım
"10.11.2016 11:01:04" theguideistanbul.com 5 women chefs: culinary journeys and special recipes While the culinary scene of Istanbul has developed in waves of new openings and exciting flavors, the restaurant world still chiefly remains the domain of men. But this is changing. Women chefs of #Istanbul: peek into their kitchen, follow their journeys, get their recipes
"10.11.2016 05:45:06" Timeline Photos #10kasım
"09.11.2016 09:07:44" theguideistanbul.com How to enjoy the ultimate Turkish comfort food this winter Comment How to enjoy the ultimate Turkish comfort food this winter Caner Kocamaz November 07, 2016 Dating back to the time Turks lived mostly in Central Asia, mantı has long been a staple food in Turkish cuisine. It's the dish that makes the family gather The dumpling has transformed as it has traveled across the world. In Istanbul, you can sample their many iterations, from beloved mantı to old Ottoman flavors. Learn more about how far the dish has come and where to eat the best in #Istanbul.
"09.11.2016 06:01:00" theguideistanbul.com Anatolian children fight for justice at global film festivals Much like the dark u Catch the screening of “Mavi Bisiklet” (Blue Bicycle) at Istanbul Modern on November 13 and 17 at 3pm and 1pm respectively.
Mavi Bisiklet / Blue Bicycle, Istanbul Modern | Istanbul Museum of Modern Art
"08.11.2016 06:01:00" theguideistanbul.com Turkey's clash of generations hits the screen in “Motherland” The word “motherland” is so familiar in its political connotations that we might forget the subtler, and yet more fundamental, nuances of its components: “mother” and “land”. Catch the screening of “Ana Yurdu” (Motherland) at Istanbul Modern | Istanbul Museum of Modern Art on November 12 and 17 at 1pm and 3pm respectively. Screenings are free for museum visitors and members.
Motherland (2015 film) by Senem Tüzen
"07.11.2016 14:30:00" youtube.com #TGIis25: Celebrate our 25th anniversary with a limited-edition cocktail at Lucca A tribute to #Istanbul, this special cocktail Rock-Ist is only available until November 14. Don't forget to share your photos of the cocktail with the has... Haven't tried our 25th year anniversary cocktail @lucca_style yet? Hurry up! A tribute to #Istanbul, this special cocktail Rock-Ist is only available until November 14. Don't forget to share your photos of the cocktail with the hashtags #TGIis25 and
"07.11.2016 12:00:08" theguideistanbul.com Top 7 caterers in Istanbul The fall and winter seasons are chock-full of special occasions: weddings, big dinners, holidays, company events and more. The last thing that should be on your mind is what's in the oven. Whether you're seeking a Thanksgiving turkey, or you want to throw a New Year's Eve dinner, caterers come in handy this season. Here are seven in Istanbul to help you plan the perfect dinner party, sans stress.
"06.11.2016 12:26:20" www.theguideistanbul.com What you should know about Turkish olive oil There are only three seasons on the Aegean coast of Turkey: spring, summer and a very long fall. Olive harvesting season is here! Discover the deep-rooted history of olive and olive oil making in Turkey.
"06.11.2016 09:01:05" theguideistanbul.com Nuran Ever wondered what it would be like to combine home cooking with a meyhane's relaxed atmosphere? The mother-son duo behind Nuran restaurant obviously did. The newest addition to Karaköy's dining scene might be just what Istanbul needed these days: an The newest addition to Karaköy's dining scene might be just what Istanbul needed these days: an unpretentious and cozy eatery that serves good food for good price.
"05.11.2016 09:01:00" theguideistanbul.com Can robots from Medieval Turkey come alive? Readers of the 1,001 Nights might remember the story “The City of Brass,” which features several kinds of humanoid robots, a robotic horse, and dancing puppets with no strings. The medieval robots are being displayed at Studio X until November 21!
"03.11.2016 14:30:01" theguideistanbul.com müzedechanga Located within the Sakıp Sabancı Museum complex, overlooking the waters of the Bosphorus, müzedechanga is a contemporary Turkish – Mediterranean restaurant offering a range of creative dishes. Following their success with Changa restaurant in Cihangir, The legendary Muzede Changa is closing Get your goodbye in before December 31.
"03.11.2016 13:30:01" theguideistanbul.com Things we got excited about at the opening of Contemporary Istanbul 2016 Istanbul's premier art fair has popped the cork on its 11th edition, taking place at the Lütfi Kırdar ICEC Rumeli Hall and Contemporary Istanbul 2016 has kicked off! See our highlights from the event and visit until November 6.
"03.11.2016 12:30:38" theguideistanbul.com Top 7 Turkish superstitions 1. Beliefs about the nazar or evil eye are some of the most widely known superstitions in Turkey. Why does entering a house with the right foot first make a difference?
"03.11.2016 09:22:28" theguideistanbul.com Discover Istanbul's changing relationship with its street dogs over a century Nineteenth-century Istanbul was a model of cosmopolitanism, and travel writers delighted in describing the dense variety of languages, religions, and costumes in the neighborhoods around the Golden Horn. Exhibition celebrates the famous street dogs of 19th-century #Istanbul
"02.11.2016 14:30:00" theguideistanbul.com 5 dishes from TGI and Neolokal's exclusive menu that will make your mouth water Maksut Aşkar and his team at Neolokal have dreamed up a special tasting menu titled "Timeless Classic" to help The Guide Istanbul celebrate 25 years in the city. Chef Maksut Aşkar and his team at Neolokal have dreamed up a “Timeless Classics" menu to help The Guide Istanbul celebrate 25 years in the city. This series of dishes pays homage to the city's past and present, reflecting deep Turkish roots and modern
"02.11.2016 14:05:52" Timeline Photos The Guide Istanbul is 25! To celebrate this milestone, we've put together a unique magazine that explores the city's diverse landscape. Join us for this hallmark issue as we delve into special menus, exclusive chef interviews, limited edition cocktails, a
"31.10.2016 10:26:13" theguideistanbul.com What's in season: persimmons Bright orange persimmons hanging from leafless branches mark the coming of winter in Turkey. Originally from China, persimmons (hurma in Turkish) are actually classified as a berry. Call it a Trabzon hurması, cennet elması, or persimmon, don't miss this bright orange and sweetly mellow fruit: in season now
"30.10.2016 13:01:00" theguideistanbul.com How to find the best of silk in Turkey An English expression first recorded in the sixteenth century says, “You can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear.” The proverb's power comes from the contrast between the crudest material and the most refined – which is silk. It is luxurious. It is in demand. But not everybody knows how silk is made and where can you find the best. The art of silk-making was a secret for thousands of years, and it has never lost its luxurious mystique. Take a trip along the Silk Road that
"30.10.2016 10:01:00" theguideistanbul.com The Turkish Gothic tour: Istanbul's most haunted mansions In Istanbul, fragments of history are revealed by the slightest scratch in the earth. The city's skyline is the shadow of past civilizations. Seagulls' cries recall battles whose names are lost to memory. Any city as old as this one is going to have its ghosts. Anywhere you look, you'll find traces of the past - you don't even have to dig. Just look up - the Hagia Sophia watches over the city, with its waterways and cemeteries. Over the course of 2,600
"29.10.2016 09:01:00" theguideistanbul.com 7 traces of the Ottoman executioners in Istanbul Cities such as London, Hamburg, and Amsterdam all have their own dungeon museums, which fascinate children and adults alike with their gruesome history. Dungeon museums in cities like London or Amsterdam get the fame, but #Istanbul also witnessed its share of cruel executions. Thankfully, those days are behind us, but they make good Halloween stories! Here are a few fascinating ones, just in time for the
"29.10.2016 06:01:00" Timeline Photos Happy October 29 Republic Day! #29Ekim
"28.10.2016 09:01:00" theguideistanbul.com An Ottoman prince in Istanbul: comedian Naz Osmanoğlu Those with an interest in Turkish history will recognize that How did a member of the Ottoman royal family start doing stand-up comedy?
"27.10.2016 13:08:40" theguideistanbul.com Director explains the magic behind Clair-Obscur's triumph Appreciators of director Yeşim Ustaoğlu's films such as Journey to the Sun and Pandora's Box will relish her latest, Clair-Obscur – another socially conscious drama laden with metaphors from the Turkish landscape, as wel Tereddüt I Clair-Obscur won five prizes at the Uluslararası Antalya Film Festivali! Director of the movie, Yeşim Ustaoğlu explains the magic behind it. It will be in theaters across Turkey on December 16.
"27.10.2016 08:27:32" theguideistanbul.com How to get your spooky on this Halloween Halloween may not be Istanbul's top celebration (and it may fall on a Monday this year) but there is still ample opportunity to dress up and get your spook on! The spookiest day of the year is nigh! Halloween may fall on a Monday this year, but there are a good deal of parties happening this weekend that will get you in the spirit of things. Draw inspiration for this year's outfit from our list of costume spots
"26.10.2016 08:56:53" theguideistanbul.com What's in season: Pomegranate Let's be honest: the pomegranate is one of the best-looking fruits out there. And now that its season is here, you won't be able to walk a block in Istanbul without seeing it on display somewhere. Now that pomegranate season is here, you won't be able to walk a block in #Istanbul without seeing the red fruits on display! Learn more about its symbolism and score a recipe for gavurdağı salad.
"25.10.2016 13:01:00" Timeline Photos Get the second issue of The Guide Istanbul in Arabic on your smart devices for free: http://bit.ly/TGIstanbulArabic
"25.10.2016 11:27:53" theguideistanbul.com Magical geometry: innovation is at the heart of Islamic design For visitors to Istanbul, Sultanahmet Mosque is high on the list of tourist attractions. Besides the mosque's exquisite tiles, there is an order that brings the architecture, lighting, floral designs, and calligraphy into a perfect whole. Discover the magical geometry behind Islamic Design, as told by Eric Broug. For more gorgeous art, visit the Istanbul Design Biennial (İstanbul Tasarım Bienali,) on until November 20.
"25.10.2016 09:13:54" theguideistanbul.com From the dawn of time to tables today: tahini Tahini has developed a reputation for making an appearance in savory dishes. Discover the ancient story of tahini, plus where to find it and how to eat it.
"24.10.2016 09:05:00" theguideistanbul.com This exhibition allows you to break art Comment This exhibition allows you to break art Joshua Bruce Allen October 24, 2016 In normal circumstances, walking into a gallery and destroying the art is known as vandalism. But for Istanbul-based artist Eda Soylu, that is all part of the process. Her “They can jump on the pieces and I don't have a say in it," says Istanbul-based artist EDA SOYLU. "...In two weeks from now, or when the exhibition ends, it will all be dust."
"23.10.2016 07:01:00" theguideistanbul.com Best hotel brunches in Istanbul When it comes to brunch, Istanbul has oh-so-much to offer. Whether you're craving a seafood menu with champagne or a vegan experience, Swiss classics, Spanish appetizers or a Turkish menemen - our city has it all. We know you've been craving Sunday brunch all week: dreaming of champagne in one hand, open buffet at your service, jazz music in the background, and a Bosphorus view! There are many hotels that offer brunch during the weekend, but not all are created
"22.10.2016 12:01:01" theguideistanbul.com How to read the Turkish coffee cup? One of the most fundamental thing that binds people together in Turkey is their Turkish coffee. More than a tasty, bracing beverage, it has long been a catalyst for… Fortune telling might just be the most intriguing part of the Turkish coffee ritual. Do you know how to read the coffee grounds?
"22.10.2016 07:01:01" theguideistanbul.com What does Dr. Frankenstein eat for breakfast? Simit? Turkish artist, designer, and researcher Orkan Telhan's official title is Assistant Professor of Fine Arts at the University of Pennsylvania. Kicked off today, Istanbul Design Biennial continues until November 20. Find Orkan Telhan and his bio-designed simits at Studio-X Istanbul. http://www.theguideistanbul.com/article/what-does-dr-frankenstein-eat-breakfast
"21.10.2016 10:03:49" theguideistanbul.com Istanbul's historic coffee houses Comment Istanbul's historic coffee houses Joshua Bruce Allen October 20, 2016 Caffeine enthusiasts know that Topkapı Palace displayed the country's largest collection of Turkish coffee-related artifacts in 2015 to celebrate 500 years of the “Different historians differ on the exact date, but we know that traders Hakem from Aleppo and Şamlı from Damascus opened Istanbul's first coffeehouse in Tahtakale sometime between 1551 and 1560.” Discover the historic coffeehouses of #Istanbul
"20.10.2016 12:55:03" theguideistanbul.com 21 reasons to visit Istanbul in 2016 With its vibrant lifestyle and natural beauty, Istanbul mesmerizes its visitors all the time. #VisitIstanbul: fall also looks good on #Istanbul!
"19.10.2016 06:01:00" theguideistanbul.com In Dan Brown's Footsteps: A Tour of Inferno's Sights As hotly anticipated as ever, Dan Brown's latest novel, 'Inferno,' has topped bestsellers lists everywhere since publication in May and, as many are now aware, is partially set in Istanbul. Inferno, starring Tom Hanks, is in theaters! Follow Dan Brown's footsteps in #Istanbul.
#InfernoMovie The Robert Langdon Series (Inferno, Da Vinci Code, Angels and Demons)
"18.10.2016 09:01:00" theguideistanbul.com Karagöz: the 19th International Istanbul Puppet Festival The 19th International Istanbul Puppet Festival is hosting puppet shows from Austria, Belgium, France, the Netherlands, Spain, Italy, Hungary, R "What is Karagöz, and where does it come from?" Discover it at this year's puppet festival.
"18.10.2016 06:45:09" theguideistanbul.com Best rainy day activities in Istanbul When it's grey and wet in Istanbul, there are still plenty of things to do - here are our favorite rainy day activities. Looking for a reason to get out of the house? Don't let the gray clouds and raindrops hold you captive!
"16.10.2016 06:31:01" theguideistanbul.com Best spots to get your daily bread in Istanbul Naan Bakeshop It's #WorldBreadDay today! Get yourself an artisanal bread and celebrate it!
"15.10.2016 09:01:01" theguideistanbul.com Anatolian children fight for justice at global film festivals Much like the dark u Chances are you've been hearing about the groundbreaking movie Blue Bicycle. Inspired by the true story of a Turkish child who rebelled against his teacher's intervention in the elections for class president, Blue Bicycle is now headed to film festivals
"14.10.2016 12:01:02" Kanyon'da Her Yer Müzik Vol.4 Kanyon'da Her Yer Müzik Vol.4 “Kanyon'da Her Yer Müzik Vol.4”
14 Ekim Cuma
16.30 – D&R - Evrencan Gündüz
17.30 – Ana Sahne - Vera
19.00 – Ana Sahne - Kamufle Moral Band
20.30 – Ana Sahne - Hey Douglas
15 Ekim mor ve ötesi, Kerem Görsev, Hey Douglas, Elif Çağlar-Muslu, and more artists will perform at Kanyon throughout this weekend.
"14.10.2016 09:31:00" theguideistanbul.com 7 reasons to visit Cappadocia right now | Straitangle Cappadocia is a famous tourist attraction with hot air balloons and festivals, but there are even more opportunities to discover new places offseason. Most travel enthusiasts have #Cappadocia on their list of places to explore and they well know that to really discover a place, you need to visit during offseason. The time is now for the magical land of central Anatolia. Not convinced? Here are seven
"13.10.2016 12:56:54" Sokak Lezzetleri Festivali Sokak Lezzetleri Festivali Kentin yaşayan yüzünü yansıtan, Türk yeme-içme kültüründe ve günümüz metropol yaşamında oldukça önemli yeri olan sokak lezzetleri Beşiktaş'ta.
Yıllar boyu sokaklarda olgunlaşan lezzetler şimdi bir arada…
Yaşam sokaklarda, dünyanın her yerinde insanlar Street food and music meets at Street Food Festival this weekend!
"13.10.2016 09:01:00" theguideistanbul.com Is Aşure the world's oldest dessert? You may be seeing bowls of what looks like porridge being passed around the table this month. This is a dessert called aşure, also known as 'Noah's Pudding,' because it was allegedly after Noah's Ark came to rest on Mount Ararat in Eastern Turkey. Find out what aşure is, where to find it in #Istanbul, how to make it.
"12.10.2016 06:54:03" theguideistanbul.com Ahmet Güneştekin: southeastern colors Coming from Turkey's southeastern Batman province, a self-taught artist finds success on the international art scene – this isn't a story we hear every day. Ahmet Güneştekin's new exhibition The Poetics of Mythology is on display until November 26 at Beyoglu Belediyesi Sanat Galerisi.
"11.10.2016 14:42:10" Timeline Photos If you like Nutella, you'll definitely spend a lot of time at Nutella Cafe, opened today Eataly Istanbul!
"11.10.2016 12:23:52" theguideistanbul.com Comedy Night with Naz Osmanoğlu The Hard Rock Cafe in Taksim is hosting British comedian Naz Osmanoğlu for a night of wit and banter on October 18. Osmanoğlu has appeared in British TV shows such as BBC3's 'Live at the Electric', Plebs (ITV2), Bull (UKTV), 'Drunk History', and his own Ready to laugh? Naz Osmanoglu is taking the stage at three different locations in #Istanbul. First one on October 18.
"11.10.2016 09:01:00" theguideistanbul.com Of tulips, tuğra, and tigers: traditional Turkish motifs In British author A.S. Byatt's best-selling collection of fables, the title story, The Djinn in the Nightingale's Eye, takes its inspiration from the Turkish glass known as çeşme bülbül, “nightingale's eye”. From the moment a newcomer arrives in Turkey, the visitor is overwhelmed by the richness and distinctive individuality of Turkish decorative motifs. Learn more about Turkey's beloved motifs tulips, tuğra and tigers.
"09.10.2016 09:39:15" theguideistanbul.com Residence permits in Istanbul: All you need to know Dear reader, please note that this article is strictly informational. Updated: how to make an appointment online and what documents you'll need when applying for a residence permit.
"08.10.2016 09:01:00" theguideistanbul.com Turkish designers to watch during this years' MB Fashion Week It's that time of the year when the fashion industry is at its most productive, most diligent, most thrilled state. Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week runs October 11-15 this year at Zorlu Center. For the fashion industry and its devotees, Fashion Week is the event of the year. This year Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week runs from October 11-15 with thrilling shows from the brilliant designers of Turkey. Find out which designers you should keep an eye on
"07.10.2016 13:31:03" theguideistanbul.com How to travel to new worlds this weekend | Straitangle What happened after Icarus flew too close to the sun and fell to earth? In Cirque du Soleil's show Varekai, we follow the golden-haired dreamers “ever after” story, reimagined in a lush series of showpieces that dazzle with feats of strength, grace and http://www.theguideistanbul.com/blog/how-to-travel-to-new-worlds-this-weekend/
"07.10.2016 11:51:40" Evsizler için Kıyafet Mağazası Kuruyoruz Evsizler için Kıyafet Mağazası Kuruyoruz Evsizlerin kendi ihtiyaçları olan kıyafetleri ücretsiz olarak deneyip edinebilecekleri bir kıyafet mağazası açıyoruz. Gönüllülerin kullanmadıkları kullanılabilecek durumda olan kıyafetleri ile oluşturulacak mağazaya sen de destek ol. Hadi sen de Cold days are nigh. Help those in need by gathering your old winter clothes for tomorrow's event. If you can't make it, there is an address in the event description where you can ship blankets and cold weather wear.
"07.10.2016 07:42:08" Are you ready for the new season in Karaköy? Tonight Murat Tokuz and Furkan Kurt open for Goyaistanbul, tomorrow winds of Mykonos will blow at COLONIE with dj Vassili TsiliChristos. Plan your weekend accordingly!
"05.10.2016 14:36:10" Timeline Photos We know how much you crave the clothing you see on the runway during Fashion Week. Now, for the first time in Turkey, you'll be able to shop the Spring/Summer '17 collections of designers Deniz Berdan, Mehtap Elaidi, Murat aytulum, and Özgür Masur right
"05.10.2016 09:31:18" theguideistanbul.com A Turkish chef's journey from Iran to South Africa Globetrotting Turkish chef Hazer Amani went from a sociology degree at Middle East Technical University (ODTÜ) to excel at Cordon Bleu school in Cape Town and returned as executive chef of Istanbul's Chilai restaurant. Like most Turkish chefs, Amani is eager to show foreigners that there is much more to the country's cuisine than just kebabs. "We always talk about kebabs as Turkish food, but in Turkey we definitely know how to cook fish."
"03.10.2016 13:02:11" theguideistanbul.com Discover the old spirit and new galleries of Dolapdere Although it is only a five-minute walk from Taksim, the Dolapdere neighborhood does not appear in any tour brochure and most visitors will only see it through the window of a bus from the airport. Now that three important galleries are setting up there, it seems that Taksim's poorer cousin is going to have a facelift. In the meantime, Dolapdere already has a rich spirit of its own.
"03.10.2016 11:39:37" Oscar And The Wolf Oscar And The Wolf Belçikalı indie pop grubu Oscar and the Wolf, 21 Ocak'ta dünyanın en iyi akustiğe sahip mekanlarından Volkswagen Arena'nın etkileyici atmosferinde bambaşka bir konser deneyimi sunacak.
Avantajlı dönem bileti almak için, kodunuzu almak için: Oscar And The Wolf is visiting #Istanbul once again! The tickets to his concerts tend to sell out quickly, so you might want to hurry if you don't want to miss the concert in January.
"02.10.2016 07:01:01" theguideistanbul.com Top 7 running routes Now is the perfect time for you to get out of the confines of your gym and embrace the outside world as your treadmill. As milder weather arrives in Istanbul, running becomes a great way to both exercise and take in the sights of the city. There are no clouds in the forecast this weekend, so it's the perfect time for you to escape the confines of your gym and embrace the outdoors as your treadmill. Istanbul's sunny weekends are the perfect opportunity to both exercise and take in the city
"01.10.2016 09:01:00" theguideistanbul.com Best exhibitions to see in Istanbul this October Now that all of Istanbul's residents have returned from the summer exodus, the art scene is back in full swing. From mass production in Turkey to fusion technology, here is a quick run down of October exhibitions in Istanbul.
"29.09.2016 11:01:01" theguideistanbul.com Ethical tourism helps refugees at Small Projects Istanbul It is doubtful that anyone with a TV or Internet connection could miss the heart-breaking images of refugees fleeing Syria's civil war. Many of the women and children at the center have lost homes and family members in Syria. But organizations such as Small Projects Istanbul are doing what they can to empower this vulnerable community, offering a bridge to the stability and independence
"29.09.2016 10:01:00" Timeline Photos Reading coffee grounds after finishing your Turkish coffee is a tradition that has been popular since the 17th century. After finishing your coffee, cover the cup with its saucer, and swirl it three times counterclockwise. Then flip the entirety over
"29.09.2016 08:41:15" Timeline Photos The second issue of The Guide Istanbul in Arabic is out! You'll find complimentary issues of the magazine in international locations such as Abu Dhabi International Airport and Saudi Arabia's TAV airport lounges, plus Dedeman Erbil, Gizia Gate Dubai Mall,
"29.09.2016 07:04:27" İstanbul Coffee Festival İstanbul Coffee Festival İstanbul Coffee Festival'ın ikinci yılında, İstanbul'un simgelerinden ve dünyanın en güzel tren garlarından biri olan Haydarpaşa'da, “Kahveye Yolculuk” ile keşfe devam etmiştik.
Bu yıl üçüncüsüyle İstanbul Coffee Festival şehrin tam kalbinde This year's Istanbul Coffee Festival is coming up. For other festivals: http://www.theguideistanbul.com/article/upcoming-fooddrink-festivals-istanbul
"28.09.2016 12:01:01" theguideistanbul.com Best kebab restaurants in Istanbul While there is great breadth and depth to the cuisine here, kebabs might still be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Turkish dining. Here's a few of the best kebab restaurants in #Istanbul, to help you get your wrap on.
"27.09.2016 13:24:30" theguideistanbul.com Walk It Off: On The Lycian Way To the right a sparkling turquoise sea reaches out to meet the horizon, to your left pine-covered cliffs climb steeply towards a clear blue sky. The air is fragranced with the smells of damp earth and wild thyme. Lycian Way Ultramarathon has started! The event continues until October 2. Get the details about this hardcore 6-day, 250km-long marathon here: http://www.likyayoluultramaratonu.com/ENG/ Read our story about the area first to get your bearings.
"26.09.2016 12:11:21" theguideistanbul.com How to go horseback riding in Istanbul For a sport that allows you to be in close contact with nature, gives you an immense feeling of freedom, and helps build a close relationship with a beautiful animal, look no further than horseback riding. Horseback riding is a fun way to get outdoors and moving. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced equestrian, #Istanbul offers a wide range of opportunities to start your journey.
"25.09.2016 11:33:33" Bağbozumu İstanbul Bağbozumu İstanbul "Bağbozumu İstanbul" Bağdan bardağa dolan binlerce tat, keyifli sunumlar, gurme lezzetler ve Jehan Barbur'un eşsiz sesiyle buluşarak, sizi İstanbul Kuruçeşme'de keyifli bir gün geçirmeye davet ediyor. Bağbozumu Istanbul is next week with a performance by Jehan Barbur and great tastes.
"24.09.2016 13:21:15" Sundaze #girislerMEYVEile Sundaze #girislerMEYVEile Tasarlayan, yaratan, paylaşan tarafları bir araya getiren, girişlerinin MEYVE ile olduğu yakın çağ'da bilinen ilk ve tek habitat, SUNDAZE.
Giriş için getireceğiniz meyveleri, mekanın mutfağında hazır hale getirerek, etkinlik alanında herkesin birlikte The entrace fee to this event is paid by fruits! SUNDAZE's event will feature Melez Tea, Juico, and more!
"24.09.2016 11:24:34" Souq Ziyafet Souq Ziyafet Sokak yemekleri, yerli üreticiler, lokal lezzetler ve bağımsız girişimcilerle en lezzetli Souq, 24-25 Eylül'de, Karaköy'de.
Souq Ziyafet'in katılımcıları şöyle:
Yasu Baba'nın köfte-piyazı
Atelier Raw'un vegan atıştırmalıkları
Tarihi Karaköy Don't miss Souq Ziyafet this weekend!
"23.09.2016 12:17:09" theguideistanbul.com Everything you need to know about meze A beginner's guide to meyhane: meze Even short term visitors to #Istanbul know that a meyhane is a crucial part of the city's nightlife. But there are slight differences between meyhane culture and other nightlife experiences. To help give you a headstart on your next trip to a meyhane, we
"23.09.2016 08:01:00" theguideistanbul.com How a plain white shirt emphasize one's character and status The white shirt has long been an indicator of high status and quality. Its symbolism and long history mean that it can describe a society like no other everyday wardrobe element.
"21.09.2016 09:16:03" theguideistanbul.com Hey Douglas' modern beats will make you love 70s music again Coming to fame as part of the Ankara rap group Mode XL, producer Yasin Vural might not be an obvious name from the world of 1970s rock. But he has found a cunning way to market the music of his parents' generation to the youth of today. While Yasin Vural (aka Hey Douglas) may have made his career with rap group Mode Xl, the artist explains to The Guide Istanbul how his new project draws inspiration from an older generation of Turkish music.
"20.09.2016 13:10:59" theguideistanbul.com How Boğaziçi Paws has created a sanctuary for dogs and humans You hear them before you make it up the hill. One low bark breaks the idyllic quiet of Boğaziçi University's backwoods, quickly followed by a rousing, rising chorus. Welcome to the Boğaziçi Üniversitesi Paws Dog Sanctuary, where 66 stray dogs have beaten the odds and now welcome visitors and volunteers with open paws.
"18.09.2016 12:01:00" theguideistanbul.com What you should know about Turkish olive oil There are only three seasons on the Aegean coast of Turkey: spring, summer and a very long fall. There are only three seasons on the Aegean coast of Turkey: spring, summer and a very long fall. The beginning of the third season is marked by the first olive harvest, when the residents of nearby villages head to local olive gardens to work.
"18.09.2016 09:31:00" theguideistanbul.com Top 7 fall food festivals This autumn, get ready to eat, drink and make merry! There's a long lineup of food festivals popping up around the city, each glorifying a different, delicious culinary highlight with workshops, vendors, samples, music, barbeques and more. Get ready to eat, drink and make merry! There's an extensive lineup of food festivals popping up around the city, from Thai food to coffee, tea to pasta. Each glorifies a different, delicious culinary highlight with workshops, vendors, samples, music,
"17.09.2016 14:01:01" theguidebodrum.com Grape expectations - The Guide Bodrum Meandering through the lush Karaova valley, past Mumcular and the Mumcular dam, abundance and fertility strikes the visitor at every turn. Fields of ripe, early summer oats and wheat wait for the combine harvesters, which sit poised, parked and ready to Orderly rows of bright green grapevines announce the far corner of Selia, located on the aptly-named Bağlar Yolu (orchard road). Once through the gates, the estate road rises towards an impressive brick structure built into the side of the hill, and set
"17.09.2016 12:01:01" theguideistanbul.com Top 7 Turkish superstitions 1. Beliefs about the nazar or evil eye are some of the most widely known superstitions in Turkey. Do you know what nazar is?
"17.09.2016 09:31:01" theguideistanbul.com Flekk Located on the hill running from Galatasaray to Tophane, the small and cozy Flekk makes up for its size with kitchen creativity. The casual atmosphere, fresh takes on Turkish cuisine, and a well-stocked drinks menu will make this a popular spot with the Fresh takes on Turkish cuisine and a well-stocked drinks bar attract the younger crowd of Cihangir or Karaköy to the new FLEKK - a new opening in the city.
"16.09.2016 12:01:01" theguidebodrum.com Travel Rhodes: best places to eat, drink, visit on this Greek Island Rhodes is an island that has a colorful and dramatic past. The island also takes its food seriously and is packed with the best restaurants in Greece. Rhodes is an island that, like the rest of Greece, has a long, colorful and dramatic past. It not only has a rich seam of history, the island also takes its food very seriously, and is packed with arguably some of the best restaurants in Greece. It's
"16.09.2016 10:31:01" theguideistanbul.com See Istanbul through Haldun Dormen's eyes Haldun Dormen received The Guide Istanbul at his museum-like house in Teşvikiye, where he has lived for the past twenty years. Haldun Dormen, at the age of 88, has spent his entire life on the stage and continues to write, act, and pass his experiences on to the next generation. “Unlike many other people, I don't use that expression 'Alas! Where is that olden Istanbul!'” says the
"15.09.2016 14:02:48" theguidebodrum.com Boats Afloat: The Real Cost of Luxury - The Guide Bodrum As glamorous as it might seem, owning a yacht is not for everyone. When posed the question about the advantages of owning a gulet, Dave Stanley of Southern Cross Blue Cruising chuckled and said “The cheapest part of owning a boat is the purchase!” Having “When you think about buying a boat, or a gulet, you have to ask yourself will you own it privately, never to charter, or own to charter to cover running costs, or actually try to make some money on it?”
"14.09.2016 12:01:01" theguideistanbul.com Top 7 Turkish literature in translation With fewer than 600 books of translated fiction and poetry published in the US in 2014, foreign literature needs the support of dedicated readers. International interest in Turkish fiction received a huge boost from Orhan Pamuk's Nobel Prize win – but he's only the tip of the iceberg.
"13.09.2016 12:01:01" theguidebodrum.com Top 7 Summer Reads - The Guide Bodrum Those who love to read can read anywhere, from a crowded subway to the corner of a dark café. But even the most fanatical readers will admit the very special pleasure of reading on a spotless beach backed by rugged hills with glimmering turquoise waters Time to pick up a new book! Check out a list of a few of our favorites.
"13.09.2016 09:31:00" theguideistanbul.com How to spend the perfect weekend in Çeşme and around An increased interest of Istanbulites' in the Çeşme peninsula in recent years is undeniable. Looking for a getaway? #Çeşme awaits! Learn how to get the most out of this coastal town near #İzmir.
"12.09.2016 09:31:01" theguideistanbul.com City By The Water: Istanbul's Best Pools and Beaches It's the siren song of the water – cool and inviting waves lapping against the skins of our city's blessed and beautiful, every shade of blue the perfect antidote for those other kinds of weekday blues. Staying in the city for the holidays? Take advantage of the last days of the summer close to the water.
"12.09.2016 09:31:00" theguidebodrum.com Prickly Pears: Spiky Treat From Around The World - The Guide Bodrum If you see a thick, succulent plant covered in spines and crowned with bright pink fruit, it's probably a prickly pear. The plant thrives in the arid, rocky areas along the Turkish Aegean coast, where it can grow thickly enough to stop soil erosion, and If you have gone down south for the holidays, keep an eye out for thick, succulent plants covered in spines and crowned with bright pink fruit. It's the prickly pear! This summer fruit may have a thorny exterior but the sweet-tart flesh is worth the
"12.09.2016 07:40:07" Timeline Photos The Guide Istanbul wishes everyone a happy Eid al-Adha, may it be filled with happiness, family, and great memories.
"11.09.2016 12:01:00" theguidebodrum.com Best hotels in Torba - The Guide Bodrum Torba is small but lovely tourist spot located about eight kilometers from Bodrum. Here, you will find are many hotels for vacationers, and beautiful seaside perches to watch the sunsets. Both sandy and pebbled beaches can be found here and, even though Last minute holiday plans? Check out these hotels in Torba, #Bodrum.
"11.09.2016 09:31:00" theguideistanbul.com Top 7 important women in Istanbul's history Istanbul's history is full of women who challenged stereotypes and rose above the confines of their society's limitations to achieve greatness. From the world's first female historian and memoir writer, to the founder of the first Muslim feminist magazine of the Ottoman Empire, #Istanbul's history is full of women who challenged stereotypes and rose above the confines of their society's
"10.09.2016 12:01:01" theguidebodrum.com Best hotels in Ortakent, Güvercinlik & Gümüşlük - The Guide Bodrum Gümüşlük is set amid tangerine groves and boasts a shoreline of delicious seafood restaurants offering primo views. Roughly translating to a form of silver, Ottoman Admiral Piri Reis wrote in the 1520s that Gümüşlük earned its name from flourishing silver Still thinking about those holiday plans? Here are some of the best hotels around #Bodrum to give an idea for your last minute plans.
"10.09.2016 09:31:00" theguideistanbul.com 10 heaven-like chocolate shops in Istanbul Why chocolate? Because it's delicious. Because it lifts your spirits when you're down. Because it goes great with coffee (and cognac). Because it's an antioxidant (if it's dark enough). Because it reduces stress (if only for a minute or two). Kurban Bayramı, Eid al-Adha or Sacrifice Feast, is coming up. It's a sweet gesture to bring chocolates or candies to the houses you visit. If you haven't gone present shopping yet, here are 10 great shops in #Istanbul.
"09.09.2016 10:01:01" theguideistanbul.com Sabahattin Ali's Madonna in a Fur Coat: a lonely story finds unlikely fame Comment Sabahattin Ali's Madonna in a Fur Coat: a lonely story finds unlikely fame Joshua Bruce Allen September 08, 2016 Of the three novels Sabahattin Ali wrote in his short life, Madonna in a Fur Coat is not the one recommended to schools by the This short novel by this famed Turkish author barely made a splash when it hit the stands in 1943, but has seen a remarkable popularity with today's younger generations.
"08.09.2016 14:30:00" theguideistanbul.com Burn Istanbul Rooftop Festival The Burn Istanbul Rooftop Festival is taking place on the terraces of six locations across Istanbul this year on September 17. The locations for this unique festival are Nupera & Nuteras, Saigon, Georges Hotel Galata, Nest, Cue İstiklal, and Backbar, each The Burn Istanbul Rooftop Festival is taking place on the terraces of six locations across Istanbul this year on September 17.
"08.09.2016 12:50:16" theguideistanbul.com Urla: Aegean offseason travel destination The enchanting lands of Urla have a direct effect on the people who traverse these blessed landscapes. Here, folks are merry; nature evokes a feeling of sanctuary, which invokes inspirational prose, most literary. A draft of wind comes from the glistening waters of the Aegean and lingers in the vineyards, wafting odors of ripening grapes and swaying the leaves of olive trees. This is the breath of #Urla, a land to be discovered off season, with biking, hiking,
"08.09.2016 09:31:00" theguideistanbul.com Top 7 fish markets in Istanbul With its proximity to the sea, Istanbul's culinary heart palpitates for fresh fish. To honor that fact, we've compiled the best places to find the freshest varieties of the season to prepare at home. Here's our Top 7 (in no particular order): Fish season in Istanbul has started. Find out where to buy fresh fish in the city.
"07.09.2016 12:01:00" theguideistanbul.com Imany Imany takes inspiration from her idols Billie Holiday, Nina Simone, and Tracie Chapman, and the traditions of soul, funk, and folk music that nourished their music. Her compositions for the film Sous Les Jupes Les Filles (French Women) reached over 1.5 Catch Imany at Volkswagen Arena on October 21 as a part of 26. Akbank Caz Fetivali.
"07.09.2016 10:31:00" theguideistanbul.com Fish season starts in Istanbul As the fishing ban was lifted on September 1, the new season is open, so expect to see a wide variety of fish on the stands around the city. This is a season when species palamut, barbunya, tekir, hamsi, and much more are plentiful. Discover where to buy fresh fish, and the best restaurants for seasonal dining.
"07.09.2016 08:30:00" theguideistanbul.com 10 common misconceptions about Istanbul, debunked | Straitangle Stereotypes run amok around most major cities (hello rude New Yorkers and romantic Paris) - and Istanbul is no exception. Before you arrive in shorts spouting Arabic and looking for belly-dancers (no really), read our list of common misconceptions, and The 10th is our favorite.
"06.09.2016 15:01:01" Timeline Photos Delish alert! ManoRota's chef Bernat Bermudo and cook Yiğit Uzuncarşılı are linking up to create new dishes in #Istanbul! The duo will be at Neolokal as Maksut Askar's guests from September 8-11, offering a special tasting menu from their Barcelona
"06.09.2016 13:31:00" West Side Story West Side Story Broadway tarihinin en önemli müzikallerinden biri olan West Side Story, 1-18 Mart 2017 tarihleri arasında, toplam 21 performans boyunca Zorlu PSM Ana Tiyatro'da sizlerle buluşuyor!
İlk olarak sahnelendiği 1957'den bu yana William Shakespeare eseri Romeo A Broadway classic West Side Story will come to Zorlu Performans Sanatları Merkezi on March 1, 2017.
"06.09.2016 12:01:01" theguideistanbul.com Moderat Berlin-based electronic trio Moderat is launching its latest album III with a world tour that is coming, of course, to Istanbul. This concert is taking place at Zorlu PSM on November 11. Readers of the Resident Advisor electronic music website voted Moderat is coming to Zorlu Performans Sanatları Merkezi on November 11.
"06.09.2016 09:31:01" theguideistanbul.com How to prepare tomato sauce to last the winter Some make jams out of succulent summer fruit and others go for canning tomatoes, which are currently at their peak. While you can find tomatoes throughout the year, clearly summer tomatoes are much tastier. Therefore, many cooks line the shelves with Come the last days of summer, mothers in Turkey spend a lot of time in the kitchen trying to preserve those sunny, sultry flavors to last through the impending winter. We went the extra mile to learn how to prepare this delicious tomato sauce and jotted
"03.09.2016 16:34:46" The Guide Istanbul's cover photo In addition to our usual treasure trove of stories, we have dug into the vaults and featured some highlights through the years, including a city tour with young Orhan Pamuk and "The Best Taxi Driver" for our 150th issue. Want more? Find prints at all
"03.09.2016 15:44:38" The Guide Istanbul presents #TGIonDiscovery in Thrace, Turkey You don't have to be a wine connoisseur to appreciate Thrace-made blends - behind every winery there are people with unique stories to tell. We're telling them in our September issue. #TGIonDiscovery #MadeInTurkey #FromTurkeyWithLove
"01.09.2016 14:07:10" theguideistanbul.com 6 unusual minarets of Istanbul Comment 6 unusual minarets of Istanbul Joshua Bruce Allen September 01, 2016 Before skyscrapers began to spring up in the modern districts of Istanbul, the defining feature of the skyline was the mosques with their domes and minarets. Most tourists know Do you know how minarets developed and why Muslims use them for this call to prayer?
"31.08.2016 11:49:28" indy100.independent.co.uk These are the best and worst countries in the world for making friends We might not be as friendly to expat families as we'd think. InterNations ranked Turkey number 36 of 67 in their recent survey of the world's friendliest countries for expats. Do you agree?
"30.08.2016 06:30:32" Timeline Photos Happy Victory Day! August 30 is a glorious mark on Turkey's history. We commemorate the heroism of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk and martyrs, who lost their lives to save this country, with great respect.
"28.08.2016 09:01:00" theguideistanbul.com Mario Levi's Istanbul: a Torah, a Koran, and a Christmas tree While Istanbul's overall population has swelled from around 1 million in 1945 to 15 million today, various splits and calamities have caused much of the city's Christian and Jewish populations to emigrate. Mario Levi grew up on the European side, but when it all started to feel overwhelming, he moved to Asia. We chatted with him at his house in Moda to discuss the city and his memories. "Crossing to the Asian side, I feel relaxed, refreshed,” Levi explains.
"27.08.2016 12:01:00" theguideistanbul.com Famous cats (and dogs) of Istanbul | Straitangle A few weeks ago Tombili, the original baller of the Ziverbey streets, passed away - breaking hearts of fans and cat fanatics around Istanbul. The portly white and grey feline became a social media sensation for her prideful poses, leaning against the curb We have rounded up a list of famous cats and dogs of #Istanbul.
"26.08.2016 12:01:00" theguideistanbul.com Moro A slew of recent openings on Ahmet Fetgari Sokak in Teşvikiye have turned the area into a dining destination, from the open-buffet breakfast at Plus Kitchen to Turkish homestyle dinners at Doğaya Dönüş Bistro. Now you also have Moro, a place to gather A new opening in Teşvikiye Moro is a place to gather your friends around a table packed with savory tapas and stimulating cocktails late into the evening.
"24.08.2016 13:25:26" Açık Havada Başka Sinema: Victoria Açık Havada Başka Sinema: Victoria Tek şehir, tek gece, tek kadın. Yaşayan bir şehri kendine film seti olarak tanımlayan kadının hikayesini anlatan Victoria, Açık Havada Başka Sinema ile 24 Ağustos Çarşamba 21.30'da bomontiada Avlu'da.
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One city, one night, one bomontiada will screen Victoria, the story of a woman who identifies a living city as her own film set, tonight at 9:30pm.
"21.08.2016 09:01:01" twitter.com The Guide Bodrum (@theguidebodrum) | Twitter The latest Tweets from The Guide Bodrum (@theguidebodrum). Your trustworthy filter of Bodrum happenings - brought to you by @tgistanbul team. Bodrum, Türkiye Follow The Guide Bodrum on Twitter for instant updates about #Bodrum!
"19.08.2016 15:09:19" theguideistanbul.com Top 7 snaps from our Instagram to celebrate World Photo Day Millions of photos are shared on every channel of social media; moments immortalized by the click of a digital shutter. How far we've come over the centuries. August 19 is the World Photo Day! Here is a retrospective of some of our best shots on Instagram to celebrate World Photo Day.
"18.08.2016 21:31:00" theguideistanbul.com How to learn Turkish in Istanbul easily Let's assume that you know zero Turkish. Interested in learning Turkish? Here is a list of books, schools, websites, and other tips to help you.
"18.08.2016 14:39:50" theguideistanbul.com Top 7 rooftops in Istanbul Istanbul is a city of a million memorable vistas, whether you're overlooking the old city or gazing across the glittering Bosphorus Strait. Soak up these breathtaking views in full 360-degree splendor to make any day a special one. It's a full moon tonight! Enjoy the last full moon of the summer on one of these exquisite rooftops
"18.08.2016 09:31:01" theguideistanbul.com Walk It Off: On The Lycian Way To the right a sparkling turquoise sea reaches out to meet the horizon, to your left pine-covered cliffs climb steeply towards a clear blue sky. The air is fragranced with the smells of damp earth and wild thyme. The Lycian Way Ultra Marathon 2016 runs from September 24 to October 2. Get the details about this hardcore 6-day, 250km-long marathon here: http://www.likyayoluultramaratonu.com/ENG/ . Read our story about the area first to get your bearings.
"17.08.2016 12:47:44" theguideistanbul.com Bakırköy neighborhood guide Mostly a residential area, Bakırköy has a different pattern than the rest of the city. We'll bet you haven't discovered Bakırköy to its fullest. Check out our neighborhood guide and spend time exploring it's streets and many treasures.
"17.08.2016 09:36:52" theguideistanbul.com Master of jazz in Turkey: Özdemir Erdoğan While fresh talent is always springing from the ground of Turkey, we should also not forget the tall oaks that have stood the test of time. Don't miss özdemir erdoğan's September concerts!
"16.08.2016 08:32:16" theguideistanbul.com Museum break: cool museums to beat the summer heat In Istanbul, summers are hot and tourists are plentiful, but there are few places you can go for a break from the crowds and the temperatures while enjoying some of the best sights the city has to offer. In Istanbul, summers are hot and tourists are plentiful, but there are a few places you can go for a break from the crowds and the temperatures while enjoying some of the best sights the city has to offer.
"14.08.2016 09:01:00" theguideistanbul.com What's in season: fig Walk down nearly any small street in Istanbul, and a distinct sweet and heady perfume wafts through the late summer afternoons. Hooray! Figs have arrived. They fill carts and perfume the streets of Istanbul. It's fig season! While you can find dried renditions all year round, biting into a fresh, perfectly ripe fig is a different, more visceral joy. As the world's top producer, the Turks have also come up
"13.08.2016 13:56:01" theguideistanbul.com Veysel Berk: making ideas a reality In Turkey, it is hard to come by a resume like Veysel Berk's, filled with Boğaziçi University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Berkeley along with start-ups, which have raised millions of dollars of investment. “Instead of focusing on solid science, you can touch people's lives by producing something based on your experiences. Then, the entrepreneurship inside you emerges,” says Berk. Upon receiving diplomas from Boğaziçi, MIT, and Berkeley and working with
"12.08.2016 09:25:07" theguideistanbul.com Living statues watch the streets of Beyoğlu According to Greek myth, the sculptor Pygmalion created a statue so lif Although most statues from Byzantine times were destroyed by earthquakes or removed by Ottomans, in Beyoğlu it's possible to get a peek of some fascinating statues that gaze from buildings out onto the streets. From Çiçek Pasajı to Grande Hotel de
"11.08.2016 09:15:35" theguideistanbul.com A castle of art in Şişli: Bozlu Art Project If we look beyond the world-famous sites, Istanbul's magic is found in the many treasures hidden among the backstreets of its residential areas. Bozlu Art Project has collected the studio materials of Turkish artists from Fahrelnissa Zeid to Mehmet Güleryüz and displayed them in the “artist's studio” room.
"10.08.2016 15:01:01" theguidebodrum.com Top 7 seafood restaurants - The Guide Bodrum There is something about being close to the sound of the surf that absolutely revs up our appetite for delectables from the fishy deep. Whether you crave clams, sea bass or calamari, celebrate your proximity to this oceanic bounty with a great meal made No dinner plans for tonight? Check out these exceptional seafood restaurants in #Bodrum.
"10.08.2016 13:11:25" theguideistanbul.com Nike gets Istanbul on the MOVE | Straitangle Neon-clad enthusiasts crowded onto the stage of Zorlu PSM last night, shaking and shimmying to the cardio dance designs of choreographers Ömer Yeşilbaş and Çisil Sıkı. Hosted by Nike, the duo from DansFabrika led the eager crew through a series of upbeat Highlights from last night's Cardio Dance and upcoming events to get moving.
"10.08.2016 05:30:00" theguideistanbul.com Top 7 coffee shops for grab-and-go Joe Istanbul is a city notorious for its busy weekdays, and we know that a delicious cup of coffee in the morning will help get you through the long day. Top 7 coffee shops to grab your #morningcoffee on your way to work.
"09.08.2016 12:05:34" Timeline Photos Are you ready to get dancing? Join Nike+ Training Club's the Cardio Dance event tonight at the main stage of Zorlu PSM for stretching and cardio exercises that will help get your body into tip-top dancing shape. Dance trainers Çisil Sıkı and Ömer Yeşilbaş
"09.08.2016 09:31:00" theguidebodrum.com Born Under The Sun: Turkish Swimwear Design - The Guide Bodrum In recent years, Turkish creativity in swimwear design has been reaching its zenith. Explore the local talentin Bodrum and snag an eye-catching piece that will help you remember your summer forever. 5th Position Prioritizing comfort of movement, the Looking for swimwear before you hit the beach? Check out these marvellous pieces by Turkish designers.
"09.08.2016 06:46:50" Açık Havada Başka Sinema: Attila Marcel Açık Havada Başka Sinema: Attila Marcel İlk anısını bıraktığı yerden alıp yoluna devam eden bir adam.
Olduğundan çok farklı bir insana dönüşen Paul'ün bilinçaltını temizlediği film Attila Marcel, Açık Havada Başka Sinema'da.
Paul transforms into a different man in his bomontiada is screening a series of open-air movies this summer - for free! Tomorrow, catch Attila Marcel, a French story about a sweet man-child living with two eccentric aunts. Starts at 9:30pm.
"08.08.2016 12:30:47" theguideistanbul.com Nike Cardio Dance Nike is launching a 19-day "Unlimited Istanbul" series of fitness and running events all over the city, from Maslak to Moda, Cihangir to Bakırköy. The second event is taking place at Zorlu PSM on August 9 with a cardio dance routine that is sure to get Join the Cardio Dance event tomorrow at Zorlu Performans Sanatları Merkezi for stretching and cardio exercises that will help get your body into tip-top dancing shape (plus its super fun!) What are you waiting for? Get moving!
"08.08.2016 08:32:05" Timeline Photos We are looking for a project manager to join us at The Guide Shop team! Apply here: http://bit.ly/TGIworkwithus
"07.08.2016 12:01:00" theguideistanbul.com Where to go for a true meyhane night On the historic side of the Golden Horn, in Balat, is Balat Sahil How's your #Sunday meyhane plans looking like?
"07.08.2016 09:31:00" theguidebodrum.com Peştamal: Turkish Traditions Meets Modern Designs - The Guide Bodrum A peştamal is a thin, very absorbent traditional Turkish towel with more than 600 years of history, linked closely with the traditions of early hammams. Inspired by the Roman baths, the first Turkish hammams were built in the 14th century. More than hot These colorful, soft towels have survived the centuries. Today, the tradition of peştamal meets contemporary design and modern perception. Beyond hammams, the range of eye-catching colors and patterns make them functional throughout everyday life and a
"06.08.2016 12:01:00" theguideistanbul.com Top 7 restaurants showcasing Istanbul's shores Summer is in high gear, which means as many meals as possible should be enjoyed with sparkling views of the water and breezes kissing the nape of our necks. Here are a handful of favorite spots to enjoy Istanbul's epic straits and seas. Even dining during the summer feels like another item to be checked off the to-do list quickly because of the heat. In times like these, it's best to seek out spots with water views and cooling breezes that whet the appetite. That's why we've prepared a
"06.08.2016 09:31:00" theguidebodrum.com Bodrum's peksimet and where to find it | The Guide Bodrum Peksimet are dry, twice-baked slices of bread stored in sacks, baked by just a handful of women. Learn more about peksimet and where to find them. Breaking bread: read the compelling story of humble peksimet.
"05.08.2016 12:52:24" theguidebodrum.com Yacht charter and charter companies in Bodrum | The Guide Bodrum How can you achieve the dream of having a boat of your own? Charter before you buy. Learn more about yacht chartering and charter companies in Bodrum. How can you achieve the dream of having a boat of your own? One sage piece of advice applies – charter before you buy.
"04.08.2016 14:19:13" theguideistanbul.com 10 common misconceptions about Istanbul, debunked | Straitangle Stereotypes run amok around most major cities (hello rude New Yorkers and romantic Paris) - and Istanbul is no exception. Before you arrive in shorts spouting Arabic and looking for belly-dancers (no really), read our list of common misconceptions, and We can't decide which one is sillier…. the third or the sixth.
"02.08.2016 14:30:27" theguideistanbul.com 7 landmarks along the main street of Constantinople One of the reasons that Istanbul attracts around 13 million tourists per year – aside from its breathtaking landscape, vibrant culture, and incredible cuisine – is the layered history that makes every street a living museum. The 7th is our favorite.
"29.07.2016 13:01:44" theguidebodrum.com Top 7 local foods - The Guide Bodrum Bodrum Peninsula offers an interesting variety of cuisines that extend beyond seafood. When exploring the area, you'll find a plethora of fragrant citrus fruits, sweet candies, clever meze and toothsome savories that make the tongue tingle and stomach The weekend is finally here. Discover the local tastes of #Bodrum this weekend. Here is a list to show you where to start.
"29.07.2016 10:20:30" theguideistanbul.com Top 7 coffee shops perfect for working and hanging out Coffee shops don't always encourage one to linger when you're hoping to work, or just want a comfortable spot to read a book. Here are our picks for the best spots to sip a cup of Joe and spend time getting down to business. Ever have those days when you are unmotivated to work at home and need a spot for inspiration? Or when you just want a cozy place to read a book with a good brew? We know how you feel. But not every coffee shop provides this atmosphere. That's why we put
"28.07.2016 13:37:00" Timeline Photos If you are a cooking enthusiast, you'll find treasures in The Guide Shop's Kitchen Collection. In addition to homemade jams, handmade bowls, traditional sahan and cezve and unique pieces for your table setting, discover cookbooks where you can get
"27.07.2016 15:01:00" Timeline Photos We are looking for freelance digital advertising sales executive. Apply here: http://www.theguideistanbul.com/content/work-guide-istanbul
"27.07.2016 12:03:00" theguideistanbul.com Istanbul's best juice bars All juices are equal, but some are more equal than others. To make your pursuit of a healthy, tasty lifestyle easier, we've put together a list of our current favorites. All juices are equal, but some are more equal than others. To make your pursuit of a healthy, tasty lifestyle easier, we've put together a list of our current favorites.
"27.07.2016 09:30:00" theguidebodrum.com A Real Rock Star In Bodrum: Michael Grab - The Guide Bodrum Michael Grab has created a technique called Gravity Glue and build towers of precariously balanced stones on the shore of Kaplankaya. If you stumbled across these towers of precariously balanced stones on the shore of Kaplankaya in #Bodrum, you might think they were totems left behind by an artistic space civilization. But as the name Gravity Glue suggests, these rocks are held together
"26.07.2016 12:03:00" theguideistanbul.com Your grandma would approve: vintage shopping in Balat On the serene streets of Balat, you'll find old coffee houses, vine leaves, a türbe and plenty of old men drinking tea. It has the uncluttered feel of a place where people take things a little more slowly than the rest of Istanbul. A visit to Balat, an extraordinary neighborhood of Istanbul, can reveal the magic of time-traveling. Life here seems like it paused a few decades ago and people take things a little more slowly than the rest of the city. This makes Balat an ideal place to
"26.07.2016 09:32:00" theguidebodrum.com Rhodes: an island of Epicurean delights - The Guide Bodrum Rhodes is an island that has a colorful and dramatic past. The island also takes its food seriously and is packed with the best restaurants in Greece. Rhodes is an island that, like the rest of Greece, has a long, colorful and dramatic past. It not only has a rich seam of history, the island also takes its food very seriously, and is packed with arguably some of the best restaurants in Greece. It's
"25.07.2016 12:01:00" theguideistanbul.com This art installation transformed a lost Byzantine monastery Exiting at Küçükyalı metro station on a busy motorway and walking through a neighborhood of concrete apartment blocks on Istanbul's Asian side could put you almost anywhe Despite being ruins of the grandest monastery from 9th-century #Istanbul, many locals would never have heard of Monastery of Satyros without the work of artist Hera Buyuktasciyan, whose installation “Rising… a small height from the ground” weaves the
"25.07.2016 09:18:27" theguidebodrum.com Dibeklihan Culture And Art Village - The Guide Bodrum Located near Yakaköy, Dibeklihan Culture and Art Village is reviving the artistic side of Silk Road caravansaries for travelers in Bodrum. Dibeklihan Culture and Art Village is reviving the artistic side of these caravansaries for travelers in #Bodrum.
"23.07.2016 09:31:00" theguidebodrum.com Top 7 Beach Clubs In Bodrum - The Guide Bodrum Here are our tips for best beach clubs in Bodrum, where service is about spoiling guests, and entertainment programs scream fun. Here are our tips for best beach clubs in Bodrum, where service is about spoiling guests, and entertainment programs scream fun for newcomers and seasoned travelers alike.
"22.07.2016 11:33:35" theguideistanbul.com How to spend the perfect weekend in Çeşme and around An increased interest of Istanbulites' in the Çeşme peninsula in recent years is undeniable. Growing interest in the nearby coastal town of İzmir has resulted in a plethora of excellent restaurants, glamorous beach clubs, and hot night clubs to also open in the Çeşme area as of late. A weekend may not be enough to get the most from the lovely
"21.07.2016 10:01:01" theguideistanbul.com What's in season: eggplant The family name of the eggplant species bodes ominously for a fruit that much of the nation chows down on weekly. Summer means the beloved eggplants are back in abundance! This season, the delicious staple of Turkish cuisine will be exploding fresh into the markets of Istanbul, boasting a variety of colors, shapes and sizes that catch the eye and delight the
"20.07.2016 08:35:00" Muse and Skunk Anansie concerts have been canceled.
"18.07.2016 10:48:47" twitter.com The Guide Istanbul on Twitter “Changes and cancellations in Istanbul Jazz Festival program. The festival will continue as usual from July 22.” There are changes and cancellations in Istanbul International Jazz Festival program. Follow our Twitter account to get instant updates about #Istanbul.
"16.07.2016 13:39:51" We are deeply saddened by the recent events in Turkey and condemn the actions disrupting the welfare of people in the country. We extend our sincere condolences to the families of those who lost their lives last night.
"15.07.2016 15:07:08" theguideistanbul.com Pokémon GO craze in Istanbul: zubats flying over Bosphorus | Straitangle Have you noticed people pointing their phones at weird places recently? Chances are high they are trying to catch a Pokémon. Using augmented reality, Pokémon GO is an app that brings these little creatures from the namesake cartoon, which was very popular Don't miss the Pokémon catching meet-ups this weekend!
"15.07.2016 14:30:25" theguideistanbul.com How to spend all summer on deck: Turkey's cruising routes It never fails. The weather gets hot, and the lure of the sea is hard to resist. Explore the secrets of the Turkish coast by boat, rocked gently by the Aegean and cooled by its blessed breezes. Here are some of the best routes to take. This season, most of us try to escape the sweltering city every chance we get. As the thermometer continues to climb and our blood starts to boil, the silent sirens of the sea become irresistible. For getaway inspiration, check out our compilation of the
"14.07.2016 11:52:05" Cazın Yazı: Subway Jazz Station Cazın Yazı: Subway Jazz Station Şimdiye kadar metro duraklarında durup dinlemeye vakit bulamayanlar için Subway Jazz Station bomontiada'da.
The ones who missed the chance to listen to Subway Jazz Station in the subway stops, will have the chance to listen at Miss the jazz from the guys at the subway station during rush hour? Here's a chance to catch them at bomontiada. For free!
"12.07.2016 12:30:01" Masstival, 8 Ağustos'ta KüçükÇiftlik Park'ta! Masstival, 8 Ağustos'ta KüçükÇiftlik Park'ta! Dünyaca ünlü yıldızların sahne alıp unutulmaz konserler verdiği MASSTIVAL geri dönüyor! 8 Ağustos'ta KüçükÇiftlik Park'ta gerçekleşecek MASSTIVAL 2016'nın yıldızı SIA!
MASSTIVAL Geri Dönüyor, Modern Popun Yeni İlahı Geliyor!
“Chandelier”, “Diamonds,” Sia will take the stage as a part of Masstival on August 8!
"12.07.2016 09:30:00" theguideistanbul.com #Istanbulwithkids: get your kids moving Summer camp can involve anything from sending your children solo to a remote location, a family trip into the unknown or a series of day activities right here in the city – as long as your children's brains and bodies are occupied. You won't believe how much #Istanbul offers for kids.
"09.07.2016 09:30:00" theguideistanbul.com Karletto Pop-ups are an Istanbul thing. Since location is key to success in the city, many experiment with new concepts and ideas before making the leap to brick-and-mortar spots. So has renowned chef Carlo Bernardini embraced this movement by taking over the Chef Carlo Bernardini's new venture, Karletto, is the perfect fit for Istanbul summers. Following the pop-up trend, this restaurant will disappear at the end of August - so check it out before it's too late.
"08.07.2016 09:30:00" theguideistanbul.com Discover the city's ancient gardens: lettuce from Byzantium The most famous bostan that survives today is around Yedikule, a fortress within the land walls built by Emperor Theodosius II. These land walls were accepted onto the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1985. When we think of cultural heritage in cities, we tend to imagine monuments made of stone like the Hagia Sophia, Galata Tower, or Topkapı Palace. But some of Istanbul's most ancient sites are not buildings at all. Dating back almost 1,500 years, the urban
"06.07.2016 12:03:01" theguidebodrum.com Top 7 seafood restaurants – The Guide Bodrum There is something about being close to the sound of the surf that absolutely revs up our appetite for delectables from the fishy deep. Whether you crave clams, sea bass or calamari, celebrate your proximity to this oceanic bounty with a great meal made Whether you crave clams, sea bass or calamari, celebrate your proximity to this oceanic bounty with a great meal made up of the freshest seafood around.
"06.07.2016 09:30:00" theguideistanbul.com City By The Water: Istanbul's Best Pools and Beaches It's the siren song of the water – cool and inviting waves lapping against the skins of our city's blessed and beautiful, every shade of blue the perfect antidote for those other kinds of weekday blues. Sometimes, summer's stifling heat makes us ache for a chilly body of water to throw ourselves into. Luckily, #Istanbul has a wide array of pools and beaches in and around town. Whether you want family-friendly or hopping club atmosphere, we have a
"05.07.2016 12:03:00" theguidebodrum.com Explore the refuge of Turkey's musical master: Zeki Müren – The Guide Bodrum The late Pasha of Turkish music made Bodrum his home, where he gave unforgettable concerts and enjoyed the relaxed life in his “village house.” With his flamboyant costumes and larger-than-life personality, Zeki Müren might seem a strange choice for The late Pasha of Turkish music made #Bodrum his home, where he gave unforgettable concerts and enjoyed the relaxed life in his “village house.”
"05.07.2016 09:44:40" Timeline Photos Isn't it interesting that #Eid Al Fitr is also called Candy Festival in #Turkey? Candy and chocolate are offered to guests and children throughout the three day festival. It's a nice tradition marking the importance of sharing and peace. Happy Eid or
"03.07.2016 09:30:00" theguideistanbul.com Ahali 279 Ahali can be defined as “a group of people who share no common qualities aside from being in the same place” in Turkish. That's what Ahali 279 is all about. Here, you'll find one long table down the middle, meant to bring together a group of strangers, Those who love the idea of a leisurely weekend meal surrounded by peaceful greenery will quickly fall in love with Ahali 279. Not an early bird? You'll find a luscious breakfast available throughout the day. An ever-changing lunch and dinner menu will
"03.07.2016 09:30:00" theguideistanbul.com 10 heaven-like chocolate shops in Istanbul Why chocolate? Because it's delicious. Because it lifts your spirits when you're down. Because it goes great with coffee (and cognac). Because it's an antioxidant (if it's dark enough). Because it reduces stress (if only for a minute or two). Do you know where to get your chocolate for Eid al Fitr? Try these perfect locations in #Istanbul.
"02.07.2016 09:30:00" theguideistanbul.com Dikencik Cottages: an escape of orchids and wild mushrooms It is a charmed air that surrounds Dikecik Cottages. Located along a country lane that connects the pint-sized community of Yeşilüzümlü with the even smaller one of Ortaköy, a journey here leaves Turkey's coastal tourism far behind. Eid al Fitr is extended to a nine day holiday! Hooray! If you are looking for a last minute getaway and want to avoid cliché, try escaping to Dikencik Cottages, located deep in the pine tree forests. Here you'll find that tranquility reigns, plus a
"01.07.2016 09:57:39" The Guide Istanbul's cover photo Get the new issue on your smart devices now via Magzter Inc. here: http://bit.ly/TGIJulyAug Subscribe to the print edition here: http://bit.ly/subscribeTGI. You can find the print edition out on the stands at D&Rs, Remzi Kitabevi branches, and
"26.06.2016 09:02:00" Timeline Photos You may have thought #Bodrum would have a slow season this year, but with new openings and additions, the area is more alive than ever. Just like in previous years, Bodrum is determined to entertain us all in style! For the 2016 issue of The Guide Bodrum,
"25.06.2016 09:02:01" theguideistanbul.com Istanbul Jazz Festival kicks off today The 23rd Istanbul Jazz Festival is taking place from June 25 to July 27. Organized yearly by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV), this festival regularly brings world-class jazz performers to the city. This year the festival is hosting For the 23rd time, Istanbul Jazz Festival is bringing a world of jazz to the city from June 25 to July 27. As every year, you'll find legendary names like Joss Stone, Nile Rodgers Buster Williams, and Lenny White - the last two both worked with Miles
"24.06.2016 13:26:23" theguideistanbul.com “Emotion Commune” streams South Korea's smart city to Istanbul Interconnectivity of networks, free capital flows, ergonomic efficiency from mind to interface to production: these are the catchphrases of the digital world that is rapidly encasing our workplaces, homes, and bodies. Focusing on the South Korean "smart" city New Sedong, Tajima's work Emotion Commune has arrived in Istanbul at 5533. The exhibition helps Istanbulites feel a condensed flow of emotion from a city 8,000 kilometers away. Drawing similarities between New
"20.06.2016 11:58:35" theguideistanbul.com How to trick fate: the long history of the Evil Eye Have you ever wished that you could kill with a single glance, like Darth Vader or Voldemort? And has anyone ever looked at you in that way? Have you ever wished that you could kill with a single glance, like Darth Vader or Voldemort? And has anyone ever looked at you in that way? In modern English we have expressions such as “if looks could kill” and “looking daggers at someone” – but the
"18.06.2016 10:28:02" theguideistanbul.com 15 magical relics protecting Istanbul Istanbul is a city whose memories stretch far into the past, through the ages of Islam and Christianity back to the ancient religions. The power of the Evil Eye, known in Turkish as nazar, is one example of how these traditions live on. The Romans built more than 20 columns to protect the city against everything from flies to earthquakes. Today we know the history of 15 talismans from the Roman era, some of which can still be visited on the streets of #Istanbul.
"14.06.2016 09:32:00" theguideistanbul.com Audrey Hepburn's love affair with Istanbul, explained by her son Besides the usual chocolates and flowers, Valentine's Day can also be a time to tell our own stories of romance and reflect on what love really means to us. "Turkish cuisine is one of the most refined in the world."
"13.06.2016 09:30:00" theguideistanbul.com 21 reasons to visit Istanbul in 2016 With its vibrant lifestyle and natural beauty, Istanbul mesmerizes its visitors all the time. Is #Istanbul in your 2016 holiday plans? Well, here are 21 reasons to include it.
"12.06.2016 09:31:00" theguideistanbul.com Unlocking the Hagia Sophia The Hagia Sophia has served as both a shrine of peace and an everlasting fountain of mystery down the centuries. Do you think you know everything about Hagia Sophia? Don't be so sure before you read this.
"11.06.2016 09:31:00" theguideistanbul.com What you should know about Turkish olive oil There are only three seasons on the Aegean coast of Turkey: spring, summer and a very long fall. "The highest-quality and most popular Turkish olive oil is known to originate from Ayvalık." Would you like to see how it's produced? Or touch the olive trees maybe? Borajet just launched new flights from Cologne, Germany to Edremit. Pack your bags now!
"10.06.2016 12:03:00" theguideistanbul.com Films set in Istanbul: Skyfall Skyfall (2012) is the third Bond film to feature Istanbul as a visual backdrop to the adventures of the agent. It has been four years since the film's premiere, but many of James Bond's biggest fans continue to visit Istanbul to follow in their favorite character's steps. Perhaps what fewer people know, however, is that the film's Istanbul scenes were executed by
"09.06.2016 12:03:00" theguideistanbul.com Top 7 Turkish superstitions 1. Beliefs about the nazar or evil eye are some of the most widely known superstitions in Turkey. What does “nazar değmesin” mean?
"09.06.2016 09:30:00" theguideistanbul.com Father's Day 2016 gift guide LCP's handmade leather bound notebooks are ideal gifts for nostalgic dads who love to write or sketch. The notebooks are unlined, so you won't limit your dad's creativity. With four different color options, you can pick the best to suit your father's Stuck with gift ideas? The Guide Istanbul comes to the rescue. Here are 8 gifts for your beloved dad.
"08.06.2016 14:50:26" theguideistanbul.com Three-dimensional calligraphy wins the Jameel Prize Ghulam Mohammad has been declared the winner of this year's Jameel Prize, organized by the Victoria and Albert Museum in partnership with Art Jameel.
"07.06.2016 07:49:30" Timeline Photos Don't you wish you were by the sea in #Bodrum right now? Well, if you can't go, let us bring it to you! Follow The Guide Bodrum on Instagram: @theguidebodrum https://www.instagram.com/theguidebodrum/
"06.06.2016 09:39:31" theguideistanbul.com How to discover the mystical side of Istanbul Istanbul is a metropolis of mysteries, an entrancing maze inhabited by saints, dervishes, and veiled women, where the 99 names of Allah are formed in hookah smoke… These kinds of clichéd descriptions have been repeated in travel literature for cen Learn more about Sufis and dervishes of #Istanbul.
"05.06.2016 09:01:01" theguideistanbul.com Top 7 foods on the iftar table While the fasters refrain from all worldly pleasures from dawn until dusk during Ramadan, come iftar vaktı (time to break the fast), the tables are adorned with foodstuffs to quench the day's thirst and hunger and keep the fasters going f Ramadan starts tomorrow. Here is what we'll see on iftar tables this month.
"05.06.2016 08:01:51" Timeline Photos No argument there; a proper Turkish breakfast is the best reason to get out of bed. Whether you're interested in cooking or just eating, you'll find yourself a good treat in our kitchen collection at ShoptheGuide.com.
"03.06.2016 11:02:00" theguideistanbul.com Where to find American products in Istanbul Many large cities contain ethnic enclaves with stores carrying otherwise hard-to-find specialty foods. New York City, in particular, is famous for its ethnic neighborhoods like Chinatown and Little Italy. For homesick Americans in #Istanbul - or for everyone who's in love with Cap'n Crunch, mint Oreos, or pork sausages.
"03.06.2016 09:01:00" matadornetwork.com 20 of Turkey's most impressive historical sites Not only does Turkey have 15 established UNESCO World Heritage Sites, there are a whopping 60 on the tentative list. Here are some of the best: Discover the historical richness of Turkey.
"02.06.2016 17:08:00" Timeline Photos Pre-order The Guide Bodrum 2016 issue and get a special discount: http://bit.ly/PreOrderTGBodrum
"02.06.2016 15:00:00" nytimes.com In Istanbul's Taxis, Buckling Up Is an Insult What's the matter, don't you trust my driving? You must be from out of town. (And, please, pay no attention to the speedometer.) Keep this in mind on your next cab ride.
via The New York Times
"02.06.2016 13:56:10" Timeline Photos Get in touch with nature at least once a week, yummy snacks or a bubbly treat and a perfect dream journal are the essentials for summer days in the city.
Visit ShopTheGuide.com to find our very special handmade leather notebooks.
"02.06.2016 11:41:00" theguideistanbul.com V&A nominates Cevdet Erek and CANAN for Jameel Prize The Victoria and Albert Museum in London began collecting Islamic art in the 1850s, and the renovated Islamic arts wing was renamed the Jameel Gallery of Islamic Art in 2006. The Jameel Prize 4 will be announced on June 7 at the Pera Müzesi-Museum, and the nominated works will be on view at the museum from June 8.
Victoria and Albert Museum
"01.06.2016 13:07:55" theguideistanbul.com Same quality kebap for 70 years: what's Beyti Güler's secret? For more than half a century, Beyti Güler has kept his restaurant at its best. His reputation has travelled far and wide, with his eponymous Beyti kebab. For more than half a century, Beyti Güler has kept his restaurant at its best. His reputation has travelled far and wide, with his eponymous Beyti kebab.
"31.05.2016 13:27:59" theguideistanbul.com Turkey's clash of generations hits the screen in “Motherland” The word “motherland” is so familiar in its political connotations that we might forget the subtler, and yet more fundamental, nuances of its components: “mother” and “land”. Senem Tüzen's debut film Motherland's "most basic aim is to try to get inside and understand the existential ache inside the human being.”
Motherland (2015 film)
"30.05.2016 09:01:00" theguideistanbul.com Where to go for the best iftars in Istanbul during Ramadan Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar when Muslims are required to fast every day from pre-dawn to sunset for a month. Due to differences between calendars, each year the dates of Ramadan change by approximately ten days. In 2016, #Ramadan runs from June 6 – July 7. We prepared a list of restaurants in #Istanbul offering special iftar programs.
"29.05.2016 09:01:00" theguideistanbul.com Arab photographers take Art Jameel's Journey to Turkey The oft-repeated phrase of countless travel guides declares that Istanbul is “a fusion of Europe and Asia”. Art Jameel has given six photographers from the Gulf region a chance to break the paradigm on a journey through #Istanbul, #Cappadocia, and #Ankara.
"29.05.2016 08:28:59" Timeline Photos Inspired by the geometric harmony of nature and the shades in it, Ottoman tiles are always a perfect way to curate your interiors with mesmerizing colors and a living soul. Find our tiled crafts at ShopTheGuide.com.
And tell us: What inspires you?
"28.05.2016 12:00:00" theguideistanbul.com Where to go for a true meyhane night On the historic side of the Golden Horn, in Balat, is Balat Sahil Don't know where to go for this weekend's meyhane plans?
"27.05.2016 12:10:30" theguideistanbul.com From past to present Istanbul's meyhane culture If there is one social space that epitomizes the true Istanbul experience in this city, it is meyhane. You may call it the Turkish version of a tavern or a "rakı" bar, but you won't be able to find an equivalent for "meyhane" in another language. It is a concept as a whole and has an exciting past that could inspire countless stories. Whether you are a
"27.05.2016 09:15:31" The Guide Istanbul's cover photo Get the new issue on your smart devices now via Magzter Inc. here: http://bit.ly/TGIMayJune16. Subscribe to the print edition here: http://bit.ly/subscribeTGI. You can find the print edition out on the stands on May 3 at D&Rs, Remzi Kitabevi branches, and
"26.05.2016 12:57:55" Timeline Photos It's almost beach season already. Make your statement or cool off at the beach or pool-side.
Or do both with this hip and energetic Turkish peshtemal.
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"26.05.2016 10:01:00" theguideistanbul.com Best exhibitions to see in Istanbul this June We are now pushing into the depths of Istanbul's festival season, with the worlds of jazz, theater, classical music, and art colliding in what we might call a syzygy of the cultural planets. Istanbul's independent galleries continue to surprise us with a dozen alternative views on the city and the art world as a whole.
See the best exhibitions in #Istanbul in June.
"25.05.2016 12:56:33" theguideistanbul.com New anthology dives into Turkish experimental music It can't be said that experimental electronic or electroacoustic music is very well known anywhere in the world. But that might be especially true of Turkey. Anthology of Turkish Experimental Music 1961-2014 is filling an important gap in global knowledge of the Turkish experimental music tradition.
"24.05.2016 09:02:00" theguideistanbul.com Ahmet Ümit talks about Istanbul's vibrancy, history, dark side Ahmet Ümit's latest novel, Farewell, My Beloved Homeland, has sold over 2 million copies since its release in December 2015. Celebrated novelist Ahmet Ümit on the city's vibrancy, its history, and its dark side.
"23.05.2016 13:09:12" theguideistanbul.com Residence permits in Istanbul: All you need to know Dear reader, please note that this article is strictly informational. UPDATED: New offices are available to attend your appointment depending on where you reside.
"21.05.2016 09:01:00" theguideistanbul.com Best Istanbul Jewelry & Precious Stone Shopping Istanbul is a jewelry-lover's paradise, and first-time visitors will undoubtedly be impressed by the wide variety of designs on offer. From the Grand Bazaar jewelry workshops to high-end jewelers, find out where to get the precious stones.
"20.05.2016 20:34:01" theguideistanbul.com Best late night food in Istanbul One of the more time-honored experiences that a city can offer is the scene it delivers after bar time. What to eat after hours of drinking this weekend
"20.05.2016 14:35:00" theguideistanbul.com Top 7 mixologists in Istanbul From the mysterious Kulhanbeyi's cheerful bartender Kevin Patnode to Efendi Topağacı's "Dede", we rounded up the best bartenders in Istanbul. Who's preparing your #TGIF drinks tonight? To give you some ideas we prepared a list of our favorite bartenders in #Istanbul.
"19.05.2016 12:03:00" theguideistanbul.com Young Turks: how just with a website they make an impact A more tolerant, accountable political landscape in Turkey? It's possible, and it's happening. While we are celebrating May 19, Commemoration of Atatürk, Youth and Sports Day, we are debuting a new series of articles: young Turks. Find out how just with a website, these young minds are making a difference in Turkey.
"19.05.2016 08:19:28" Timeline Photos Happy May 19 Commemoration of Atatürk, Youth and Sports Day!
"18.05.2016 08:36:29" theguideistanbul.com Top 7 Istanbul Museums It's International #MuseumDay! See Istanbul's top 7 museums. #IMD2016
"17.05.2016 16:07:00" theguideistanbul.com Top 7 songs about Istanbul The interlaced histories and cultures of Europe, Africa, and Asia have carried many musical traditions to Istanbul, mixing together Byzantine, Turkish, Arabic, Sephardic, Roma, and Greek styles. The seven hills and beautiful waters that have inspired countless writers, painters, and musicians in myriad different ways. We've collected seven of the most memorable songs here.
"17.05.2016 13:59:53" Night at the Museum I Hagia Sophia Night Tour Night at the Museum I Hagia Sophia Night Tour Have you ever visited Hagia Sophia at night? Well, here is a great opportunity for you. Tomorrow, on the 11th anniversary of European Museum Night, we are running a special night tour of Hagia Sophia between 9pm-10pm. Do not miss this once a year This year Istanbul is also a part of European Museum Night. Join Istanbul Tour Studio's amazing tour tomorrow at 9pm to get a chance to visit Hagia Sophia at night.
"17.05.2016 09:33:00" theguideistanbul.com How to find the best of silk in Turkey An English expression first recorded in the sixteenth century says, “You can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear.” The proverb's power comes from the contrast between the crudest material and the most refined – which is silk. Istanbul is a perfect place to start a journey into the story of silk, because this city was the Western-most stop on the Silk Road that connected the Far East with Europe.
"15.05.2016 10:14:12" Timeline Photos Sundays are a day of rest, reflection and renewal. Forget about the trials and tribulations of the week passed. Treat yourself to some much-earned time away from the cacophony of your daily life (and that of the city!).
Light a candle and fill the room
"13.05.2016 13:15:23" theguideistanbul.com Istanbul celebrates 20 years of Open Radio If variety is the spice of life, then we might say that our views, hobbies, and interests are the salt and pepper on our personalities. Despite the trove of niche topics on the Internet we still discover many of these things by word of mouth. Açık Radyo 20 Year Party at COOP will feature music from around twenty DJs at Açık Radyo tonight at 9 pm.
"13.05.2016 12:25:22" theguideistanbul.com Cappadox: pack your bags, we're going to Cappadocia And now for something completely different: in Cappadocia, a festival that is a pathway into history and one into yourself too, an exploration of art, food, music and interconnectedness in one of humankind's most ancient sites. Are you ready for Cappadox? See our highlights to have the best experience next week.
"13.05.2016 09:04:40" theguideistanbul.com Turkish artists join forces for school in Kilis “Can art really change the world?” There is no doubt that art can be beautiful, insightful, and disturbing, but at some point every art appreciator will have asked this question to the mirror. Turkey's top contemporary artists are selling their work to raise money for a school in Kilis. The exhibition is taking place at The Sofa Hotel today.
"12.05.2016 09:34:44" theguideistanbul.com Souq Bomonti Great news Souq lovers! There is a new Souq event coming up this weekend, but this time, the location is not Karaköy as you used to. While Souq Dükkan will still be open, the upcoming themed market will take place at Bomontiada from May 14-15. Souq Karaköy is moving to bomontiada! The first event at the new location is on this weekend, May 14-15. Find out who will be there!
"11.05.2016 12:02:00" theguideistanbul.com What's in season: fava beans Fava beans are one of the oldest documented foods in history. Their remains have been found in the earliest human settlements, remnants even being found in Egyptian tombs. Discover the history of fava beans and where you can eat them in #Istanbul.
"11.05.2016 11:03:00" theguideistanbul.com Nuri Bilge Ceylan's “Turkey Cinemascope” | Straitangle Nuri Bilge Ceylan is known for his atmospheric shots of landscapes in rural Turkey - notably in Once Upon A Time in Anatolia (2011) and the Palme d'Or-winning Winter Sleep (2014). Ceylan became an amateur photographer while studying at Boğaziçi Get a sneak peek at Nuri Bilge Ceylan's photography book Turkey Cinemascope.
"10.05.2016 09:01:00" theguideistanbul.com 3 co-working places that will make you want to work Are you happy with the office where you work? Does the lighting make you more productive? Is your chair ergonomic enough? These are questions to be asked about your office environment whether you are a freelancer, an employer, or an employee. These co-working places target not only freelancers but also big companies, mobile workers, and startups. Discover what's so special about them.
"09.05.2016 11:10:17" theguideistanbul.com Tangala cheese: goats can make your dreams come true If you've heard that eating cheese before bedtime causes vivid How did a thirty-something woman find happiness at a goat farm?
"09.05.2016 06:33:03" theguideistanbul.com Is Istanbul cuisine different than Turkish cuisine? For the world outside of Turkey, the words “Turkish cuisine” usually conjure a very limited set of images: kebab, baklava, and Turkish delight. If you say “Istanbul cuisine”, most people probably assume that it is the same. Tables of Istanbul will be shown at Kadir Has University with English subtitles today, May 9 at 2:15pm.
"08.05.2016 11:37:13" theguideistanbul.com http://www.theguideistanbul.com/article/istanbul-cuisine-different-turkish-cuisine Tables of Istanbul will be shown at Kadir Has University with English subtitles tomorrow at 2:15pm.
"08.05.2016 07:07:43" Timeline Photos Whether it's under stormy clouds or blue skies, today, we celebrate the mothers who have guided us through thick and thin. Indulge with one of life's greatest pleasures: giving back. Let ShopTheGuide help you say, “Thanks,” to the woman who helped you do
"06.05.2016 13:04:00" theguideistanbul.com Last minute Mother's Day plans Are you having trouble making plans for Mother's Day to make your mom happy? The Guide Istanbul comes to the rescue with a list of activities you can do with your mother on Sunday, May 8. Still no plans to surprise your mother? Check out our suggestions for Mother's Day.
"06.05.2016 11:05:00" theguideistanbul.com What happened to music in Turkey in the '90s? In 1990, a fifth-floor apartment in Cihangir overlooking the Bosphorus was home to a scruffy venue known as Bilsak, among the first to provide a space for the city's fledgling underground scene. Read how one man kick-started the growth of Turkish alternative music.
"04.05.2016 15:23:12" theguideistanbul.com Mother's Day 2016 brunches in Istanbul Would you like to treat your mother or your spouse with a nice and chic brunch on Mother's Day this year? If your answer is yes, there is a plethora of options in Istanbul to choose from. Treat your mother or your spouse with a nice and chic brunch on Mother's Day this year.
"03.05.2016 12:00:00" theguideistanbul.com 17 photos of what you missed at Urla Artichoke Festival At The Guide Istanbul, we appreciate the celebration of natural products, so we visited the 2nd International Urla Artichoke Festival, which took place from April 29-May 1. If you missed the event, take a look at our recap of the festival. Have you ever tried artichoke-stuffed mussels? Or artichoke jam?
"03.05.2016 09:09:00" theguideistanbul.com The famous lettuce of Istanbul's 1,500-year-old gardens The landscape on the western edge of Istanbul's old city is unlike anywhere else in the world: alongside the crumbling but still impressive Byzantine walls is an oasis of small farms, each bursting with figs, herbs, artichokes, flowers, and lettuc Bite into a living piece of Istanbul history with a stunning view: Yedikule gardens
"02.05.2016 13:35:58" theguideistanbul.com Turkish TV series: a craze spreading far and wide Turkish TV series have become widely popular in recent years and have conquered audiences in the Balkans and the Middle East. Since 2014, the craze has spread to Latin America where telenovelas have been replaced with Turkish soap operas and... How did Turkish soap operas come to replace the Latin American telenovelas of the '90s?
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"30.04.2016 12:10:00" theguideistanbul.com 5 reasons to spend a day at The Game | Straitangle Do you remember the Atari Arcades back in '90s, the time you spent in those gaming halls, and how much fun you had? Well, imagine those places, but this time you're an adult and the place is full of the latest technologies, more realistic new games, and Have you ever controlled a plane? Get ready to spin.
"30.04.2016 09:09:01" theguideistanbul.com #istanbulwithkids: Pique Family Club One of the few locations in Istanbul, which can be described not just as “a place you can take your children to” but rather “a place that's actually for children,” Pique Family Club is a one-stop-shop for full family entertainment. From parent-baby How about spending some family time this weekend?
"30.04.2016 09:01:00" Timeline Photos Bring out the inner child and indulge yourself with an Iznik bowl, perfect for ice cream http://bit.ly/26wyfRU
"29.04.2016 12:07:00" theguideistanbul.com Top 7 Turkish literature in translation With fewer than 600 books of translated fiction and poetry published in the US in 2014, foreign literature needs the support of dedicated readers. http://www.theguideistanbul.com/article/top-7-turkish-literature-translation
"29.04.2016 10:01:01" Timeline Photos #Mothersday gift for the knickknack lover: gold plated pomegranate http://bit.ly/1N28O4i
"28.04.2016 12:00:00" shoptheguide.com Copper Oil Diffuser Copper Oil Diffuser, Mesele This oil diffuser is designed in the form of a traditional ehlikeyif. An Ottoman term, the word brings together two words, ehl (friend or member) and keyf (an intagible moment of joy), to mean the joy of friends. The ehlikeyif #Mothersday gift for the spiritual mom: Copper oil diffuser http://bit.ly/1Spi2Yw
"28.04.2016 09:30:00" theguideistanbul.com Where to eat, drink, and go in Ankara Ankara is many things: the Turkish capital, a political stage, a diplomatic epicentre, and the historic founding place of the Republic – at least, these are what the metropolis is generally known for. There is a lot to discover in the capital as well. Make the most out of your #Ankara trip with this guide.
"27.04.2016 17:30:01" shoptheguide.com Straw Tote Bag Straw Tote Bag, Nefes The ikat design comes from a special dyeing technique that results with colors blending into one another in a single textile. Here, this tote is inspired by the typical zigzags of ikat patterning and the strong straw make ensures #Mothersday gift for the very trendy mom: Straw tote bag http://bit.ly/21e4OjL
"27.04.2016 14:30:00" theguideistanbul.com Istanbul's best waterfront hotels For those looking to visit Istanbul over the summer when the sun is out and the Bosphorus is gleaming, what better place to stay than a hotel right beside the water? Wouldn't it be nice waking up to a Bosphorus view?
"27.04.2016 13:30:01" Timeline Photos Add us on Snapchat for momentary updates about #Istanbul
"27.04.2016 11:42:02" theguideistanbul.com Work with The Guide Istanbul Join The Guide Istanbul team! We are looking for a full-time junior project manager, a full-time copy editor, and a full-time/part-time/freelance advertising sales manager. Apply now!
"26.04.2016 11:09:41" shoptheguide.com Mini Lavender Pillow (set of three) Mini Lavender Pillow (set of three), Yastık by Rifat Özbek These pillows of dried lavender add a delicate scent to a room or a drawer. Each yastık (pillow) is woven, embroidered and dyed using the traditional ikat technique, honed by artisans over #Mothersday gift for the mom who loves scenting: hand-sewn lavender-scented pillow http://bit.ly/1WQYA95
"26.04.2016 07:50:49" theguideistanbul.com What does Istanbul's history smell like? After its sound-based exhibition Everyday Sounds, the Research Would you like to know what Istanbul's history smells like?
"25.04.2016 13:33:28" theguideistanbul.com Most romantic restaurants in Istanbul Istanbul is many things - old, chaotic, refreshing, calming, unnerving - but it is always romantic. Upcoming date night? Find out where to take your significant other for a great dinner.
"23.04.2016 12:30:00" theguideistanbul.com Best business hotels in Istanbul Other than being a wonderful city to explore as a tourist, due to its geopolitical situation Istanbul is a powerful city for making business. Let's say you have a meeting, conference, or anything business-related in the city. Let's talk business.
"23.04.2016 07:30:00" Timeline Photos Happy April 23, National Sovereignty and Children's Day!
"22.04.2016 14:30:01" theguideistanbul.com Suvla Kanyon Where in Levent can you get away from the hustle and bustle of the busy business district? Before well-known local winemaker Suvla opened a wine bar in Kanyon, the answer was: nowhere. The garden of the new bar is so green and relaxing that even though #NewOpening: shed the stress of the week at Kanyon Suvla #afterwork
"22.04.2016 12:07:18" Uluslararası Urla Enginar Festivali 29-30 NİSAN -1 MAYIS 2016 Urla Belediyesi-İzmir Büyükşehir Belediyesi-İzmir Ekonomi Üniversitesi & Urla'ya Gönül Verenler tarafından düzenlenen 2. Urla Enginar Festivali başlıyor! Artichoke lovers rejoice! The 2nd International Artichoke Festival starts next week on Apr 30. The three-day festival will take place in Urla - a coastal town near İzmir.
"21.04.2016 08:09:39" theguideistanbul.com Coal, camels, and military service: new Turkish documentaries Turkey is a country that occupies a crucial junction between continents, and its social and economic conditions are as varied as its landscape. Here is a selection of illuminating documentaries on coal, camels, and military service from the Istanbul Film Festival.
"20.04.2016 13:59:01" theguideistanbul.com #Istanbulwithkids April 23 Children's Day activities Istanbul Akvaryum - “Barney and Friends” Musical April 23 is celebrated as Children's Day in Turkey. How will you and your kid(s) celebrate it?
"20.04.2016 06:47:36" theguideistanbul.com Enter the surreal city of Syrian artist Mohammad Zaza The images that we tend to associate with the Syrian refugee crisis are desperate faces trapped behind fences, discarded lifejackets on Greek islands, or… The images that we tend to associate with the Syrian refugee crisis are not like the artwork of Syrian artist Mohammad Zaza Art. The artist's exhibition "The earth is blue like an orange" will be up at Depo from tomorrow to May 18.
Mohammad Zaza - Dünya
"19.04.2016 06:00:00" theguideistanbul.com Nick Laird discovers the poetry of Istanbul For award-winning Northern Irish poet Nick Laird, the Üsküdar International Poetry Festival has been a way for he and Istanbul to discover each other. For award-winning Northern Irish poet Nick Laird, the Üsküdar International Poetry Festival has been a way for he and Istanbul to discover each other.
@ Üsküdar Şiir Festivali
"18.04.2016 14:39:55" Timeline Photos Like The Guide Istanbul, Mavi is also celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. The brand's new ad, featuring Kerem Bürsin and Serenay Sarıkaya, will be live tonight at 9pm.
"18.04.2016 14:30:00" theguideistanbul.com Take a trip up the Bosphorus and the Golden Horn Istanbul is the world's only city situated on two continents and it is only right and proper that this be fully appreciated. This should be on your #Istanbul bucket list.
"18.04.2016 12:10:40" open.spotify.com Spotify: theguideistanbul theguideistanbul, a user on Spotify Follow us on Spotify to get the sound of the city.
"16.04.2016 11:27:00" theguideistanbul.com Balık Ekmek: the changing story of fish sandwiches Balık ekmek is a ubiquitous “ Fish sandwiches have been sold on the waterfronts of the Bosphorus and Golden Horn since the mid-nineteenth century. However, a lot has changed since then. We dug deeper to witness the changing story of fish sandwiches.
"15.04.2016 11:03:01" theguideistanbul.com 10 heaven-like chocolate shops in Istanbul Why chocolate? Do you know where you should go when you crave chocolate?
"15.04.2016 07:32:06" theguideistanbul.com Work with The Guide Istanbul Full-time copy editor -- Levent, Istanbul Would you like to work with us? We are looking for a "copy editor" and "advertising sales manager." Click the post for details.
"14.04.2016 14:32:00" biletix.com Pera Palace Cumartesi Konserleri tickets. Official Biletix Site. Biletix - Eglenceye giris biletiniz... Biletinizi tek tusla, tek telefonla ve tek adimla alabilirsiniz. Çagri merkezimiz 0216 556 98 00 How about a romantic lunch at Pera Palace Hotel Jumeirah's Agatha Restaurant with CelloPianoDuo - Dilbağ Tokay playing cello and Emine Serdaroğlu at the piano?
We will give 3 lucky couples tickets to this Saturday's concert. First three to comment on
"14.04.2016 10:32:00" theguideistanbul.com 21 reasons to visit Istanbul in 2016 With its vibrant lifestyle and natural beauty, Istanbul mesmerizes its visitors all the time. These are the best months to explore #Istanbul. Why don't you read this post and start packing right away?
"14.04.2016 06:46:08" theguideistanbul.com Top 7 Turkish superstitions 1. Beliefs about the nazar or evil eye are some of the most widely known superstitions in Turkey. What do Turkish people do to neutralize evil power?
"13.04.2016 14:31:01" theguideistanbul.com Beer Hall In Akaretler, you wouldn't expect a place dedicated only to beer – and Beer Hall really is dedicated, even serving cocktails prepared with beer. Yet, it has become so popular that you may not find a table to sit or even a barstool to stand near after work Join the carnival - drop by after work and enjoy a bottle of beer and delicious street food at Beer Hall.
"13.04.2016 07:48:09" theguideistanbul.com Anatolian Tales: fairytales for today “There was, and there was not. In an earlier time, when God had many servants, when the sieve was in the chaff, when camels were town criers, when fleas were barbers, when I rocked my mother's cradle…” For Western readers, these words might seem like Discover a world of Anatolian Tales with Emin Fırat Övür's movie.
"12.04.2016 09:24:31" theguideistanbul.com On politics, love, Beşiktaş and Selda Bağcan: Nadine Shah in Istanbul | Straitangle It's a turbulent time for Turkey, and one of the first things that people give up seems to be their regular nightlife habits - though of course, in Istanbul many people refuse to do even that. So early in March, at Salon IKSV, a crowd came out to see What's Nadine Shah's connection to Selda Bağcan?
"11.04.2016 12:42:57" theguideistanbul.com Why is Turkey crazy about tulips? The Istanbul Tulip Festival is taking place on April 9-30 this year, when the city's parks and squares will be beautified with thousands of colorful flowers. In Turkey, we have a Tulip Festival. During Ottoman times, we had a Tulip Era. Ever wonder why Turks are so obsessed with this specific type of flower?
"10.04.2016 09:05:00" theguideistanbul.com Make a music video with Mix the City Istanbul | Straitangle The British Council is collaborating with video artist and musician Kutiman to make an interactive experience of music in Istanbul, called “Mix the City.” British Council's website allows you to mix the sounds of #Istanbul.
"09.04.2016 14:14:00" theguideistanbul.com Where to drink in Istanbul this month Before you go out tonight, find out this month's best bars and pubs in the city.
"09.04.2016 10:00:01" theguideistanbul.com Best exhibitions to see in Istanbul this April T.S. Eliot famously wrote “April is the cruelest month,” referring to a painful return to life out of numbness and unknowing. Check out this month's best exhibitions. Which ones will you see this weekend?
"08.04.2016 13:12:00" theguideistanbul.com Eden Would you like to escape the rush of the city and breathe and relax for a moment? Although it is in the middle of Istanbul, Eden offers fresh tastes in a garden that's deserving of the restaurant's name. #NewOpening: Garden of Eden has opened its doors. Read our review to find out what to eat and what to drink before you go there.
"08.04.2016 13:05:00" theguideistanbul.com How to discover the mystical side of Istanbul Istanbul is a metropolis of mysteries, an entrancing maze inhabited by saints, dervishes, and veiled women, where the 99 names of Allah are formed in hookah smoke… These kinds of clichéd descriptions have been repeated in travel literature for cen From Sufis and Dervishes to the tombs, discover the mystical side of #Istanbul.
"08.04.2016 11:50:20" Timeline Photos The Guide Istanbul now brings the best kept secrets of Turkey's crafts to your doorstep. Discover your own Istanbul tale at www.shoptheguide.com
"08.04.2016 09:03:00" theguideistanbul.com What's in season: artichoke Around this time of year in Istanbul, artichokes are a common sight outside greengrocers and other stores, usually stripped of all their outer layers, bobbing naked in buckets of water, drops of lemon preventing them from discoloring. Love artichokes? Learn where to get and how to cook or where to eat them.
"07.04.2016 13:56:46" theguideistanbul.com Brunelle Brunelle used to be the exclusive domain of members of the Saint Joseph School alumni association, Saint-Joseph'liler Derneği. Since opening its doors to non-members, however, it has become a firm favorite. Located in Moda in the association's large Don't miss Restoran Haftası's event "Street Food & Street Jazz" at Brunelle tonight at 7pm.
7. Restoran Haftası "Sokak Lezzetleri" Etkinliği Brunelle
"07.04.2016 11:25:49" theguideistanbul.com Where to eat in April Istanbul's culinary scene is ever growing with new openings almost every week. New tastes along with the modern takes on traditional menus keep the fire alive. See the places that made it to our list of where to eat in April. Check out the hottest restaurants in the city this month.
"06.04.2016 11:27:34" theguideistanbul.com How to trick Fate: the long history of the Evil Eye Have you ever wished that you could kill with a single glance, like Darth Vader or Voldemort? And has anyone ever looked at you in that way? Known in Turkish as "nazar", the Evil Eye's history stretches back to ancient Mesopotamia, Greece, and Rome through to the Bible, Medieval Europe, and the modern day.
"05.04.2016 10:21:13" theguideistanbul.com My Istanbul: Lale Apa Since The Guide Istanbul has been published, the city has no more secrets, says Lale Apa, the magazine's founder. See #Istanbul through the eyes of the founder of The Guide Istanbul.
"05.04.2016 06:19:36" matadornetwork.com Istanbul: A timelapse journey You could spend entire centuries in Istanbul and still not see all there is to see, but this timelapse will give you some idea of what it feels like to scratch the surface. #BlackSeaHunt Discover Istanbul in just two minutes.
"03.04.2016 06:26:00" theguideistanbul.com Top 7 Turkish breakfast places You can barely walk one city block without going past a cafe serving kahvaltı (breakfast). To help you choose from this wide overwhelming array, we've chosen the best seven places to eat traditional Turkish breakfast in Istanbul. You can now stop searching for a place to have your Sunday breakfast.
"01.04.2016 20:54:00" theguideistanbul.com Best late night food in Istanbul One of the more time-honored experiences that a city can offer is the scene it delivers after bar time. Do you know where to go eating after a couple of cocktails and hours of dancing?
"01.04.2016 13:01:35" theguideistanbul.com Guys behind bars: best mixologists in Istanbul After years of experience in bartending and adding awards to his cupboard, bartender Onurcan Gençer opened Finn Karaköy. From jams to pickles, the bar team makes most of the cocktail ingredients themselves behind the bar. From the mysterious Kulhanbeyi's cheerful bartender Kevin Patnode to Efendi Topağacı's "Dede", we rounded up the best bartenders in Istanbul.
"01.04.2016 11:43:35" theguideistanbul.com Restaurant Week: Street food around the world The 7th Restaurant Week is opening with street food-themed event at Rahmi Koç Museum Halat Restaurant by Divan on April 3. Chefs from Italy, Thailand, and England will serve their countries' street foods. Turkish street foods will be… Here is your chance to try Turkish, Italian, Thai, and English street food varieties. Get your tickets before it's too late!
"01.04.2016 06:59:59" theguideistanbul.com How to learn Turkish in Istanbul easily Let’s assume that you know zero Turkish. Firstly, that’s probably not true – if you’ve ever... Find out where you should start or advance your Turkish.
"31.03.2016 14:15:47" theguideistanbul.com Istanbul's best vinyl record stores There are some people who refuse to move along with the flow of time. Not those who choose to remain young, but those who choose to remain nostalgic, and prefer the way things used to be, rather than how they are, or will be. If you like the vinyl hiss sound when you listen to music, Istanbul's vinyl record stores have a lot to offer.
"30.03.2016 14:24:06" theguideistanbul.com Kilimanjaro Bomontiada is fast becoming an oasis of creative calm in the city. Probably one of its best features is Kilimanjaro, opened in January 2016. The restaurant’s concept comes from a jazz club the owners once visited, and as far as we’re concerned they’ve Looking for a place to light up your Wednesday dinner? Try Kilimanjaro.
"30.03.2016 12:01:00" theguideistanbul.com Films set in Istanbul: The Girl on the Bridge With its landscape and architectural diversity, Istanbul has always been an inspiration for artists. From Skyfall (film) to From Paris With Love, plenty of Hollywood movies set in Istanbul.
Find out more about The Girl on the Bridge, the first in our new series on films set in Istanbul.
"30.03.2016 07:06:54" theguideistanbul.com Audrey Hepburn’s love affair with Istanbul, explained by her son Besides the usual chocolates and flowers, Valentine's Day can also be a time to tell our own stories of romance and reflect on what love really means to us. "It’s not just the buildings, it’s the whole experience that makes Istanbul unique." Audrey Hepburn's son explains her love affair with the city.
"29.03.2016 14:24:26" theguideistanbul.com From the first Mac to giant installations: Digital Revolution First shown at the Barbican Centre in London, Digital Revolution has been hailed as the most comprehensive show of digital technology in the UK. Watch our video to get excited before you visit the exhibition. Digital Revolution is at Zorlu Performans Sanatları Merkezi until June 12.
"29.03.2016 11:17:44" Timeline Photos A cup of Turkish coffee, anyone?
"29.03.2016 06:39:25" theguideistanbul.com A new view of the city: Top 7 Istanbul Instagram accounts Here are our favorite Instagram accounts, capturing scenes from the picturesque city of Istanbul. Follow the #Instagram accounts we love - see the city through our eyes.
"28.03.2016 14:32:00" theguideistanbul.com Of tulips, tuÄŸra, and tigers: traditional Turkish motifs In British author A.S. Byattâ€™s best-selling collection of fables, the title story, The Djinn in the Nightingaleâ€™s Eye, takes its inspiration from the Turkish glass known as Ã§eÅŸme bÃ¼lbÃ¼l, â€œnightingaleâ€™s eyeâ€. Floral motifs are ubiquitous the world over, but Turkeyâ€™s floral motifs are especially distinctive.
"28.03.2016 12:32:51" theguideistanbul.com The many lives of Istanbul's birds â€œIsnâ€™t it something of an adventure, the joy of millions of birds liberated outside of mosques, synagogues, and churches, the joy of people, for hundreds of years? Birdwatching festival is taking place from March 26-29 in Feneryolu.
Learn more about Istanbul's beautiful birds in the article.
"26.03.2016 21:41:00" theguideistanbul.com Top 7 Turkish superstitions 1. Beliefs about the nazar or evil eye are some of the most widely known superstitions in Turkey. What's so special about number 40? Find out this and six more in the article.
"26.03.2016 12:45:00" theguideistanbul.com What's Ai Weiwei's link to Istanbul? Internationally famous Chinese artist Ai Weiwei arrived in Istanbul this weekend, visiting the exhibition â€œ Famous Chinese artist Ai Weiwei is in Istanbul. Do you know what's his link to the city?
"25.03.2016 15:32:20" theguideistanbul.com Where to celebrate Easter in Istanbul Easter marks the day in the Christian calendar that Jesus Christ is said to have risen from the dead. It also aligns with the start of spring, a universal cause for celebration. This year’s Easter is on March 27. Take a look at the Easter programs in the city before you make your Sunday brunch plans.
"24.03.2016 09:40:41" theguideistanbul.com A Peruvian taste in Istanbul: ceviche Vue Lounge & Bar at Hyatt Regency Hotel in Ataköy serves staple dishes of Peruvian cuisine. What's in this delicious dish from Peruvian cuisine?
"22.03.2016 14:36:51" theguideistanbul.com Why you should visit Çeşme off-season? Çeşme is one of those seaside towns that really deserve to be discovered off-season. From golden sands to regional tastes, experience Çeşme on its own terms. Pack your bags and leave for Çeşme right away.
"21.03.2016 09:59:02" theguideistanbul.com Why Istanbul needs your love not your fear The recent attacks on Istanbul are a saddening tragedy. But if such cowardly attacks convince people not to visit Istanbul, that will be another tragedy. The capital of three major empires, Istanbul is largely safer than many European cities.
"19.03.2016 15:53:02" Timeline Photos Tonight won't be just another Saturday night in Taksim. Tonight we won't go there to dance, drink, or laugh. As the sun goes down, our thoughts and prayers are with those left in fear for the night. Don't be afraid, Istanbul, it will all be over soon.
"18.03.2016 16:29:23" theguideistanbul.com Mehtap Elaidi AW16/17 at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Istanbul | Straitangle Mercedes-Benz Turkey celebrates Mehtap Elaidi's 15th year in the fashion business. Elaidi's Autumn/Winter 2016/17 collection "Claim Your White" marking the importance of women in history by naming the white shirts after them. Elaidi used different styles, Mehtap Elaidi showcased her Autumn/Winter 2016/17 collection. Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Istanbul #MBFWI
"18.03.2016 13:02:33" Timeline Photos Today, #Çanakkale Victory and Martyrs’ Day, we remember those who lost their lives in the Gallipoli War of 1915. #18Mart
"18.03.2016 11:07:19" theguideistanbul.com #istanbulwithkids: Pique Family Club One of the few locations in Istanbul, which can be described not just as “a place you can take your children to” but rather “a place that’s actually for children,” Pique Family Club is a one-stop-shop for full family entertainment. From parent-baby Make your family plans for the weekend! While your kids are having fun and learning at the workshops, you can have a nice time at Pique's restaurant and bar.
"17.03.2016 15:39:11" theguideistanbul.com Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Istanbul - Day 2 Recap The 7th chapter of Istanbul Fashion Week started on Monday, March 15, 2016 at Zorlu Center. Check out the backstage and runway photos from the second day of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Istanbul.
"17.03.2016 13:55:01" theguideistanbul.com Aegean wild greens and where to find them Foraging and eating wild greens has long played a part in Mediterranean culture and cuisine. Discover Mother Nature's gifts to the Aegean Region.
Macrocenter will feature fresh Aegean wild greens from March 17 – April 15 on Thursdays and Fridays.
"16.03.2016 15:48:47" theguideistanbul.com 9 sanctuaries for Istanbul bookworms Foreigners unable to read Turkish should not feel limited when it comes to browsing through Istanbul’s many miles of store bookshelves. See our list of Istanbul's best bookstores.
"16.03.2016 10:34:29" theguideistanbul.com Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Istanbul - Day 1 Recap Istanbul Fashion Week started on Monday, March 15, 2016 at Zorlu Center. We have put together a list of the best moments from the first day. See the best moments from the first day of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Istanbul.
"15.03.2016 11:45:16" theguideistanbul.com Hasret: the ghosts of Istanbul past, present, and future After its Turkish premiere at the 34th Istanbul Film Festival last year, director Ben Hopkins’ fictionalized Istanbul documentary Hasret (Yearning) is com "So I wanted to somehow encompass all of these manifestations of Istanbul, not just as it physically exists today but also how it echoes back into the past, and indeed how it echoes out into the universe and the next world."
"11.03.2016 13:20:29" www.theguideistanbul.com 21 reasons to visit Istanbul in 2016 With its vibrant lifestyle and natural beauty, Istanbul mesmerizes its visitors all the time. Be warned, the list may cause an urge to come to Istanbul.
"10.03.2016 12:31:15" theguideistanbul.com Top 7 songs about Istanbul The interlaced histories and cultures of Europe, Africa, and Asia have carried many musical traditions to Istanbul, mixing together Byzantine, Turkish, Arabic, Sephardic, Roma, and Greek styles. The inspiration is the sound of the city. Give a listen to our playlist.
"09.03.2016 14:32:00" theguideistanbul.com 7 great examples of Turkish literature in translation With fewer than 600 books of translated fiction and poetry published in the US in 2014, foreign literature needs the support of dedicated readers. From Elif Şafak / Elif Shafak to Orhan Pamuk, discover Turkish literature in English.
"09.03.2016 11:57:48" theguideistanbul.com Unlocking literary inspiration with Ned Beauman in Istanbul As part of the British Council in Turkey’s “Writers Meet” series, author Ned Beauman recently spoke at the Pera Museum with journalist and critic Elif Bereketli. Due to finish his fourth novel... "For me, Istanbul is sufficiently non-European that you feel like you’re having a more novel experience than just going for a weekend in Paris.” Read the full interview to find out more about the author.
"08.03.2016 12:49:47" theguideistanbul.com Gaye Su Akyol: dancing with camels The title of Gaye Su Akyol’s 2014 album Develerle Yaşıyorum translates as “I’m living with camels.” It is an intriguing choice for Akyol, whose home city of Istanbul is almost 100 percent camel-free. "...There are a thousand boring ways to say something, but the more jesting and fantastical ways appeal to me." says Gaye Su Akyol. Read the full interview and find out when's she performing next.
"08.03.2016 07:03:00" theguideistanbul.com Top 7 important women in Istanbul's history Istanbul’s history is full of women who challenged stereotypes and rose above the confines of their society’s limitations to achieve greatness. Happy International Women's Day! Discover more about women in Istanbul's history.
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"07.03.2016 15:23:52" theguideistanbul.com Celebrate March 8 with history of Istanbul women Tomorrow, March 8, is International Women’s day. It’s a good day to honor the women in your life by taking some time not just to go to a spa or out for dinner with friends, but to remember why exactly we celebrate women’s day. In Istanbul... Visit Istanbul Women’s Library and Information Center in Balat to celebrate International Women's Day.
#IWD2016 #PledgeForParity #kızlarasesver #WomensDay2016
"07.03.2016 09:46:41" theguideistanbul.com Best exhibitions in Istanbul to see in March | The Guide Istanbul March is the start of spring, when the lengthening days begin to march towards the bright zenith of summer. Although the art fairs and festivals are still on the distant horizon, there are a host of independent shows, small gallery exhibitions, and museum collections to keep us satisfied in March.
"06.03.2016 08:30:00" theguideistanbul.com What you should know about Turkish breakfast If it is your first encounter with Turkish culture, the richness of the Turkish breakfast table may leave you in awe. Lost for words, even. Find out what "menemen" is - even how to cook it.
"05.03.2016 10:34:01" theguideistanbul.com How to trick Fate: the long history of the Evil Eye Meaning of The Evil Eye This is the story of the Evil Eye, known in Turkish as "nazar", whose history stretches back to ancient Mesopotamia, Greece, and Rome through to the Bible, Medieval Europe, and the modern day.
"04.03.2016 12:31:46" theguideistanbul.com 5 reasons to spend a day at The Game | Straitangle Do you remember the Atari Arcades back in ‘90s, the time you spent in those gaming halls, and how much fun you had? Well, imagine those places, but this time you’re an adult and the place is full of the latest technologies, more realistic new games, and THE GAME For Big Kids might be the best thing among your weekend plans. Take a look at the listicle to see how much fun we had.
"04.03.2016 08:21:36" theguideistanbul.com How to celebrate International Women’s Day in Istanbul “Feminist: the person who believes in the social, political, and economic equality of the sexes.” - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie What to do on International Women’s Day in #Istanbul
#IWD2016 #PledgeForParity #WomensDay
"03.03.2016 07:38:52" matadornetwork.com 30 awesome Turkish expressions to know before you go "You're the corner of my liver" (Ciğerimin köşesi). Nope, we're not being weird. This very anatomic description is actually used to describe someone very precious to you in Turkish! No, it's not a bad thing to have "the devil’s feather".
"02.03.2016 12:30:00" theguideistanbul.com Top 7 new hotels in Istanbul As the city welcomes its visitors, new hotels open just about every week to accommodate them. Offering many services in various parts of the city, each hotel caters to a slightly different mix of guests. We have listed the recently opened hotels in town. Take a look at the list before you book your room in Istanbul.
"02.03.2016 09:55:18" theguideistanbul.com 14 fantastic international bookstores in Istanbul Istanbul abounds with bookshops, from the big names like D&R to the tiny secondhand booksellers lining Aslıhan Pasaj in Asmalı Mescit. Within all of this the city offers a variety of choices for non-Turkish readers. Find out where non-Turkish readers get their books
"01.03.2016 13:15:00" theguideistanbul.com How to get a residence permit in Istanbul Most foreigners arrive in Turkey on a visa valid only for 90 days out of every 180. The laws regarding tourist visas changed in 2014, so... What you should know before applying for a residence permit in Istanbul
"01.03.2016 10:00:27" tr.linkedin.com Advertising Sales Executive The position is full-time and based in Istanbul. The Guide Istanbul is looking for someone who is both passionate and self-motivated, and who will work as part of The Guide Istanbul’s advertising team. The advertising sales executive will be responsible We're looking for an advertising sales executive. Apply now via LinkedIn!
"01.03.2016 07:53:40" The Guide Istanbul's cover photo
"29.02.2016 13:50:58" theguideistanbul.com Cansu Korkmaz’s Mini Çarşı: reality on show To maintain the dynamism that has brought Istanbul’s contemporary art onto the international stage, there is a need for young artists with unique points of view. Cansu Korkmaz's Mini Çarşı is open to view at Poligon until March 11.
"27.02.2016 13:12:00" theguideistanbul.com How to read the labels: Turkish olive oil types Olive oils for consumption can reach up to 3.3 percent acidity level – the lower the level, the higher the quality and healthier the product. Global acidity norms are set by the International Olive Oil Council. Learn how to get the olive oil you want.
"27.02.2016 07:30:00" theguideistanbul.com Souq Ziyafet Souq is holding one of its most popular events: Souq Ziyafet (translates as Souq Feast). The participants of the event suggest that it will be a real feast. From February 27-28, the two-day event is worth checking out. Souq Ziyafet starts at 11am today. Get the details and turn your weekend into a feast!
"26.02.2016 21:30:00" theguideistanbul.com Best Istanbul Late Night Foods (Top 7) All good things must come to an end, and when a late night out in Istanbul winds down, there’s only one thing on everyone’s mind: food. What to eat after hours of drinking this weekend
"26.02.2016 13:36:26" theguideistanbul.com What you should know about Turkish olive oil There are only three seasons on the Aegean coast of Turkey: spring, summer and a very long fall. Turkish olive oil from Ayvalık started to reach beyond the country’s borders - until the region's olive oil truly goes global, we might be talking about one of Turkey’s best-kept secrets.
"24.02.2016 14:27:06" theguideistanbul.com How to learn Turkish in Istanbul easily Let’s assume that you know zero Turkish. Firstly, that’s probably not true – if you’ve ever eaten yogurt, if you’ve tried baklava or worn a balaclava, if you’ve visited a kiosk or eaten pastrami, if you’ve read about shamans or stayed in a yurt... A beginner's guide to learning Turkish from The Guide Istanbul.
"24.02.2016 08:23:13" matadornetwork.com 27 reasons Istanbul residents believe they live in the best city on Earth Talk with people living in Turkey's biggest city and they'll tell you: Istanbul's amazing. It’s the best city on Earth. Here's why. We can enjoy the colors and aromas of Sultanahmet’s weekly food market by the ancient Sphendone, or take a cruise across the Bosphorus to celebrate birthdays and weddings at the Maiden’s Tower — a city landmark since the 5th century BC.
"23.02.2016 15:47:23" theguideistanbul.com What to expect from the Arola Design Brunch this Saturday | Straitangle Two creative forces are coming together at the Arola Restaurant this year: gastronomy and design. This year, two michelin-star chef Sergi Arola’s exquisite Spanish tastes join with important names from the fashion and design scenes of Istanbul for the What will accompany Arola's delicious brunch this Saturday?
"23.02.2016 11:50:28" theguideistanbul.com Kedi: capturing Istanbul’s cats on film Creeping along the rooftops, slinking between café chairs, lounging on vines, curling up in metro stations, leaping through fish stalls, meditating in mosques – the cats of Istanbul are so familiar to locals that they are part of the urb What’s so special about #CatsofIstanbul? Check out Ceyda Torun's movie, Kedi.
"22.02.2016 15:14:46" theguideistanbul.com Alper Tuzcu releases cosmopolitan album "Between 12 Waters" Taking inspiration from the title of Paco de Lucia’s album “Entre dos aguas,” Turkish guitarist Alper Tuzcu released his album “Between 12 Waters” early this year. Check out our interview with Alper Tuzcu on his new album “Between 12 Waters.”
"22.02.2016 11:08:00" theguideistanbul.com Top 7 Gaziantep Restaurants In Istanbul Gaziantep may be far away from Istanbul in terms of geography, but the culinary connection between the two cities stands strong thanks to many eateries around town that serve the hearty dishes Gaziantep is rightfully famous for. UNESCO added the southeastern Turkish city Gaziantep's cuisine to Creative Cities Network back in December. If you cannot go to Gaziantep to try, Istanbul has a chunk of restaurants offering the region's cuisine.
"22.02.2016 07:51:51" theguideistanbul.com A new view of the city: Top 7 Istanbul Instagram accounts Here are our favorite Instagram accounts, capturing scenes from the picturesque city of Istanbul. Check out our gallery of the best Instagram accounts capturing scenes from #Istanbul.
"21.02.2016 08:02:00" theguideistanbul.com 3 ways to finish your breakfast on a sweet note | Straitangle What is your favorite thing on the breakfast table as a sweet finish? Some may say Nutella or jam on a piece of sourdough bread. Some may say bal Ditch the Nutella, these will make your day.
"20.02.2016 15:29:01" theguideistanbul.com Hudson Arnavutköy has become host to more than just fish restaurants recently, with new places popping up on every corner. It’s not the next Karaköy (and maybe that’s a good thing) but it’s definitely gathering its own faithful crowd thanks to places like These days, Hudson İstanbul is the place to go for dinner, cocktails, and Sunday brunch
"20.02.2016 12:23:01" theguideistanbul.com Rudolf now makes chocolate. And, it's wonderful. We watched the experienced chef Rudolf Van Nunen as he worked wonders with artisanal chocolate. Who wants some hand-made artisanal chocolate? Rudolf Karaköy is the destination today!
"20.02.2016 07:32:00" theguideistanbul.com #istanbulwithkids this weekend - February 21-22 Saturday, February 21 Wondering where to take the kids this weekend?
"19.02.2016 16:15:49" theguideistanbul.com Alexandra With young and talented Osman Fethi Baycan behind the bar, and Twins Cocktail Lab - the new cocktail brand by Onurcan Gençer from Finn Karaköy and his twin Yiğitcan Gençer - advising the cocktail menu, Alexandra is the new addition to Arnavutk�y's vibrant Why do the regulars of Alexandra Cocktail Bar knock on the bar two times? Add it to your #FridayNight plans.
"18.02.2016 07:40:32" theguideistanbul.com Secrets of old Istanbul with Ara Güler After photographing most countries in the world, receiving the French Legion of Honor, being named one of the world’s seven “star photographers” by the British Journal of Photography in 1968, and taking classic images of icons s Discover #Istanbul through the eyes of a legendary photographer, Ara Güler.
"17.02.2016 14:18:49" theguideistanbul.com !f Istanbul 15th International Independent Film Festival The !f Istanbul 15th International Independent Film Festival is coming to Istanbul on February 18-28, 2016. This is recognized as one of the city's most important film festivals, showing the best in Turkish and international film every year, from widely 15th International Independent Film Festival !f istanbul starts tomorrow.
"16.02.2016 19:12:25" theguideistanbul.com 14 amazing !f Istanbul movies to stream online | Straitangle !f Istanbul Independent Film Festival will run from February 18-28. The organisers, in a first for the city, will be streaming a chunk of movies at the same The select fourteen movies from !f istanbul will be available for streaming from February 18-28.
"15.02.2016 11:56:22" theguideistanbul.com Audrey Hepburn’s love affair with Istanbul, explained by her son Besides the usual chocolates and flowers, Valentine's Day can also be a time to tell our own stories of romance and reflect on what love really means to us. Sean Hepburn Ferrer gave a personal account of his mother Audrey Hepburn’s love affair with #Istanbul.
"14.02.2016 13:00:00" theguideistanbul.com Love stories from Turkish culture: Leyla and Mecnun | Straitangle Drawing on different cultures, Turkish literature holds many great love stories that stem from different legends, told and re-told for centuries. Happy #ValentinesDay! We are celebrating the romantic day with love stories from Turkish culture: 5/5 Leyla and Mecnun
"13.02.2016 13:00:01" theguideistanbul.com Love stories from Turkish culture: Aslı and Kerem | Straitangle Drawing on different cultures, Turkish literature holds many great love stories that stem from different legends, told and re-told for centuries. Countdown to #ValentinesDay with love stories from Turkish culture: 4/5 Aslı and Kerem
"12.02.2016 14:28:29" theguideistanbul.com Love stories from Turkish culture: Ferhat and Şirin | Straitangle Drawing on different cultures, Turkish literature holds many great love stories that stem from different legends, told and re-told for centuries. These dramatic Countdown to #ValentinesDay with love stories from Turkish culture: 3/5 Ferhat and Şirin
"12.02.2016 10:30:01" theguideistanbul.com The Guide Istanbul Before you make your dinner plans, take a wander through the photo gallery of best dishes of the week.
"11.02.2016 15:12:27" theguideistanbul.com Love stories from Turkish culture: Hasan Boğuldu | Straitangle Drawing on different cultures, Turkish literature holds many great love stories that stem from different legends, told and re-told for centuries. These dramatic Countdown to #ValentinesDay with love stories from Turkish culture: 2/5 Hasan boğuldu
"11.02.2016 11:22:05" theguideistanbul.com Finest exhibitions in Istanbul to see this February February is not a likely contender for most popular month of the year – insincere New Year’s resolutions have been broken, summer still seems far away, and there are no p Fill your weekends with art this month with these TGI-favorite exhibitions in #Istanbul.
"10.02.2016 15:30:01" theguideistanbul.com Love stories from Turkish culture: Bihter and Behlül | Straitangle Drawing on different cultures, Turkish literature holds many great love stories that stem from different legends, told and re-told for centuries. These dramatic Countdown to #ValentinesDay with love stories from Turkish culture: 1/5 Bihter and Behlül
"10.02.2016 12:40:30" theguideistanbul.com Eating clean in Istanbul Everyone’s familiar with the upsides of eating organic. Aside from the food generally tasting better, the health benefits of eating food grown without pesticides are pretty hard to argue with. If you are interested in #EatingHealthy, check out where you can go in #Istanbul.
"09.02.2016 15:12:32" theguideistanbul.com Comemorating Barış Manço | Straitangle It is impossible to hear a Barış Manço song and not know exactly who it is - his voice, the psychedelic melancholy melodies, and the faraway-sounding guitar are Last week was the seventeenth anniversary of Barış Manço’s death. Pay the icon a visit in his own home-turned-museum, the Barış Manço Evi in Kadıköy.
"08.02.2016 16:14:40" theguideistanbul.com The year of the Fire Monkey starts today | Straitangle Chinese New Year - calculated on the lunar calendar - is here. Each year, the celebration falls on the new moon between January 21 and February 20. This year Do you know what Fire Monkey represents? Learn more about it and Shangri-La Bosphorus, Istanbul's surprise for the event in our article.
"08.02.2016 12:22:34" theguideistanbul.com Misirlou: (not) born in the USA It’s hard to forget the opening scene of Pulp Fiction: a diner, scruffy sweet-talking lovers, a heist, and some wild music to kick it off. From Dick Dale to Zeki Müren, many musicians have covered the song Misirlou. Take a look into the song's history, and listen to our favorite versions on Spotify.
"08.02.2016 10:21:42" theguideistanbul.com Remembering Turkish icon Müzeyyen Senar | Straitangle Although it might seem far removed from the pop charts today, Turkey still remembers the iconic artists of what is known as Turkish classical music or Turkish A year ago today, Turkish classical music lost its icon. We remember #MüzeyyenSenar with respect. Check out the playlist we put together of her most popular songs.
"07.02.2016 09:59:00" theguideistanbul.com Innocence of Memories: director Grant Gee in Orhan Pamuk’s Istanbul In interviews, Orhan Pamuk has said that his memories of old Istanbul are so entangled with Ara Güler’s photographs that he cannot distinguish the two in his mind. British director Grant Gee was reading Pamuk when he first visited the city, making hi Read our interview with the director of the movie Innocence of Memories, Grant Gee. The movie is being shown as part of the !f istanbul
15. !f Istanbul Bağımsız Filmler Festivali / 15th !f Istanbul Independent Film Festival #if2016 Orhan Pamuk
"07.02.2016 07:00:01" theguideistanbul.com Top 7 Turkish breakfast places You can barely walk one city block without going past a cafe serving kahvaltı (breakfast). To help you choose from this wide overwhelming array, we've chosen the best seven places to eat traditional Turkish breakfast in Istanbul. Good morning #Istanbul! What about a long Turkish breakfast this morning?
"06.02.2016 17:00:01" theguideistanbul.com Where to drink in February Take a look at the list of places you should check out this month.
"05.02.2016 12:12:53" theguideistanbul.com Where to eat in February With new openings, menu changes, and new concepts, Istanbul's restaurants are waiting to be discovered.
"05.02.2016 07:24:07" theguideistanbul.com 2016 Valentine's Day Gift Ideas Valentine’s Day is upon, which means making reservations at a fancy restaurant, picking a gift, and, since February 14 is on a Sunda We know how hard it is to find a gift for your valentine so we prepared a list of gift ideas.
"04.02.2016 09:12:49" theguideistanbul.com An Istanbul diary from 1935 Old issues of The Guide Istanbul are full of treasures. This one, the second in our series of articles from our archives, is the story of a diary written in 1935 by a German visitor to Istanbul, discovered decades later by photographer Mesut Ilgım. #ThrowbackThursday: More than 80 years have passed since the diary was written - much has changed, much has stayed exactly the same.
"03.02.2016 14:44:41" theguideistanbul.com Istanbul's best bookstores Foreigners unable to read Turkish should not feel limited when it comes to browsing through Istanbul’s many miles of store bookshelves. Istanbul abounds with bookstores and there’s so much Anglophone reading material out there. Check out our favorite ones.
"02.02.2016 17:15:01" theguideistanbul.com Of tulips, tuğra, and tigers: traditional Turkish motifs In British author A.S. Byatt’s best-selling collection of fables, the title story, The Djinn in the Nightingale’s Eye, takes its inspiration from the Turkish glass known as çeşme bülbül, “nightingale’s eye”. Take a closer look into traditional Turkish motifs.
"02.02.2016 15:01:51" theguideistanbul.com The Guide Istanbul The white shirt has long been an indicator of high status and quality. Its symbolism and long history mean that it can describe a society like no other everyday wardrobe element.
"02.02.2016 11:47:48" theguideistanbul.com Valentine's Day 2016 in Istanbul For most couples, celebrating Valentine’s Day is a big dilemma. Luckily, if you are one of those who has decided to celebrate the most romantic day of the year, Istanbul has a lot to offer. Celebrate Valentine's Day with an exquisite dinner with live music, late breakfast in bed, and a spa session. Check out the programs around Istanbul.
"01.02.2016 15:49:23" theguideistanbul.com Top 7 romantic restaurants in Istanbul for Valentine's Day Istanbul is many things - old, chaotic, refreshing, calming, unnerving - but it is always romantic. And, with Valentine’s Day approaching, we want you to make the most of it. Table for two: find out where to eat on Valentine's Day.
"30.01.2016 16:30:00" theguideistanbul.com TOI TOI is a place you'll visit once - and immediately wish you could come every month. Or week. And, if you're lucky enough to be one of the regular customers, you will end up doing exactly that. TOI is part-owned and run by executive chef İsmet Saz, wh #Dinner place suggestion: TOI
"30.01.2016 09:57:38" theguideistanbul.com Residence permits in Istanbul: All you need to know Dear reader, please note that this article is strictly informational. For details we advise you to direct all your questions to the Directorate General of the Migration Management located on Vatan Caddesi No.64 in Istanbul. Planning to settle in Istanbul? Find out what you need to know for getting a residence permit.
"29.01.2016 15:21:04" theguideistanbul.com Külhanbeyi If you are the 25th person to go to Külhanbeyi, they may say "We're sorry" and you'll have to find another place to drink that night. With a "first come, first served" policy and only 24 seats available, Külhanbeyi is a one-of-a-kind bar in Asmalımes For cocktails like "Are you disco? Are you cola?" and "Balkonsuz ev, göbeksiz erkek olmaz," check out Kulhanbeyi in Asmalımescit. Find out why they won't accept the 25th person in our review.
"28.01.2016 12:02:43" theguideistanbul.com Mind-warping photographs of Istanbul: Aydın Büyüktaş's "Flatland" Photographer Aydın Büyüktaş has created composite photographs that make us reimagine the landmarks of Istanbul. We're amazed by these photos of Istanbul by Aydın Büyüktaş. Check out our gallery.
"28.01.2016 08:23:21" theguideistanbul.com Work with us The Guide Istanbul is looking for an experienced advertising sales manager. The position is full-time and based in Istanbul. The Guide Istanbul is looking for someone who is both passionate and self-motivated, and who will work as part of The Guide I We are looking for an experienced advertising sales manager.
"27.01.2016 15:25:54" theguideistanbul.com Sneak peek at !f Istanbul 2016 The !f Istanbul Independent Film Festival is back for its fifteenth edition this year, bringing us another crop of the world’s finest independent films, from February 18-28. Sneak peek at 15th !f istanbul Independent Film Festival. #if2016
"27.01.2016 12:03:00" theguideistanbul.com #istanbulwithkids Uniq Istanbul: everything under one roof Arts, culture and entertainment center for kids with permanent and temporary activities under one roof: Harika Matematik shows kids how to have fun with math, and the Da Vinci Learning workshop area is filled with rich art content. And last but not Uniq İstanbul offers kids everything they need from math to adventurous activities.
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"26.01.2016 13:29:44" theguideistanbul.com Islamic design talks and workshops with Eric Broug Eric Broug is considered one of the world experts on Islamic design and the geometric patterns of Muslim cultures. Broug wrote the first full-color art book on the subject, Islamic Geometric Design (Thames&Hudson). He also contributed to the book Esc Catch Eric Broug’s Islamic design talks and workshops from January 28-30.
"26.01.2016 10:05:15" theguideistanbul.com Pamuk's The Museum of Innocence in London | Straitangle The exhibition in London at Somerset House will focus on these vitrines, accompanied by the visuals from British film-maker Grant Gee’s adaptation of the novel. "I’m delighted that The Museum of Innocence has been given a new life out in the wider world at Somerset House." - Orhan Pamuk
"26.01.2016 06:58:08" theguideistanbul.com Coffee shops in Cihangir Trendy Cihangir is home to an array of good coffee places. Good morning! For your #morningcoffee check out our favourite coffee shops in Cihangir.
"24.01.2016 07:05:00" theguideistanbul.com Turkish breakfast: a dictionary If it is your first encounter with Turkish culture, the richness of the Turkish breakfast table may leave you in awe. Lost for words, even. Before you go out for a long Sunday breakfast, learn the staple dishes in a Turkish breakfast table.
"23.01.2016 13:33:01" theguideistanbul.com Best Online Fashion Stores In Turkey Istanbul is a shopping paradise, no doubt about that. But sometimes it is so much more satisfying to sit on your couch in your favourite pajamas and surf the season’s new arrivals online. Check out our favourite online fashion stores.
"23.01.2016 08:00:01" theguideistanbul.com Top 7 Turkish superstitions 1. Beliefs about the nazar or evil eye are some of the most widely known superstitions in Turkey. What do Turkish people do to avoid trouble in the future?
"22.01.2016 18:00:00" theguideistanbul.com #Istanbulwithkids: winter break Comment #Istanbulwithkids: winter break The Guide Istanbul editorial team January 22, 2016 Forestanbul 1/4 image Istanbul Toy Museum 2/4 image Sakıp Sabancı Museum 3/4 image Kidzmondo 4/4 image Running from January 22 to February 8, the winter break Winter break is finally here. Check out the programs for kids in #Istanbul.
"21.01.2016 16:03:01" theguideistanbul.com In memory of Mustafa Koç: the art of business | Straitangle The country is saddened at the loss of Mustafa Koç, who passed away on January 21 after a heart attack at the age of 56. The country is saddened at the loss of Mustafa Koç, who passed away on January 21 after a heart attack, at the age of 55.
"21.01.2016 13:58:53" theguideistanbul.com Top 7 Istanbul Instagram accounts Here are our favorite Instagram accounts, capturing scenes from the picturesque city of Istanbul. Here are our favorite Instagram accounts, capturing scenes from the picturesque city of #Istanbul.
"20.01.2016 16:16:02" theguideistanbul.com What's in season: oranges Icy wind and snow never seem as bleak as they could do when you catch sight of a neatly arranged pile of oranges on a juice-seller’s table. Check out the article for delicious recipe with oranges. Bon appétit!
"20.01.2016 11:10:18" theguideistanbul.com Open your ears to Everyday Sounds in Istanbul Photographer Ara Güler has been nicknamed “the eye of Istanbul” for his Running until March 20, the exhibition Everyday Sounds at the Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations (RCAC) opens our ears to the dissonance and harmony of Istanbul’s streets.
"19.01.2016 16:00:01" theguideistanbul.com Different City, Different Mood: the third album from jazzman Alper Yılmaz Istanbul and jazz have much in common - a fusion of cultures and languages, constant improvisation, raw energy and pockets of calm. A musical expression of Istanbul’s jazz spirit: Alper Yilmaz's latest album Different City, Different Mood.
"19.01.2016 12:20:41" theguideistanbul.com Les Benjamins at Milan Men’s Fashion Week 2016 | Straitangle The first Turkish ready-to-wear clothing brand featured in Milan Fashion Week, Les Benjamins has introduced its 2016 Fall/Winter styles. Bünyamin Aydın’s latest Bünyamin Aydin's Les Benjamins introduced its 2016 Fall/Winter styles at Milan Men's Fashion Week.
"19.01.2016 08:08:00" theguideistanbul.com Istanbul Winter Diary 1929 & 1954 | Straitangle Although some Westerners may be surprised to hear it, Istanbul regularly experiences snow in winter. Certain years have been particularly cold, leading to a #Throwback to those times when the Bosphorus was filled with ice.
"18.01.2016 14:59:52" theguideistanbul.com Cold weather treats: salep, boza, and kestane Wandering the thoroughfares of Istanbul, it is hard not to notice how much emphasis there is on food. Snow is back. Don't worry - salep, boza, and kestane are here to warm you up.
"17.01.2016 10:00:01" theguideistanbul.com Top 7 songs about Istanbul Situated at the crossroads of the ancient and modern world, Istanbul is heir to a host of cultures. Check out our playlist of top 7 songs about Istanbul.
"16.01.2016 16:30:00" theguideistanbul.com Efendi Cocktail bars are opening up on every corner of the city these days. While most of them closes down after a few months, Efendi looks like it is here to stay. Standing out with its own style and niche crowd, the bar is like the cool kid in the class. Once, cocktail bars were new to Istanbul's nightlife scene. Now they are popping up on every corner - and we think Efendi Topağacı is one of the best.
"16.01.2016 10:00:00" theguideistanbul.com Top 7 Kadıköy coffee places Kadıköy and charming neighborhood Moda is filled with coffee shops. We explored the area, tried every single one of them, and picked our favorites. Have a nice weekend - check out these coffee shops in Kadıköy before you make your plans.
"15.01.2016 17:00:00" theguideistanbul.com Funky Munky Funky Munky is one of the newest additions in town. With a cocktails-and-coffee concept in mind, Minister of Coffee’s founder Sam H. Cevikoz opened Funky Munky in late 2015. The place is colorful, with rainbows on the walls - here, you feel like ever Funky Munky - an ideal place to start a night of partying.
"14.01.2016 18:00:01" theguideistanbul.com Staying safe in Istanbul The attack in Sultanahmet on January 12 was an incomparable tragedy. But if such a cowardly attack convinces people not to visit Istanbul, that will be another tragedy.
"14.01.2016 15:18:41" theguideistanbul.com What's in season: persimmons Bright orange persimmons hanging from leafless branches mark the coming of winter in Turkey. Originally from China, persimmons (hurma in Turkish) are actually classified as a berry.
"12.01.2016 14:06:20" Timeline Photos #Sultanahmet
"12.01.2016 07:00:01" theguideistanbul.com The 2016 Hrant Dink Memorial Lecture Since 2008, Boğaziçi University Department of History, Department of Political Science and International Relations and Department of Sociology is holding The Hrant Dink Memorial Lecture on Human Rights and Freedom of Speech. This year Indian scholar Dr. Vandana Shiva will be speaking at The Hrant Dink Memorial Lecture on Human Rights and Freedom of Speech.
Hrant Dink İnsan Hakları ve İfade Özgürlüğü Konferansı
"11.01.2016 18:00:00" theguideistanbul.com Çeşme 101: This summer’s must-sees and must-dos Getting lost in the beautiful coastal town of Çeşme might just be what you need to do to escape the sweltering heat of the summer. The New York Times listed #Çeşme in "52 Places to Go in 2016" list. Read our article from last summer and plan your next one.
"11.01.2016 13:05:58" theguideistanbul.com Turkish achievements around the world in 2015 As we look forward to the promise of a new year in 2016, it is also time to reflect on the year we have left behind. Turkey had its share of joys and sorrows in 2015, with its citizens playing an increasingly prominent role on the world stage. We have taken a closer look at the Turkish achievements in 2015.
"09.01.2016 15:00:04" theguideistanbul.com Due Forni: quality and flair, Italian-style Due Forni: quality and flair, Italian-style It might seem an odd choice of location for restaurant in Istanbul: bordering the urban park of Göztepe, close to the Marmara Sea, with no AVM and no Bosphorus in sight, where every April the metropolita A new venture opened in 2015, Due Forni is one of the best Italian restaurants in town - and it’s the place to go for seafood.
"08.01.2016 15:48:45" theguideistanbul.com #Istanbulwithkids activities this weekend “Güzel Sanatlar Parkı” (Fine Arts Park), İstinye Park Looking for places to go with your kids, where you can spend some quality time with them during the weekend?
"08.01.2016 07:00:01" theguideistanbul.com Playing with lines: Cashmere in Love Spring/Summer 2016 | Straitangle Two things are at the heart of each Cashmere in Love collection: art and travel. New places and the art found there - whether it is in a Hong Kong marketplace Cashmere in Love’s 2016 spring/summer collection – like others before it – also draws on the work of a particular artist: an American Conceptual artist, Sol LeWitt.
"07.01.2016 16:13:57" theguideistanbul.com Best exhibitions to see this January From Sejla Kameric's When the Heart Goes Bing Bam Boom to Habitat at Istanbul Modern | Istanbul Museum of Modern Art, we've listed the best exhibitions in January.
"07.01.2016 09:47:33" theguideistanbul.com Ethics and aesthetics: TWELV12's work with Syrian refugees What was once a personal whim - a peaceful doodling habit - has been turned into a very real venture: Twelv12.
"06.01.2016 17:30:02" theguideistanbul.com Epiphany in Istanbul: a cold swim for the cross If you had been on Fener pier on January 6, you would have seen an unusual sight: men wearing only swimming trunks as they wait in boats on the Golden Horn. While the whole city is wrapped up in coats and scarves, these men dived into the cold waters to return the cross to the patriarch.
"06.01.2016 15:35:59" theguideistanbul.com Eating clean in Istanbul Everyone’s familiar with the upsides of eating organic. Aside from the food generally tasting better, the health benefits of eating food grown without pesticides are pretty hard to argue with. It's not just about being vegan or vegetarian anymore. Read our article to find out more about eating clean.
"06.01.2016 12:15:50" theguideistanbul.com Epiphany celebrations in Istanbul | Straitangle Haghia Yorgi Church, Fener Greek Orthodox Patriarchate On January 6, the Greek Orthodox community of Istanbul celebrates the festival of Epiphany. As the Today the Greek Orthodox community of Istanbul celebrates the festival of Epiphany.
"04.01.2016 15:21:14" Timeline Photos Two Mediterranean legends – pasta and lobster – come together to create this delicious Italian dish: spaghetti all'aragosta. We really like Madeo İstanbul's examples of vast Italian cuisine – definitely worth a trip for a great dinner.
"03.01.2016 20:57:38" The Guide Istanbul's cover photo
"30.12.2015 14:00:03" theguideistanbul.com It’s cold outside – stay cozy at these winter shelters | The Guide Istanbul It's cold outside - stay cozy at these winter shelters, where you can sip and snack by a roaring fire and dream of warmer days to come. It's snowing - we listed these cozy places for you to warm up.
"30.12.2015 09:30:00" theguideistanbul.com The Galliard , Etiler | The Guide Istanbul In Nispetiye, Istanbul's upscale Etiler neighborhood, The Galliard opened its doors as a fine dining establishment, offering classic dishes of Turkish, Mediterranean and international cuisines. #Lunch place suggestion: The GALLIARD
"29.12.2015 15:09:56" theguideistanbul.com Snow is coming: be prepared | Straitangle The official state-run meteorology office in Turkey reports that we will be waking up to a snowy Istanbul on the first day of 2016. It is going to start raining We will wake up to a white #Istanbul on the first day of 2016.
"28.12.2015 15:46:26" theguideistanbul.com Nikos Koulis jewelry at Midnight Express | Straitangle With his refined technique and dexterity, Nikos Koulis is a Greek jewelry designer who uses quality materials and experiments with new ideas. Although variety From Madonna to Rihanna, most celebs use his designs, now he is in Istanbul.
Nikos Koulis @ Midnight Express
"28.12.2015 13:00:02" theguideistanbul.com New Year’s Eve in Istanbul: Useful Tips | The Guide Istanbul What happens when 13 million people get excited for the New Year? This guide can ensure a fun-filled night at the end of the year. Some useful tips to consider on the last night of 2015 and the first moments of 2016.
"28.12.2015 09:14:03" theguideistanbul.com Best Turkish films of 2015 | Straitangle The past year has been another step in Turkish cinema’s rise to global fame. From drama to documentary, horror to history, the country’s talented filmmakers and If you haven’t watched any Turkish films this year, there is still time to catch the highlights.
"27.12.2015 15:00:00" theguideistanbul.com Yedi Masa, Moda | The Guide Istanbul Yedi Masa is a small meyhane full of character with excellent mezes and ambience. Yedi Masa, a "meyhane" to spend your Sunday evening
"27.12.2015 10:00:01" theguideistanbul.com Monochrome | The Guide Istanbul Monochrome is a digital art exhibition taking place at Akbank Sanat from December 16 to February 13. Check out digital art exhibition Monochrome at Akbank Sanat today.
"27.12.2015 07:00:00" theguideistanbul.com Mangerie, Bebek | The Guide Istanbul The Guide Istanbul, the city's independent guide to the best of the city. Learn More about Mangerie Restaurant here. Sunday breakfast place suggestion: Mangerie
"26.12.2015 16:30:01" theguideistanbul.com Brunelle, Moda | The Guide Istanbul A dignified and inviting place serving excellent French, Italian, and Turkish cuisine. New in our listings: Brunelle
"26.12.2015 10:00:01" theguideistanbul.com Zeyno Pekünlü - Everything I Know | The Guide Istanbul Zeyno Pekünlü's exhibition Everything I Know is taking place at Sanatorium gallery. Check out Zeyno Pekünlü's exhibition "Everything I Know", before it ends today
"26.12.2015 07:00:01" theguideistanbul.com Van Kahvaltı Evi, Cihangir | The Guide Istanbul The Guide Istanbul, the city's independent guide to the best of the city. Learn More about Van Kahvaltı Evi Restaurant here. Breakfast place suggestion: Van Kahvaltı Evi
"25.12.2015 17:30:03" Timeline Photos Pera Palace Hotel Jumeirah invites you to try their special James Bond 007 cocktails prepared for SPECTRE.
"25.12.2015 17:00:00" theguideistanbul.com New Year's Eve Programs in Istanbul | The Guide Istanbul To make deciding what to do on the New Year’s Eve a tad bit easier for you, we listed our favorite events in the hotels. No plans for New Year's Eve? We are here to help you.
"25.12.2015 15:36:06" theguideistanbul.com Souq’s winter market | Straitangle Souq Karaköy's winter market is on December 26 and 27. If you are still gift shopping, drop by Souq Dükkan on Saturday or Sunday. You'll Check out Souq Karaköy's winter market this weekend.
"25.12.2015 10:13:34" theguideistanbul.com Habitat at İstanbul Modern | The Guide Istanbul The İstanbul Modern exhibition Habitat offers a local slant on this concept through the eyes of photographers including Ali Taptık, Kürşat Bayhan, Çağlar Kanzık, Zeynep Beler, Barbaros Kayan, and Kerem Ozan Bayraktar. Ali Taptık, Kürşat Bayhan, Çağlar Kanzık, Zeynep Beler, Barbaros Kayan, and Kerem Ozan Bayraktar's works at Istanbul Modern | Istanbul Museum of Modern Art
"23.12.2015 15:07:52" theguideistanbul.com What’s in season: sole | The Guide Istanbul Called dil balığı (tongue fish) in Turkish, sole is in season right now, and it is one of the most delicious fish of the winter months. You might be able to see it in fishmongers’ windows all year long, but it is at its best from November to February Called dil balığı (tongue fish) in Turkish, sole is at its best these months.
"23.12.2015 08:00:59" theguideistanbul.com What is Turkish Christmas? | The Guide Istanbul There might be some surprising connections between Turkey and Christmas – how many do you know? Is Santa Claus Turkish? Why do we call turkey "turkey"? What is the relation between Atatürk and Christmas? Are there any Christmas services in Istanbul? All answered in our article.
"22.12.2015 08:19:43" theguideistanbul.com Coffee shops in Cihangir | The Guide Istanbul We have listed our favorite coffee shops in Cihangir. Check out The Guide’s four favorite Cihangir coffee shops.
"21.12.2015 10:34:18" theguideistanbul.com Top 7 Gaziantep Restaurants In Istanbul | The Guide Istanbul The culinary connection between Istanbul and Gaziantep stands strong thanks to many eateries around town that serve the hearty dishes Gaziantep is rightfully famous for. Here are our Top 7 Gaziantep Restaurants in Istanbul, in no particular order. UNESCO added Gaziantep cuisine to gastronomy category of Creative Cities Network. Check out our top 7 list of Gaziantep Restaurants in Istanbul.
"20.12.2015 07:00:01" theguideistanbul.com Istanbul Winter Diary 1929 & 1954 | Straitangle Although some Westerners may be surprised to hear it, Istanbul regularly experiences snow in winter. Certain years have been particularly cold, leading to a In both 1929 and 1954, the Bosphorus was filled with ice, allowing people to walk between the European and Asian sides of the city.
"20.12.2015 06:00:01" theguideistanbul.com Top 7 Turkish Breakfast Places | The Guide Istanbul If it is your first encounter with Turkish culture, the richness of the Turkish breakfast table may leave you in awe. Take a look at our top 7 list before you go out for Sunday breakfast.
"19.12.2015 17:00:03" theguideistanbul.com Madeo, Karaköy | The Guide Istanbul Madeo is glamorous and upscale new Italian restaurant in Karaköy, offering a great wine list, live music and DJ performances. Madeo, an upscale fine-dining restaurant and a great place for a Saturday night
"19.12.2015 07:00:01" theguideistanbul.com Luxury on the Golden Horn: Onni Hammam and Spa at the Lazzoni Hotel | Straitangle Whether you're a visitor or a dyed-in-the-wool Istanbullite, sometimes the city can get a little much. The staff at Lazzoni Hotel understand the need for Spend a morning at Lazzoni Hotel’s Onni Hammam and Spa and you’ll find yourself feeling not only pampered and cared-for, but more at peace.
"18.12.2015 17:00:02" theguideistanbul.com The Barley, Beyoğlu | The Guide Istanbul The Barley is a great whisky bar off İstiklal Caddesi in Istanbul The Barley: a good spot for a long evening, or for a pre-drink before you go out.
"18.12.2015 14:30:01" theguideistanbul.com Top 7 Turkish superstitions | The Guide Istanbul The Guide Istanbul's Top 7 Turkish superstitions. The blue amulets, called nazar boncuğu, are used to neutralize this evil power.
"18.12.2015 14:10:55" The Guide Istanbul
"18.12.2015 12:25:05" theguideistanbul.com Best dishes of the week | Straitangle 1. Avocado Toast @ Dandin Bakery 2. Spaghetti all'aragosta @ Madeo 3. Islama Chicken @ Tazele 4. Open sandwich @ Wondering where to eat? Check out our best dishes of the week.
"18.12.2015 09:26:10" theguideistanbul.com What to do this weekend | Straitangle What to listen to Epica Dutch symphonic metal band Epica will perform at Küçükçiftlik Park, joined by folk metal band Finntroll, on Friday December 18. The From metal band Epica concert to a Zeki Müren exhibition, here are the highlights of this weekend.
"16.12.2015 12:53:42" theguideistanbul.com Unlocking the city with photographs: IstanbulNow! | The Guide Istanbul The selected works from photography competition IstanbulNow! - in colloboration with Mehmet Turgut - will be on display at Le Meridien Istanbul Etiler from December 17, 2015 to January 30, 2016. Le Meridien Istanbul Etiler x Mehmet Turgut: IstanbulNow! A different perspective on #Istanbul