• 22nd Istanbul Jazz Festival

    22nd Istanbul Jazz Festival

    The seminal Joan Baez will welcome in the month of July as part of the 22nd Istanbul Jazz Festival. Lucky ticket-holders will be able to savor her music as it fills the auditorium of the Cemil Topuzlu Open-Air Theatre.
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  • Rumi's heirs

    Rumi's heirs

    Find out what Elif Shafak has to say on Sufism and how Rumi has inspired her.
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  • Off the Beaten Path

    Off the Beaten Path

    The island of Burgazada, sprinkled on either side by pretty red-roofed houses, is home to Hristos Tepesi, or Hill of Christ, with unrivalled views of Istanbul and the Marmara Sea.
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  • Opulent iftar tables

    Opulent iftar tables

    Istanbul's high-end hotels and restaurants are getting ready for the fasting month of Ramadan.
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  • Questions and Answers

    Questions and Answers

    We ask three spiritual teachers operating in Istanbul for some direction on spiritual transformation. These people are South African transformational catalyst Vernon Frost, movement therapist Diana Jaramillo, and personal development counselor Ayşe Kızılöz
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Restaurants & Cafes

Classic fish restaurants on the waterfront

Food doesn’t get much simpler than the winning combination of fish and a glass of ice-cold, cloudy rakı . The two are very good friends, so ... Read More »

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The Globe
The Globe restaurant, which in its first year of operations served more than 200.000 dishes, is a ... Read More »

Istanbul's most opulent iftar dinners

As eateries throughout the city of all sizes are getting ready for the fasting month of Ramadan, so are Istanbul's high-end hotels and restaurants. ... Read More »


Sofra London
The Sofra London Karaköy restaurant represents something of a homecoming for Hüzeyin ... Read More »


Narköy: the friendly farm

Even sprawling, gargantuan Istanbul, has its limits, and beyond these limits was where we were going, the three of us squeezed into a car with our ... Read More »

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Banker Han
Housed in the renovated historic Banker Han, the hotel offers 36 stylish yet playful guest rooms ... Read More »
Régie Ottoman Istanbul
Set in a renovated 150-year-old Ottoman building, Régie Ottoman Istanbul is located on ... Read More »


Talking jazz with Roberto Fonseca

Having played with the legendary Buena Vista Social Club around the world, pianist Roberto Fonseca is a national star of Cuban music. The personal ... Read More »

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SUPA Suriye Pasajı Salon
Located in the heart of the city, SUPA, the Suriye Pasajı Salon is an event space managed by ... Read More »
Arnavutköy may once have counted as a sleepy village on the outskirts of the city, but those ... Read More »

Arts & Entertainment

June Exhibitions: Best of the Month

The beating heart of summer is something of a lull for Istanbul’s cultural scene, with many artistic types taking a break from the inevitable ... Read More »

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DiArtPrints is a gallery created with the aim of providing art enthusiasts with a place where they ... Read More »
Derinlikler Sanat Merkezi
Derinlikler Sanat Merkezi was first established in Cihangir in 2006, after which it relocated to ... Read More »


A Day on Serdar-ı Ekrem Caddesi in Galata

Serdar-ı Ekrem is the busiest, liveliest, most popular street in Galata. It may be just one street but it is home to a wide variety of funky, fancy, ... Read More »

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Eye Connection
Eye Connection is an eyewear brand that understands that sunglasses are a key part of one's ... Read More »
Here you can shop selected garments, bags, and shoes by the superheroes of French ... Read More »


Spirituality in the city

We are alive in curious times. Is it any wonder, then, that more and more of us are asking ourselves some fundamental questions? Privately, we ... Read More »


Off the beaten path: Christos Metamorphosis Monastery

As you approach the island of Burgazada , it rises up out of the sea, its green summit (of 170m) that slopes smoothly down on either side ... Read More »

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