About the magazine

Launched as the city’s first English language lifestyle publication, The Guide Istanbul magazine has been keeping a finger on the pulse of Istanbul happenings and delivering detailed information about local culture since 1991. In more than a quarter of a century, The Guide Istanbul magazine has successfully expressed, and continues to divulge its innate curiosity and love for the city through content that covers the historic, culinary, artistic, consumerist, and cultural. 

As a publisher, we base our product on principles of unwavering honesty and an insistence upon quality. Our goal is to provide our readers with an enhanced city experience that will offer them a wide variety of simple, yet dynamic choices about what to do in the city. We aim to make life easier for travelers, as well as locals, by providing information on select venues and events.

Distribution and circulation

With a print run of 10,000 copies per issue, The Guide Istanbul magazine is published six times a year. 

You can find our publications at our online shop and the following locations:

Digital versions of all of our titles are available for download from Magzter and Turkcell Dergilik.

Current titles in print:

  • The Guide Istanbul in Arabic (bi-annual, Arabic)

The Guide Istanbul magazine is published and printed in Turkey by APA Uniprint Basım San. ve Tic. A.Ş.part of APA Group of Companies. 

While care is taken to ensure accuracy in the magazine and on the website, the publishers cannot accept responsibility for any incorrect details. Readers are advised to check with the organizations to ensure that there have been no changes to the details published. No responsibility is accepted for claims made in any advertisements appearing in the publication and the publisher reserves the right to refuse advertisements at their discretion. 

The Guide Istanbul is protected under copyright law. It is illegal to reproduce or transmit it in whole or in part, in any form or by any means (including mechanical, photographic, or electronic methods), without the written permission of The Guide Istanbul, or Uniprint Basım Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş. Istanbul, Turkey.

Dear Readers,

Our publication witnessed a lot of ups and downs in the last 29 years, but in 2020 we have faced truly unprecedented times.

Despite our best efforts, as of August 2020 we are pressing pause on our overall activity, thanking all of our readers, followers, and partners for their ongoing support and words of encouragement.

We will miss you, just like we miss the city’s uplifting energy that kept us motivated throughout the years.

Stay safe!