Nusret Gökçe aka Salt Bae

Nusret Gökçe may be known across Turkey as the owner of the appropriately named Nusr-Et  Steakhouse chain but he has now become an overnight sensation as the widely recognised Salt Bae. Celebrities from all over the world travel to Nusret's restaurants in both Turkey and Dubai...

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G20 – Erdoğan meets Xi Jinping ahead of Summit

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is scheduled to meet his Chinese counterpart President Xi Jinping ahead of G20 Summit which will be taking place in Eastern China. The G20 is set to take place between Sunday 4th and Monday 5th September 2016. President Erdoğan and President Xi Jinping's closed meeting...

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Top 5 greatest quotes about Istanbul

1. "If one had but a single glance to give the world, one should gaze on Istanbul." Alphonse de Lamartine 2. "Istanbul is inspiring because it has its own code of architecture, literature, poetry, music." Christian Louboutin 3. "If the earth were a single state, Istanbul would be its...

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Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar holds first ever board election

The first election in the Grand Bazaars 560 year old history was held over the weekend. The tourist hot spot has now has a new president and board. The election came amid heated discussion over renovating the facility. A study by the Eva Real Estate Valuation Consultancy revealed that the Grand Bazaar...

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Work on the Ertuğrul frigate starts in Kushimoto, Japan

Underwater excavation of the Ertuğrul frigate which sank near Japan’s city of Kushimoto began on January 15 and will continue until February 15. Ottoman frigate Ertuğrul set sail on a goodwill voyage to Japan 1890. While returning she encountered a typhoon off the coast of Wakayama Prefecture and sank. 533...

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This week in the Turkish Super League – Round 31

The 31’st round of the Turkish Super League could see a new champion crowned, the battle for second place intensify and more twists and turns among the teams striving to stay in the division. The week kicks off with Gençlerbirliği and Bursaspor who have both accumulated 41...

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