photo by Eren Sarigul

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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Basilica Cistern

Yerebatan Sarayı – "Sunken Palace” - otherwise known as the Basilica Cistern - is the largest ancient cisterns found in Istanbul. The Basilica Cistern was built in 542 by the Byzantine Emperor Justinian I to provide water to the ‘Great Palace of Constantinople’. The Ottomans...

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Apple Store now open in Istanbul

Update - 5th April 2014 Apple has officially opened its first store in Istanbul to the general public. The press was fortunate enough to gain access to the store a day earlier to visit what was called a 'unique Apple Store' by the companies CEO Tim...

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