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Taksim Square for pedestrians only

Posted on 1 February 2011

Istanbul’s mayor Kadir Topbaş’s announced recently that work would begin in 2011 to close Taksim Square in Istanbul’s Beyoğlu district to traffic. It will be for pedestrians only. Many roads in the area will be moved underground and bus stations and metro entrances relocated. The mayor said in his announcement that both Mete Street, which runs… Read more »