Istanbul is unique. It is the only city in the world where two continents meet. Enjoy old and new in the cultural capital of Turkey with Istanbul expert Marc Guillet

Taksim belongs to all of of us!

Posted on 15 February 2012

 I’m angry. Angry about the plans of the city authorities to destroy little Gezi Park next to Taksim Square. And I am even more annoyed that not a single representative in the Metropolitan Municipality Assembly has voted against it. The vote was unanimous last September. That means that also the representatives of the CHP opposition,… Read more »

Istanbul to get new mini-metro system

Posted on 2 February 2012

 Istanbul’s metro system will soon feature a new “mini-metro” that will ultimately connect the neighborhoods of Levent and Aşiyan, Istanbul Metropolitan Mayor Kadir Topbaş has announced. The project will be built within two years and will connect the Aşiyan neighborhood, which is along the Bosphorus, to the main Istanbul metro line via a 730-meter funicular… Read more »