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Poetistanbul Brings 39 World Famous Poets To Turkey's Capitol

Poetistanbul Brings 39 World Famous Poets To Turkey's Capitol

Promising to be one of the most poetically pleasing cultural events in Istanbul, the Turkish capitol will host over 39 of the worlds best poets in a cultural exchange of epic proportions. Providing a platform for poets both young and old, while simultaneously bringing together great minds and influences from across the globe, Poetistanbul is a golden affair for the poetically inclined.

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Collection of Style Coming to Istanbul

Collection of Style Coming to Istanbul

Bringing a touch of style to Istanbul, Collection of Style is expanding its horizons and launching its first outlet in the Turkish capitol. Adding its own unique influence on the local fashion culture to the already wildly diverse cultural mix that calls Istanbul home, visitors can look for the new store at the landmark Zorlu Centre later this year.

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Apple Opens In Istanbul

Apple Opens In Istanbul

Loosing one of those pesky charge cables or the need of a little Apple tech support abroad can be a nightmare, but for travelers to Istanbul, things just got a little easier. Opening a new Apple Store in Turkey, the technological super-giant’s first outlet to launch in Istanbul.

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Shangri-La's Second European Hotel Opens in Istanbul

Shangri-La's Second European Hotel Opens in Istanbul

With 186 rooms, six stories and an inviting neo-classical façade, Shagri-La's new luxury hotel in Istanbul is an exciting restoration of a former tobacco warehouse complete with all the amenities from a club sauna to Jacuzzi steam rooms. The hotel has a dominating view over Istanbul's unique, historical architecture and is located near the heart of the city.

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Istanbul Revitalizes Metro Line

Istanbul Revitalizes Metro Line

Istanbul's already impressive metropolitan transit system is due for an upgrade as the Metropolitan Municipality Rail System's Directorate opens its doors to bidders for a new set of trains to accompany its newly constructed line. The new 17 station subway line will stretch from Üsküdar to Marmary, serving as the Asian portion of the city's second major railway.

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Istanbul Hosts International Jazz Day

Istanbul Hosts International Jazz Day

Jazz is an everlasting sensation that has to this day taken the world by storm, and Istanbul has been more than happy to embrace the culture and art that flows from the movement with their own International Jazz day. Only part of the longstanding cultural harmony Turkey has exhibited with the Jazz movement, the event is scheduled to host it's 20th anniversary come this July.

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Luxurious Tourism Abound in Turkey

Luxurious Tourism Abound in Turkey

Though Turkey might not be what comes to mind when you hear the term luxury tourism, but that's exactly what the country, especially Istanbul, has to offer. From impeccable hotels to memorable things to do and see, Turkey really is a world-class vacation destination.

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Spending a Great Few Days in Istanbul

Spending a Great Few Days in Istanbul

This guide tells you how to have a truly magnificent handful of days in Istanbul, which honestly sounds like a killer vacation. Though a vacation in Istanbul is pretty much guaranteed to be amazing, this could be the most efficient guide I've seen, especially if your time there really is limited.

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Istanbul's World-Class Dining Options

Istanbul's World-Class Dining Options

Being a world-class vacation and business destination linking the eastern and western worlds with each other, Istanbul has some of the best dining options around and covers anything you could ever want in a meal.

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Some of the Best Hotels in Istanbul

Some of the Best Hotels in Istanbul

Looking for the best luxury hotels in Istanbul? CNN has a pretty good rundown of what they consider to be the best hotels in the gorgeous Turkish city, linked to below.

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Istanbul's Cast-Iron Church

Istanbul's Cast-Iron Church

As the only remaining fully cast-iron church in the world, Istanbul's Bulgarian St. Stephen Church offers historians and those interested in religion an incredibly unique place to stop while on vacation.

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Istanbul Exhibit to Show Off Ancient Texts

Istanbul Exhibit to Show Off Ancient Texts

It seems odd to me that the Vatican owns one of the copies of this text which should so obviously be a national treasure for Turkey. However, to view these texts, Turkish citizens have to wait until they're made available by the Vatican and then make the time to visit Istanbul while it's on display.

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Istanbul Apartment Complex Fights Heat, Energy Waste

Istanbul Apartment Complex Fights Heat, Energy Waste

Not only does the wooden-slotted and staggered design of this Istanbul apartment complex make it look aesthetically awesome, but they keep the complex cool without the need for wasteful air conditioning units.

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What to expect in 2013 for Istanbul property

What to expect in 2013 for Istanbul property

Property Laws are always a bit confusing as this is they way they where intentionally made. Luckily Istanbul has many places dedicated to help decipher theses text. They will help uncover the ruth behind property taxes and there rule per request.

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Istanbul pushes for youth Olympics

Istanbul pushes for youth Olympics

Istanbul's economy has spiked and they are using this to their advantage. They are using this to persuade Olympic officials to give them the honor of hosting the 2020 youth Olympics. Istanbul is biding against Madrid and Tokyo. Keep in mind that this is one of the worlds largest events.

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Istanbul Film Festival Calls For New Award

Istanbul Film Festival Calls For New Award

After several years of redundancy, the Istanbul film festival is finally ready to introduce a new award or at least they finally want to. This event has been a trampoline for Turkish films as this is where they come to get worldwide recognition.

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Gangnam Style Conquers Istanbul

Gangnam Style Conquers Istanbul

Istanbul got a taste of its like to party in South Korea with Psy. On February 21 Psy had a short 15 minute concert which was highly anticipated because of his hit single "Gangnam Style". The concert was part of a festival which is held annually.

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Shake Shack coming to Istanbul

Shake Shack coming to Istanbul

Shake Shack is begging to make a name for it self around the world as they are now going to open a new venue in Istanbul, Turkey. The company seems to be aiming towards total control of the burger industry on a global scale. With every day that passes the company is closer to their goal.

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Sarai Sierra was an exceptional upcoming artist

Sarai Sierra was an exceptional upcoming artist

The Late Sarai Sierra was a mother who had recently found her calling in photography. She was a growing artist who had a potential future in the photography industry. She took a solo trip to Istanbul but, sadly, never returned home.

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Senijder Heading to Istanbul

Senijder Heading to Istanbul

Holland soccer star Wesley Senijder will be coming to Istanbul to play for Galatasaray. Sneijder officially signed the transfer papers on January 21, 2013. After several weeks of deliberation, he finally decided to make the move and he considers it to be the best one for his career.

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