Istancool begins today

The international festival of culture, Istancool starts today and brings together the finest international cultural minds in the fields of art, design, fashion,film, music, literature and architecture. In its second year, the festival will run from Friday to Sunday as a type of three-day cultural meeting program in the city. The event, which is organized … Continue reading

BBC Radio Turkish Service ends on May 27

After 72 years, BBC radio calls time on its Turkish service this Friday May 27th. The decision to shut down BBC Radio’s Turkish Service came after the British government made cuts 25% cuts to the BBC World Service’s budget.

Carl’s Jr. opens first restaurant in Turkey

The first Turkey branch of U.S.-based fast food chain Carl’s Jr. has been opened at the Cevahir Shopping Mall in central Istanbul. According to the head of the fast food chain “With its big and young population, Turkey is a very attractive market for our sector. We want Turkey to become our gate to Europe”. There … Continue reading

Magnitude 6 quake shakes northwest Turkey

An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.0 shook northwest Turkey last night; the epicentre of the quake was 50 miles  (80 km) west-southwest of the town of Kütahya. The tremor also shook buildings further north in Turkey’s largest city İstanbul. It is reported that one person in Simav was hospitalized after a heart attack due to … Continue reading

2011 Çaliş Carnival Craft Fair

Our friends at Fethiye Times have informed us that the 2011 Çalış Carnival gets underway this Sunday with a Spring Street Fair and Craft Market organised by the Calis Children’s Charity. Now in its fourth year, the popular annual fair will again take place in the main street in Çalış between the Dolphin junction and … Continue reading