5 top destinations to visit in Turkey this winter; LLM

Turkey’s vibrant tourism season runs from May to October when thousands of people of all over the world flock to take advantage of the Mediterranean lifestyle…

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The Sydney Opera House has been named one of the world’s ‘most Ubered-to’ tourist attractions by the ridesharing company; Sharon Masige; Business Insider

As the year comes to a close, Uber looked back at the most ‘Ubered-to’ tourist attractions around the world.

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Court ruling converting Turkish museum to mosque could set precedent for Hagia Sophia; Ayla Jean Yackley; Art Newspaper

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Meet the Only City in the World That Straddles Two Continents; Aviva Patz; Reader’s Digest

An eclectic mix of cultures, traditions, flavors and colors greets visitors to Istanbul, where Europe meets Asia, East meets West, and ancient and modern coexist. The post Meet the Only City in the World That Straddles Two Continents appeared first on Reader’s Digest.

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Turkey awaits court ruling to turn museums of Aghia Sophia into mosques; Tornos News

Turkey intends to go ahead with plans to turn museums – including the revered Aghia Sophia Church into mosques if the country’s Council of State…

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Historic Hagia Sophia welcomes 31M visitors in 12 years; Daily Sabah

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Clouds and fog drift over Selimiye Mosque; Hurriyet Daily News

An aerial view of northwestern Edirne province shows clouds and fog drifting around the famous Selimiye Mosque, on Oct. 2.

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3 Days in Istanbul: An Itinerary to Cover Centuries of History; Chris Backe; Everything Everywhere

If you have two or three days in Istanbul, use this itinerary to discover off-the-beaten path things to do—many near top attractions. Here’s what you need to know.

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Exploring Istanbul: Here’s what to do on your first visit to Turkey’s cultural capital; Pallavi Pasricha; Financial Express

Once the capital of the Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman empires, Istanbul is replete with history and culture that you can explore in its many museums, mosques and palaces.

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Should You Take Kids to Istanbul?; Melanie Haiken; Points Guy

Walking through the arrival doors of the vast and sparkling new Istanbul (IST) airport, Melanie Haiken was greeted by a colorful backlit photograph of Istanbul’s Bosphorus river with the slogan: “A glittering meeting of two continents.” Having read about Istanbul’s importance in world history as the intersection of Europe and Asia, Melanie was well ready to …

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Visiting The Neighborhoods Of Fatih, Fener, and Balt, Istanbul; KLKN TV

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Irresistible Istanbul: Turkey’s cultural capital; Iain Akerman; Arab News

DUBAI: Although the bulk of Istanbul’s historic sites lie across the Golden Horn in Sultanahmet, there’s something magnetic about Beyoğlu. It personifies Istanbul’s confidence and economic energy, is…

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What to Do & Where to Go: 24 Hours in Istanbul; E-lyn Tham; TripZilla

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Calls to reopen Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia for worship following NZ terror attack; Yeni Safak

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Discovering mosques of the Islamic world; McGill Reporter

Co-curators of Discovering Mosques of the Islamic World exhibition discuss what visitors can expect to see

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Incomparable and Magnificent Istanbul; Abdul Rastagar; Dave’s Travel Corner

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Female dancer inside Hagia Sophia causes outrage in Turkey; TornosNews.gr

A video of a ballerina doing a split inside Istanbul’s historic Hagia Sophia Museum on Saturday has caused widespread outrage in nationalist and Islamist circles…

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Istanbul: 15 pictures that will make you want to visit right now; Cheryl Kahla; The South African

Everything you need to know about a quick getaway to Istanbul: what to do, where to to go and the best holiday accommodation options.

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Climate change endangers world heritage sites; Rediff

From Venice and the tower of Pisa, dozens of UNESCO World Heritage sites are deeply threatened by rising sea levels, researchers warned Tuesday. According to a study by researchers at the University of Kiel, in Germany, all but two of 49 United Nations-recognised icons of human civilisation rimming the Mediterranean Sea risk being damaged by the rising watermark, soil erosion, or both, with few options for protecting most of them. | Climate change endangers world heritage sites

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Turkey’s High Court Rejects Plea to Turn Hagia Sophia into Mosque; GTP

Turkey’s High Court has ruled that the former Greek Orthodox church of Hagia Sophia in the heart of Istanbul cannot be used as a mosque.

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