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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