Category Archives: Istanbul

Dreaming of a perfect life in Istanbul…

“You will find the life you are looking for in this perfectly planned community. Leave the past behind as a fond memory! You will rebuild your life in the colourful and lively world of My World. You are the centre … Continue reading

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Local residents of Turkish cities turn public stairs into rainbows

On a warm August day, retired forestry engineer Huseyin Cetinel decided his downtown Istanbul neighbourhood could do with some extra colour. He immediately took action, bought 800 dollars worth of paint, and painted the public stairs in Findikli, which connect … Continue reading

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Sustainability in Turkish cities: dream or reality?

Turkey is not particularly famous for its sustainable, green policies. According to the latest EU progress report, the country hasn’t made many steps forward when it comes to the environment. There are several actors and organisations that support and promote … Continue reading

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Istanbul’s hidden treasures

Istanbul is a city full of hidden treasures. They don’t present themselves to you unless you go and look for them though. You have to wander the city’s streets – sometimes for days – and hope they will be revealed … Continue reading

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LET’STANBUL 2011: Meet Zeynep Yildirim

Name, Age, City/Country Zeynep Yildirim, I am 24. I live in Brooklyn, New York, but I am originally from Turkey. What do you do? I am a graphic designer at a boutique graphic design firm, but I also do freelance jobs. … Continue reading

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LET’STANBUL 2011: Meet Anka Bardeleben

Name, Age, City Anka Bardeleben, 33, Berlin What do you do? Photographer How would you describe your life? A thoroughly mixed bag 🙂 What do you expect to find in Istanbul? Energy, history & beauty What are you going to do at … Continue reading

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LET’STANBUL 2011: Meet Katie Warren

Name, Age, City Katie Warren, 22, Washington DC What do you do? I am a photographer, model, performance artist, collaborator, and connector. I enjoy meeting interesting creatives and working together to create unique artistic images. How would you describe your … Continue reading

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LET’STANBUL 2011: Meet Monika Rizovska

Name, Age, Country Monika Rizovska, 22, Republic of Macedonia What do you do? I’m an artist who tries to keep talent as a hobby, student of e-business technologies, eternal volunteer of many NGOs in Macedonia, Human Resources and Public Relations manager … Continue reading

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LET’STANBUL 2011: Meet Payam Emrani

Name, Age, Country Payam Emrani, 32, United States What do you do? If you find out, please let me know. The business card says photographer, so I guess that is what I do. Although, living in Los Angeles and trying to make … Continue reading

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LET’STANBUL 2011: Meet Ogulcan Ekiz

Name, Age, Country Ogulcan Ekiz, 19, Turkey What do you do? I’m one of the organizers, a photographer and a law student. How would you describe your life? My philosophy is based on finding someone or something to love and … Continue reading

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