As interesting tourist attractions, and an eye into the past, museums highlight the best and worst of humanity and history. In Istanbul you will find an abundance of museums for you to discover and take a walk through Turkey's rich past and culture. In this blog you will find eight of our favourite museums in Istanbul that you just have to visit.
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Turkey's much more than beaches: it's a diverse country bursting with mountain ranges, dark forests, deep canyons and gorges, rushing rivers, fortified islands and forgotten Ottoman settlements. Take a visual trip through some of Turkey's most incredible vistas.
Twitter users are arguing back and forth about an Adele song from her new album, 25. Turkish critics are saying Adele has copied a Turkish song released in 1985 by Ahmet Kaya, who died 15 years ago. Angry Twitter users are claiming the song's melody is almost identical. What do you think?
A competition to design the new Istanbul control tower captured the hearts and minds of designers around the world - and construction is similarly interesting investors, who are buying swathes of land around the airport. Investors are well aware of the knock-on effect the airport will have: pushing prices up and attracting more and more tourists to the city which already hosts 13 million visitors a year, making it the fifth most visited city in the world. The airport will serve up to 200 million passengers a year, making it the biggest, busiest airport on the planet.
The investment opportunities in Antalya are rivalled only by Istanbul’s. However, unlike Istanbul, it’s possible to find low-cost - but still very lucrative - investments in this prosperous southern city. Explore some of the many appealing options in this vibrant, exciting Mediterranean city.
Moving can be an onerous task; moving abroad can seem as daunting as climbing Everest. But never fear. One you break it down, it's simply a case of doing one thing at a time. We've done the hard yards for you and compiled a checklist of 27 essential tasks you'll need to complete before you head to the land of sea and sun.
Turkey has a long, distinguished relationship with literature. It's also a country that has fascinated authors, who are beguiled by the sheer colour and diversity of its culture. If you're on the hunt for a novel you can dive into and lose yourself in, try one of these thrilling books - and book series - by these renowned authors. As well as featuring two of Turkey's most esteemed contemporary novelists, you'll also find authors from outside Turkey who have caught the fascination of the country's past and present.
Officially declared by Time Out magazine, as one of the best cities in the world to see in the New Year, Istanbul is a city that holds no punches when it comes to festivities, parties and an overwhelming feel good atmosphere to mark the dawn of another year. Here is our guide to seeing in the New Year in Istanbul.
Dining out in Istanbul is an appetising journey through some of the best cuisines of the world. It's diverse multicultural population ensures a host of international food ranging from A la carte delicacies to tasty street snacks. Travellers looking for cheap meals are just as delighted as the tourists who prefer to dine in prestigious restaurants - have a look at the mouth-watering culinary scene of Istanbul.
At Christmas time, expats are divided into two camps: those who try to recreate the festivities and atmosphere of home, and those who give into new traditions. In Turkey, it's easy to do both. Just about all the trimmings and decorations you could wish for are available (tinsel, trees, turkeys) but Turks don't celebrate on 25 December. Instead, they save the big celebrations for New Year's Eve, when they roast a turkey and exchange gifts.