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For Women, Staying Home is as Dangerous as Traveling

When I sat down to write this article, I thought that it was going to be a piece about how traveling abroad as a woman, and with children, is as safe as staying at home. I thought I’d be pointing out all of the obvious things; that people everywhere have children, that family is often a benefit when traveling because kids are an international ice breaker and a heart level connection where none other might exist. I was going to write about how, with a few basic precautions and a few notable excep...
Tags: Travel, Japan, Featured, Safety, Indonesia, Australia, Spain, Canada, Morocco, Middle East, Ethiopia, Myanmar, Vietnam, Tunisia, Istanbul, Pamplona

Don't Get Inked Without Checking Out These Rad Artists On Instagram

Tattoos tend to be unique to the people getting them, but even the most creative minds have mood — and Instagram — boards filled with inspiration. Whether you love colorful, splashy designs or are more into minimal, dotted lines, there's nothing wrong with having a wandering eye for tattoos. The more you check out, the more ideas you'll get, the better your creation will come out.Of course, this isn't to say you or your artist will, or should, plagiarize others' work. However, we do suggest yo...
Tags: Facebook, Fashion, Music, Kim Kardashian, Instagram, Brooklyn, Kylie Jenner, Seoul, Mandy Moore, Istanbul, Montgomery, Halsey, Don, Santana, PerR, Bluestone Perr

Carlyle considering IPO to exit Turkey’s Penti: Reuters

ISTANBUL (Reuters) – U.S. private equity firm Carlyle Group (CG.O) is considering an initial public offering (IPO) of its minority holding in Turkish lingerie and swimsuit retailer Penti, three people familiar with the matter told Reuters. Carlyle has been seeking to exit its 30 percent stake in Penti and mandated Goldman Sachs (GS.N) to advise on a potential sale, Reuters reported in September. Penti’s founders, who retained 70 percent after Carlyle invested in 2012, have been looking to sell d...
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Travel photographers

We are visual creatures and what we consume affects our day, our creativity, and our outlook. So, I like to use the new year to refresh my social feeds, breathe some new life into them, and get re-inspired for the year to come. With that in mind, here’s a list of travel photographers who have invigorated my feed so far this year and who I personally am going to be keeping an eye on for what they get up to next. I could also have included everyone on our list of female photographers who slayed ...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Africa, Turkey, Brooklyn, Idaho, Middle East, Photographers, Smithsonian, Iceland, Sandro, Istanbul, Johns Hopkins, Photojournalists, All, Professional Photographers

Turkey reveals route of 'crazy' Istanbul canal project

Turkey has revealed the planned route for an ambitious canal in Istanbul that would link the Mediterranean Sea and the Black Sea — a project President Recep Tayyip Erdogan once dubbed one of his "crazy projects."
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Turkey unveils route of 45 km 'Istanbul Canal'

The Turkish government on Monday unveiled the route of its planned new canal for Istanbul, a hugely ambitious 45 kilometre (28 mile) project designed to be its answer to the famed artificial shipping lanes in Panama or Egypt's Suez. The project, first announced by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan while he was prime minister in 2011, is by far the most complex of a string of new ventures for the city. The government argues it will create attractive new living areas and take pressure off the Bosph...
Tags: News, Turkey, Egypt, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Istanbul, Panama, Bosphorus Strait, Istanbul Canal

Turkey vows imminent assault on Kurdish enclave in Syria

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey's president said Sunday the country will launch a military assault on a Kurdish enclave in northern Syria "in the coming days" and urged the U.S. to support its efforts.
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Turkey vows to attack Kurdish enclave in Syria within ‘days’

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey’s president says it will launch a military assault on a Kurdish enclave in northern Syria “in the coming days.” President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Sunday the operation against the Afrin enclave will aim to “purge terror” from his country’s southern border. Afrin is controlled by a Kurdish militia known as the […]
Tags: News, Turkey, Syria, Ap, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Istanbul, Nation & World, Afrin

Passenger plane skids off runway and gets stuck on cliff edge in Turkey  

A passenger plane skidded off a runway and was left stuck precariously on the side of a cliff in northeast Turkey last night. All 162 passengers and crew on board the Pegasus Airlines' Boeing 737-800 miraculously escaped, with no serious injuries reported, following the incident at Trabzon Airport, on Turkey’s Black Sea coast. Authorities are yet to establish what led to the budget airline plane veering off of the runway shortly after landing, with unverified reports suggesting the incident...
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Arda Turan posts brilliant, heartfelt goodbye to Barcelona

Turkish midfielder/attacker Arda Turan has this afternoon penned a touching goodbye to Barcelona, following the confirmation of his move to Istanbul Başakşehir. Big-money switch Turan, a 30-year-old Turkish international, made the move to Catalonia in 2015 following a hugely-successful 4-year stint with La Liga rivals Atletico Madrid. Barca forked out an initial 34 million Euro, plus up to 7 million Euro in bonuses for his signature, with the capture seen as quite a coup for the Blaugrana foll...
Tags: Sport, Catalonia, Barcelona, Soccer, La Liga, Arsenal, Barca, Istanbul, Galatasaray, Camp Nou, Arda Turan, Fc Barcelona, Blaugrana, Barcelona Gerard Pique, Turan, United Man City

Turkey says it will oust Kurdish militants from Afrin, Syria

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey’s president has said Turkey will oust Kurdish militants from Afrin, northern Syria, as the military shelled the area from across the border. Speaking Saturday in the eastern province of Elazig, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan threatened the People’s Protection Units, or YPG, saying Turkey will intervene if the “terrorists in Afrin do […]
Tags: News, Turkey, Syria, Ap, Istanbul, Tayyip Erdogan, Nation & World, Afrin, Elazig, Afrin Syria

Basaksehir agree Turan loan deal with Barcelona

Istanbul (AFP) – Turkish league leaders Istanbul Basaksehir on Saturday announced they had reached an agreement to sign midfielder Arda Turan on loan from Barcelona. “Arda Turan is returning to his country wearing the orange kit (of Basaksehir). This is not just a transfer for Basaksehir, but a transfer for all of Turkey,” club president Goksel Gumusdag said in a statement. In a... Visit for the rest of the story.
Tags: Sport, Barcelona, Turkey, Soccer, Istanbul, Arda Turan, Afp, Turan, Barcelona Arda Turan, Istanbul Basaksehir, Basaksehir, Goksel Gumusdag

Elif Shafak: ‘Nations don’t always learn from history’

When The Bastard of Istanbul was published in Turkey in 2006, the author was accused of insulting her homeland. Sadly, things have been getting worse since then …When BBC Radio 4 asked to feature my novel The Bastard of Istanbul in its Reading Europe season this month, I found myself reflecting on the cultural and political journey that my motherland, Turkey, has undergone in the years since the book was published.The novel came out in Turkey in 2006. It tells the story of a Turkish family and a...
Tags: Europe, Books, World news, Turkey, Culture, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Armenian genocide, Istanbul, BBC Radio, Elif Shafak

SJP Just Proved Designer Bags Don't Have to Be Expensive

Designer handbags can be a huge investment, which means that there has been an increasing appetite over the past few seasons for beautifully crafted handbags that fall around the £300 mark. This pricing is certainly a shopping sweet spot, as brands like Wandler, Yuzefi and Simon Miller have quickly become cult classics. Istanbul-based handbag label Manu Atelier is one of these success stories thanks to its sharp price point and beautiful designs. This week Sarah Jessica Parker wore the brand's m...
Tags: Fashion, Celebrities, Istanbul, Sarah Jessica Parker, Manu, Simon Miller, Ashish, Emma Spedding

Feel the earth move: images of Istanbul bend time and space

A childhood love of science fiction gave photographer Aydın Büyüktaş a new lens through which to view the Turkish capitalThe surreal, digitally altered photographs of Aydın Büyüktaş defy time and space, presenting his home city of Istanbul as though viewed through a wormhole. His images are the culmination of his reading during his childhood and adolescence in Ankara – science fiction by writers such as Isaac Asimov and HG Wells, as well as scientific and technical journals. “These books made me...
Tags: Books, Science Fiction, Technology, Instagram, Fiction, World news, Turkey, Cities, Culture, Istanbul, Hg Wells, Ankara, Isaac Asimov, Aydin Buyuktas

Inside Neukölln’s New Nightclub Arkaoda

A week ago the Berlin club map welcomed its latest edition. Arkaoda opened its doors at Karl-Marx Platz 16. The opening party had a stunningly long-line up including Acido Records and Dynamo Dreesen. Arkaoda is a familiar name for many Turkish expats living in Berlin, the venue shares its name with a cult club in Istanbul, which opened in 1999. Instead of believing the hype, iHeartBerlin took a trip down the U7 to see for ourselves what this bowling alley turned nightclub has to offer. In Ber...
Tags: Fashion, Berlin, Party, Istanbul, Nightlife, Clubs, Kreuzberg, Berk, Neukölln, LUZIA, Karl Marx Platz, Arkaoda, New Nightclub Arkaoda, Acido Records, Dynamo Dreesen Arkaoda, Natalie Greffel

The moment of truth for Zalgiris

At 10-6 and in the playoff slots through mid-season, Zalgiris are easily the surprise package of the Euroleague campaign so far. On Friday they face a Unicaja team in a game that has massive implications for the rest of the year, writes Emmet Ryan The pursuit of Sarunas Jasikevicius has evolved from desire to unyielding lust. With the mid-season GM survey seeing four sides list him as the best coach in Euroleague, not the best prospect but the best overall, the inevitable third annual Saras swe...
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WeMake Inks First Look Deal with Global Agency

WeMake, the French banner recently launched by former Shine France COO Bouchra Réjani, has signed a first look deal with Global Agency, the Istanbul-based series and format distribution company. Under the deal, WeMake gets an exclusive first look deal on all of Global Agency’s existing and future projects for the French market. WeMake, which is […]
Tags: News, Global, Markets & Festivals, Istanbul, Global Agency, Federation Entertainment, Shine France COO Bouchra Réjani

Istanbul’s Basaksehir in Turan talks with Barcelona

Istanbul (AFP) – Turkish league leaders Istanbul Basaksehir are in talks with Barcelona to bring midfielder Arda Turan back to Turkey after a troubled Camp Nou spell, the Super Lig club said on Wednesday. Basaksehir, who have risen fast over the last two seasons to rival the established Istanbul triumvirate of Besiktas, Fenerbahce and Galatasaray, however warned that the transfer was still... Visit for the rest of the story.
Tags: Sport, Barcelona, Turkey, Soccer, Istanbul, Galatasaray, Arda Turan, Afp, Turan, Süper Lig, Istanbul Basaksehir, Besiktas Fenerbahce

Visit Cappadocia in winter

A business trip to western Turkey seemed like the perfect opportunity to visit an area I’ve always wanted to see: Cappadocia. It’s a region in central Turkey known for bizarre landscapes where millennia of rain, snow, and wind have worn the region’s soft orangish rock down, creating an array of “fairy chimneys” and other novel geological formations. That same soft stone has enabled people for over a thousand years to develop a labyrinth of cave homes, churches, and even complete underground ci...
Tags: Travel, Instagram, Germany, Turkey, Black Sea, Istanbul, Mongolia, All, North Cascades National Park, Cappadocia, Kayseri, Mehmet, Turkey Travel Photos, Beautiful Images Turkey, Göreme, Nevsehir

Defendant in Istanbul bombing trial asks to be set free

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish media say a suspect accused of organizing a suicide bomb attack that killed 12 Germans has requested his release from jail, arguing that he needs to take care of his children who he says are at risk of joining the Islamic State group. The court adjourned the trial against 26 people […]
Tags: News, Ap, Istanbul, Nation & World

Historic Iron Church in Istanbul reopens after restoration

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey’s president and the Bulgarian prime minister have unveiled the historic Iron Church in Istanbul after a seven-year restoration project. In Sunday’s opening ceremony, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the 120-year-old Sveti Stefan Church remains the “single example” of a church built on an iron skeleton. The cross-shaped Bulgarian church was […]
Tags: Travel, News, Turkey, Ap, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Istanbul, Nation & World, Sveti Stefan Church

Turkey to reopen iconic 'Iron Church' after revamp

The leaders of Turkey and Bulgaria are Sunday due to reopen the Bulgarian St Stephen's Church in Istanbul after seven years of restoration, in a gesture of harmony in an often turbulent relationship between the two neighbours. The Bulgarian Orthodox church in Balat, a historic Istanbul neighbourhood on the shores of the Golden Horn traditionally home to Christians and Jews, was built in 1898 after its original wooden structure was destroyed in a fire. For President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who ho...
Tags: News, Turkey, Bulgaria, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Istanbul, Golden Horn, Balat, Boyko Borisov, St Stephen s Church

Orthodox Christians in Turkey Celebrate Christmas Eve

A Christmas Eve mass was held on Saturday by the Fener Greek Orthodox Patriarchate in Istanbul. The celebrations began early Saturday with a mass held in St.
Tags: News, Turkey, Istanbul, Fener Greek Orthodox Patriarchate

AP PHOTOS: World celebrates Epiphany with icy dips, parades

ISTANBUL (AP) — Icy dips in the sea. Parades with camels, kings and crowns. Presents for homeless children and admonishments to live a better life.
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Major Liverpool boost: Everton may encounter a big issue this evening

Liverpool have announced that new £75m signing Virgil van Dijk will make his debut for the club this evening against Everton in the FA Cup. Have become one of the Premier League’s best defenders during his time at St Mary’s, big things are excepted of the 26-year-old. Meyerside derby line-ups The Dutch international slots into the Reds’ back four alongside Joel Matip. Saido Mane is also a big boost for Liverpool as he returns from the African Player of the Year awards ceremony which took place...
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Turkey Orders Arrests of Dozens of Its Soldiers

ISTANBUL (Reuters) -- Turkish prosecutors have issued arrest warrants for 70 people, including 58 serving soldiers, in an investigation targeting supporters of the U.
Tags: News, Turkey, Istanbul, Reuters

Hear the Hagia Sophia’s Awe-Inspiring Acoustics Get Recreated with Computer Simulations, and Let Yourself Get Transported Back to the Middle Ages

The technology used to produce, record, and process music has become ever more sophisticated and awe-inspiring, especially in the capability of software to emulate real instruments and acoustic environments. Digital emulation, or “modeling,” as it’s called, doesn’t simply mimic the sounds of guitar amplifiers, pianos, or synthesizers. At its best, it reproduces the feel of an aural experience, its textures and sonic dimensions, while also adding a seemingly infinite degree of flexibility...
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Nonfiction: A City Where East Meets West and the Past Is Always Present

Richard Fidler’s “Ghost Empire” and Bettany Hughes’s “Istanbul” explore the intricate, improbable history of one of the world’s great urban centers.
Tags: News, Richard, Istanbul, Hughes, Ottoman Empire, Books and Literature, Bettany, Muslims and Islam, Istanbul (Turkey, Richard Fidler, Greek Civilization, Bettany Hughes, Fidler, Istanbul: A Tale of Three Cities (Book, Ghost Empire (Book, Byzantine Civilization

Soundtrack Review: Kedi

Kedi Soundtrack Review: This is a review of the documentary score Kedi by Kira Fontana. Buy the score here (if available) At a glance: Geek Score: 85.7 Total Minutes Of Excellence: 7 Album Excellence: 28% How are the scores calculated and what does it mean? Kedi is a 2016 Turkish documentary film directed by Ceyda Torun and starring Bülent Üstün. Thousands of street cats live in Istanbul, the largest city in Turkey, as they have for centuries. Some are wild and fend for themsel...
Tags: Music, Documentary, Turkey, Istanbul, 2016, Film Scores, 10s, Lakeshore Records, Fontana, Nine Lives, Torun, Ceyda Torun, Kedi, Kira Fontana, Sari Duman Bengü Aslan Parçasi Gamsiz Psikopat