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City officials in Istanbul have been actively trying for some time to revive the Ottoman tradition of tulips for decorating Istanbul streets, but the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality has even more ambitious plans. The municipality has launched
Ecology is usually the last thing on the minds of city officials of the proud city of Istanbul, a jungle of nightmarish concrete blocks that house nearly 20 million people. The consequences of uncontrolled urban development that has condemned the
The famous plane trees in the garden of Istanbul's Fatih Mosque were cut down by the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality's Directorate of Parks and Gardens, upsetting those who mourn the plane trees that used to surround the mosque. Trees are
Although many generations have come and gone, the howls of Istanbul's stray dogs left to starve and die on an island in the Marmara Sea under orders from the Committee of Union Progress (CUP) government 102 years ago are still fresh in the Turkish
Istanbul is still suffering from blows to its beautiful cityscape, which is now taking on a whole new shape with the construction of giant buildings. A new cityscape is being born in Istanbul, generally happening by completely ignoring the
The successful organization of the International Turkish Olympiads, which brings together hundreds of foreign students each year from Turkish schools established throughout the world, has been the result of extensive teamwork and cooperation...
Istanbul, the heart of Turkey, has experienced a major change over the past decade as hundreds of restoration and reconstruction projects have been carried out, yet there is still much to be done, experts say. The Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality
Although there has been an increase both in sport facilities and in the number of people participating in sporting activities, experts note that the increases are still not enough and that people have not adopted a lifestyle which includes sports.
Marine life in the Black Sea and the Sea of Marmara is under serious threat. In the near future, the Black Sea might be transferred from the too dirty' category to the dead sea' category if the necessary steps are not taken, Tezcan Yaramanci,
The issue of theaters in Turkey has taken on a different dimension lately. The argument over the situation of state-funded and municipal theaters and their regularly paid artists has again sparked a series of discussions that started with the staging