I remembered watching the news back in 2013 about the protest that was taking over Istanbul, and if there is any specific word that got stuck in my head as an outsider who has no idea about Turkey except what I was seeing in the television, it will be Taksim Square. Taksim, a turkish world […]Read more "Beyoğlu and Taksim Square, Istanbul, Turkey"
At the European coast of Beşiktaş district of Istanbul lies Dolmabahçe Palace, the largest palace in the country, once home to mighty sultans and used as a Presidential residence of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the founder and first President of the Republic of Turkey. An eclectic mixture of Baroque, Rococo and Neoclassical styles together with Ottoman […]Read more "Dolmabahçe Palace and Bosphorus Cruise, Istanbul, Turkey"
The neighborhood of Eminönü, at the heart of Istanbul’s old town of Fatih district is perhaps the busiest and liveliest area in all of Istanbul. With the city crowning pride of magnificent sites, Hagia Sophia, Topkapı Palace, Blue Mosque encompassing the popular Sultanahmet Square, both tourists and residents are always seen wandering around the many […]Read more "Eminönü and Karaköy, Galata Tower and Bridge, Istanbul, Turkey"