Irmak Pınar

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Studies Political Science at Bosphorus University. Bibliophile, who reads pretty much anything. Trying to be a tech-geek nowadays. @sonranoldu

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    The Ultimate Guide for Kadikoy, Taksim of the Asian Side

    Kadıköy, lying beside the Bosphorus, next to historic Üsküdar, is perhaps Istanbul’s liveliest neighbourhood after Istiklal Avenue. Being the cultural center of Anatolian side, Kadıköy will welcome you with numerous cafes, bars, cinemas and shops. Most ... read more

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    The Ultimate Guide to Public Transportation in Istanbul

    Every day over 5 million people use public transportation in Istanbul - more than the population of any other European capital. The system in Istanbul might be difficult to understand at first because there are so ... read more

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    Transportation Guide for the Airports in Istanbul

    Istanbul Atatürk Airport To Sultanahmet by Metro Take M1 Aksaray-Atatürk Airport metro. At Aksaray, transfer to T1 Kabataş-Bağcılar tram and get off at your stop in Sultanahmet. To Taksim by Metro Take M1 Aksaray-Atatürk Airport metro. ... read more

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    Who is Mustafa Kemal Ataturk?

    Atatürk was the founder and first president of the Republic of Turkey. During his relatively short life (1881-1938), he led Turkish War of Independence and later transformed the former Ottoman Empire into a modern, democratic state ... read more

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    Who is Rumi?

    Rumi, known as Mevlana in Turkey, was a 13th-century Persian Sufi mystic who lived between 1207 and 1278. He lived most of his life in Konya under Seljuqs and established the Mevlevi Order. According to his ... read more

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    Who is Nazim Hikmet Ran?

    Ran (1902-1963) is a very important Turkish poet. He was sent into exile and called “traitor” because of his political beliefs. His work, which was mostly about Turkey when he was in exile, was translated into ... read more

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