Karaköy was once home to Armenian, Greek, Georgian, Italian and Russian minorities in Istanbul. More importantly, it was a prominent Ottoman economic center, where European and Turkish banks first established headquarters in the 1800s. In addition ... read more
by Irmak Pınar | Viewed 22816 times.
If Istanbul were New York, Nişantaşı would be the Upper East Side. A posh residential area, Nişantaşı is home to the premier international brands – Gucci, Prada, Tod’s, etc. – as well as Turkish shops – ... read more
by Emily Von Kohorn | Viewed 18215 times.
Abdulla, bath products and linens (Halicilar Cd. No 62). Abdulla sells some of the most popular items in the bazaar – olive oil soaps, peştamels (the fine cotton towels used in hamams), other linens – but ... read more
by Emily Von Kohorn | Viewed 16822 times.
Situated at the end of the İstiklal Avenue, in Beyoğlu, Galata was home to Jewish, Georgian, Greek, and Armenian minorities during the Ottoman Empire. Thanks to its eclectic heritage and recent gentrification, its winding streets are ... read more
by Irmak Pınar | Viewed 13708 times.
Cihangir's changing so rapidly it's hard to suggest a particular shop or restaurant that will still be there a few weeks from now. A few that have (so far) stood the test of time: White Mill ... read more
by Gillian Morris | Viewed 13485 times.
While Istanbul is a city with the population of 13 million people, its inhabitants are still very much connected with their Anatolian roots. The majority of residents still prefer to cook their meals at home. While the ... read more
by Jen Welter-Çaylı | Viewed 12585 times.