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 26025 times.
When Istanbul’s fashion scene was put on the international calendar back in 2013 with the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Istanbul, fashionistas around the world might have been wondering why as Istanbul or turkish Fashion Design didn’t make ... read more
by Guel Riz | Viewed 21720 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 19633 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
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