Images circulating online appear to show cracked and damaged floors caused by heavy cleaning machinery used at the historic structure.
Iron Age Rock Art Found Under Turkish Home
The figures of Assyrian deities were found in an underground chamber in Başbük that was first discovered by looters.
Turkish Philanthropist Osman Kavala Sentenced to Life in Prison
Amnesty International called the sentence a “travesty of justice of spectacular proportions” that “defies all logic.”
Archeologists Find Evidence of a “Lost” Continent Linking Europe and Asia
Fossils suggest that Asian mammals “invaded” Europe by crossing over a landmass that is now being called “Balkanatolia.”
Turkey Faces Suspension From Council of Europe if Osman Kavala Is Not Freed
Amnesty International urged the council to begin infringement proceedings against Turkey for its arbitrary detainment of the arts philanthropist.
Reasons for Optimism in Istanbul’s Art World
The new generation of artists and curators is eager to explore alternative organizations and to tackle current social inequalities and issues.
A Turkish Idol Will Not Be Repatriated, New York Judge Rules
A US District Judge ruled Turkey “slept on its rights” to the figurine by waiting until 2017 to seek its return, after it had been on view at the Metropolitan Museum for decades.
Photographer Captures Built-Up Pandemic Waste Polluting the Seas
Şebnem Coşkun is among the winners of the Nature Conservancy’s 2021 photo contest, featuring images of landscape, wildlife, people, and water.
What Happened to the Hagia Sophia Is a Terrible Shame
I recently visited the Hagia Sophia for the first time after its conversion and felt overwhelming sadness.
Scholars Decipher 3,200-year-old Rock Reliefs That Depict the Cosmos
Over 200 years since they were discovered, researchers may have finally deciphered the elaborate Hittite carvings.
A Kurdish Artist’s Creative Resistance From Behind Bars
“Politics, war and oppression are a part of my life,” Fatoş İrwen explained of her current solo show, Exceptional Times.
SALT Presents Climavore: Seasons Made to Drift by Cooking Sections
Exploring how to eat as humans change the climate, Climavore: Seasons Made to Drift is on view until August 22 at SALT Beyoğlu.