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ForeignPolicy report on “The Ottoman Revival” (May-June, 2009)

Wikileaks cable about Turkey’s foreign policy and Neo-Ottomanism

Anthropology paper on belly dancing in Istanbul, about Neo-Ottomanism, neoliberalism, and subjectivity:  Öykü Potuoğlu-Cook, “Beyond the Glitter: Belly Dance and Neoliberal Gentrification in Istanbul.”  Cultural Anthropology Vol. 21(4): 633-660.

Ipek Türeli, “Modelling Citizenship in Turkey’s Miniature Park.” In Orienting Istanbul: Cultural Capital of Europe?, edited by Deniz Göktürk, Levent Soysal and Ipek Türeli, 105-25. New York: Routledge, 2010.


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An online searchable web source, soon to be launched, through a partnership between the Ministry of Tourism and Culture and with the support of the İstanbul 2010 European Capital of Culture Agency.

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Istanbul in black & white

Exhibition of Ara Guler’s photographs of Istanbul in black and white, at gallery les Editions du Pacifique in Paris until  – 26/02/2010

Another exhibition:   “Lost Istanbul, Annees 50-60,”  at Maison Européenne de la Photographie in Paris from 09/ 09/2009 to  11/ 10/2009

Exhibition of Ozan Sagdic’s photographs of Istanbul in the 1950s, at Fototrek Gallery in Misir Apartmanlari on Istiklal Caddesi 08/07/2010 – 09/03/2010

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Pamuk realizes his “Museum of Innocence”

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