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Istanbul paralyzed by snow during three days

Snow in Istanbul

        It is not unusual to see the prestigious monuments of Istanbul and the shores of the Bosphorus whitened with snow. However the city witnessed much heavier snowfall than normal in the past three days. Read the rest of this entry »

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Iskenderun, a Turkish city with a French past

Frenh cemetery

      The city of Iskenderun, situated 60 kilometres north of Antioch (Antakya) and located on the eastern Mediterranean coast on the banks of the Gulf of Iskenderun, doesn’t seem too appealing at first sight. Read the rest of this entry »

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Kilyos, the seaside resort near Istanbul

Kilyos

The beach resort of Kilyos is located on the Black Sea on the European shore of Istanbul and belongs to the district of Sariyer. Very fashionable until the 80s, it was once one of the favourite spots of the upper class. Today it welcomes the youth and families of Istanbul. Read the rest of this entry »

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Istanbul, the city that belongs to cats

Istanbul cat

In this gigantic city that counts between 17 and 20 million inhabitants there is a group of residents who don’t pay taxes, eat in the street, enjoy human company and occupy a considerable amount of space: we are talking about the cats of Istanbul. Read the rest of this entry »

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