When the summer heat becomes unbearable in Istanbul, one of the most pleasant places to walk is definitely the Belgrade Forest located on the European side.It is situated between the Black Sea and inhabited areas to the west of the Bosphorus. Read the rest of this entry »
Istanbul was officially named a candidate to host the Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games of 2020. The official logo of 2020 Istanbul is selected with online poll.
Two of the symbols on the logo are tulip and the silhouette of Istanbul. The bottom part of the tulip figure represents Asia, while the top part represents Europe. Orange color reflects sunset in Istanbul and Turquoise is identified with Turkish culture. The ground-colors stress out the modernity of Istanbul and vibrant face, with its historical, natural and cultural features. Read the rest of this entry »