In a first for Istanbul and Turkey, the Pera Museum is hosting the country’s first ever exhibition dedicated to graffiti. The aptly named “Language of the Wall” runs until 5 October, and features the works of some 20 artists from the US, France, Germany, Japan and Turkey.
Just in from the Turkish Culture & Tourism Office in London UK. The Ministry of Culture and Tourism has issued an official statement regarding the recent demonstrations in Istanbul and other locations across Turkey.
For the avid boat enthusiast headed to Istanbul, the Avrasya Boat Show unveils this year’s most desirable water craft and accessories.
United Airlines will now offer service to Turkey with its new daily nonstop service between Newark Liberty International Airport and Istanbul’s Ataturk International Airport.
Coming soon, the Istanbul Music Festival celebrates its 40th anniversary from May 31st until June 29. The first festival of the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (IKSV), the event has seen some 3000 plus performances over the last 4 decades, and this year’s festivities promise a memorable event for those in attendance. This year’s theme is “Hope and Heroes.”
In news from Brussels, Rezidor Group, one of the world’s fastest growing hotel chains, just announced development of a new Radisson Blu Hotel in Istanbul. The new Istanbul Sisli contingent will sport some 305 rooms when it welcomes its first guests in the third quarter of 2012.