Once a lawyer in Paris, Varlik moved to Istanbul to found Georges, a brand new hotel housed in Istanbul’s most historic building and surrounded by a range of stores, restaurants and cafes just a few steps to the Galata Tower.
A new wave of urban architects – Gregers Tang Thomsen and Selva Gurdogan have set up Superpool – an architectural studio in Istanbul that uses good design to solve social issues.
The Turkish psychedelic band celebrates its 20th anniversary
The self-taught Kurdish tailor has dressed the world’s most powerful men, from Baghdad to Johannesburg
Through the grapevine: Turkey’s Eastern Thrace region dances the hora
Talking sports: Istanbul’s new athletics magazine asks the important questions
Beware the Dracunculus vulgaris – Turkey’s handsome but foul smelling aroid
During the Ottoman Empire, the tulip was commonly planted in palace gardens
The Princes’ Islands of Istanbul are car-free and carefree