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IOC Evaluation Commission in Istanbul

Istanbul – The International Olympic Commitee Evaluation Commission is in Istanbul for a four-day visit during which they will evaluate Turkey’s bid to host the 2020 Olympics. Upon arrival at Ataturk airport on 24 March, the IOC Commission was warmly received by the Mayor of Istanbul, Kadir Topbas, and Ugur Erderner, President of the National Olympic [...]

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World tennis stars to clash in Istanbul

The top players of the WTA circuit will challenge each other in Istanbul at the TEB BNP Paribas Championships,  a $ 4,9 million prize tournament. It is the second time that the season-ending WTA Masters take place on the Bosphorus, where it will stay until 2013. The tournament features the top 8 single players and the [...]

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Sport

Eurasia Marathon Intercontinental Eurasia Marathon has risen to the world’s best marathons “Gold Label” by International Associations of Athletics Federations. The Marathon starts at 09:00am on Sunday, 11th November 2012. You must be 18 years of age or older on race day, 11th November 2012 to register for the Marathon. Registration is possible until 23:59 [...]

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Istiklal Avenue

İstiklal Avenue or Istiklal Street (Turkish: İstiklâl Caddesi, French: Grande Rue de Péra, English: Independence Avenue) is one of the most famous avenues in Istanbul, Turkey, visited by nearly 3 million people in a single day over the course of weekends. Located in the historic Beyoğlu (Pera) district, it is an elegant pedestrian street, approximately [...]

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Turkish Bath

A Turkish bath (Turkish: Hamam) is the Turkish variant of a steam bath, sauna or Russian Bath, distinguished by a focus on water, as distinct from ambient steam. In Western Europe, the ‘Turkish bath’ as a method of cleansing and relaxation became popular during the Victorian era. The process involved in taking a Turkish bath [...]

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