Istanbul University

Secret of ?znik tiles in kilns

The secret of coralline and turquoise colors in ?znik?s famous tiles has yet to be discovered, but works have started on historical kilns aimed at researching their origin This year?s archaeological excavations have started in the 600-year-old kilns found in the town of ?znik in the northwestern province of Bursa.  

Refugee camp construction plan draws opposition in western Istanbul

A plan to construct a refugee camp in the Çatalca district of Istanbul has drawn opposition from several civic organizations, as well as Çatalca Mayor Cem Kara, who said he did one want the tranquility of the peaceful district to be disrupted by a refugee camp, news website Radikal reported on July 10.