Bosphorus

Motocross legend crosses Istanbul Strait on specially designed bike

A world-famous motocross rider has crossed the European side of the Istanbul strait reaching the Asian side in 1.5 minutes by riding a specially designed bike on the Marmara Sea for an ice-cream advertisement.

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"It was an unusual experience. Thanks to all who gave me this opportunity," legendary bike-rider Robbie Maddison said at a press conference on Aug. 25.

Turkish swimmers clinch top spots in Bosphorus cross-continent race

Turkish swimmers Polat Uzer Turnalı and Nida Eliz Üstündağ were the winners of the 33rd Samsung Bosphorus Cross-Continental Swimming Race in Istanbul on Aug. 22. 

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The unique open water swimming race is organized by the Turkish Olympic Committee between the Turkish metropolis' European and Asian parts since 1989.

Istanbul’s museum home to unmatched Ottoman painting collection

A painting museum on the shores of Istanbul's Bosphorus is home to an Ottoman palace painting collection that continues to draw visitors despite the pandemic.

Following a multi-year restoration project, the National Palaces Painting Museum in Istanbul's Beşiktaş district was reopened by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in January.

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