Victims of urban transformation protest construction still unfinished in Istanbul’s Fikirtepe

The former residents of Istanbul's Fikirtepe neighborhood demand their houses - set to be rebuilt as part of a massive urban transformation project - are completed as soon as possible as they say they are unable to receive rent allowances.

Beyoğlu: After the festival films

Spring is the time for surprises. You wake up one morning and suddenly its spring, the season of festivals! Like spring itself, the International Istanbul Film Festival is suddenly upon us, mingling with the proverbial April showers. But they won't dampen your spirits in the least, as everything from film and theater to music, even jazz, rains down upon you.