Istanbul Province

Children steal car, drive 1,000 kilometers to see Istanbul

Three children aged between 12 and 15 drove nearly 1,000 kilometers all the way to Istanbul after stealing a car in the Black Sea province of Ordu.

The minors, identified only by the initials S.Ö., E.K. and A.Y., broke into a car dealer in Ordu's Altınordu district and stole two of the vehicles at the shop thanks to the keys they found.

Atatürk Cultural Center welcomes 100,000 visitors in two weeks

The Atatürk Cultural Center (AKM), which reopened its doors in late October after comprehensive renovation work, has welcomed 100,000 people in just two weeks.

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan inaugurated Istanbul's landmark structure on Oct. 29, which marked the 98th anniversary of the foundation of the Republic of Turkey.

Landmark Lebon Patisserie in Beyoğlu may close doors soon

Lebon Patisserie may soon meet the fate of other landmark stores that were forced to close their doors in the past, mainly due to economic hardships, in Istanbul's historic Beyoğlu district.

Abdurrahman Cengiz, co-owner of Burç Lebon, said the patisserie was likely to cease to serve customers at the end of December.

London Philharmonic Orchestra performed in Istanbul 

The London Philharmonic Orchestra, one of the world's most renowned orchestras, took stage at the newly reopened Atatürk Cultural Center (AKM) as part of the Beyoğlu Culture Festival organized by the Culture and Tourism Ministry for the first time this year. The orchestra performed a special repertoire at the concert with its giant staff of 96 people.

Iconic Atatürk Cultural Center inaugurated on Republic Day

The Turkish president on Oct. 29 inaugurated the Atatürk Cultural Center in Turkey's metropolitan Istanbul.

Speaking at the inauguration ceremony on the 98th anniversary of the foundation of the Republic of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said: "We are striving to repay our debt to the founders of our republic by setting out our 2023 goals and working day and night to achieve them."