This is not Istanbul related but..
Our Turkish basketball team ’12 Dev Adam’ (12 Giants) will be playing during the basketball world championship in Japan and since Istanbul is in Turkey and this is the Turkish National team and that we HAVE TO support them, I’ll still be jotting down their game times and dates so that you can grab your popcorn and tune into NTV (or it’s healthier counterpart) and cheer/support/yell/scream for our team to win! (I know I will be!)
19th of August: 13:30 Turkey – Lithuania
20th of August: 10:30 Turkey – Australia
22nd of August: 13:30 Turkey – Brazil
23rd of August: 10:30 Turkey – Qatar
24th of August: 13:30 Turkey – Greece
“Uh ah dev adam oooonnnn iki dev adammm uh ah DEV ADAM!” (you gotta be singing that when watching them, it’s their theme!)