Istanbul as a cultural capital of Europe….

For the record, from a TDN piece:
“The European Union Council yesterday endorsed a jury recommendation declaring Istanbul a culture capital of Europe in 2010. A seven-member jury panel recommended in April that the 2010 European Capitals of Culture be awarded to Istanbul, Essen in Germany and Pecs in Hungary…. Istanbul’s unique character as a cradle of many cultures and civilizations, straddling the Asian and European continents was among the major reasons the jury preferred the city over Kiev. The EU Commission submitted the jury’s recommendation report to member countries. The jury recommendation is usually endorsed by the EU Council.”

Istanbul will also be unique in producing new cultural forms of dealing with the increasing traffic, rising rents for apartments and with the ever enlarging city boundaries:)

1 Comment so far

  1. Idil (unregistered) on November 17th, 2006 @ 7:21 am

    They better start finding solutions for the traffic madness before I purchase an AK47 and go balistic on people in their cars who make me get home three hours after I leave work.

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