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Islamic Arts museum

Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum is re-opened after restorations.

Museum Pass

You can buy the "Museum Pass" for foreigners which is valid for 3 and 5 days in various museums of Istanbul.

Museums open 7 days

Between April - October 2015 museums in Istanbul will operate 7 days a week, except Topkapi Palace.

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News from Istanbul

To get the latest news from Turkey, there are three alternatives:

  • News from Istanbul News website
  • Check out our Blog Blog website
  • Subscribe to our RSS RSS news feed
  • Subscribe to our Atom ATOM blog feed

What is Blog?

A blog (or weblog) is basically a journal or kind of a website that is available on the web. Blogs are typically updated daily and postings on a blog are arranged in chronological order with the most recent additions featured most prominently. A typical blog combines text, images, and links to other blogs, web pages, and other media related to its topic. The blog of, in association with, is purely intended in promoting Turkey as a tourist destination throughout the world in every aspect such as top tourist sites, culture, arts, cuisine, traditions and latest news. To view news from Istanbul, please visit and bookmark To view our blog, please visit and bookmark

What is RSS?

RSS (Rich Site Summary or Really Simple Syndication) is a format for syndicating news and the content of news-like sites and personal weblogs (or Blogs). Once information about each item is in RSS format, an RSS-aware program can check the feed for changes and react to the changes in an appropriate way.

RSS-aware programs called news aggregators are popular in the weblogging community. A news aggregator can help you keep up with all your favorite weblogs by checking their RSS feeds and displaying new items from each of them. For a free RSS reader on a Windows based system we recommend Feedreader (, you can download this free program and connect to any RSS feed you want on a website. Feedreader is a lightweight open-source aggregator that supports RSS and ATOM formats. There are also many other free aggregators to download from the Internet, it's also reported that the new Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 will have a reader itself.

After you download and install the program, you can point to our news feed located at

What is Atom?

Atom is a new standard for syndication format or "feed" for Blogs. If a blog has a feed, people can subscribe to it using software for reading syndicated content called a "newsreader" as in RSS, it allows readers to catch up on all their favorites at once like checking email. There are many newsreaders that support Atom, including NewsMonster, NewzCrawler, and NewsGator software which you can download from the internet.

Once you've download and installed one of these programs, you can point to our Atom feed located at or .

Hope to see you soon in Istanbul.