Laleli Textile District
Textile buyers at lunch in Yosun Restaurant.Laleli became a textile district with the beginning of 1980s.The first customers were mostly from Arab and Balkan countries.Now the major buyers are from former Soviet Union and east Europe countries.Official language is Russian and the currency is US Dollars.Making suitcase trade for years now Laleli has approx. 30000 firms in the middle of Istanbul.Hotels,coiffeurs,restaurants and cargo companies follow up textile firms to give better service to customers.
Pro Secular Demonstration
Pro secular demonstrators hold portraits of modern Turkeys founder Ataturk, shout slogans and wave Turkish flags during the demonstration.
Green Gold,Tea
Family members work in a tea plantation during the first harvest of the year.Tea harvest become a family business at the East Black Sea region rather than an industrial agriculture.
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Million Dollar View, Urban Transformation
Kayasehir district on European side of Istanbul. The biggest satellite city of Turkey is being constructed in Kayasehir. Istanbul became a migration receiving metropolis with the rapid growth after 1980s. Population of the city is estimated approximately 14 millions in 2011 which was around 3 million in the beginning of the 80s. The city started to spread out from the center to the borders with the increasing housing requirements and sheltering problems but actual governmental policies of urban transformation are primarily profit-oriented rather than humanistic.
Million Dollar View, Urban Transformation
Arnavutkoy district on European side of Istanbul. The third airport of Istanbul is planned to be built in the district. Istanbul became a migration receiving metropolis with the rapid growth after 1980s. Population of the city is estimated approximately 14 millions in 2011 which was around 3 million in the beginning of the 80s. The city started to spread out from the center to the borders with the increasing housing requirements and sheltering problems but actual governmental policies of urban transformation are primarily profit-oriented rather than humanistic.
Nationalist
portrait of
Ayazma District, Urban Transformation
Aktas family says farewell to their neighbors and friends before moving to their new home. One of the main urban transformation projects of Istanbul is in Kucukcekmece region. Ayazma District of Kucukcekmece is a slum area in the city. The people in there are mostly from the east of Turkey who had migrated to Istanbul around 1970s because of economical reasons. Now the locals of Ayazma district are being settled to TOKI Project Apartments in Bezirganbahce within the project. They are moving to 12 floor buildings and starting a new life that they are not familiar with, leaving their houses behind which they had built with their hands.
Green Gold,Tea
Elderly locals sit in a park during the rain at Cayeli.
Unemployment
Ismail Eliusta was injured by an explosion in an illegal coal mine in Zonguldak and his family have been surviving with the help of neighbours.Two of his daughter Yagmur,8(left) and Kezban,6.
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Syriacs
Syriacs who are visiting their village pray for their passed away ones at Aynwardo village Mort Smuni Church.
Million Dollar View, Urban Transformation
Sahintepesi quarter of Ikitelli district on European side of Istanbul. Istanbul became a migration receiving metropolis with the rapid growth after 1980s. Population of the city is estimated approximately 14 millions in 2011 which was around 3 million in the beginning of the 80s. The city started to spread out from the center to the borders with the increasing housing requirements and sheltering problems but actual governmental policies of urban transformation are primarily profit-oriented rather than humanistic.
Sinop Nuclear Energy Plant
Fishermen work at the Sinop Port.Fishing is the main income of the city, Sinop. The government of Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan has officially decided on Sinop,as the location for an ambitious nuclear energy project meant to meet rising demand and achieve energy independece.Inceburun area of Sinop on the Black Sea which is the north point of Turkey,was chosen to host a nuclear power plant
Kosovo
Dardania neighbourhood of Pristina.
Formula 1
portrait of Jenson Button,Formula Pilot
Omer Koc
Portrait of Omer Koc in his house,Kandilli,Istanbul.
Blood Feuds Mediator Sait Sanli
Blood feuds mediator Sait Sanli visits Nevzat Ermis who was shot from his leg.Sait Sanli helps Ermis family and their blood feud for peace on 17/03/2008.
CHRISTINE LAGARDE
Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), poses at Ciragan Palace in Istanbul, Turkey, on Thursday, May 10, 2012. Photographer: Kerem Uzel/Bloomberg
Ayazma District, Urban Transformation
TOKI Project Apartments in Bezirganbahce district. One of the main urban transformation projects of Istanbul is in Kucukcekmece region. Ayazma District of Kucukcekmece is a slum area in the city. The people in there are mostly from the east of Turkey who had migrated to Istanbul around 1970s because of economical reasons. Now the locals of Ayazma district are being settled to TOKI Project Apartments in Bezirganbahce within the project. They are moving to 12 floor buildings and starting a new life that they are not familiar with, leaving their houses behind which they had built with their hands.
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CARLOS VON HARDENBERG
Carlos von Hardenberg poses for a photograph at Galata Bridge of Istanbul.
SLAVEN BILIC
Slaven Bilic,coach of BESIKTAS JK football team,Istanbul Turkey
Laleli Textile District
Moldovian couple Vitalik and Tania work as salesperson in Laleli.They left their 1 year old son with their parents to come to Turkey to save money working in Laleli.Most of the workers has no working permits.They have only Sunday to rest after a tiring week and they prefer to stay at home. Laleli became a textile district with the beginning of 1980s.The first customers were mostly from Arab and Balkan countries.Now the major buyers are from former Soviet Union and east Europe countries.Official language is Russian and the currency is US Dollars.Making suitcase trade for years now Laleli has approx. 30000 firms in the middle of Istanbul.Hotels,coiffeurs,restaurants and cargo companies follow up textile firms to give better service to customers.
Besiktas Football Club Fans
CARSI is a fan group of Besiktas JK of Istanbul.The group motto is being against everthing,even themselves.Istanbul born with an Armenian descent ,Alen Markaryan is the leader of Carsi.
Greeks Orthodox Minority of Istanbul
A ceremony at the Fener Greek Orthodox Patriarchate. Many guests come from Greece for weddings and religous ceremonies.
Million Dollar View, Urban Transformation
Menekse beach in Kucukcekmece district on European side of Istanbul. Istanbul became a migration receiving metropolis with the rapid growth after 1980s. Population of the city is estimated approximately 14 millions in 2011 which was around 3 million in the beginning of the 80s. The city started to spread out from the center to the borders with the increasing housing requirements and sheltering problems but actual governmental policies of urban transformation are primarily profit-oriented rather than humanistic.