Monthly Archives: January 2011

A cut above the rest

Tweet It is a rainy Sunday in late December. A man sticks his head in the door of the small barber shop on Sakızağaç Sokak in Tarlabaşı and asks: “Where is Hasan Usta? Does he have time for a shave?” … Continue reading

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Tarlabaşı by night

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The first part of the glossary is up!

Tweet In the glossary, you will be able to find more detailed information on institutions, terms and concepts that are specific to urban and gentrification issues in Istanbul and Turkey. It will be elaborated as we go, and updated regularly … Continue reading

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Rich people only eat cake – a bakery closes down

Tweet It is breakfast time at the Gölgesiz Bakery on Tarlabaşı Boulevard: Eleven people crowd around a small table in the back of the shop, enjoying olives, sesame paste, butter and – of course – freshly baked bread. The oven … Continue reading

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A brief history of Tarlabaşı

Tweet The History of Tarlabaşı People have been building homes and living in the Tarlabaşı area of Istanbul since 1535, when non-Muslim diplomats began to settle in the imperial Ottoman city. In 1870, after a fire consumed large swaths of … Continue reading

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