Turkish delight in epic film Fetih 1453 The turbans-and-testosterone CGI retelling of sultan’s conquest of Constantinople feeds on appetite for imperial Ottoman past Fiachra Gibbons, guardian.co.uk, Thursday 12 April 2012 15.33 BST (Article history) More than 5 million Turks have been to see the CGI tale of Mehmet II’s capture of Constantinople – part of a resurgence of interest in...
James Bond film crew to close part of Istanbul ISTANBUL - Hürriyet Daily News A number of scenes in the latest installment of the James Bond series are being made in Turkey. The film team will be Istanbul’s Eminönü for three weeks. Scenes for the latest installment of the 007 James Bond series, “Skyfall,” will be filmed in one of Istanbul’s busiest and most crowded neighborhoods, Eminönü,...
Mark Twain by Abdullah Frères Mavi Boncuk | Mark Twain by Abdullah Frères 1867. Mark Twain in Constantinople, c. 1867, during the travels he later described in The Innocents Abroad (1869).  Mark Twain, pseudonym of Samuel Langhorne Clemens (b. Nov. 30, 1835, Florida, Mo., U.S.— d. April 21, 1910, Redding, Conn.), American humorist, journalist, lecturer, and novelist who acquired...
German teens pick up on Turkish slang A scene from the documentary film “It ain’t California” by German director Marten Persiel representing GDR youth rolling on skate-boards on the Alexanderplatz square in East-Berlin. AFP Photo ISTANBUL — German youth are now frequently using common Turkish slang words, according to a study conducted by Potsdamm University in Germany, daily...