13th Istanbul Biennial
Life overtook art when the Biennial’s proposed theme of public space as a site for political debate became world news
with the advent of the Gezi Park protests.
The Biennial opened to the public on 14 September and runs until 20 October

Anish Kapoor’s stone and mixed media sculptures are on display at the Sakıp Sabancı Museum
until 5 January 2014

Friend or Foe?: The Ottoman Empire and Europe, from Mehmed II to Wilhelm II
Philip Mansel’s illustrated talk at the Orient-Institut will explore Ottoman/European trade and diplomatic relations.
Thursday 24 October

Our new weekly gallery walks select the cream of the crop in galleries around Istanbul.

This year’s Islamic Sales at Bonhams, Christie’s and Sotheby’s
run from Monday 7 October until Friday 11 October.

Robert Hales launches his beautiful new book ‘Islamic and Oriental Arms and Armour’
during Sotheby’s auction viewings, 6–8 October

Mary Işin will be talking about her book ‘Sherbet & Spice: The Complete Story of Turkish Sweets and Desserts’
at an Anglo-Turkish Society event at the Yunus Emre Turkish Culture Centre
Thursday  26 September

Artemis Cooper and Colin Thubron launch the final part of Patrick Leigh Fermor’s trilogy
‘The Broken Road: From the Iron gates to Mount Athos’ at Daunt Books, Marylebone High Street
Thursday 10 October

‘The Countenance of the Other: The Coins of the Huns and Western Turks in Central Asia and India’
runs until 31 October at the Kunst Historisches Museum,

Rituals of Hospitality: Ornamental Trays of the 19th Century in Greece and Turkey’
continues until 17 November at the Benaki Museum,

‘Praxiteles: The Cleveland Apollo’
This exquisite bronze is the subject of an exhibition 29 September to 5 January 2014
at the Cleveland Museum of Art,
Cleveland, Ohio

Turkish Youth Jazz Ensemble
A concert on Friday 27 September with local student jazz musicians at the Turkish Embassy,
Washington DC

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