Theatre performances used to be a part in the programme of the International Istanbul Festival, organised by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts j since 1973. By 1989 theatre
performances gained an independed identity and the new event was named The International Istanbul Theatre Festival1.
Every year, The International Istanbul Theatre Festival includes in its programme the finest examples of classical and experimental theatre, dance/ physical theatre, music theatre, theatrical concerts. From its start until today, the finest examples of national/ international Groups, artists and productions participated in the Festival.
Since 1997 the International Theatre Festival presents two “Honorary Awards” to one international and one Turkish theatre personal
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Kadikoy on Tuesdays are the most popular ones. You can buy the garments of the latest fashion at a reasonable price range. Besides you can meet your needs ranging from clothes to kitchenery, bags and decorative furniture in the street markets at Fatih on Wednesdays, BeSiktaS on Saturdays and Fmdikzade on Fridays. Street markets promise a few hours full of joy and nostalgia for remembering the acquint smell of that enthusiastic and colourful crowd, as well as an economical shopping.