The 5 best Istanbul magazines & websites in Istanbul

1) Cornucopia

An award-winning magazine that appeals to the more intellectual connoisseurs of Turkey, Cornucopia is an invaluable source of in-depth information regarding Istanbul (and Turkey in general). The magazine’s website is also very useful including an Istanbul city guide and the best of monthly arts and culture events.

2) The Guide Istanbul

Istanbul’s first English language magazine is a visually curated and regularly updated collection of Istanbul’s best venues and happenings in the food, shopping and culture scenes. Apart from the magazine (published every two months) and website, TGI’s Instagram divulges some great Istanbul tips.

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3) Culinary Backstreets

Founded in 2009, Culinary Backstreets has grown to cover more than 12 cities (including Istanbul) and reports exclusively on traditional ‘backstreet’ restaurants that represent the city’s true food culture. Their regularly updated website is full of great insider tips and CB also hosts culinary walks.

4) Momcierge

An invaluable website for anyone who is travelling to Istanbul with kids, Momcierge is a ‘family travel concierge’, founded by travel writer and mother Sevil Delin in 2013. Delin and her team provide babysitter services, rental equipment for kids, family tour guides and airport transfers with booster seats.

5) 212 Magazine

A bold and beautiful biannual magazine based out of Istanbul, 212 is reminiscent of other independent fashion and lifestyle magazines such as i-D or The Gentlewoman. Short fiction, interviews and long form reporting, as well as stunning photo essays, defy the usual and examine social, artistic and cultural phenomena.

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