Istanbul’s Capital Of Culture Year – Why So Underwhelming?

“Declaring a millennia-old city that had been a capital of both Christian and Islamic empires as a European Capital of Culture (Ecoc) is akin to calling Venice a place with good water features or commending Paris for its decent museums. So why, as its tenure draws to a close, has the city’s year seemed so much less than it might have been.”

Source: The Art Newspaper 12/16/10