Istanbul is highlighting seven categories across cultural and celebratory activities as part of its status as European Capital of Culture 2010 – Where Cultures Meet, including heritage; film; performing arts; music; museums and exhibitions.

As examples, as part of the music category Estonian composer Avro Part will compose a special piece for Istanbul entitled Adam’s Lament which will premiere on June 7, while rock band U2 will perform on the stage of the Istanbul Atatürk Stadium on September 6 2010 as part of their 360º tour.


For more information on the range of events and activities throughout this year visit or see

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