First, check out what the Telegraph has to say about Istanbul: Istanbul, Turkey: Old city, new spirit
Then, scroll through very some nice pics of the Aya Sofya here: Exploring Istanbul — The Ayasofya RambleCrunch
Pedal power is sweeping the streets of the Old City: Ready to tour historic peninsula with bicycles? Hurriyet Daily News
And finally, if you're into indie films, click this one:
Turkish film sweeps awards at NY festival Hurriyet Daily News
Enjoy the long weekend!