Love in Istanbul: three stories that will warm your heart

Everybody knows Paris as the ultimate city of love. The French director Patrice Leconte showed in his 1999 black and white movie La Fille sur le Pont (The girl on the bridge) that Istanbul also qualifies for this label. For the Reporting the City-project 21bis-reporters Marlies Geyskens and IJsbrand van Lambalgen were inspired by the movie and went to look for stories of love in Istanbul. And find them, they did.

Discover three different stories of love, in its broadest meaning, in their multimedia long read. Watch it full screen to get the best possible experience.

Text: Marlies Geyskens and IJsbrand van Lambalgen
Photo: © Marlies Geyskens