Isaac Newton – We build too many walls and not enough bridges.


IstKon- the name connects the two cities Istanbul and Konstanz and stands for the exchange of ideas, opinions, typical cultural stuff and knowledge of each country.

The relationship Germany – Europe – Turkey is mainly characterized by tensions and conflicts. To overcome these, we want to build bridges by our annual conferences.



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Of sweet temptations and big party nights

by Katja Blöchlinger and Sebnem Eren In the time before Christmas, something special happens around the world: it is the season for cooking and baking regional specialities reminding everyone that the holidays are just around the corner. In this blogpost, we try to shed light on some traditional Christmas traditions in Germany and other countries … Continue reading Of sweet temptations and big party nights

New IstKon Blog: “Salt and Pepper”!

by Arianna Orlando The IstKon PR team is thrilled to present its new project to all of you: “Salt and Pepper”! Throughout the time leading up to our exchange, we will post here about different topics relating to culture, academics and politics. You will get a taste of “salty” and “peppery” topics which characterize the … Continue reading New IstKon Blog: “Salt and Pepper”!

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Istanbul – the world’s 7th-largest city and the largest European city

The city is known as the most crowded and most colorful city of Turkey. Furthermore, Istanbul is a transcontinental city in Eurasia, straddling the Bosphorus strait. Die Bosphorus separates Europe and Asia, and the Sea of Marmara and the Black Sea.

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Konstanz – Largest (and most beautiful) city of the Bodensee

Or Konschdaanz as an inhabitant of Konstanz would call the city (special dialect ;-)). The city is characterized by its extraordinary location on Lake Constance or Bodensee in German. The Rhein river passes through Konstanz and leaves it by flowing under two bridges which are connecting the two parts of the city.

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