Istanbul orders more Hyundai-Rotem metro trains

HYUNDAI-Rotem, Korea, has received a Won 156.5bn ($US 143m) contract to supply 120 cars for operation on the new Line M7 of the Istanbul metro.


Thousands in Istanbul decry US move on Jerusalem

Thousands of people flocked to Istanbul’s Yenikapı Square on Sunday, protesting the U.S. move to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of …


Warned against studying in Turkey, German exchange students share their stories

With German-Turkish relations at an all-time low, we meet four young German exchange students who chose to study at universities in Istanbul – …

World News

Erdogan Makes Historic Visit to Greece to Improve Relations

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrives to hold a news conference at Ataturk International Airport in Istanbul, Turkey September 8, 2017. …

Middle East

Report: OIC to meet in Turkey to coordinate response on Jerusalem

ISTANBUL - The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) will meet in Istanbul on Dec. 13 to coordinate a response to the United States' decision to …


Fears that US decision on #Jerusalem could fuel extremism

Istanbul - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and King Abdullah of Jordan on Wednesday warned that the US move to recognize Jerusalem as the …


Turkey opens ‘terror’ trial of academics over peace petition

ISTANBUL - Agence France-Presse<p>Turkey on Dec. 5 began the trial of a group of academics charged with terror offences for signing a petition calling …


Ahmet Ümit’s book adapted into opera

ISTANBUL - Anadolu Agency<p>The opera “Ninatta,” adapted from a novel by Ahmet Ümit, an author best known for his crime novels, premiered on Dec. 2 at …


EBRD remains committed to Turkey: Country director

ISTANBUL - Anadolu Agency<p>The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) remains committed to Turkey, as investment demand in the country …


Vakıfbank denies involvement in Iran sanctions evasion amid US lawsuit

ISTANBUL - Reuters<p>Turkey’s Vakıfbank said on Dec. 1 that it had never had any interest or involvement whatsoever in any of the processes mentioned in …


Turkey’s DenizBank says it did not collaborate with Turkish-Iranian businessman Zarrab

ISTANBUL - Reuters<p>Turkey’s DenizBank said on Nov. 30 it did not have any dealings with the shipping group owned by Turkish-Iranian businessman Reza …


Turkish Airlines jet makes emergency landing in Canada

ISTANBUL - Anadolu Agency<p>A Miami-bound Turkish Airlines flight, which had taken off from Istanbul, made an emergency landing in a Canadian airport on …


European Night Trains in 2018 | What's new in the 2018 timetable?

The new European train schedule for 2018 is just around the corner and will be valid from 10 December 2017. For a complete overview of night trains …


Thousands march to protest violence against women

People took to the streets of Paris, Rome, and Istanbul to protest violence against women on International Day for Elimination of Violence Against Women.


Quake magnitude 5.1 strikes southwest Turkey

ISTANBUL - An earthquake of magnitude 5.1 hit southwest Turkey at 2149 GMT on Friday, Turkey's Kandilli Observatory and Earthquake Research Institute …


Istanbul district bans LGBT event planned for Saturday | Reuters

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - A Turkish district governorship in Istanbul has banned a film screening event on Friday related to lesbian, gay, bisexual and …


Istanbul district bans LGBT event planned for Saturday

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - A Turkish district governorship in Istanbul has banned a film screening event on Friday related to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) issues, the day before it was due to start, citing risks to public safety.<p>“The LGBT+ themed meeting, march, film screening and …


Turkey, Islamic Development Bank sign deals worth $567 million: Treasury

ISTANBUL - Reuters<p>Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Mehmet Şimşek signed two 20-year financing agreements worth around a total $567 million with the …


Istanbul court keeps regional Amnesty chief Taner Kılıç behind bars

ISTANBUL - Agence France-Presse<p>An Istanbul court ruled on Nov. 22 that the head of Amnesty International in Turkey should remain in prison, the …


Reaction to Liverpool's Sevilla collapse - 'Only good when the going is good this team'

Following a game of ecstasy followed by agony for Liverpool, supporters and reporters alike tried to make sense of the Reds 3-3 draw with Sevilla in …

Liverpool FC

Turkish capital bans LGBTQ cinema, exhibitions

ISTANBUL - The Turkish capital Ankara has banned the public showing of films and exhibitions related to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) issues, the governor's office said on Sunday, citing risks to public safety.<p>The move is likely to deepen concern among rights activists and …

World News

Turkey seeks big share in global halal sector

ISTANBUL - Anadolu Agency<p>Turkey can increase its share to 10 percent - $400 billion - in the global halal market, said World Halal Summit’s head on …


Turkey bans all LGBTI events across Ankara province

ISTANBUL - Turkish authorities on Sunday announced a ban on all LGBTI cultural events in Ankara province until further notice to "maintain public …


Istanbul hosts over 9 million foreign tourists in first 10 months of 2017

ANKARA/ISTANBUL - Anadolu Agency<p>More than nine million foreign tourists visited Istanbul in the first 10 months of the current year, according to the …


Turkish police detain at least 100 ISIS suspects

A man stands at attention during a minute of silence to mark the 79th anniversary of Turkey's founding father Mustafa Kemal Ataturk's death, in …

News (South Africa)

In Istanbul, outrage over Zara not paying garment workers

In Istanbul, shoppers at the popular retailer, Zara, were recently in for a shocking surprise. Attached to some of the clothing were tags that read, "I made this item you are going to buy, but I didn't get paid for it."<p>The tags were placed in collaboration with the Clean Clothes Campaign, which …


The definitive list of expat-interest blogs on Turkey

Blogs and their personal narratives provide an indispensable method to learning about different places and experiences. Therefore, what better way is …

Homes For Sale in Turkey’s Istanbul, How to Find Your Dream House

Straddling two continents, Istanbul is a city that has fostered a lot of trade and investment. Now, investors are looking to cash in on the property …

Real Estate

Equinix Buys Data Center in Istanbul, a ‘Strategic Gateway’

Zenium site has potential to grow into 22MW data center campus

Redwood City

Erdoğan’s warnings for Istanbul

The Istanbul municipal council will meet to elect a new provincial mayor on Sept. 28.<p>Istanbul Başakşehir District Mayor Mevlüt Uysal looks set to be …