Turkey races to finish new Istanbul airport

The as yet unnamed airport is due to open on October 29. Airport officials say it will be the largest in the world and eventually have six runways …


Meet Hasan Kale, Istanbul’s Master of Micro Art

Whether it’s a pumpkin seed, lentil, fishbone, or a piece of chocolate, Istanbul-based artist Hasan Kale will definitely use it as a canvas for his …


Pop star Shakira wows crowd at Istanbul’s Vodafone

ISTANBUL – Anadolu Agency<p>Colombian pop star Shakira commanded the stage at Istanbul’s Vodafone Park Stadium on July 11 as part of her El Dorado World …


Istanbul Design Biennial​ 2018 will feature six pop-up "schools"

<b>Dezeen promotion:</b> the next Istanbul Design Biennial​ will see six of the city's important cultural institutions transformed into experimental …


The colourful side of Istanbul is captured in these amazing photographs

Famous for the incredible domes and minarets that dot the skyline on both sides of the Bosphorus, Istanbul is something to behold. But beyond its remarkable cityscape, one photographer has captured a very different view of the historic city.<p>Yener Torun is an architect-turned-photographer who has …


The 32 episode 22: Didi Hamann on why England have gone far in the World Cup and the one person who believed Liverpool could come back in Istanbul [Video]

Didi Hamann talks to Toby Tarrant and Reshmin Chowdhury about the World Cup and his career on Yahoo Sport's daily World Cup show.


Anwar undergoes spinal surgery in Istanbul

KUALA LUMPUR: Anwar Ibrahim, the de facto leader of Malaysia's People's Justice Party, underwent a spinal surgery in Istanbul, Turkey, where he was …


Turkey train derails en route to Istanbul, killing 24

<b>Twenty-four people have been killed after a train derailed in north-western Turkey, Deputy Prime Minister Recep Akdag says.</b><p>The train was en route to Istanbul from the town of Kapikule on the Bulgarian border, according to reports.<p>Six of the carriages derailed, with about 360 passengers on board, …


Turkey: Train derailment kills at least 10, injures 73

ISTANBUL (AP) — At least 10 people were killed and more than 70 injured Sunday when most of a passenger train derailed in northwestern Turkey, …

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Istanbul Pride Was Banned, But These Activists Aren't Backing Down - them.

Since 2003, Istanbul Pride has stood as one of the biggest LGBTQ+ events in a region where queer people face overt oppression and social stigma. …


First new steps for Syrian girl who used tin cans for legs

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Eight-year-old Maya Merhi, who was born with no legs, had to shuffle around a camp in northern Syria on makeshift limbs fashioned from old tubing and tin cans.<p>Now she is taking her first tentative steps in Istanbul on prosthetic legs, after images of her struggling in the tent …

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Indian billionaire gifts Istanbul trip to 3,500 employees

ISTANBUL - Demirören News Agency<p>File photo: Emre Gencer<p>An Indian businessman, who was included in Forbes magazine’s list of billionaires, will visit …


Istanbul man chooses dog over wife in divorce case

A man in Istanbul has chosen the option of divorce after his wife gave him the ultimatum: It’s either me or the dog.


Stubborn drivers get stuck at toll gate in Istanbul

ISTANBUL<p>Two stubborn drivers who refused to yield to each other were stuck at a toll gate in Istanbul on July 4.<p>According to Demirören News Agency, …


A Ban and Rubber Bullets Didn't Stop Istanbul Pride

Pride in Istanbul marched on — despite tear gas, rubber bullets, and arrests.<p>For the fourth year in a row, the governor's office of the Turkish city …


Police storm Istanbul Pride with rubber bullets and teargas, arresting dozens

Despite reaching a last minute agreement to hold, police stormed a Pride event in Istanbul, Turkey. They shoot rubber bullets at the crowd and used …


Gay groups march in Istanbul pride despite ban

Gay rights groups and activists pressed ahead with the Istanbul Pride parade on July 1 despite Turkish authorities banning the event for a fourth …


People Celebrate Pride Despite Government Banning The Event In Istanbul, Turkey


Istanbul's gay, transgender community hold smaller rally, after pride march banned

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Members of Istanbul's gay and transgender community gathered for a rally on Sunday instead of the annual pride march, after they said the parade itself had been banned by the city's governor for the third consecutive year.<p>The march used to see tens of thousands of people parade …


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Photographer Explores the Rainbow-Colored Neighborhoods of Istanbul

Most Istanbul photos depict ancient Turkish architecture such as ornate mosques, traditional stone houses, or even mystical market streets. However, there’s also a surprising modern side to city that many people don't know about. Architect and photographer Yener Torun has been capturing the …


Istanbul LGBT pride march will go ahead despite ban - organisers | Reuters

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Istanbul’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) pride march will go ahead on Sunday even though the governorship of the Turkish city banned it citing security concerns, the organisers of the event said on Friday.<p>In a statement published on the Facebook page of Istanbul …


Istanbul municipality takes down shop signs in Arabic

A district municipality in western Istanbul has started taking down Arabic shop signs, citing a new regulation stipulating that shop signs must …


Istanbul at a Historical Breakpoint

<b>[Guest post by Yerinde Çizer in Istanbul]</b> There are breakpoints in the history of each country, and each country deals with these problems in …


Istanbul’s new airport features hybrid sports cars for ‘Follow-Me’ service

Istanbul’s new airport, which is expected to formally open to air traffic on Oct. 29, features hybrid sports vehicles as “Follow-Me” cars. Click …


Moving staircases to be installed on Istanbul slopes

The Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality has initiated a project seeking to install moving staircases on the city’s steep slopes, in a particular move …


Istanbul Street Photography Tips

Istanbul: one of the best places in the world to shoot street photography. Such a great diverse group of people, at the cross-roads of so many vast …

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Turkey votes in presidential and parliamentary elections

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his wife greet supporters after the polls closed for the Turkish presidential and parliamentary elections in Ankara, Turkey. Erdogan has claimed victory in the election but the opposition has not yet conceded. Some 56.3 million registered citizens voted in …

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Burhan Sonmez, Meet the Writers 133 - Radio

On the eve of the Turkish elections, Georgina Godwin speaks to the prize-winning Turkish novelist whose latest work, ‘Istanbul Istanbul’, has been …