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Built for a pasha, a Belle Epoque palace with panoramic views of the Bosphorus is on the market in Istanbul for $20 million less than when it was first listed in 2011. Despite its grandeur, the Fatih Sultan Mehmet suspension bridge that connects the European and Asian sides of Istanbul soars 210 feet ...
ISTANBUL, Turkey - Unseeded Aleksandra Krunic added to the carnage at the TEB BNP Paribas Istanbul Cup on the final day of first-round play with a topsy-turvy 1-6, 6-1, 6-4 defeat of No.5 seed Ekaterina Makarova in one hour and 36 minutes. Half of the tournament's seeded players had already been ...

By Ayse Busra Erkec. ISTANBUL. A Palestinian teenage girl, who was shot by Israeli soldiers during anti-occupation rallies on border of the Gaza Strip, was brought to Istanbul for treatment, according to Turkey's Humanitarian Relief Foundation (IHH). Meryem Abu-Matar, 16, who lives in Gaza's Rafah city, ...
From October end, those flying through Istanbul will have the opportunity to travel through what could be one of the world's largest airports. Turkish authorities are hoping to inaugurate the first of the three phases of the Istanbul New Airport on October 29, the country's Republic Day. The first terminal at the ...
BERLIN — Germany's foreign ministry says it's waiting to learn why one of its nationals was arrested in Istanbul in the latest such incident to strain relations between the two countries. Foreign ministry spokeswoman Maria Adebahr says consular officials are in touch with Adil Demirci's lawyer but haven't yet ...
The 13th Tulip Festival kicked off in Istanbul on April 2 and is scheduled to continue until the end of the month. Some 30 million tulips were planted across the city for the festival. Workers adorned Emirgan grove alone with 3.5 million tulips hauled from flower fields all across the country. Moreover, the ...

What kind of a life we want and how we choose the city we live in are two very separate phenomena. Most people want to live in big cities because they believe the quality of life and probability of earning money is better in mega cities. However, the quality of life indices tell us otherwise in almost every ...
Thousands of miles from home in Turkey's High Court, Raak spoke on behalf of the 39 people who were shot to death and the others injured alongside him in January 2017 inside an Istanbul nightclub. For the first time since the shooting, Raak didn't feel like a victim. "You are nothing without that gun," he ...
Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality has announced that it will conduct a service procurement tender on May 14 to update the official list of cultural properties in Istanbul's 31 districts. The number of registered cultural properties, which currently stands at 7,120, is expected to increase to 8,000 with the new ...
Firefighters from several districts of Istanbul responded to the emergency and worked with medical teams to bring patients to safety while hospital staff worked to salvage medical equipment as the evening progressed. Sahin said that the fire had been confined to the outside of the hospital and that the ...
The construction of Istanbul's third airport and the world's largest terminal under one roof will be completed on time, Turkey's Minister of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications Ahmet Arslan said on Tuesday. "[Financial] bottleneck is out of question in the project. The project will be completed on ...
Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke on the phone with Fener Greek Orthodox Patriarch Dimitri Bartholomew as part of a two-day visit to Turkey, the Kremlin stated on its official website on April 3. Bartholomew congratulated Putin “on his victory in the presidential election and wished him a happy Easter ...
The Grafist 22: Istanbul Graphic Design Days, organized by the Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University's graphic design department, will take place from April 11 to May 11 at the university's campus in the Fındıklı neighborhood of Istanbul. The event aims to bring together graphic designers and students during ...
A group of stylish fashionistas looked confused as they tried to sense their way through Istanbul's labyrinthine performance center at the Zorlu shopping mall, minutes before models hit the stage for a highlight catwalk at the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Istanbul. “You better stick together and follow me or I ...
Organised by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV) and sponsored by VitrA, the 4th Istanbul Design Biennial (September 22–November 4, 2018) announces "A School of Schools: Orientation," a multifaceted opening programme exploring the possible futures of design education. Taking place ...
For 11/2 months, an Istanbul museum will contain a slice of Singapore - but not the parts that would appear in a tourist brochure. Instead, the exhibition Singapore Unseen will introduce Turkish viewers to another side of the city-state: glimpses of tang ki (Chinese spirit mediums) in action, portraits of factory ...
One can only hope visitors were prepared for what they saw because Erdoğan's saturated monochrome photographs of the nightlife of Gazi – an impoverished, crime-ridden suburb to the north of Istanbul – are not for the fainthearted. Erdoğan captured the viciousness of illegal dog fights, the hedonism of ...

Jake Raak, one of the survivors of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) attack on Istanbul's Reina nightclub on New Year's Day in 2017, was asked at the March 27 court hearing in the case “whether he was an intelligence agent” or an “employee of the U.S. government.” “Only the defense lawyers ...
With more than 3,000 shops taking up a total of 61 streets, it's a major tourist hub — it had more than 91 million visitors in 2014 alone, making it the number one tourist attraction in the world. More than 26,000 people are employed at the bazaar, and many shops are family-owned. Getty photographer Chris ...
Egyptian opposition media thinks that the country hopes for a future without Sisi. (Amr Abdallah Dalsh /Reuters). ISTANBUL — Hamza Zawba, a former spokesperson of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice Party, sips tea in a Turkish cafe in Istanbul's Yenibosna neighbourhood.
Europe and Turkey have a lot in common. Istanbul for one. The metropolis of 15 million is not merely geographically part of Europe. A foray through the city of contrasts. A young woman poses on a roof overlooking Istanbul (Rena Effendi) ...
Firefighters who work in Istanbul 24/7 and observe the warning lights that will turn on according to the type of fire in the station to respond to the scene accordingly compete with the world at the speed of fire responses. Anadolu Agency (AA) witnessed the daily lives of the employees working at fire stations ...
DUBAI: London has emerged as the favourite holiday destination among UAE residents, according to UAE-based travel agencies DNATA and Tajawal. At No 2 is Istanbul. “London continues to eat up most of the traffic share followed by Istanbul, Paris, Bangkok and Colombo. Traffic to Istanbul grew about ...
Mr Basaran also named Mina Towers, a luxury development in Istanbul, and a US$28.3 million superyacht after his daughter. She was due to marry Murat Gezer, who runs his own printing firm, at a former Ottoman palace on the banks of the Bosphorus on April 14. Mina Basaran boards a flight in Istanbul ...
The last house of its kind, the Istanbul mansion sitting on the bank of the scenic Bosphorus could be yours for $95 million, though you'd have to be comfortable under this bridge. The regal history of the home began around the turn of the 20th century when an Ottoman sultan's minister commissioned French ...
An Istanbul court has sentenced a man to three years and four months in jail for attacking a 21-year-old woman “for wearing shorts” on a bus. Prosecutors had demanded up to 11 years in jail for Ercan Kızılateş on charges of “provoking people to hate and enmity,” “preventing the right to freedom of faith and ...
JOHANNESBURG - This year, Istanbul, Turkey, now a thriving start-up hub that is both an economic and cultural cornerstone of Europe and Asia, will host the Global Entrepreneurship Congress (GEC) 2018 from April 16 to 19. Held annually, the week-long GEC regularly attracts thousands of like-minded ...
Most taxi drivers in Istanbul generally work for license holders required to operate taxis and therefore receive a daily income net of other costs and the payment made to the licence holder. The taxis operate 24 hours a day with one or two drivers working in shifts. The number of taxi licences has been ...
“Whoever cuts a branch from my forest, I will cut his head,” Sultan Mehmed II, who led the Ottomans into Istanbul, is said to have ordered in the 1400s. Today, thousands of trucks carrying soil and construction materials kick up dust along the roads north of Istanbul, depleting those forests that had been ...
Eligio Fiori, 66, of Italy, holds a poster showing details of the disappearance of his son Alessandro Fiori reading in Turkish 'Alessandro is missing since March 14, 2018. Wanted' during an interview with The Associated Press, in Istanbul, Tuesday, March 27, 2018. Turkish authorities and family members are ...
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan served as the mayor of Istanbul before ascending to the helm of the country as prime minister in 2003. During a television debate in 1994, he voiced strong opposition to a proposed third bridge over the Bosporus to the lush, forested area north of Istanbul. According ...
As the number of public spaces in Turkey allowed to sell alcohol continues to decline, an exhibition at the Naval Museum in Istanbul tells the story of the rise of beer production and consumption in the late 19th century. The exhibition, titled “Kendine Has” ("Sui Generis"), which opened March 13 and runs ...


 

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