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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 ...

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 ...
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 ... soldiers
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 ... soldiers

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 ... soldiers
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 ... soldiers
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 ... soldiers
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 ... soldiers
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 ... soldiers
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 ... soldiers
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 ... soldiers
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 ... soldiers
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 ... soldiers
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 ... soldiers
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 ... soldiers

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 ... soldiers
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 ... soldiers
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 ... soldiers
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 ... soldiers
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. soldiers
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) ... soldiers
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 ... soldiers
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 ... soldiers
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 ... soldiers
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 ... soldiers
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 ... soldiers
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 ... soldiers
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 ... soldiers
“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 ... soldiers
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 ... soldiers
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 ... soldiers
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 ... soldiers
With construction nearly 80 percent complete, Istanbul New Airport is on schedule for a grand opening on Oct. 29, the 95th anniversary of the Turkish Republic. Once fully operational, the new airport, set to become the world's largest, will strengthen Istanbul's position as a transfer hub and boost the ... European
The man was identified as Mohammed Mahmoud Bashir and the wife as Nisrine Kreidy. (Supplied). Staff writer, Al Arabiya English Sunday, 18 February 2018. Text size A A A. A Lebanese citizen and his Syrian wife were found murdered and dumped in the Arnavutkoy neighborhood in Istanbul, the ... European
Some 22 people, including 14 foreign nationals, were taken into custody by police in an operation against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in Istanbul on Feb. 17. The police raided 11 locations in three districts of Istanbul on the night of Feb. 16, Doğan News Agency has reported. European
It has been 30 years since I was last in Istanbul and I found it hard to get my head around a city I remember as being more ancient and mysterious, more a bridge between East and West. It's now modern, a lot of it still under construction. Walking down the jam-packed shopping street, Istiklal Caddesi, late ... European
Built in the first decade of the 20th century as Europe's gateway to the east, Istanbul Haydarpasa railway station stands proudly on the Asian side of the Bosphorus, its gothic towers looming over the waters. The imposing facade has witnessed and survived more than a century of turbulent and sometimes ... European
ISTANBUL — Saturday has always been the day for demonstrations in Istanbul. Recently they have been growing fewer, but the power of habit makes me stop sometimes and turn my ear to the distant tumult — until it turns out that what I am hearing from afar as a raucous demonstration is nothing but the ... European
The bodies of a pregnant Syrian woman and her Lebanese husband were found on a roadside in Istanbul late on Feb. 15, while their child has gone missing. Police officers found Nisrin Kiridi and her husband Mohammed Kiridi's dead bodies with their mouths taped shut on a roadside in Istanbul's ... European
Countdown to the 37th Istanbul Film Festival has begun. The festival will present a selection of the finest productions and feature special screenings, star actors and master directors from April 6 to 17. The Istanbul Film Festival will showcase around 40 films by directors from Turkey under three categories: ... European
Built in the first decade of the 20th century as Europe's gateway to the east, Istanbul Haydarpaşa railway station stands proudly on the Asian side of the Bosphorus, its gothic towers looming over the waters. The imposing facade has witnessed and survived more than a century of turbulent and sometimes ... European
The Turkish Labor Ministry has announced that 27 workers have been killed in the construction of Istanbul's third airport since it began in May 2015. “Some 27 workers have been killed in various incidents involving health struggles and road accidents during the third Airport's Construction since it began in ... European
A Turkish court ruled for the bankruptcy of a shopping mall in Istanbul after it accumulated 1.59 billion liras ($420 million) of debt, news portal Internethaber reported. The ORA mall in the city's Bayrampasa district, with 235 shop units and a hotel, was opened in 2011 but shut its doors after less than a year ... European
Turkey and African countries on Monday agreed to have “a streamlined and focused African Union-Turkey partnership, a statement said. The Turkey-Africa 2nd Ministerial Review Conference was held in Istanbul with 19 African countries in attendance. In a statement -- titled The Second Ministerial Review ... European
The never-ending manipulations and power games at the Istanbul Patriarchate took a turn for the worse this week. In 2008, the Istanbul Patriarch Archbishop Mesrob Mutafyan had suffered an incurable dementia disease, incapacitating him into a vegetative state. The cleric next in line at the Patriarchate, ... European
The business focused-firm is led by managing partner Orkun Ozkan and has a further three partners and nine lawyers. The firm focuses on corporate, M&A, intellectual property, project finance and dispute resolution work. Its clients include HSBC, Mitsubishi and Rail Cargo Austria. Commenting on the ... European
An Istanbul court on Feb. 13 ruled to release two suspects from the gendarmerie in the Black Sea province of Trabzon in the case into the killing of Turkish-Armenian journalist Hrant Dink in 2007. The two who have been identified as being released after filing appeals are gendarmerie intelligence officer ... European
The posters are part of the The Seattle-Istanbul Poster Show exhibit, which features 90 posters by 60 artists from around the Northwest and Istanbul, Turkey. Co-curated by Daniel Smith of Seattle and Ardan Erguven of Istanbul, the show highlights the similarities between the Turkish and American posters ... European


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