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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 ...
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.

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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...

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: ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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, ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
16 at Istanbul University, where he had graduated from. "He was under treatment for a long time. We are suffering great pain. We will say goodbye to Agop on Saturday," said his wife, Suzan Katoğyan. Meanwhile, main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) lawmaker Selina Doğan expressed her ...
The never-ending manipulations and power games at the Istanbul Patriarchate took a turn for the worse this past week. In 2008, the Istanbul Patriarch Archbishop Mesrob Mutafyan was diagnosed with dementia--a disease that has incapacitated him and has effectively put him into a vegetative state.

Actors perform "Oath - Midnight rain" in Istanbul, Turkey, on Feb. 5, 2018. A Chinese modern dance show was performed here in Monday evening as part of the "2018 Happy Chinese New Year" events in Turkey. (Xinhua/He Canling). Istanbul, Feb. 5 (Xinhua) -- A Chinese modern dance show was ...
5, making its way toward the Black Sea via the route cutting through Europe and Asia a couple of hours after a mind-blowing search and rescue drill was carried out by local volunteers. The platform, named "GSP Saturn" and weighing 5,235 gross tons, made its second attempt on the Istanbul waters on Feb.
A cargo ship was pushed ashore by severe storms on the evening of Feb. 3 in Istanbul's Zeytinburnu coast, Doğan news agency reported. Tugs reportedly could not approach the ship due to severe weather conditions following the incident, while the ship was unmanned and did not have fuel on board ...
police detained 82 Islamic State, Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) suspects during an operation in Istanbul on Feb. 2, according to a police source. Istanbul police cracked down on suspects who had allegedly committed acts in ISIL's name or had gone to conflict zones in Syria and Iraq, and were preparing a ...
Yabangee is a website featuring interesting events, advice and recommendations for foreigners residing in Istanbul and also hosts a series of entertaining events. First Sight, on the other hand, organizes specially curated speed dating events for English speakers. They will join forces next Friday for a very ...
Istanbul, Feb. 1 (Xinhua) -- A Chinese gastronomic cultural festival kicked off in Istanbul on Thursday evening, the first in a series of events to mark the 2018 Happy Chinese New Year celebrations in Turkey. In the Hanci Cafe and Restaurant, qualified chefs from China presented Turkish and Chinese ...
Istanbul, Feb. 1 (Xinhua) -- Three people were killed and five others injured when a bus crashed into the crowd waiting at a bus stop in Istanbul on Thursday, local media reported. The accident happened in Uskudar district on the Asian side of the city after the bus hit another bus and lost its control, ...
Tolls to use the EurAsia Tunnel, the first ever road tunnel connecting Europe and Asia underneath the Bosphorus strait in Istanbul, have been hiked by 26.5 percent, according to ATAŞ, the company that operates the tunnel. Hiked prices went into the effect on Feb. 1, according to a statement issued on the ...
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan hosted two Balkan leaders at his presidential palace in Istanbul this week. But Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic and Bakir Izetbegovic, one of three constituent members of Bosnia's presidency, were an odd couple of visitors in more ways than one. And it raised ...
An Istanbul court on Jan. 31 gave aggravated life sentences and an additional 329 years in jail to three people in connection to the deadly 2016 bombing in Istanbul's historic Sultanahmet area, which killed 12 people. The verdict was issued by the Istanbul 14th High Criminal Court, where a total of 26 ...
According to popular history, Istanbul's Sveti Stefan Church, one of the few remaining cast iron churches in the world, owes its existence to a whim of Abdulhamid II. At the end of the 19th century, the enigmatic Ottoman sultan was dead set on keeping his crumbling empire together and deeply suspicious of ...
ZEYTINBURNU DISTRICT in Istanbul is undergoing construction. The drills and chipping of hammer on marble set a rhythmic soundtrack. Farsi shop fronts intermingle with Turkish. Zeytinburnu was traditionally home to the leather workshops that serviced the luxury boutiques lining the streets down toward ...
Groaning sounds emanated from the other end of the line when we told a friend the location of our dining plans for the night. The spot, a rowdy, charming dive specializing in Bosnian-style mezes and grilled meats, was in Pendik, a district of Istanbul well over 20 kilometers outside the center, on the outskirts ...
The Istanbul police are conducting an operation against drug traffickers, the city police said in a message Jan. 26. The operation is being conducted at pre-established addresses. People have already been detained during the operation, the details of which are not disclosed. Earlier, police of Turkey's ...
Geray Gencer has created some gorgeously abstract, modern, illustration-led designs for Egmont Publishing Istanbul's Literary Classics series. Gencer, who is creative director at the company, also works part-time as a lecturer at Istanbul Işık University Faculty of Fine arts and is a member of the board ...
The fair takes place this year under the sponsorship of the Ministry of culture and Tourism, the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality and Turkish airlines, as well as with the support of the Small and Medium Industry Development Organization (KOSGEB) and in cooperation with the Turkish Hoteliers Federation ...
The consul general said the office in Istanbul was opened to respond to a request of Turkish companies, Ethiopian business travelers as well as Ethiopian nationals residing in Turkey. "I candidly would like to extend my invitation to all Turkish businesses, communities, to which my country is opening its ...
But some of the women in the works displayed in "IDs please," her current exhibition at the F Art Gallery in Istanbul, have no faces at all. "In our societies, women are allowed to speak little. That's the preference of a society that does not want women to be outspoken," Salahi told Al-Monitor. "But inside those ...
Flash snowfall, which was expected for weeks, hit Istanbul on Jan. 24. The snowfall affected traffic in some parts of Istanbul. A heavier snowfall affected other Marmara provinces, such as Bolu. Snowfall and fog, which were heavy around Bolu Mountain, caused a disruption of traffic. The combination of fog ...
That's because the streets and alleys of Kadikoy, a progressive district on Istanbul's Anatolian shores, are thronged. The simple act of walking along its Moda or Bahariye neighbourhood streets involves negotiating a path around buskers, people photographing street cats and fleets of baby strollers.
People protest in Istanbul as Erdogan vows to 'crush' local opposition to Afrin operation. By Rudaw ... Istanbul, Turkey - Some people have been arrested by the Turkish riot police in Istanbul as they took to the streets to protest against the Turkish military aggression on the Kurdish city of Afrin in Syria.
Every year around this time in Istanbul, I experience a great jittery cabin fever. The city's concrete apartments close in around me, and I panic. The street cats, rather than pleasant or kind, appear to me as soggy bedraggled fiends more likely to scratch and hiss than accept a head pat. Everyone frowns.
Thousands Gather in Istanbul to Remember Hrant Dink and Demand Answers ... Istanbul (A.W.)--Thousands gathered outside the former Istanbul office of the bilingual Turkish-Armenian Agos newspaper in the city's Şişli district today to commemorate slain Armenian journalist Hrant Dink on the 11th ...
The project will be integrated with Istanbul's third airport, currently under construction, which the government says will be the world's largest. Two yacht marinas will be built -- one for 200 boats at Kucukcekmece Lake and one for 860 boats at Sazlidere. government officials say the project will be completed ...
Turkey has introduced a 4.6 million square meter parcel stock on the route of Canal Istanbul to Qataris as an opportunity for joint investment in developing real estate and other construction projects. The meetings were made on Jan. 18 at the Expo Turkey 2018, a high-profile trade fair, which kicked off in ...
A video taken in the early hours of Jan. 15 showing four attackers stabbing and beating dogs in Istanbul's Taksim Square, including the dog of a young Syrian rough sleeper, has stirred angry reactions from Turkish social media users. Four people, including one woman, can be seen in the video ...
In the coming days, Istanbul's comedy stage, which is geared for an English-speaking audience, is to welcome Comedians from different backgrounds worldwide. Professional and amateur stand-up comedians will help Istanbulites laugh their worries away with a number of shows throughout the city.
Istanbul, Jan. 18 (Xinhua) -- A film festival dedicated to cats is running in Istanbul, evoking deep emotions among movie-goers toward cats in different cultures. The film festival was launched on Jan. 12 at Pera Museum of Istanbul under the theme of "Meow! Did Cat Eat Your Tongue?" and nine movies ...
Istanbul, Turkey's largest city, hosts the highest number of Syrian refugees in the country, according to official figures. Turkey currently hosts around 3.4 million Syrian refugees, the highest number in the world, according to data from the Interior Ministry's Migration Management Directorate. Nearly 538,000 ...
An Istanbul hospital that treated 115 pregnant underage girls, including 39 Syrian nationals, between Jan. 1 and May 9 last year, failed to notify the authorities, which is a legal requirement for treating pregnant girls younger than 18 years-old. The situation came to light when a hospital social worker and ...
According to the planned route, the canal construction would start in Istanbul's coastal district of Kucukcekmece, which is on Lake Buyukcekmece. The lake is connected to the Sea of Marmara. It would then proceed to the Sazlidere dam north of the city and joined the Black Sea north of the town of Durusu.
"The idea of bending space in images, and that I could see Istanbul with this logic, met up at that time," he said. But it wasn't until 10 years later that he was able to picture it. Shot in 2015 and exhibited in 2016, his photographic series, also titled Flatland, presented a "multidimensional, romantic point of view" ...
Istanbul, Turkey - Proceedings in the case of Selahattin Demirtas on charges of "insulting the president" have concluded for the day and will continue on May 17 in order to allow the court to consider a ... Demirtas, HDP's former presidential candidate, was brought from jail to a court in Istanbul on Friday.
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 ...
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.

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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...

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: ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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, ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
16 at Istanbul University, where he had graduated from. "He was under treatment for a long time. We are suffering great pain. We will say goodbye to Agop on Saturday," said his wife, Suzan Katoğyan. Meanwhile, main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) lawmaker Selina Doğan expressed her ...
The never-ending manipulations and power games at the Istanbul Patriarchate took a turn for the worse this past week. In 2008, the Istanbul Patriarch Archbishop Mesrob Mutafyan was diagnosed with dementia--a disease that has incapacitated him and has effectively put him into a vegetative state.

Actors perform "Oath - Midnight rain" in Istanbul, Turkey, on Feb. 5, 2018. A Chinese modern dance show was performed here in Monday evening as part of the "2018 Happy Chinese New Year" events in Turkey. (Xinhua/He Canling). Istanbul, Feb. 5 (Xinhua) -- A Chinese modern dance show was ...
5, making its way toward the Black Sea via the route cutting through Europe and Asia a couple of hours after a mind-blowing search and rescue drill was carried out by local volunteers. The platform, named "GSP Saturn" and weighing 5,235 gross tons, made its second attempt on the Istanbul waters on Feb.
A cargo ship was pushed ashore by severe storms on the evening of Feb. 3 in Istanbul's Zeytinburnu coast, Doğan news agency reported. Tugs reportedly could not approach the ship due to severe weather conditions following the incident, while the ship was unmanned and did not have fuel on board ...
police detained 82 Islamic State, Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) suspects during an operation in Istanbul on Feb. 2, according to a police source. Istanbul police cracked down on suspects who had allegedly committed acts in ISIL's name or had gone to conflict zones in Syria and Iraq, and were preparing a ...
Yabangee is a website featuring interesting events, advice and recommendations for foreigners residing in Istanbul and also hosts a series of entertaining events. First Sight, on the other hand, organizes specially curated speed dating events for English speakers. They will join forces next Friday for a very ...
Istanbul, Feb. 1 (Xinhua) -- A Chinese gastronomic cultural festival kicked off in Istanbul on Thursday evening, the first in a series of events to mark the 2018 Happy Chinese New Year celebrations in Turkey. In the Hanci Cafe and Restaurant, qualified chefs from China presented Turkish and Chinese ...
Istanbul, Feb. 1 (Xinhua) -- Three people were killed and five others injured when a bus crashed into the crowd waiting at a bus stop in Istanbul on Thursday, local media reported. The accident happened in Uskudar district on the Asian side of the city after the bus hit another bus and lost its control, ...
Tolls to use the EurAsia Tunnel, the first ever road tunnel connecting Europe and Asia underneath the Bosphorus strait in Istanbul, have been hiked by 26.5 percent, according to ATAŞ, the company that operates the tunnel. Hiked prices went into the effect on Feb. 1, according to a statement issued on the ...
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan hosted two Balkan leaders at his presidential palace in Istanbul this week. But Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic and Bakir Izetbegovic, one of three constituent members of Bosnia's presidency, were an odd couple of visitors in more ways than one. And it raised ...
An Istanbul court on Jan. 31 gave aggravated life sentences and an additional 329 years in jail to three people in connection to the deadly 2016 bombing in Istanbul's historic Sultanahmet area, which killed 12 people. The verdict was issued by the Istanbul 14th High Criminal Court, where a total of 26 ...
According to popular history, Istanbul's Sveti Stefan Church, one of the few remaining cast iron churches in the world, owes its existence to a whim of Abdulhamid II. At the end of the 19th century, the enigmatic Ottoman sultan was dead set on keeping his crumbling empire together and deeply suspicious of ...
ZEYTINBURNU DISTRICT in Istanbul is undergoing construction. The drills and chipping of hammer on marble set a rhythmic soundtrack. Farsi shop fronts intermingle with Turkish. Zeytinburnu was traditionally home to the leather workshops that serviced the luxury boutiques lining the streets down toward ...
Groaning sounds emanated from the other end of the line when we told a friend the location of our dining plans for the night. The spot, a rowdy, charming dive specializing in Bosnian-style mezes and grilled meats, was in Pendik, a district of Istanbul well over 20 kilometers outside the center, on the outskirts ...
The Istanbul police are conducting an operation against drug traffickers, the city police said in a message Jan. 26. The operation is being conducted at pre-established addresses. People have already been detained during the operation, the details of which are not disclosed. Earlier, police of Turkey's ...
Geray Gencer has created some gorgeously abstract, modern, illustration-led designs for Egmont Publishing Istanbul's Literary Classics series. Gencer, who is creative director at the company, also works part-time as a lecturer at Istanbul Işık University Faculty of Fine arts and is a member of the board ...
The fair takes place this year under the sponsorship of the Ministry of culture and Tourism, the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality and Turkish airlines, as well as with the support of the Small and Medium Industry Development Organization (KOSGEB) and in cooperation with the Turkish Hoteliers Federation ...
The consul general said the office in Istanbul was opened to respond to a request of Turkish companies, Ethiopian business travelers as well as Ethiopian nationals residing in Turkey. "I candidly would like to extend my invitation to all Turkish businesses, communities, to which my country is opening its ...
But some of the women in the works displayed in "IDs please," her current exhibition at the F Art Gallery in Istanbul, have no faces at all. "In our societies, women are allowed to speak little. That's the preference of a society that does not want women to be outspoken," Salahi told Al-Monitor. "But inside those ...
Flash snowfall, which was expected for weeks, hit Istanbul on Jan. 24. The snowfall affected traffic in some parts of Istanbul. A heavier snowfall affected other Marmara provinces, such as Bolu. Snowfall and fog, which were heavy around Bolu Mountain, caused a disruption of traffic. The combination of fog ...
That's because the streets and alleys of Kadikoy, a progressive district on Istanbul's Anatolian shores, are thronged. The simple act of walking along its Moda or Bahariye neighbourhood streets involves negotiating a path around buskers, people photographing street cats and fleets of baby strollers.
People protest in Istanbul as Erdogan vows to 'crush' local opposition to Afrin operation. By Rudaw ... Istanbul, Turkey - Some people have been arrested by the Turkish riot police in Istanbul as they took to the streets to protest against the Turkish military aggression on the Kurdish city of Afrin in Syria.
Every year around this time in Istanbul, I experience a great jittery cabin fever. The city's concrete apartments close in around me, and I panic. The street cats, rather than pleasant or kind, appear to me as soggy bedraggled fiends more likely to scratch and hiss than accept a head pat. Everyone frowns.
Thousands Gather in Istanbul to Remember Hrant Dink and Demand Answers ... Istanbul (A.W.)--Thousands gathered outside the former Istanbul office of the bilingual Turkish-Armenian Agos newspaper in the city's Şişli district today to commemorate slain Armenian journalist Hrant Dink on the 11th ...
The project will be integrated with Istanbul's third airport, currently under construction, which the government says will be the world's largest. Two yacht marinas will be built -- one for 200 boats at Kucukcekmece Lake and one for 860 boats at Sazlidere. government officials say the project will be completed ...
Turkey has introduced a 4.6 million square meter parcel stock on the route of Canal Istanbul to Qataris as an opportunity for joint investment in developing real estate and other construction projects. The meetings were made on Jan. 18 at the Expo Turkey 2018, a high-profile trade fair, which kicked off in ...
A video taken in the early hours of Jan. 15 showing four attackers stabbing and beating dogs in Istanbul's Taksim Square, including the dog of a young Syrian rough sleeper, has stirred angry reactions from Turkish social media users. Four people, including one woman, can be seen in the video ...
In the coming days, Istanbul's comedy stage, which is geared for an English-speaking audience, is to welcome Comedians from different backgrounds worldwide. Professional and amateur stand-up comedians will help Istanbulites laugh their worries away with a number of shows throughout the city.
Istanbul, Jan. 18 (Xinhua) -- A film festival dedicated to cats is running in Istanbul, evoking deep emotions among movie-goers toward cats in different cultures. The film festival was launched on Jan. 12 at Pera Museum of Istanbul under the theme of "Meow! Did Cat Eat Your Tongue?" and nine movies ...
Istanbul, Turkey's largest city, hosts the highest number of Syrian refugees in the country, according to official figures. Turkey currently hosts around 3.4 million Syrian refugees, the highest number in the world, according to data from the Interior Ministry's Migration Management Directorate. Nearly 538,000 ...
An Istanbul hospital that treated 115 pregnant underage girls, including 39 Syrian nationals, between Jan. 1 and May 9 last year, failed to notify the authorities, which is a legal requirement for treating pregnant girls younger than 18 years-old. The situation came to light when a hospital social worker and ...
According to the planned route, the canal construction would start in Istanbul's coastal district of Kucukcekmece, which is on Lake Buyukcekmece. The lake is connected to the Sea of Marmara. It would then proceed to the Sazlidere dam north of the city and joined the Black Sea north of the town of Durusu.
"The idea of bending space in images, and that I could see Istanbul with this logic, met up at that time," he said. But it wasn't until 10 years later that he was able to picture it. Shot in 2015 and exhibited in 2016, his photographic series, also titled Flatland, presented a "multidimensional, romantic point of view" ...
Istanbul, Turkey - Proceedings in the case of Selahattin Demirtas on charges of "insulting the president" have concluded for the day and will continue on May 17 in order to allow the court to consider a ... Demirtas, HDP's former presidential candidate, was brought from jail to a court in Istanbul on Friday.


 

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