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Istanbul: Biggest city in Turkey
Istanbul, formerly known as Byzantium and Constantinople, is the most populous city in Turkey and the country's economic, cultural and historic center. Istanbul is a transcontinental city in Eurasia, straddling the Bosporus strait between the Sea of Marmara and the Black Sea. Its commercial and historical center lies on the European side and about a third of its population lives in suburbs on the Asian side of the Bosporus. With a total population of around 15 million residents in its metropolitan area, Istanbul is one of the world's most populous cities, ranking as the world's fourth largest city proper and the largest European city. The city is the administrative center of the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality.

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Erdogan calls on Europe to support Turkey's moves in Libya

erdogan calls on europe to support turkey's moves in libya
ISTANBUL - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has called on Europe to support its work in Libya, where it is providing military support to the internationally-recognized government, if it wants to end..
WorldNews - Published

Turkey says Dutch, Belgian, French firms eye canal plan: Anadolu

Dutch, Belgian and French companies are interested in a massive and controversial canal project on the edge of Istanbul, Turkish Transport Minister Cahit Turhan said on Monday, according to Anadolu..
Reuters - Published

Videos for Istanbul


New details emerge about Ghosn's escape [Video]New details emerge about Ghosn's escape

On December 29, Carlos Ghosn walked out of his house in Tokyo wearing a hat and a surgical mask in plain view of security cameras.

Credit: Reuters - 3D Animations (Next Me     Duration: 02:07Published

Putin and Erdogan meet in Istanbul for TurkStream inauguration [Video]Putin and Erdogan meet in Istanbul for TurkStream inauguration

Putin and Erdogan meet in Istanbul for TurkStream inauguration

Credit: Euronews English     Duration: 06:02Published

Turkish Company Claims Fugitive Carlos Ghosn Used Their Planes Illegally [Video]Turkish Company Claims Fugitive Carlos Ghosn Used Their Planes Illegally

Ex-Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn used two of a private Turkish company's planes illegally in his escape from Japan. According to Reuters, MNG Jet says an employee falsified lease records to exclude Ghosn's..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:42Published

Turkish MNG: Ghosn used our jets illegally to escape from Japan [Video]Turkish MNG: Ghosn used our jets illegally to escape from Japan

Company files criminal complaint in Turkey over former Nissan head's escape from Japan to Lebanon via Istanbul.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 05:28Published

Carlos Ghosn escape: Turkish suspects appear at Istanbul court [Video]Carlos Ghosn escape: Turkish suspects appear at Istanbul court

Carlos Ghosn escape: Turkish suspects appear at Istanbul court

Credit: Euronews English     Duration: 00:44Published

Interpol Issues Arrest Warrant For Nissan Fugitive Ghosn [Video]Interpol Issues Arrest Warrant For Nissan Fugitive Ghosn

Lebanon received an Interpol arrest warrant on Thursday for ousted Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn. According to Reuters, Turkey has launched an investigation into his daring escape from Japan via..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:39Published

Hundreds of Syrians in Turkey protest outside Russian consulate [Video]Hundreds of Syrians in Turkey protest outside Russian consulate

Hundreds of Syrians in Turkey gathered outside the Russian consulate in Istanbul on Saturday to protest about Russian backed Syrian government offensive in the Idlib province. The bombardments have..

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:00Published

Saudi Arabia sentences five to death, three to jail in Khashoggi case [Video]Saudi Arabia sentences five to death, three to jail in Khashoggi case

A Saudi Arabian court has sentenced five people to death and three more to prison for the assassination last year of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Joe Davies reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:02Published

 

Turkey, Russia call for ceasefire in Libya on Jan 12

Turkey and Russia on Wednesday called on all parties in Libya to stop hostilities and declare a ceasefire at midnight on January 12, after talks between presidents Tayyip Erdogan and Vladimir Putin in..
Reuters - Published

Putin in Turkey to launch TurkStream

putin in turkey to launch turkstream
Istanbul: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will host Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on Wednesday to inaugurate a new gas pipeline, with tensions in Libya and Syria also on the agenda. Putin..
WorldNews - Published

Flights resume at Istanbul's Sabiha Gokcen airport: Anadolu

Domestic flights out of Istanbul's Sabiha Gokcen airport resumed on Tuesday afternoon, state media said, several hours after they were suspended when a Pegasus plane overshot the runway on landing and..
Reuters - Published

Flights suspended at an Istanbul airport after plane overshoot

Flights at Istanbul's Sabiha Gokcen airport were suspend until 1700 GMT on Tuesday after a Pegasus plane overshot the runway on landing and became stuck in soft ground, an airport official said.
Reuters - Published

Lebanon receives Interpol arrest warrant for ex-Nissan boss Ghosn

Lebanon received an Interpol arrest warrant on Thursday for former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn, while Turkey launched an investigation into his daring escape from Japan via Istanbul.
Reuters - Published

Carlos Ghosn: Turkey 'arrests seven' amid probe of Nissan ex-boss's escape

The ex-Nissan boss fled trial in Japan on a jet said to have landed in Istanbul en route to Lebanon.
BBC News - Published

Turkey detains pilots over Ghosn's escape through Istanbul

Turkish police detained seven people, including four pilots, on Thursday in an investigation into how ousted Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn transited through Istanbul en route to Lebanon after fleeing Japan,..
Reuters - Published

Turkey detains 7 in probe into Ghosn fleeing bail in Japan

turkey detains 7 in probe into ghosn fleeing bail in japan
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish authorities have detained seven people as part of an investigation into how former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn, who skipped bail in Japan, was able to flee to Lebanon..
WorldNews - Published

Cargo ship runs aground in Bosphorus strait, Istanbul

Nobody was hurt in the incident, officials say.
BBC News - Published

Factbox: Erdogan pushes 'crazy' Istanbul canal dream despite opposition

President Tayyip Erdogan has revived plans to dig a canal on the edge of Istanbul despite opposition from hundreds of petitioners and the city's new mayor against the kind of mega project that has come..
Reuters - Published

Hundreds in Istanbul sign petitions against Erdogan's canal project

Hundreds of people in Istanbul have signed petitions in the past two days opposing a massive canal project championed by Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, which they say will wreak environmental havoc..
Reuters - Published

Turkey court gives jail terms to opposition journalists

turkey court gives jail terms to opposition journalists
ISTANBUL: Turkish court on Friday issued jail terms to six journalists from an opposition newspaper accused of links to the group blamed by the government for the 2016 failed coup, a lawyer told AFP...
WorldNews - Published

Turkey unveils $3.7-bln home-grown electric car project

turkey unveils $3.7-bln home-grown electric car project
ISTANBUL — Turkey said it plans to produce up to 175,000 vehicles annually under its domestic electric car project, set to be unveiled by President Tayyip Erdogan on Friday, drawing investment of 22..
WorldNews - Published

Erdogan in Tunisia for surprise visit to discuss Libya

erdogan in tunisia for surprise visit to discuss libya
ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey’s president has met with Tunisia’s president in a surprise visit to Tunis to discuss the conflict in neighboring Libya. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told..
WorldNews - Published

Turkish artisans hand-craft bespoke cymbals for drummers

Artisans in Istanbul have been hand-crafting cymbals the same way for more than 600 years.
BBC News - Published

Turkey to keep seeking accountability on Khashoggi no matter 'how high it goes'

Turkey said on Tuesday it would keep pushing for accountability "regardless of how high it goes" over the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, after what..
Reuters - Published

Turkey slams Saudi's 'scandalous' Khashoggi verdict

turkey slams saudi's 'scandalous' khashoggi verdict
Turkey lashed out on Monday at a Saudi court's "scandalous" verdict over the 2018 murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, saying those responsible for the murder had been granted immunity. Five people..
WorldNews - Published

Factbox: Who are Saudis under spotlight over Khashoggi's killing?

Saudi Arabia on Monday sentenced five people to death and three more to jail terms totaling 24 years over the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul in October last year.
Reuters - Published

Saudi Arabian court sentences 5 to death for Jamal Khashoggi's killing

The court issued the sentences for the killing of the Washington Post columnist, who was murdered in Istanbul by a team of Saudi agents.
USATODAY.com - Published Also reported by •Reuters

Saudi sentences five to death, three to jail over Khashoggi murder

Saudi Arabia on Monday sentenced five people to death and three more to jail terms totaling 24 years over the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul in October last year.
Reuters - Published

Eastern Libyan force warns against transporting military equipment in civilian planes

The eastern-based Libyan National Army force said on Sunday it had monitored a Boeing 747-412 that had flown from Istanbul to Libya carrying military equipment.
Reuters - Published

Turkish protesters march in support of Uighurs after Ozil comments

Thousands of protesters marched in support of China's Uighurs in Istanbul on Friday and voiced solidarity with Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil after the furore caused by his criticism of China's policies..
Reuters - Published

Israeli MP Reportedly Targeted by a Turkey-Based Hamas Cell Urges US to Slap Sanctions on Turkey

israeli mp reportedly targeted by a turkey-based hamas cell urges us to slap sanctions on turkey
On Tuesday, 17 December, London-based newspaper The Telegraph claimed in its report that Hamas, designated as a terror group by Israel, US, UK and the European Union, has been using Turkey as a base to..
WorldNews - Published

James Le Mesurier: White Helmets co-founder died from fall, Turkey says

The body of former British soldier James Le Mesurier is found near his Istanbul flat in November.
BBC News - Published

Turkey’s Erdogan meets Libyan PM after strongman announces Tripoli assault

Recep Tayyip Erdogan held talks with Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj in Istanbul on Sunday, just days after Khalifa Haftar, a military strongman in eastern Libya, announced a "decisive battle" to..
France 24 - Published

Turkey´s Erdogan threatens to close 2 US military bases

turkey´s erdogan threatens to close 2 us military bases
ISTANBUL: Turkey´s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday threatened to close two strategic military bases used by the United States in Turkey, after Washington warned of sanctions over Ankara..
WorldNews - Published

Hamas says seeking to further deepen ties with Iran

hamas says seeking to further deepen ties with iran
The Political Bureau Chief of the Palestinian Hamas resistance movement has said the movement seeks to further deepen its ties with Iran and is not interested in talks with the US, despite..
WorldNews - Published

U.S. bars former Saudi diplomat in Turkey from entering U.S. over Khashoggi murder

The United States on Tuesday barred from entering the country Mohammed al Otaibi, the former Saudi consul general in Istanbul in October 2018, when Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed there,..
Reuters - Published

Is the upcoming Istanbul hard fork a blessing or curse to Ethereum’s price?

is the upcoming istanbul hard fork a blessing or curse to ethereum’s price?
The Istanbul hard fork is set to happen on...
WorldNews - Published

Turkey dismisses Macron's Syria criticism, says he sponsors terrorism

turkey dismisses macron's syria criticism, says he sponsors terrorism
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu on Thursday dismissed French President Emmanuel Macron's critique of Turkey's offensive in Syria against the Kurdish YPG militia,...
WorldNews - Published

Turkey aims to protect its rights with Libya maritime deal: minister

Turkey's maritime boundaries agreement with Libya is aimed at protecting Ankara's rights under international law, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Thursday, a day after the deal was..
Reuters - Published

Turkish police detain five over killing of Iranian in Istanbul

Turkish police said on Thursday they had detained five people in relation to the killing in Istanbul of an Iranian citizen who Turkish media said was an opponent of Iran's government.
Reuters - Published

Turkey issues arrest warrants for 168 over ‘Gulen links’

turkey issues arrest warrants for 168 over ‘gulen links’
Turkey has ordered the arrest of 168 people, including military personnel, over suspected links to opposition cleric Fethullah Gulen, whom Ankara blames for a failed coup in 2016. The Istanbul..
WorldNews - Published

Mayor says Turkish state banks shut out Istanbul after poll win

Istanbul's new mayor has said Turkey's state banks stopped making routine loans to the city after a June election in which he pulled off a shock victory over President Tayyip Erdogan's ruling AK Party..
Reuters - Published

Blast in Syrian town held by Turkey-backed gunmen kills 3

blast in syrian town held by turkey-backed gunmen kills 3
ISTANBUL (AP) — A car bomb exploded in a northern Syrian town along the border with Turkey on Saturday killing at least 3 people,...
WorldNews - Published

Turkey says about 100,000 Syrians left Istanbul since early July

Turkey's Interior Minister said on Wednesday that around 100,000 Syrians living without approval in Istanbul had left it since early July, when the government set a deadline for Syrians not registered..
Reuters - Published

Turkey removed more than 6,000 Syrians from Istanbul: governor's office

Turkey has sent more than 6,000 Syrian migrants in Istanbul to temporary housing centers in other provinces since early July, the local governor's office said on Friday, two weeks after a deadline for..
Reuters - Published

Istanbul mayor seeks to bond with investors on London charm offensive

Istanbul Mayor Ekrem Imamoglu, a political opponent of Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, said on Thursday he was on a mission in London to allay investor concerns over negative headlines about Turkey..
Reuters - Published

Istanbul in talks for metro funding as new mayor visits London: sources

Istanbul is in talks to borrow in international markets to finance ongoing rail projects, two bankers with knowledge of the matter told Reuters on Thursday, as the city's new mayor kicked off meetings..
Reuters - Published

Turkish police arrest journalist Altan a week after his release

Turkish police detained prominent journalist and author Ahmet Altan late on Tuesday, a week after he was released from prison in his retrial on coup-related charges, Istanbul police said.
Reuters - Published

Behind Trump-Erdogan 'bromance,' a White House meeting to repair U.S.-Turkey ties

At the 2012 opening of Trump Towers in Istanbul, real estate mogul Donald Trump sang the praises of Tayyip Erdogan, telling a mostly Turkish audience that their leader, prime minister at the time, was..
Reuters - Published

British founder of Syria's White Helmets found dead in Istanbul

The British founder of an organisation that trained the “White Helmets” emergency response group has been found dead in Istanbul, five years after the group was set up to perform rescue work in..
France 24 - Published Also reported by •WorldNews

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