Istanbul

April 1, 2019
April 1, 2019

Erdogan suffers major setbacks in local elections in Turkey

Turkey's Tayyip Erdogan suffers stunning setbacks in local elections as his ruling AK Party lost control of the capital Ankara for the first time since the party's founding in 2001, and was on course to lose the biggest prize of all, Istanbul.

February 7, 2019
February 7, 2019

2 killed in Istanbul building collapse

At least two people are killed and six wounded after an eight-storey residential building collapsed in Istanbul, the governor's office says.

July 20, 2018
July 20, 2018

12 hours in Istanbul

Istanbul is easily one of my favourite cities—it's one I have no qualms about visiting time and again, visa permitting. So when I found out that Turkish Airlines provides free Istanbul city tours, with food and transportation for all Turkish airlines passengers transiting through Istanbul for six hours or over...

May 7, 2017
May 7, 2017

Raonic and Cilic to slug out Istanbul final

Big servers Milos Raonic and Marin Cilic set up a heavyweight final at the Istanbul Open when they come through their semi-finals with ease.

December 12, 2016
December 12, 2016

Death toll in Istanbul bombings rises to 44

The death toll from Saturday night's twin bombings in Istanbul has risen to 44, of whom 36 were police officers, Health Minister Recep Akdag was cited as saying by state-run Anadolu agency and other media on Monday.

August 16, 2016
August 16, 2016

Taking Turkey seriously

Istanbul, in western Turkey, is one of Europe's great cities. As Constantinople, it was the capital of the Roman and Byzantine Empires, and after its capture and renaming by Mehmed II in 1453, it served as the capital of the Ottoman Empire for nearly another 500 years.

August 13, 2016
August 13, 2016

No compromise with US over Gulen extradition: Turkish PM

Turkey's prime minister says that Ankara cannot compromise with the United States over its request for the extradition of Islamic cleric Fethullah Gulen which it blames for orchestrating last month's attempted coup.

July 18, 2016
July 18, 2016

Turkey coup: Rebel jets had Erdogan's plane in sights yet let it fly on

At the height of the attempt to overthrow Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, the rebel pilots of two F-16 fighter jets are reported to have Erdogan's plane in their sights, and yet he was able to fly on.

July 18, 2016
July 18, 2016

Thousands of Turkish police suspended

Turkish officials say that nearly 8,000 police officers have been suspended, reportedly on suspicion of having links to the failed coup attempt at the weekend.

July 16, 2016
July 16, 2016

Turkey regains control after deadly anti-Erdogan coup bid

Turkish authorities say they have regained control of the country after thwarting a coup attempt by discontented soldiers to seize power from President Recep Tayyip Erdogan that claimed more than 250 lives.