Latest in Tag: Istanbul Highlight
Latest in Tag: Istanbul
In its first world premier, Turkish director Andaç Haznederoğlu’s film The Guest: Aleppo-Istanbul won the Audience Award at the 54th Antalya Film Festival. The film starring Saba Mubarak, a Jordanian actress that granted a huge fan base in Egypt after participating in several films and TV drama shows. Written and directed by Haznederoğlu, the …
Twin bombs in central Istanbul may not have targeted Besiktas JK’s newly refurbished Vodafone Arena stadium, but it underscores the propaganda value of attacking a soccer match for both jihadist and non-jihadist groups. They also raise questions about counter-terrorism strategies. The Kurdistan Freedom Falcons, a splinter of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), claimed responsibility …
The airline suspended flights after the Russian aeroplane crash last October
The Turkish president has called on participants to bring the national flag to show support for a “single motherland.” The rally is expected to cap nightly pro-democracy demonstrations in the wake of a failed coup.
Since the failed coup, protesters have filled squares throughout Turkey on a nightly basis. On July 15, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called on supporters to take to the streets to defend his regime from the military.
Turkish stocks and the lira have remained under selling pressure after a failed coup shook the country on Friday, now forcing the central bank to lower interest rates for the fifth consecutive month.
Some 200,000 Germans are said to be holidaying in Turkey at the moment. The German Foreign Office warns tourists in Istanbul and Ankara to be extremely vigilant.
Troops loyal to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan appear to be regaining control after a section of the Turkish military announced that it had seized power to restore order
The Turkish government has faced a deadly coup attempt from elements in the nation’s military. Responding to the unrest, foreign leaders slammed the violence and publicly supported Erdogan’s administration
Lack of economic incentive for Egypt will continue to inhibit chances for political reconciliation, says analyst at the Carnegie Foundation
Turkish officials have detained two suspected “Islamic State” (IS) jihadists linked to the June 28 attacks on Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport. With the detention of two Kyrgyz nationals, the total arrests have risen to 29.
A US Congressman says the Chechen Akhmed Chatayev is suspected of planning Tuesday’s attack in Istanbul. Chatayev had been arrested multiple times in Europe and was granted asylum in Austria.
People in Istanbul are becoming accustomed to terrorist attacks, but finding a way to cope hardly makes it better, reports Anna Lekas Miller.
Yildrim believes that the time of the attack was very “meaningful”, as the country begins new foreign relations in the rapprochement with Israel and Russia
The clean-up continues at Istanbul’s Ataturk airport after assailants detonated explosives claiming at least 41 lives in a city caught up in a spate of terror attacks. Tom Stevenson reports from Istanbul.
Explosions and what sounded like gunfire have rocked Istanbul’s international Ataturk airport.
Police in Turkey have violently broken up an LGBT rally in Istanbul. The incident has served to polarize Turkish society even further, Seda Serdar writes.
Turkish riot police have fired rubber bullets and tear gas to break up a march staged by the LGBT community in Istanbul. Anti-gay protesters and apparent Islamists have also reportedly been arrested.
Ala identified the bomber as Mehmet Ozturk, who was born in 1992 in the southern Turkish town of Gaziantep, close to the Syrian border
An explosion in the center of Istanbul’s busiest shopping area killed at least five people on Saturday, emptying the streets of Turkey’s largest city. Tom Stevenson reports from Istanbul.
Attack is expected to “negatively impact on inbound flow to Turkey on short-to-medium term”, says report
The Sultanahmet district is heavily populated by tourists as it houses the Blue Mosque and the Hagia Sophia, in addition to hundreds of hotels and restaurants
The state airports authority responded to the court ruling by saying the project was continuing as planned.
They were due to continue through Sunday evening, the coalition said.
By Adel El-Adawy The Egyptian-Turkish relationship has reached a low point and can be considered severed, because of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s full-fledged support for the Muslim Brotherhood at the expense of the majority of Egyptians and the Egyptian state. As Egyptian Ambassador to Turkey, Abdel Rahman Salah explained: “The fear of Erdoğan’s government …
Thousands of campers scrambled as police trampled tents, pulled down banners and broke down barricades in the park,
PM Erdogan made the concession in his first talks with a group of protesters, a move they welcomed as “positive”
A day after meeting with protest leaders and offering to hold a referendum on plans to redevelop Gezi Park, Erdogan resumed his combative stance
It’s been a rough few weeks for heads-of-state the world over. In America, Obama faces a growing list of infractions, any one of which would have been campaign killers nine months ago. In much of the Europe, administrations continue to struggle to justify austerity that has yet to fully jumpstart most economies, and more often …