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Turkey rejects appeal against ban on Booking.com

Turkey rejects appeal against ban on Booking.com

Turkish court has rejected online travel agent Booking.com's appeal against a ban on its activities, broadcaster NTV and the pro-government Yeni Safak newspaper reported. An Istanbul court banned Booking.com on March 29 for an …

BSEC final declaration draft signed in Istanbul

BSEC final declaration draft signed in Istanbul

Participants of the Council of Foreign Ministers’ session within the Black Sea Cooperation Organization (BSEC) have agreed on a final declaration draft that will be adopted at the organization’s Istanbul-hosted summit, the Russian …

Russian PM to hold talks with Erdogan in Istanbul

Russian PM to hold talks with Erdogan in Istanbul

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev will hold a meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan today during his official visit to Istanbul, the press service of the Russian government said. …

BSEC summit kicks off in Turkey

BSEC summit kicks off in Turkey

Summit of the Organization of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC) kicks off in Turkey. The event, timed to the 25th anniversary of the organization, will be held in Istanbul on May 21-22. Today, the meeting of the BSEC countries …

Medvedev to head Russian delegation at BSEC summit in Istanbul

Medvedev to head Russian delegation at BSEC summit in Istanbul

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev will head the Russian delegation at a meeting of heads of state and government officials from the Organization of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC), which will be held in …

13th International Defense Industry Fair opens its doors today in Istanbul

13th International Defense Industry Fair opens its doors today in Istanbul

The 13th International Defense Industry Fair opened its doors to defense sector experts today with defense industry giants ready to showcase their products. Istanbul will welcome several international defense industry companies and high-ranking …

Istanbul holds #039Immortal Regiment#039 march

Istanbul holds 'Immortal Regiment' march

The Second World War commemoration event, dubbed 'Immortal Regiment', took place in Turkey on Sunday, with more than 300 people attending the event, press attache of the Russian Consulate in Istanbul, Sergey Losev …

Wikipedia founder removed from invitee list for Istanbul exhibition

Wikipedia founder removed from invitee list for Istanbul exhibition

The Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality withdrew an event invitation for the co-founder of the world’s largest online encyclopedia Wikipedia, Jimmy Wales, after Turkey’s telecommunications watchdog issued an access ban …

Istanbul police use tear gas to disperse May Day protests (VIDEO)

Istanbul police use tear gas to disperse May Day protests (VIDEO)

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Police in Istanbul fired tear gas and rubber bullets to break up a group of May Day demonstrators on Monday, as authorities detained more than 200 people at protests around the city. Protests were expected to be more subdued this year …

Two people who wanted to unfurl May Day banner detained in Istanbul

Two people who wanted to unfurl May Day banner detained in Istanbul

Two women who wanted to unfurl a banner for the May 1 Worker’s Day celebrations were detained in Taksim Square, which is closed to celebrations, the Hurriyet newspaper reported. The women entered the square despite tightened …

Iranian TV executive shot dead in Istanbul

Iranian TV executive shot dead in Istanbul

The Iranian founder of a popular Farsi-language satellite television network has been shot dead in Istanbul alongside a Kuwaiti business partner, according to Turkish media, months after reportedly being convicted of spreading …

Muslim televangelist who urged to replace chess with praying acquitted in Istanbul

Muslim televangelist who urged to replace chess with praying acquitted in Istanbul

The Istanbul Public Prosecutor’s Office ruled against trying a Muslim televangelist who said “playing chess is more sinful than gambling,” Anadolu Agency reported. Plaintiff Mücahit Bayraktar had applied to the …

Fire in Istanbul’s shopping mall (VİDEO)

Fire in Istanbul’s shopping mall (VİDEO)

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A fire broke out in a shopping mall in the Bagcilar district of Turkey’s Istanbul, the country’s media outlets reported. Fire brigades and rescuers were dispatched to the site of the fire.  Mall visitors have …

Aleksandrov ensemble reads total dictation in Istunbul

Aleksandrov ensemble reads total dictation in Istunbul

Total dictation at the Aydin University of Istanbul was read by the artists of Aleksandrov Academic Song and Dance Ensemble of the Russian Army, the soloist Mikhail Novikov said. According to him, it was a great honor for the ensemble …

Ilham Aliyev awarded with International Friendship Order

Ilham Aliyev awarded with International Friendship Order

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev has been awarded the International Friendship Order founded by 'Çekmeköy 2023' monthly edition of the Çekmeköy Municipality of Istanbul. Ilham …

 Host country for Islamic Solidarity Games named

Host country for Islamic Solidarity Games named

The 5th Islamic Solidarity Games will be held in Istanbul, the Turkish Sports Minister Akif Cagatay Kilic said. The decision was taken at the meeting of the Executive Board of the Islamic Solidarity Sports Federation, …

Azerbaijani Energy Minister to attend Economic Summit in Istanbul

Azerbaijani Energy Minister to attend Economic Summit in Istanbul

Azerbaijani Energy Minister Natig Aliyev will attend the 20th Eurasian Economic Summit, which will be held in Istanbul April 5-6. The event with the organizational support of the Marmara Group Strategic and Social …

TÜROB: Istanbul’s tourism needs urgent measures

TÜROB: Istanbul’s tourism needs urgent measures

Istanbul’s tourism needs urgent measures implemented, otherwise, the city will lose 2017 as well, TÜROB President Timur Bayındır said. He also noted that Istanbul was most hit by Turkey’s tourism …

Gazprom CEO about work on Turkish Stream gas pipeline project

Gazprom CEO about work on Turkish Stream gas pipeline project

Gazprom has set up a branch of South Stream Transport B.V. in Istanbul to coordinate work on the Turkish Stream gas pipeline project in Turkey. Thus, all conditions have been created to start laying the marine part of the gas pipeline, Gazprom …

Americans warned against traveling to Southeast Turkey amid terror threat

Americans warned against traveling to Southeast Turkey amid terror threat

US State Department warned American citizens of increased threats from terrorist groups in Turkey.  "Carefully consider the need to travel to Turkey at this time, and avoid travel to southeast Turkey due to the persistent …

Turkey temporarily blocks entrances, exits to Dutch diplomatic missions

Turkey temporarily blocks entrances, exits to Dutch diplomatic missions

Turkish police blocked entrances and exits to the Dutch diplomatic missions, a source with the Turkish foreign ministry said, TASS reports. "For security reasons, the entrances and exits to the Dutch embassy in Ankara and consulate …

Helicopter crash in Istanbul caused by collision with tower

Helicopter crash in Istanbul caused by collision with tower

A collision with a TV tower was the reason behind the crash of a helicopter in an Istanbul suburb, the Turkish Transport Ministry said. The Russian Foreign Ministry confirmed that four Russians were killed in the crash. …

 Russia#039s Foreign Ministry confirms 4 citizens dead in Istanbul helicopter Crash

Russia's Foreign Ministry confirms 4 citizens dead in Istanbul helicopter Crash

Four Russians were killed in a helicopter crash in Istanbul, the Russian Foreign Ministry’s Crisis Management Center said on its Twitter page on Friday. "Turkey - five people, including four Russians, died while two persons …

 Russians killed in helicopter crash in Istanbul (Video)

Russians killed in helicopter crash in Istanbul (Video)

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A helicopter carrying business executives has crashed in Istanbul, killing at least five people, including four Russians. The Sikorsky S-76 helicopter had taken off from Istanbul's main Ataturk airport with seven people on board …

Russian passenger arrested for carrying explosive in luggage at Alexandria airport

Russian passenger arrested for carrying explosive in luggage at Alexandria airport

Borg al-Arab airport authorities arrested a Russian passenger on Thursday who had an improvised explosive device (IED) in their possession and was intending to board a Turkish Airlines flight to Istanbul, a security source at the airport in …

Fog disrupts flights and ferry services in Istanbul

Fog disrupts flights and ferry services in Istanbul

Turkish Airlines temporarily suspended their domestic and international flights in the Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport beginning from 7:00 a.m. on March 1 due to heavy fog, Anadolu agency reported.  Pegasus Airlines …

Biopic about Erdogan presented in Istanbul

Biopic about Erdogan presented in Istanbul

The producers of a new movie about the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan have hosted a gala screening in Istanbul. The biopic, titled "Reis," portrays Erdogan's childhood growing up in Istanbul's …

Twitter user detained for praising Gülen movement on social media

Twitter user detained for praising Gülen movement on social media

A popular Twitter user with the user name “bıbıcımsıfırladım” was identified and detained in İstanbul on Wednesday for posting tweets that praise the Gulen movement, which the Turkish government accuses of masterminding a coup attempt …

At least 5 injured after Istanbul coffee shop attack

At least 5 injured after Istanbul coffee shop attack

At least five people have been injured after two armed people on motorbikes reportedly opened fire at a coffee shop in Istanbul. The attack took place in the district of Fatih, the Sun reported with a reference to the DHA news …

Construction begins for mosque to be built in Istanbul#039s Taksim Square

Construction begins for mosque to be built in Istanbul's Taksim Square

The construction of a mosque that is set to be built in Istanbul’s Taksim Square began on Feb. 17 with an official ceremony attended by the city’s mayor, Kadir Topbaş, Hurriyet reports. Speaking at the …