Vasip Sahin

Fire at Istanbul hospital extinguished, no casualties

A fire at a hospital in Istanbul on April 5 rapidly engulfed the building’s exterior cladding, but officials said it had not spread inside and there were no reports of casualties. "The fire has been partly brought under …

Caught Istanbul nightclub attacker pleads guilty

Turkey’s prime minister Binali Yildirim said that the man suspected of carrying out the deadly New Year’s Eve attack on an Istanbul nightclub has been detained. Yildirim told reporters in Ankara that …

Istanbul hit by new terrorist attack

11 people have been killed and 36 injured in a bomb attack targeting a police vehicle in Istanbul, the Turkish city’s governor Vasip Sahin said. The remote-controlled device exploded as a shuttle bus carrying police officers was passing in the Beyazit district of the city on Tuesday morning, Turkey’s state-run TRT channel reported. Vasip Sahin said seven of the dead were police officers, and three of the injured were in a critical condition.