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September 22, 2017 7:04 am gmt |
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Istanbul’s main Ataturk airport was reopened to traffic on Thursday after a private jet crashed on the runway, causing authorities to suspend flights, the head of Turkish Airlines said on Twitter. The jet, registered as TC-KON, crashed after reporting a malfunction as it was taking off, the sta...
In Europe
July 28, 2017 9:41 am gmt |
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A freak storm swept through Istanbul on Thursday (July 27), unleashing heavy rain and hail that flooded roads, felled trees and brought air traffic and transport to a standstill. At least two people were injured when an old cemetery wall collapsed, the Daily Sabah newspaper reported. Flights from cit...
In Europe
January 4, 2017 9:50 am gmt |
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Police detained 27 people as part of the Istanbul nightclub attack investigation in the western city of Izmir on Wednesday (January 4), including women and children, who had travelled from Konya,it is learnt. Video footage showed some of them being brought out of an apartment building to waiting vehi...
In World
December 11, 2016 4:50 am gmt |
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Two explosions near a football stadium in the heart of Turkey’s biggest city, Istanbul, have killed 29 people and injured 166, the government says. The explosions, believed to be a car bomb and a suicide bomb, targeted police officers, officials say. Witnesses heard gunfire after the attack, wh...
In Europe
August 8, 2016 9:00 am gmt |
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More than a million Turks gathered in Istanbul on Sunday (7th Aug) for a rally called by President Tayyip Erdogan to denounce a failed coup – a show of strength staged in the face of Western criticism of widespread purges and detentions. The “Democracy and Martyrs’ Rally” at t...
In Britain
July 16, 2016 8:04 am gmt |
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Britons in Turkey are being “strongly” advised to stay indoors after at least 90 people died in an attempted coup, the Foreign Office has said. Some flights to Turkey have been diverted or cancelled and those due to travel should check with their airline or tour operator, it said. Alev Sc...
In Latest Stories
July 16, 2016 6:49 am gmt |
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Turkey’s government defeated a coup attempt by a renegade faction of the military, restoring control on Saturday to the major cities after a night of chaos and clashes that killed nearly 200 and has plunged the already troubled country into uncertainty. More than 100 coup plotters are now dead,...
In Europe
May 31, 2016 7:31 am gmt |
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Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan voiced concern over French police’s crackdown on protesters on Monday (May 30) and condemned the violence in Paris. Speaking at an opening ceremony in Istanbul, Erdogan urged human rights organisations and western politicians to be more sensitive to the violent ...
In Europe
May 3, 2016 7:13 am gmt |
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Turkish police used water cannon to disperse dozens of protesters on Sunday (May 1) trying to march to Istanbul’s main Taksim square where May Day celebrations have been banned. Authorities had agreed with some unions to mark the day in a designated area in the Bakirkoy district near the airpor...
In Europe
April 14, 2016 9:53 am gmt |
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Leaders of Islamic world arrived for a two-day summit in Turkey’s largest city of Istanbul on Thursday (April 14) with regional crises topping their agenda. Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan welcomed leaders upon their arrival to the congress centre for a summit of Organisation of Islamic Cooper...
In World
March 20, 2016 8:53 am gmt |
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Israel’s rescue service, Magen David Adom (MADA), flew most of the Israelis wounded in a Turkey blast back to Israel on Sunday (March 20), after a suicide bombing in Istanbul killed four, three of them Israelis, Saturday (March 19). Israel has sent airplanes to airlift the wounded and the bodie...
In World
March 19, 2016 11:27 am gmt |
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An explosion believed to have been caused by a suicide bomber has hit the popular Istiklal Street in central Istanbul’s Taksim square area, with several deaths reported. The city’s governor said at least five people were killed and 20 were injured – two critically – in Saturda...
In Europe
March 3, 2016 12:01 pm gmt |
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Turkish police killed two female militants who earlier on Thursday (Mar 3) had staged an attack on a police bus in an Istanbul suburb. The woman were cornered after fleeing into a nearby apartment block following the attack, in which they opened gun fire and tossed hand grenades at the bus in the Bay...
In Europe
February 29, 2016 6:04 am gmt |
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Turkey’s satellite provider Turksat halted on Sunday (February 28) IMC TV broadcasts at the request of an Ankara prosecutor investigating whether the channel supported a “terrorist” group. Istanbul-based IMC devotes much of its coverage to the Kurdish conflict, in which hundreds of ...
In India
January 27, 2016 10:44 am gmt |
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Already under a heightened alert, security agencies at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport went into a tizzy after bomb threat calls were received on Wednesday afternoon. The airport has received three such calls in the last three days. The threat calls on Wednesday were made to the security ...
In Europe
January 13, 2016 6:33 am gmt |
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German Foreign Affairs Minister Frank Walter Steinmeier said on Tuesday (January 12) that no country could be saved from attacks like the one that shocked Istanbul’s historic heart and killed at least 10 people, most of them German nationals. A suicide bomber thought to have crossed recently fr...
In Europe
January 13, 2016 6:27 am gmt |
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel confirmed on Tuesday (January 12) the death of at least eight German tourists in a suicide attack in Istanbul’s historic heart that killed 10 people. “After hours of great worry, we have come to know that sadly, according to the Turkish government, at least...
In Europe
January 13, 2016 6:18 am gmt |
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Turkish police detained 59 suspected Islamic State militants in raids across five different provinces on Tuesday (January 12), although it is unclear whether the raids are linked to the deadly suicide bomb attack in Istanbul earlier in the day. Police took part in raids at 22 separate addresses mainl...
In Latest Stories
January 12, 2016 10:07 am gmt |
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At least 10 people have been killed in an explosion in a district of Istanbul popular with tourists, the city authorities say. The explosion occurred just after 10:00 local time (08:00 GMT) in the city’s historic Sultanahmet district, close to the Blue Mosque. Fifteen people were also wounded i...