Istanbul

Erdogan inaugurates landmark mosque at Istanbul main square

A cultural center at Taksim, which was named after Ataturk and seen as a symbol of his heritage, has been demolished and is being replaced by a new structure. 

published on : 28th May 2021

US President Joe Biden calls Turkey's exit from treaty for women unwarranted

“This is a disheartening step backward for the international movement to end violence against women globally,” Biden said.

published on : 21st March 2021

Turkey withdraws from European treaty protecting women from violence

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s decree early Saturday annulling Turkey’s ratification of the Istanbul Convention is a blow to women’s rights advocates

published on : 20th March 2021

Turkey rejects criticism of its handling of student protest

For weeks, students and faculty members of Bogazici University are calling for Melih Bulu’s resignation as the university’s rector and for the university to be allowed to elect its own president.

published on : 4th February 2021

A race against time in Istanbul

Istanbul is a 2-5 player game in which you and your friends will play merchants, scurrying around the bazaar of the titular city in a race to earn rubies.

published on : 23rd November 2020

Turkey opens probe into missing Saudi journalist

Riyadh says Jamal Khashoggi, a contributor to the Washington Post, had left the consulate but Ankara says he is still inside.

published on : 6th October 2018

Here is a look back at the major terror attacks around the world in 2017

As the year 2017 comes to a close, let’s take a look back at a series of major terror attacks around the world that made headlines.

published on : 26th December 2017

Turkey opposition chief enters Istanbul in 'march for justice'

Kemal Kilicdaroglu, leader of the People's Republican Party, has been walking since June 15 without party insignia, carrying a sign bearing the word "justice" in Turkish.

published on : 7th July 2017

Turkey police break up Gay Pride parade in Istanbul

Turkish police on Sunday fired rubber bullets to prevent Gay Pride activists from going ahead with an annual parade in Istanbul's Taksim Square despite a ban from local authorities.

published on : 25th June 2017