At least 35 migrants drown in two accidents off Turkey
At least 35 migrants drown in two accidents off Turkey

At least 35 migrants drowned in two accidents in the Aegean Sea on Monday as they tried to cross from Turkey to Greece, Turkish media said.

Istanbul suicide bomber registered as refugee before attack

The suicide attacker who detonated a bomb that killed 10 German tourists in the heart of Istanbul's historic district had registered as a refugee just a week earlier, Turkish officials have said Wednesday, raising questions over whether extremists are posing as asylum-seekers to inflame anti-immigrant sentiment in Europe.

'Istanbul bomber registered with authorities, but was not on wanted list'
'Istanbul bomber registered with authorities, but was not on wanted list'

Turkey`s interior minister said on Wednesday the suicide bomber in an attack which killed 10 people in Istanbul`s historic tourist district a day earlier was not on any wanted list but had registered with Turkey`s immigration authorities.

India condemns Istanbul suicide attack
India condemns Istanbul suicide attack

India on Wednesday strongly condemned the suicide attack in Istanbul that killed 10 people on Tuesday.

Germany warns nationals to avoid Istanbul tourist sites

Germany on Tuesday warned its citizens to avoid crowds and tourist sites in Istanbul after 10 people were killed and 15 wounded in a suspected terrorist attack in Turkey's largest city.

10 dead, 15 wounded in Istanbul tourist district explosion
10 dead, 15 wounded in Istanbul tourist district explosion

The blast took place in Istanbul`s historic Sultanahmet square, a major tourist attraction in Turkey`s most populous city.

Despite tensions, Russia`s `Syria Express` sails by Istanbul

It`s an occasional but regular sighting in Istanbul. Out of the mist on the Bosphorus that divides Europe and Asia looms the hulk of a Russian warship purposefully making its way to the Mediterranean.

Turkish Airlines flight recalled in Mumbai after suspected phone found
Turkish Airlines flight recalled in Mumbai after suspected phone found

A Turkish Airlines flight which was on its way to Istanbul from Mumbai on Monday morning was recalled after a suspected mobile phone was spotted in the aircraft.

Flights grounded as snow blankets Istanbul on last day of the year

Hundreds of flights were cancelled from Istanbul's two main airports after the city was hit by a picturesque but troublesome snowfall on the last day of the year.

Body of Syrian child found in Bosphorus off Istanbul
Body of Syrian child found in Bosphorus off Istanbul

Turkish authorities have found in the Bosphorus Strait off Istanbul the body of a four-year-old Syrian child who went missing two weeks ago, media reports said Wednesday.

Two injured in blast at Istanbul airport, cause unknown: Airline

An explosion occurred in an area of Istanbul`s Sabiha Gokcen airport where airplanes were parked, wounding two cleaning staff on a nearby plane, but the cause of the blast was not clear, Pegasus airline said on Wednesday. 

Turkey detains 11 IS suspects over US consulate plot: Report

Turkey on Thursday detained 11 more suspected members of the Islamic State (IS) group.

US Istanbul mission partially closed due to `security threat`

The move comes after the US authorities warned on December 5 of an "imminent security threat against the US consulate.

Blast hits Istanbul metro, six injured

 An explosion of unknown origin hit the Istanbul metro on Tuesday, causing injuries and bringing the transport system in Turkey`s largest city to a halt, reports and officials said.

Arrested journalists urge EU not to compromise on rights in Turkey talks

Two Turkish journalists charged with "spying" over their reports about Ankara`s alleged arms supplies to Syrian rebels urged the EU on Saturday not to compromise on human rights and press freedom as it looks to Turkey to help stem Europe`s migrant crisis.

Detained journalists urge EU not to compromise with Turkey over human rights

 

Ankara: Two Turkish journalists arrested this week over their reports about arms supplies to Syria urged the European Union not to compromise on human rights and freedoms to reach an agreement with Turkey to help stem flows of migrants to Europe.

Hundreds protest jailing of 2 journalists in Turkey

Hundreds of protesters gathered outside the Istanbul office of an opposition newspaper on Friday, accusing the government of silencing critics and attempting to cover-up a scandal after two journalists were jailed on terror and espionage charges for their reports on alleged Turkish arms smuggling to Syria.

Turkey Kurdish party says leader escapes assassination attempt

The prominent co-chairman of Turkey's main pro-Kurdish party was targeted by an assassination attempt while travelling in his official vehicle but escaped unharmed, the party said on Monday.

Turkish Airlines flight diverts to Canada after bomb threat

Halifax Stanfield International Airport said on its Twitter feed early today that Flight 2 had landed safely and that police were at the scene.

Jail for UK teen who spent student loan travelling to join IS

A 19-year-old who spent his student loan travelling to the Turkey-Syria border and wanted to join the Islamic State group is behind bars in Britain, police said on Thursday.