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Last flight leaves Ataturk as Istanbul switches airports

The mammoth transfer between the two hubs, described by Turkish authorities as unprecedented in scale and speed, was already largely complete a little more than 24 hours after it began before dawn on Friday.

Apr 06, 2019, 23:12 PM IST

Erdogan says Turkey has maintained contacts with Damascus

Tayyip Erdogan has described Assad as a terrorist and said several times during Syria`s eight-year conflict that the Syrian leader must go.

Feb 04, 2019, 09:45 AM IST

Germany, France call for 'in-depth' probe into Khashoggi's death

The killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Saudi consulate in Istanbul has triggered tensions in the West.

Oct 21, 2018, 11:57 AM IST

10 killed, dozens injured in Turkey train derailment

Reports said the surrounding area was muddy due to recent rains and the ground beneath the rails may have subsided away, causing the train to derail.

Jul 09, 2018, 06:05 AM IST

Istanbul to stage 2020 Champions League final: UEFA

 Istanbul's Ataturk Olympic Stadium will host the 2020 Champions League final, UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin announced after an executive committee meeting on Thursday.

May 24, 2018, 18:36 PM IST

NRI man masturbates sitting beside Indian woman on board a flight from Istanbul, arrested

A NRI man, who allegedly masturbated sitting beside an Indian woman on board a flight from Istanbul, has been booked under Section 509 of the IPC.

May 20, 2018, 22:17 PM IST

Seven migrants killed as boat sinks off Turkish coast

At least seven people, including two children, drowned when a boat carrying migrants to a Greek island sank off Turkey's Aegean coast.

May 15, 2018, 13:48 PM IST

Turkey warns US to make or break strained ties

Turkey on Monday warned the United States it was time to either make or break ties between the NATO allies that have strained badly over the Turkish operation in Syria, days ahead of key talks with Washington`s top diplomat.

Feb 12, 2018, 16:26 PM IST

Turkish cops detain 29 ISIS State suspects in Ankara

Turkish police detained 29 suspected Islamic State members in Ankara on Friday, state media said, in a fresh operation after arresting some 120 suspects across Turkey a day earlier as security is tightened ahead of the New Year.

Dec 29, 2017, 13:37 PM IST

Muslim leaders call on world to recognise East Jerusalem as Palestinian capital

Muslim leaders on Wednesday condemned U.S. President Donald Trump`s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and called on the world to respond by recognising East Jerusalem as the capital of Palestine.

Dec 14, 2017, 06:45 AM IST

Israel a state of `occupation` and `terror`, Recep Tayyip Erdogan tells Islamic leaders

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday slammed Israel as a state defined by "occupation" and "terror", as he opened an Islamic summit on the US recognition of Jerusalem as the Israeli capital.

Dec 13, 2017, 15:13 PM IST

Turkish police detain activists at anti-Israel demo

Turkish riot police today detained a dozen activists at a protest in Istanbul denouncing Israel and the United States after Washington's recognition of Jerusalem as the Israeli capital.

Dec 10, 2017, 07:44 AM IST

Earthquake 5.1 strikes southwest Turkey

An earthquake of magnitude 5.1 hit southwest Turkey at 2149 GMT on Friday, Turkey`s Kandilli Observatory and Earthquake Research Institute said.

Nov 25, 2017, 10:28 AM IST

Policeman, PKK militant killed in southeast Turkey: Governor's office

A policeman and a militant from the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) were killed in the southeastern city of Diyarbakir on Friday, the local governor`s office said.

Nov 03, 2017, 12:36 PM IST

Trial of 11 human rights activists in Turkey begins

Eleven human rights activists, including the two top figures with Amnesty International in Turkey, went on trial today in Istanbul on contested terror charges, an AFP correspondent said.

Oct 25, 2017, 16:46 PM IST

Turkey orders arrest of 110 people over Gulen links: Media

Turkish authorities issued arrest warrants for 110 people from a seized company over alleged links to the U.S.-based cleric who Ankara says orchestrated last year`s attempted coup, Dogan news agency and other media said on Friday.

Oct 20, 2017, 12:37 PM IST

Turkey urges US to reverse visa suspension, defends arrest of consulate worker

Turkey`s Justice Minister said on Monday he hoped the United States would review its decision to suspend most visa services to Turkish citizens after the arrest of a Turkish employee of the U.S. consulate in Istanbul last week.

Oct 09, 2017, 16:21 PM IST

Turkey-backed rebels in new Syria operation: Recep Tayyip Erdogan

HTS is not a party to a deal brokered by Russia, Turkey and Iran for the safe zone in the province, one of four such "de-escalation" zones across Syria.

Oct 07, 2017, 17:19 PM IST

Syrian activist, daughter murdered in Istanbul home: Turkish police

A Syrian opposition activist and her journalist daughter have been found murdered in their apartment in Istanbul, the Istanbul police department said on Friday.

Sep 22, 2017, 22:07 PM IST

Turkey signs landmark Russian weapons deal

In 2015, Turkey scrapped a $3.4 billion deal with China to build its first anti-missile system.

Sep 12, 2017, 17:34 PM IST