Istanbul: News

29 May 2024


Discover Istanbul's historic peninsula: Top recommendations

Istanbul's Historic Peninsula, encircled by the Golden Horn, the Bosphorus, and the Sea of Marmara, is a rich repository of history, culture, and architecture.

02 May 2024


Rain, thunderstorms return to UAE; several flights canceled

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is once again facing severe weather conditions, with heavy rains and thunderstorms causing significant disruption to international flights.

09 Apr 2024


Boji, an Istanbul dog travels alone daily in ferries, trams

Boji, a stray dog from Istanbul, has become a local sensation due to his unique daily routine.

04 Apr 2024

Travel And Tourism

Istanbul on your plate: Indulge in the city's culinary adventure

Istanbul, the city that bridges Asia and Europe, is a melting pot of history and culture.

20 Mar 2024

Travel And Tourism

Witness the mosaic wonders of Istanbul at these local destinations

Istanbul bridges Asia and Europe, and its rich history is etched into the very fabric of the city.

25 Oct 2023

Joe Biden

'Israelis can make own decisions': Biden on Gaza ground invasions

United States (US) President Joe Biden reportedly said on Tuesday that Israel had the autonomy to make its own choices and reiterated unwavering support from the US.

29 May 2023

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

Turkey: Erdogan wins presidential election, extends rule to 3rd decade

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday called for national unity after winning a historic run-off election that extended his two decades of transformative but divisive rule until 2028.

14 May 2023


Bridal dress with 50,000+ crystals sets new Guinness World Record 

A modest yet incredibly sparkling wedding dress astonished the crowd at the Si Sposaitalia Collezioni fashion show held in Milan, Italy, last month.

15 Jan 2023


Mukarram Jah, Hyderabad's last Nizam's grandson, passes away

Hyderabad's titular eighth Nizam, Mukarram Jah, died on Thursday night in Turkey's Istanbul, an official release issued by his office on behalf of the family confirmed.

14 Nov 2022


Turkey: 6 dead, 81 injured in Istanbul blast; suspect arrested

Just hours after a bomb attack rocked a busy street in Istanbul, Turkey, on Sunday evening, claiming six lives and injuring 81 people, a suspect involved in carrying out the blast was arrested on Monday.

10 Aug 2022


5 things to bring back home from your Turkey trip

Known for its intricate architecture, breathtaking scenery, fascinating history, amazing cruising routes, vibrant arts, warm people, and best shopping centers, Turkey is a popular destination among tourists.

20 Jul 2022


For just Rs. 1,500/night, stay at these places in Istanbul

One of the most popular cities in the world, Istanbul has a 2,500-year-old history and cultural heritage attached to it along with some amazing landmarks and vibrant nightlife.

11 Mar 2022


#VacayGoals: 5 movies that'll inspire you to take that trip

Vacations are fun! They can lead you to meet new people, experience different cultures, food, etc, and basically, soak in something new.

06 Feb 2020


Turkish plane breaks apart after skidding off runway; 3 dead

An aircraft crashed on the runway at the Sabiha Gokcen Airport in Istanbul, Turkey.

20 Jul 2019


Five must-visit countries in the Middle East

International travel doesn't just mean packing bags and heading to the Europe.

31 Dec 2018

Saudi Arabia

Turkish TV airs footage showing men carrying 'Khashoggi's body parts'

A Turkish television station has broadcast CCTV footage showing men carrying cases and bags, which it says contained slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi's body parts.

10 Nov 2018


Jamal Khashoggi's body was dissolved in acid, poured down drain

In the latest development in Jamal Khashoggi murder case, a Turkish newspaper, on Saturday, reported that the journalist's body had been chopped into pieces, dissolved in acid, and the remains poured down a drain.

23 Oct 2018


Jamal Khashoggi Death: Abandoned Saudi consulate car found in Istanbul

Turkish police on Monday found an abandoned car belonging to the Saudi consulate at an underground car park in Istanbul, three weeks after the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Kingdom's mission.

04 Oct 2018


Saudi journalist, also a govt critic, goes 'missing in Turkey'

A veteran Saudi journalist who has been critical of the government has gone missing after visiting the kingdom's consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, the Washington Post reported.

26 Jun 2017


Istanbul: Police thwart Gay Pride protest

With 'We are not scared' chants, LGBT protesters in Istanbul were seen fighting the police who fired rubber bullets at the activists who had gathered at the Takshim Square to hold their annual Gay Pride parade.

20 Aug 2016


Kader murder shocks Turkish LGBT community

LGBT rights campaigners came out in support of the murdered Turkish LGBT activist Hande Kader who was raped and set on fire.