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Istanbul Bombing Aftermath Highlights US-Turkey Tensions

In a sign of strained ties between Turkey and the United States, Turkish officials declined to accept Washington’s condolences after a deadly bombing in the heart of Istanbul that left six people dead on Nov. 13. According to the Turkish authorities, who swiftly detained the alleged bomber, the attack was planned and carried out by…


Turkish Police Arrest ‘Terror’ Suspect in Istanbul Bombing That Killed 6

Police in Turkey have arrested a suspect following an explosion in central Istanbul’s Istiklal Avenue on Sunday that left six people dead, the Interior minister has confirmed. Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu told local media outlets on Monday that the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) was behind the bombing on the packed street in the Beyoglu district of Turkey’s largest…


Turkish Police Arrest ‘Terror’ Suspect in Istanbul Bombing That Killed 8

Police in Turkey have arrested a suspect following an explosion in central Istanbul’s Istiklal Avenue on Sunday that left eight people dead, the Interior minister has confirmed. Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu told local media outlets on Monday that the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) was behind the bombing on the packed street in the Beyoglu district of Turkey’s largest…


6 Dead in Istanbul Blast, Erdogan Says It ‘Smells Like Terrorism’

ISTANBUL—Six people were killed and 81 others wounded on Sunday when an explosion rocked a busy pedestrian street in central Istanbul in what Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan called a bomb attack that “smells like terrorism.” Hundreds of people fled the historic Istiklal Avenue after the blast, as ambulances and police raced in. The area, in…


A Vegetarian Journey Through Turkish Cuisine in Meat-Centric Istanbul

By Alicia Eler From Star Tribune Every time I’ve gone to Istanbul to visit family, I stuffed my face with spicy köfte kebab and other meaty dishes. One of my fondest food memories in Turkey happened when I was 11 and we were driving through the countryside, en route to my grandfather’s old flour factory…


Flying Over Istanbul Drone Film | Simple Happiness Episode 23

Relax and let your worries be replaced by stunning aerial nature views from some of Istanbul’s most beautiful and iconic landscape locations, paired with a brand new meditation ambient piano musical masterpiece. This video can be used to relax, sleep, meditate, do yoga, study, work, read, and more. Istanbul is a major city in Turkey…


US Denies Man Held in Turkey for Fake Passport Is Diplomat

ANKARA, Turkey—U.S. officials denied Thursday that an American citizen arrested in Turkey for allegedly providing a fake passport to a Syrian man is a U.S. diplomat. Turkish officials said Wednesday they detained a U.S. diplomat at Istanbul Airport on Nov. 11. Authorities in Turkey publicly identified the man only by his initials D.J.K., and said…


Officials: 22 Die in Istanbul From Bootleg Alcohol Poisoning

ANKARA, Turkey—At least 22 people have died in Istanbul and 16 others have been hospitalized and are in serious condition after drinking bootleg alcohol, the local governor’s office said Friday, as authorities intensified a crackdown on counterfeit drinks across Turkey ahead of New Year’s celebrations. Eleven of the dead, and five of those who had…


Storm With High Winds Pounds Istanbul; 4 Dead, Several Hurt

ISTANBUL—A powerful storm pounded Istanbul and other parts of Turkey on Monday, killing at least four people and causing havoc in the city of 15 million people, reports said. The victims included a woman who died in Istanbul’s Esenyurt district, where strong gusts tore off part of a roof and it landed on her and…


Photographer Wanders Streets of Istanbul Taking Portraits of Children—Whose Eyes Sparkle Like Gems

Unplanned, Turkish photographer Abdullah Aydemir, from Istanbul, wanders the streets of his home metropolis to uncover gems in the rough—within the eyes of the children he crosses paths with, often poor children, he finds hidden universes. A social studies teacher by profession, Abdullah is also passionate about art, through which he expresses “the pure and…