Istanbul News

IndiGo launches Delhi-Istanbul flight; plans for wider global expansion

William Boulter, Chief Commercial Officer of IndiGo said Wednesday, "We are looking very seriously into other points in South East Asia, notably the obvious ones of Vietnam and Myanmar. We also want to operate shortly to Saudi Arabia on the west side".

Death toll in Istanbul building collapse rises to 21

The residential building, in the Kartal district on the Asian side of the city, collapsed on Wednesday. It was not immediately clear what caused the building.


The airports of the future have arrived

Two of the biggest airports in the world — Istanbul and Beijing — aim to make travel easier and faster for the passengers who use them.

Istanbul to unveil new airport, seeks to be world's biggest

Erdogan is opening what he claims will eventually become the world's largest air transport hub on the 95th anniversary of Turkey's establishment as a republic.

In Turkey, commuters can top up subway cards by giving cans and bottles for recycling

The city is installing “reverse vending machines” at metro stations that allow passengers to add credit to their subway cards simply by inserting a plastic bottle or aluminium can into the machine.

Thousands rally in Istanbul against Israel's Al-Aqsa mosque measures

Protesters were brought in by buses and ferries from across the city, waved Turkish and Palestinian flags, and held up posters in front of a giant stage where the chairman of the Saadet party and representatives from NGOs addressed the crowd.


Women are oil industry's great 'untapped reserve': study

The report to a certain extent confirmed stereotypes of the sector as a male-dominated, macho industry, with women almost completely absent from top positions. It said that although men and women start out on an equal footing, women rarely reach the top of an organisation in the sector.

Activists kept from gathering en masse for Istanbul Pride

"An estimated 20 people" were detained after protesters did not heed warnings to disperse because the march did not have a permit, said an official news agency

Istanbul nightclub attacker captured: Turkey

Sahin told reporters that the alleged attacker, whom he named as Abdulgadir Masharipov, born in 1983, had admitted his guilt and his fingerprints matched those at the scene.

Turkey arrests two Uighurs over nightclub attack

The gunman remains at large despite a massive manhunt.