Gulf Times - Istanbul
Turkish plane investigated in Copenhagen airport after threat

Turkish plane investigated in Copenhagen airport after threat

Danish police were investigating a plane at Copenhagen airport due to depart for Istanbul, in response to a threat against aircraft of Turkish airline Atlasglobal in Europe, the airport said on Monday.

82 foreigners planning to go to Syria held in Istanbul

82 foreigners planning to go to Syria held in Istanbul

The suspects had previously been involved with Islamic State group extremists in "conflict zones", state-run news agency Anadolu said without giving further detail.

Cargo ship with 11 crew sinks in Black Sea

Cargo ship with 11 crew sinks in Black Sea

A cargo ship with 11 crew on board sank in the Black Sea near the Asian side of Istanbul, Turkish prime minister Binali Yildirim said on Wednesday.

Turkey urges US to reverse decision to halt visas

Turkey urges US to reverse decision to halt visas

The row erupted when Turkey jailed a Turkish employee working at the American consulate in Istanbul.

Miss Turkey loses crown over contentious coup tweet

Miss Turkey loses crown over contentious coup tweet

Itir Esen, 18, won Miss Turkey 2017 during a ceremony in Istanbul on Thursday night and was going to represent the country in the Miss World competition in China.

Turks hold rally to show solidarity with Palestinians

Turks hold rally to show solidarity with Palestinians

Thousands of supporters of a conservative Turkish party rallied in Istanbul on Sunday to protest measures taken by Israel in Jerusalem and show solidarity with the Palestinians.

Heavy rainfall hits Istanbul causing transport chaos

Heavy rainfall hits Istanbul causing transport chaos

Heavy rainfall hit Istanbul on Tuesday, flooding streets and causing disruption to public transport, officials and AFP correspondents said.

Tillerson, Turkish FM discuss Gulf crisis

Tillerson, Turkish FM discuss Gulf crisis

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu met in Istanbul yesterday with his US counterpart Rex Tillerson, who is now visiting Turkey as he begins his tour of the region.

Battery thrown by passenger catches fire at Istanbul airport

Battery thrown by passenger catches fire at Istanbul airport

An external battery pack caught fire on Thursday at Istanbul's Ataturk airport after an angry passenger threw the object because of an electronic devices ban on flights to the UK, the airport operator said.

Turkish daily prints blank edition after two journalists detained

Turkish daily prints blank edition after two journalists detained

Turkey's mass-circulation daily Sozcu printed an entirely blank edition on Saturday after two of its journalists were detained in police raids.

Turkey drawing more tourists from Qatar this year

Turkey drawing more tourists from Qatar this year

Turkey, particularly Istanbul, has started attracting more Qataris again this year, a number of travel agencies in Doha have said.

Istanbul withdraws invite for Wikipedia founder after ban

Istanbul withdraws invite for Wikipedia founder after ban

Istanbul authorities have withdrawn an invitation to Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales to attend a major conference in the city, officials said on Tuesday, after Turkey blocked access to the online encyclopaedia.