Gulf Times - Istanbul
Erdogan aide meets US National security adviser in Turkey

Erdogan aide meets US National security adviser in Turkey

H. R. McMaster's talks with Erdogan's spokesman Ibrahim Kalin in Istanbul come days ahead of an expected visit to Turkey by US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.

Turkish court jails three for life over bombing of German tourists

Turkish court jails three for life over bombing of German tourists

The three people were each given 12 aggravated life sentences, 12 terms of 16 years and 16 eight-year terms for the injuries caused.

Turkey detains 20 suspected IS members, including 15 foreigners

Turkey detains 20 suspected IS members, including 15 foreigners

Turkish police have detained 20 people, including 15 foreign nationals, on suspicion of links to Islamic State during raids in Istanbul, tightening security ...

Istanbul changes street names 'to remove Gulen links'

Istanbul changes street names 'to remove Gulen links'

Turkey's largest city Istanbul has resolved to change the names of almost 200 streets in a mass renaming campaign, largely to remove any association with the alleged mastermind ...

"Bomb on board" wi-fi network causes Turkish Airlines flight to be diverted

"Bomb on board" wi-fi network causes Turkish Airlines flight to be diverted

A Turkish Airlines flight from Nairobi to Istanbul was diverted after the detection of a wi-fi network called "bomb on board" that alarmed the passengers, the airline said on Thursday.

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.