Gulf Times - Istanbul
Oman Air launches its daily flight to Istanbul

Oman Air launches its daily flight to Istanbul

The new route will be operated by a Boeing 737-800 with a flight time of five hours and 25 minutes.

Over 50 foreign ISIS suspects detained in Istanbul

Over 50 foreign ISIS suspects detained in Istanbul

At least 51 foreign nationals have been arrested in Istanbul for alleged links to ISIS group, Turkish police sources told Anadolu Agency on Friday.

Turkey tells Israel's Istanbul consul to leave in escalating row

Turkey tells Israel's Istanbul consul to leave in escalating row

The Turkish foreign ministry has told the consul to leave Turkey "for a period of time", the state-run Anadolu news agency said.

Tanker rams into historic mansion by Istanbul's Bosphorus

Tanker rams into historic mansion by Istanbul's Bosphorus

A tanker crashed into a historic mansion on the shores of Istanbul's Bosphorus on Saturday after its steering equipment became locked, broadcaster CNN Turk said, adding that traffic in the strait had been suspended in both directions.

Qatar's economic approach proved its flexibility despite Siege: envoy

Qatar's economic approach proved its flexibility despite Siege: envoy

The Qatari economic approach has proved its flexibility despite the unjust siege imposed on the country that violates all international laws and regulations, ambassador of Qatar to Germany, Sheikh Saud bin Abdulrahman al-Thani, has said.

Major fire at Istanbul hospital, patients evacuated

Major fire at Istanbul hospital, patients evacuated

A major fire on Thursday broke out at a hospital in Istanbul, with patients urgently evacuated into the street and firefighters battling to control the blaze.

Angry Istanbul taxi drivers seek to block Uber

Angry Istanbul taxi drivers seek to block Uber

An Istanbul court on Monday began hearing a case against Uber brought by the city's taxi drivers seeking to have the ride-hailing app blocked, as tensions mount in Turkey over its popularity.

11 women killed as Turkish plane crashes in Iran

11 women killed as Turkish plane crashes in Iran

The Bombardier Challenger 604, carrying Mina Basaran and seven of her friends back from the United Arab Emirates, went down in southwestern Iran on Sunday en route from Sharjah to 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 ...