Posts Tagged ‘ISTANBUL’

No Thaw in Ties Until Hamas Booted Out of Istanbul, Israel Tells Turkey: Report

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses members of his ruling AK Party, during a meeting at parliament, in Ankara, Turkey, March 4, 2020. Photo: Turkish Presidential Press Office / Handout via Reuters. i24 News – There will be no thaw in the ties between Turkey and Israel until the former closes the Istanbul office of […]

Istanbul skids and slides to a halt as snow blankets Turkish city

Snow blanketed most of the Turkish city of Istanbul on Monday bringing traffic to a halt in some areas. Cars were seen stalled and skidding on the roads. It comes as extreme cold has hit large parts of Europe, with freezing temperatures cracking railroad tracks in Poland and smog spiking as coal was being burned […]

Polish diplomat in Istanbul rescued hundreds of Jews in Holocaust — report

JTA — A Polish diplomat serving in Turkey during World War II helped save hundreds of Jewish refugees fleeing the Nazis by issuing them false certificates that identified them as Christians, an Israeli newspaper revealed in an expose published Friday. Wojciech Rychlewicz, then a consul in Istanbul, provided the documents to the European refugees at […]

Polish diplomat in Istanbul rescued hundreds of Jews from the Holocaust

A Polish diplomat serving in Turkey during World War II helped save hundreds of Jewish refugees fleeing the Nazis by issuing them false certificates that identified them as Christians, an Israeli newspaper revealed in an expose published Friday. Wojciech Rychlewicz, then a consul in Istanbul, provided the documents to the European refugees at no pay. […]

“The Alien” named best at Crime and Punishment Film Festival in Istanbul

TEHRAN – “The Alien” (“Namo”) by Iranian filmmaker Nader Saeivar won the Golden Scale for best film at the 10th International Crime and Punishment Film Festival in Istanbul, the organizers announced on Thursday. The film portrays a teacher who is dispatched along with his family to a remote area. Bakhtiar Panjei, the star of “The […]

Turkey bans Kurdish-language play from Istanbul theatre, organisers say

Turkish authorities have banned a Kurdish-language play from a municipal theatre in Istanbul, according to organisers. “Beru”, a Kurdish translation of the play “Horn and Trumpets… and Petarades” by famous Italian writer Dario Fo, was included in the Istanbul Municipal Theatre’s October programme. But the play was reportedly removed from the schedule on Tuesday. It […]

Orthodox church petitions UN over Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia

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Hamas, Fatah delegations in Istanbul for another attempt at reconciliation talks

The rival Palestinian movements Fatah and Hamas are set to meet in in Istanbul, Turkey for the first direct talks since 2017, aimed at ending the 15-year-long rift in Palestinian politics, Fatah said Monday. Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah faction is to be represented by a delegation led by Fatah Secretary General Jibril Rajoub and […]

Evidence Of Viking Mercenary District Found Near Istanbul

Archaeologists in Turkey have found what they believe to be a Viking mercenary district near Istanbul. The area dates back to the Middle Ages when Istanbul was known as Constantinople, the capital of the Eastern Roman or Byzantine Empire . The discoveries are providing more evidence on the role of Viking mercenaries in the Byzantine […]

The Storied Past of Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia

Lay-out of the Hagia Sophia as a museum (Image: Courtesy Micki Pistorius)

On July 12, 2020, Pope Francis stood silently in a pulpit placed in the large window overlooking St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican in Rome. He had just delivered the weekly Angelus prayer given each Sunday, which had lifted up those who work at sea, far from their homes. After a moment of reflection, he […]

Photos: Pres. Rouhani lands in Istanbul to attend OIC summit

IRNA | Mohammad Reza Ali Mohammadi: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani landed in Istanbul on Friday afternoon to attend OIC extraordinary summit on the latest serious developments in the State of Palestine.     Source Article from 00 Hits: 2

Turkish airlines plane tail smashed in dramatic collision at Istanbul Intl’ Airport (VIDEO)

Footage has emerged showing the moment the two planes collided on Sunday. The South Korean Asiana A330 airplane, which was heading for Seoul, can be seen making its way to the runaway as it accidently smashes the tail of the Turkish Airlines A321, which had just landed. The footage shows that the South Korean plane’s […]

Turkish police detain dozens of protesters in Istanbul on May Day

According to state-run Anadolu news agency, at least 52 people were detained as they were attempting to defy a ban on holding demonstrations in the city’s key protest locations, including the Taksim Square, on Tuesday. The annual workers’ holiday in the Anatolian country has traditionally been a time that workers, unsatisfied with the working conditions, […]

Israel sponsoring film, music festivals in Istanbul

Tamara Nassar Activism and BDS Beat 13 April 2018 A screenshot from the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Art website shows ArtIsrael as a sponsor of the film festival.  Actors, directors and producers are boycotting the Istanbul Film Festival after it became known that the Israeli government is sponsoring it. “Just like the apartheid regime […]

‘Solidarity in Istanbul made Muslims hopeful about Palestine’

“Solidarity in Istanbul summit made the Muslims of the world hopeful about the issue of Palestine,” said Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday. The Iranian president made the remarks during his meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on the sidelines of the OIC extraordinary summit in Istanbul of Turkey. The Iranian top executive also […]

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D-8 Summit opens in Istanbul attended by Iran’s 1st vice president

IRNA – The 9th Summit of the D-8 Organization for Economic Cooperation opened in Istanbul attended by Iranian First Vice-President Eshaq Jahangiri. Jahangiri is accompanied by Deputy Foreign Minister Morteza Sarmadi. Turkey, taking over the rotating presidency of the group from Pakistan, is to chair D-8 summit. Jahangiri will address the summit and hold talks […]

From Baghdad to Istanbul: How Iraqi Kurds Could End Up Under De facto Turkish Rule

21st Century Wire says… After seven years of war in Syria, and three years of ISIS marauding through Iraq, one thing is for sure: Iraqi Kurdistan is not what it was five years ago – when its geopolitical chaperone in Washington was still militarily occupying Iraq, and with oil pegged above $100 per barrel and […]

Gun battle at Istanbul courthouse, at least 1 injured – local media

Footage from the area shows people lying on the ground as they try to shield themselves from bullets. Some 20 people have been arrested, Hurriyet reported, noting that a brawl also erupted after police arrived at the scene. The gun battle broke out between members of rival gangs involved in a murder trial that is […]

Gunman on Istanbul roof reportedly opens fire, hitting vehicles (VIDEO)

Footage posted online shows the man waving a shotgun in Istanbul’s Esenyurt neighborhood while messages are being shouted at him from the ground. The gunman was erratically firing from the rooftop of a six-storey building, hitting some parked vehicles, according to İhlas News Agency. The shooter also hit at least one car passing the street below, […]

Iran FM due in Istanbul to attend OIC meeting on Al-Quds

IFP- Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif will depart Tehran for Istanbul, Turkey, on Tuesday to take part in an extraordinary meeting of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on the latest developments of Al-Quds. Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi announced Zarif’s plan to attend the OIC meeting and said, “The need for consultation and […]

Historian who “insulted Atatürk” arrested in Istanbul

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : Süleyman Yeşilyurt, one of the two historians form who arrest warrants were issued for “insulting Atatürk” during a TV-show was […]

Iran, Pakistan sign MoU on border trade

Quetta, July 20, IRNA – The 4th joint commission meeting of Iran-Pakistan border trade held on July 19-20 in Quetta, capital of Pakistani province of Balochistan led to sign MoU on border trade. Head of Iranian Sistan and Baluchestan province organization of Industry and Mine Nader Mirshekar and the head of Quetta Customs House Jaddoun […]

French govt pushes ‘progressive’ labor bill through parliament without vote for 3rd time

Failing to garner enough support for the labor reform bill on Wednesday, Prime Minister Manuel Valls resorted to so-called Article 49.3. This is the third time he has used the special clause in the constitution which allows laws to be approved without parliamentary vote. Tear gas, up to 40 arrests at anti-labor reform rally in […]

Scientists Wire Up Live Beetles To Serve As Robots In Singapore

Scientists in Singapore have created an “insect-computer hybrid legged robot” using live beetles. Cyborg beetles are remotely controlled through wires attached to their bodies that stimulate and jerk their wing muscles during flight, directing them toward a target. A controversial project is aiming to use beetles in place of robots in search and rescue missions following […]

Turkey coup failure: Another bloody, botched, American mistake

     Yes, it was a quiet limited upheaval right here in Turkey, organized by small group of commanders within Turkish army forces. The Turkish forces high commanders immediately rejected the coup d’états. So, the Turkish armed forces as a unity, rejected this upheaval from the beginning. The officers, who organized this coup d’état completely belongs […]

Consciousness and Unified Physics are the Keys to Our Future

Organic, Conscious Café Reduces Food Waste and Feeds the Hungry WakingTimes | July 17, 2016 | 0 Comments Source Article from 00 Hits: 0

Iran introduces 12 sectors to investors

More positive signs on the prospects of Iran’s post-sanctions business environment are emerging as experts say the country has taken measures to encourage foreign investors to target 12 special sectors.    KPMG, the giant global company that provides audit, tax and advisory services, has been quoted by the media as indicating in a report that […]

Happening: Turkish Military Coup! Yes!

Daily Stormer July 15, 2016 UPDATE 23:45 GMT: I was out for a few hours, but was checking things on my device. All sorts of things have been happening, all of the updates are in the live thread so I won’t go through it all. A few points: Erdogan reportedly tried to land in Germany […]

Shootout with mass casualties reported in central Ankara, over 150 injured in Istanbul

Milletvekilleri sığınakta, sürekli bomba atılıyor. Şu an bir helikopter daha gidiyormuş TBMM’ye. TBMM resmen bombardıman altında… — Eren Erdem (@erenerdemnet) July 16, 2016 At least 150 people were admitted to Istanbul’s Haydarpasa Numune Hospital with injures, AP reported. Earlier, local broadcaster NTV said that at least six dead bodies were transported to the same hospital. […]

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