Posts Tagged ‘ISTANBUL’

Istanbul’s Orthodox community marks Epiphany with icy dives

Plunging into the icy waters of Istanbul’s Golden Horn, Orthodox Christians, on Thursday, marked the anniversary of the birth and baptism of Jesus of Nazareth, the man they know as the Messiah, Anadolu News Agency reports. The marking of the Epiphany began with a ceremony held by the Fener Greek Orthodox Patriarchate in the Turkish […]

Pakistan-Turkey train arrives in Istanbul, first in a decade

The first train carrying goods from Pakistan to Turkey arrived in Istanbul yesterday, completing the first such journey in a decade. The Islamabad-Tehran-Istanbul (ITI) cargo train – made up of eight wagons with a capacity of 22 tonnes – started its journey from Islamabad on 21 December and travelled 5,981 kilometres. It is hoped the […]

Istanbul Modern carries out joint project with UAE’s Sharjah Art Foundation

Istanbul Modern, Turkey’s first museum of modern and contemporary art, has signed a multi-year partnership with the Sharjah Art Foundation in the United Arab Emirates, Anadolu News Agency reports. The first part of this collaboration, “Her Journey,” designed by Istanbul Modern Cinema, will be screened at Sharjah Film Platform 4 from 19 to 27 November. […]

Protesters at climate demo in Glasgow, Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam and Istanbul

A rain-soaked Glasgow was bracing for a second day of protests on Saturday as part of a global mobilisation against what campaigners say is a lack of urgency to address global warming at a crunch UN climate summit. From Paris to Sydney, Nairobi to Seoul, dozens of events are planned worldwide to demand immediate action […]

Istanbul Convention: Turkey officially withdraws from treaty protecting women

Turkey has formally withdrawn from a landmark international treaty protecting women from violence. President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan had ended the country’s participation in the Council of Europe’s Istanbul Convention through a surprise overnight decree in March. The decision prompted widespread demonstrations and condemnation from women’s rights groups and western countries. A court appeal to stop […]

5m lives at stake if large quake hits Istanbul, report says

The lives of up to five million people may be at risk in Istanbul if an earthquake hits Kucukcekmece Dam, which is on the European side of the city, scientists have warned. “There are 4 to 5 million people whose lives are at stake. I highly doubt that Kucukcekmece Dam will weather an earthquake properly,” […]

Instagrammable Cafes in Istanbul

Instagrammable Cafes in Istanbul – Tehran%20Times Cafes in Istanbul usually have great views over different places and are hence perfect for taking a short rest while capturing a few memorable photos. In this article, we’re going to introduce some of the most Instagrammable cafes in Istanbul, places that will stand out in your whole Istanbul […]

Novel About Greek Exodus From Istanbul Wins Turkish Literary Prize

A major literary prize has been awarded to Hercules Millas, a Greek author from Istanbul, Turkey. Credit: Stegop/Wikimedia Commons/CC BY-SA 3.0 A Turkish literary award named the Orhan Kemal Novel Prize has been awarded to a Greek writer from Istanbul named Hercules Millas for his works on the nature of Greek identity through the lens of Greek-Turkish […]

Feminist groups protest Turkey’s withdrawal from Istanbul Convention

Feminist organisations on Saturday protested against Turkey’s withdrawal from the world’s first binding treaty to prevent and combat violence against women. The 2011 Istanbul Convention, signed by 45 countries and the European Union, requires governments to adopt legislation prosecuting domestic violence and similar abuse as well as marital rape and female genital mutilation. Source

Turkey asks Istanbul-based Egyptian opposition to tone down criticism, TV network owner says

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Iranian official arrested in Istanbul over dissident’s killing, sources say

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Erdogan opens new faculties at Istanbul university amid protests

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University students scuffle with police in Istanbul amid ongoing protests over Erdogan-appointed rector & LGBT rights (VIDEO)

Clashes broke out in Istanbul between police and students demonstrating against the appointment of a new rector at their university and demanding the release of LGBT activists. Footage published by RT’s video agency Ruptly shows students and police shoving each other during a heated confrontation at Bogazici University, in Istanbul. The officers used riot shields […]

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 https://theiranproject.com/blog/2018/05/18/photos-pres-rouhani-lands-in-istanbul-to-attend-oic-summit/

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 […]

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