Tag: Istanbul

Greece: Friendly with Galatasaray canceled over testing spat

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ATHENS, Greece — Greek authorities late Monday said players and coaches from Turkish club Galatasaray were denied entry into the country after refusing to...

12 killed as bus carrying migrants overturns in east Turkey

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ISTANBUL — A minibus carrying migrants overturned and caught fire in eastern Turkey, killing 12 people and injuring 20 others, the state-run Anadolu news...

Turkey officially withdraws from treaty protecting women

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ISTANBUL — Turkey formally withdrew Thursday from a landmark international treaty protecting women from violence, though President Recep Tayyip Erdogan insisted it won’t be...

Turkey’s Erdogan takes first step in ‘crazy’ canal project

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ISTANBUL — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday took the first step in the construction of a ship canal skirting Istanbul that the...

Big Pride parade in Paris; Turkish police stop marchers

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ROME — Police in riot gear on Saturday blocked streets to try to thwart gay Pride marchers in Istanbul, while thousands turned out joyfully...

Turkey welcomes back tourists, hopes to recoup losses

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ANTALYA, Turkey — At the Ananas Hotel on Turkey’s Mediterranean coast, the rooms were cleaned, the pool filled and the sun loungers distanced, as...

Turkish policeman convicted in 2014 death of teenager

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ISTANBUL — A Turkish police officer has been sentenced to nearly 17 years in prison for the murder of a teenager who was hit...

Turkey: 1 dead in Bosporus Strait container ship collision

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ISTANBUL — A container ship and a fishing boat collided in Istanbul’s Bosporus Strait, killing one person Thursday. ...

Turkish mafia boss dishes dirt, becomes YouTube phenomenon

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ANKARA, Turkey — From alleged drug trafficking and a murder cover-up to weapons transfers to Islamic militants, a convicted crime ringleader has been dishing...

Turkish president vows to save sea from ‘sea snot’ outbreak

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ISTANBUL — Turkey’s president promised Saturday to rescue the Marmara Sea from an outbreak of “sea snot” that is alarming marine biologists and environmentalists. ...