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I design otherworldly costumes for Istanbul’s queens and performers
Enter the world of Eda Birthing, the costume designer dressing Istanbul’s drag queens and performers
How Türkiye is moving towards a more sustainable future
New hotels and sustainable government policy are forging a more eco-friendly future for tourism in Turkey – but the country has a long way to go.
Dozens arrested as police break up Istanbul Pride march
The governor of Turkey's largest city banned all outdoor and indoor events for a seven-day period in the lead-up to the Pride march, citing "security reasons".
Ukraine-Russia peace talks make 'most meaningful progress' yet
The progress made seems to have shifted the needle on a possible meeting between Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Vladimir Putin.
Watch as Istanbul and Athens are covered with a blanket of snow
Istanbul and Athens are usually great destinations for some milder weather at this time of year. But climate change has put a stop to that and blanketed the cities in snow.
Night owl? These are the 6 cities that never sleep
Whether you want to eat at midnight or dance until dawn, these are the best cities for club and bar hopping.
Istanbul is the perfect solo getaway to escape Valentine’s Day
Want to forget about Valentine’s and live your best single life? Istanbul might just be the place for you.
Protesters in Istanbul condemn migrant deaths near border with Greece
Earlier this week, 19 migrants were found frozen to death near Turkey's border with Greece.
Thousands in poverty protest in Turkey as lira hits record lows
Turkey's net monthly minimum wage of 2,825 lira amounted to €337 in January 2021. Last Wednesday it was the equivalent of €197.
At least four people killed as storm pounds Istanbul
A number of Turkish Airlines flights to Istanbul were also diverted to the cities of Ankara and Izmir.
Turkey officially withdraws from international treaty protecting women
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan ended the country’s participation in the Council of Europe’s Istanbul Convention through a surprise overnight decree in March.
Turkey arrests four in cryptocurrency fraud probe
Turkish savers are increasingly reliant on cryptocurrencies as people seek a safe haven for their money because of the falling value of the Turkish lira.
Four accomplices of 2016 Istanbul bombing sentenced to life in prison
Four accomplices of 2016 Istanbul bombing that killed 13 people, including 12 German tourists, were sentenced to life in prison.
Protests over Turkey's withdrawal from women's treaty
Thousands of protesters took to the streets of Istanbul after Turkey pulled out of an international agreement designed to protect women from domestic violence.
Istanbul skids and slides to a halt as snow blankets Turkish city
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 to generate heat.
Turkish court convicts exiled journalist Can Dundar
The court in Istanbul found the journalist guilty of “obtaining secret documents for espionage” and “aiding a terrorist organisation,” on Wednesday.
Turkey releases two Russian television journalists after arrests
A Turkish court has released two Russian journalists after they were arrested last week on suspicion of filming a drone factory without authorisation.
Turkey bans Kurdish-language play, organisers say
Turkish authorities have put a stop to performances of Kurdish-language play "Beru" in an Istanbul theatre, according to organisers.
Turkey sentences man to life in prison for 2017 nightclub attack
Turkey sentences man to life in prison for a 2017 nightclub attack, which killed 39 people in Istanbul.
Turkey is converting another former Byzantine church into a mosque
As with the Hagia Sophia, the decision is seen as being geared to consolidate the conservative and religious support base of Erdogan's ruling party at a time when his popularity is under strain.
Watch back: Athens protest as Turkey's Hagia Sophia becomes a mosque
Prime minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis described Turkey's decision as a sign of 'weakness'. Protests are expected in Athens and Thessaloniki.
Court to rule if Istanbul's Hagia Sophia should be a mosque again
Regular religious services have not been held there since 1934 when modern Turkey's founding president Mustafa Kemal Atatürk signed an order converting the building into a museum. But a legal challenge claims the signature was forged.
Turkish mosque converted into food bank during COVID-19 outbreak
With worship suspended, the imam of the Dedeman mosque in Istanbul has found a different use for the building.
Turkey's last-minute two-day curfew brings thousands to streets
Istanbul residents surged to convenience stores before the government clarified that 'essential services' would remain open.
Disinfection of Istanbul's historic Sultanahmet district
This Friday, the disinfection process began in the places most frequented by tourists in the Turkish city of Istanbul.
Istanbul earthquake: 5.7 magnitude tremor rocks Turkish metropolis
The epicentre of the quake was around 70km west of Istanbul in the Marmara Sea, south of the town of Silivri.