Tag: istanbul
World 15.05.19 | 18:27

Inside the largest airport in the world

With an area of 76.5 square kilometers and a price above 10.5 billion euros, 35 kilometers to the north of Istanbul is located the world’s largest airport. For comparison, the airport is three and a half times bigger than that of Frankfurt. The airport contains six separate runways, has capacity...

World 06.05.19 | 20:54

Turkey orders new election for Istanbul mayor, in setback for opposition

Turkey’s electoral authorities on Monday ordered a rerun of the election for the mayor of Istanbul, annulling a crushing electoral defeat for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan but raising the prospect that the highly contentious decision would usher in social unrest and a new economic crisis. The opposition...

Balkans 11.03.19 | 10:34

Erdogan accuses women’s march of disrespecting Islam

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday accused a women’s march in central Istanbul on Friday of disrespecting Islam by booing the Islamic call to prayer, Reuters reported. Several thousand women had gathered in central Istanbul on Friday evening for a march to celebrate International Women’s...

Balkans 09.03.19 | 10:23

Istanbul police block Women’s Day march, disperse crowd with tear gas

Police in Istanbul used tear gas to disperse a peaceful crowd of demonstrators who tried to carry out an International Women’s Day march on the city’s pedestrian shopping avenue Istiklal Street on Friday, Turkish media reported. Police earlier in the evening blocked the roads leading to Istiklal...

Balkans 07.02.19 | 13:57

Two children rescued from rubble of Istanbul apartment building

Two children, a girl aged 5 and a boy aged 2, were saved from the ruins of the eight story building which collapsed in Istanbul on Wednesday. The girl, Havva Tekgoz, was rescued after spending 18 hours under the ruins. A total of 43 people lived in the building, and some are still not accounted for. Two...