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# istanbul - Sunday 12 July, 2020

Pope 'deeply pained' over decision to turn Hagia Sophia museum into mosque
# Istanbul
# Istanbul

Pope 'deeply pained' over decision to turn Hagia Sophia museum into mosque

Jul 12th 2020, 7:00 PM 34,840 Views 60 Comments

Turkish president Erdogan formally converted the museum back into a mosque on Friday.

# istanbul - Saturday 11 July, 2020

'Dismay' from worldwide church group over decision to turn Hagia Sophia back into mosque
# Turkey
# Turkey

'Dismay' from worldwide church group over decision to turn Hagia Sophia back into mosque

Jul 11th 2020, 6:51 PM 27,351 Views 36 Comments

Turkish president Erdogan yesterday formally converted the museum back into a mosque

# istanbul - Friday 10 July, 2020

Hagia Sophia museum formally restored as mosque by Turkish president
# Erdogan
# Erdogan

Hagia Sophia museum formally restored as mosque by Turkish president

Jul 10th 2020, 5:54 PM 15,549 Views 32 Comments

A 1934 Cabinet decision had turned the mosque site into a museum.

# istanbul - Thursday 6 February, 2020

Three people killed and dozens injured after plane skids off runway in Istanbul
# Turkey
# Turkey

Three people killed and dozens injured after plane skids off runway in Istanbul

Feb 6th 2020, 7:45 AM 13,016 Views 1 Comment

Bad weather and high winds were reported in the area as the plane came in to land.

# istanbul - Wednesday 5 February, 2020

120 people injured after plane skids down runway and breaks apart in Istanbul
# Turkey
# Turkey

120 people injured after plane skids down runway and breaks apart in Istanbul

Updated Feb 5th 2020, 7:40 PM 35,619 Views 18 Comments

The Transportation Ministry said there had been no deaths in what it called a “rough landing”.

# istanbul - Monday 24 June, 2019

Istanbul mayoral election re-run: Opposition wins again in major defeat for Erdogan's party
# Istanbul
# Istanbul

Istanbul mayoral election re-run: Opposition wins again in major defeat for Erdogan's party

Jun 24th 2019, 7:24 AM 8,929 Views 13 Comments

The re-run took place after a new election was ordered following the opposition’s victory in March.

# istanbul - Sunday 23 June, 2019

Erdogan's ruling party set to lose Istanbul election
# Turkey
# Turkey

Erdogan's ruling party set to lose Istanbul election

Updated Jun 23rd 2019, 5:45 PM 15,076 Views 14 Comments

Election authorities annulled the first vote in March after Erdogan’s ruling party alleged corruption.

# istanbul - Wednesday 8 May, 2019

Liverpool produce second miracle on one of the all-time great European nights
# Deja Vu
From The42
# Deja Vu

Liverpool produce second miracle on one of the all-time great European nights

May 8th 2019, 7:05 AM 30,648 Views 54 Comments

The Reds came back from a 3-0 deficit to shock Barcelona in the Champions League semi-finals.

# istanbul - Tuesday 2 April, 2019

Washington Post claims children of murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi are receiving 'blood money'
# Murder
# Murder

Washington Post claims children of murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi are receiving 'blood money'

Apr 2nd 2019, 7:59 AM 31,621 Views 14 Comments

They are also receiving multi-million dollar homes from Saudi Arabia.

# istanbul - Saturday 5 January, 2019

Ukrainian Orthodox church gains independence from Russia
# Decree
# Decree

Ukrainian Orthodox church gains independence from Russia

Jan 5th 2019, 5:25 PM 8,156 Views 18 Comments

The Russian Orthodox Church has cut ties following the move.

# istanbul - Wednesday 10 October, 2018

CCTV released in case of missing US-based Saudi journalist
# Jamal Khashoggi
# Jamal Khashoggi

CCTV released in case of missing US-based Saudi journalist

Oct 10th 2018, 1:11 PM 13,170 Views 32 Comments

US government sources believe he was killed, but Saudi Arabia says the claims are “baseless”.

# istanbul - Thursday 24 May, 2018

Champions League final returning to Istanbul in 2020
# Turkish Delight
From The42
# Turkish Delight

Champions League final returning to Istanbul in 2020

May 24th 2018, 2:07 PM 4,961 Views 11 Comments

It will be the first time since 2005 that the biggest game in European club football will be played in the Turkish city.

# istanbul - Tuesday 13 March, 2018

Besiktas player risks up to two years in jail over foul-mouthed rant at referee
# Could Be In Trouble
From The42
# Could Be In Trouble

Besiktas player risks up to two years in jail over foul-mouthed rant at referee

Mar 13th 2018, 3:34 PM 7,606 Views 9 Comments

The incident took place last year.

# istanbul - Monday 14 August, 2017

17 people dead after gunmen open fire on restaurant in Burkina Faso
# Istanbul
# Istanbul

17 people dead after gunmen open fire on restaurant in Burkina Faso

Aug 14th 2017, 7:09 AM 11,170 Views 14 Comments

The victims’ nationalities have yet to be confirmed.

# istanbul - Sunday 6 August, 2017

Five hospitalised at Istanbul airport after knife brawl between employees of rival coach companies
# Istanbul
# Istanbul

Five hospitalised at Istanbul airport after knife brawl between employees of rival coach companies

Aug 6th 2017, 4:26 PM 17,478 Views 14 Comments

The fight broke out following mutual accusations of the firms “stealing one another’s customers”.

# istanbul - Sunday 16 July, 2017

Turkey president promises to 'chop off the heads' of traitors as hundreds of thousands take to the streets
# Failed Coup
# Failed Coup

Turkey president promises to 'chop off the heads' of traitors as hundreds of thousands take to the streets

Jul 16th 2017, 8:16 AM 10,139 Views 44 Comments

The country was marking the one-year anniversary of a failed coup.

# istanbul - Sunday 25 June, 2017

Police fire rubber bullets at crowd to stop Istanbul Pride parade
# On The March
# On The March

Police fire rubber bullets at crowd to stop Istanbul Pride parade

Jun 25th 2017, 5:15 PM 24,398 Views 118 Comments

Local authorities have banned the parade for the third year in a row, but organisers said they’d march anyway.

# istanbul - Saturday 18 February, 2017

Turkish Airlines flight evacuated after crew find note saying 'Bomb to Toronto' in plane toilet
# Canada Bound
# Canada Bound

Turkish Airlines flight evacuated after crew find note saying 'Bomb to Toronto' in plane toilet

Feb 18th 2017, 7:42 PM 13,073 Views 4 Comments

Nothing else suspicious was found, and the passengers were transported to Toronto on a different flight.

# istanbul - Wednesday 1 February, 2017

All staff evacuated as police negotiate with armed man in Turkish hospital
# Istanbul
# Istanbul

All staff evacuated as police negotiate with armed man in Turkish hospital

Feb 1st 2017, 11:40 AM 12,324 Views 13 Comments

It is believed that the man is a patient at the hospital’s psychiatric unit.

# istanbul - Wednesday 4 January, 2017

Police have identified the man responsible for the Istanbul nightclub massacre - minister
# New Year's Attack
# New Year's Attack

Police have identified the man responsible for the Istanbul nightclub massacre - minister

Jan 4th 2017, 8:16 AM 16,378 Views 80 Comments

Mevlut Cavusoglu did not name the attacker or give any further details.

# istanbul - Monday 2 January, 2017

'There was blood everywhere and broken glass' - Survivors recall horror of Turkish nightclub attack
# Islamic State
# Islamic State

'There was blood everywhere and broken glass' - Survivors recall horror of Turkish nightclub attack

Jan 2nd 2017, 7:23 PM 10,546 Views 9 Comments

CCTV footage of the suspected attacker has now been been released.

Massive manhunt underway for shooter who killed 39 people in Turkish nightclub
# Islamic State
# Islamic State

Massive manhunt underway for shooter who killed 39 people in Turkish nightclub

Jan 2nd 2017, 7:11 AM 12,629 Views 15 Comments

The so-called Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for the attack.

# istanbul - Sunday 1 January, 2017

Turkey search for terrorist who killed 39 during New Year celebrations
# Istanbul
# Istanbul

Turkey search for terrorist who killed 39 during New Year celebrations

Jan 1st 2017, 1:15 PM 29,625 Views 74 Comments

Irish citizens in Istanbul are advised “to remain very vigilant” and to avoid crowded areas, especially “those frequented by foreigners”.

# istanbul - Saturday 17 December, 2016

Thirteen dead and dozens injured in bombing in Turkey
# Kayseri
# Kayseri

Thirteen dead and dozens injured in bombing in Turkey

Dec 17th 2016, 10:46 AM 6,681 Views 16 Comments

Television pictures showed bus reduced to a smouldering wreck by the impact of the blast, as wounded were taken to ambulances.

# istanbul - Sunday 7 August, 2016

Nearly a million people gather to support Turkish leader after failed coup
# Istanbullish
# Istanbullish

Nearly a million people gather to support Turkish leader after failed coup

Aug 7th 2016, 7:15 PM 9,665 Views 65 Comments

A large section of VIP seats overlooking the square were reserved for families of those killed in the coup attempt.

# istanbul - Wednesday 29 June, 2016

Istanbul airport terror attack death toll rises to 41, with 239 injured
# Triple Bombing
# Triple Bombing

Istanbul airport terror attack death toll rises to 41, with 239 injured

Jun 29th 2016, 1:23 PM 37,108 Views 136 Comments

Thirteen foreign nationals are among the dead.

# istanbul - Tuesday 28 June, 2016

28 dead and 60 others injured in Istanbul airport blast - official says
# Turkey
# Turkey

28 dead and 60 others injured in Istanbul airport blast - official says

Jun 28th 2016, 8:42 PM 55,146 Views 204 Comments

Turkish news sources are reporting that three suicide bombers carried out the attack.

# istanbul - Saturday 18 June, 2016

Video: Radiohead fans attacked by Islamists at album release party in Turkey
# Istanbul
# Istanbul

Video: Radiohead fans attacked by Islamists at album release party in Turkey

Jun 18th 2016, 12:24 PM 14,632 Views 58 Comments

Customers were attacked for listening to music and drinking alcohol during Ramadan.

# istanbul - Thursday 16 June, 2016

Turkish legend Hakan Sukur begins trial on charge of insulting president Erdogan on Twitter
# Istanbul
From The42
# Istanbul

Turkish legend Hakan Sukur begins trial on charge of insulting president Erdogan on Twitter

Jun 16th 2016, 12:37 PM 6,533 Views 11 Comments

Prosecutors are calling for a four-year jail term for the 112-times capped striker.

# istanbul - Tuesday 7 June, 2016

At least 11 killed after Istanbul car bomb
# Turkey
# Turkey

At least 11 killed after Istanbul car bomb

Jun 7th 2016, 8:50 AM 10,042 Views 24 Comments

Reports said the explosion took place close to the Vezneciler metro station.

# istanbul - Monday 23 May, 2016

President Higgins makes powerful speech at the first-ever World Humanitarian Summit
# World Humanitarian Summit
# World Humanitarian Summit

President Higgins makes powerful speech at the first-ever World Humanitarian Summit

May 23rd 2016, 8:51 AM 9,493 Views 42 Comments

President Higgins will be speaking on a number of topics including achieving zero hunger, humanitarian financing, gender-based violence and gender equality.

# istanbul - Friday 15 April, 2016

'I told Liverpool players to remember Istanbul'
# Inspiration
From The42
# Inspiration

'I told Liverpool players to remember Istanbul'

Apr 15th 2016, 10:58 PM 6,904 Views 10 Comments

The Reds’ players were told to remember what the club did against AC Milan in 2005 last night.

# istanbul - Saturday 19 March, 2016

A number of Irish people injured in Turkish suicide attack
# Istanbul
# Istanbul

A number of Irish people injured in Turkish suicide attack

Mar 19th 2016, 7:50 PM 58,505 Views 67 Comments

Four people were killed and 36 injured in this morning’s attack. The blast is the sixth major bombing to take place in Turkey since last July.

# istanbul - Saturday 5 March, 2016

Defiant front page as police seize control of Turkish newspaper
# Press Freedom
# Press Freedom

Defiant front page as police seize control of Turkish newspaper

Mar 5th 2016, 5:33 PM 21,951 Views 45 Comments

Police have used teargas on protesters.

# istanbul - Friday 12 February, 2016

Five-storey building collapses in Istanbul tourist district
# Turkey
# Turkey

Five-storey building collapses in Istanbul tourist district

Feb 12th 2016, 3:15 PM 16,693 Views 14 Comments

The building is near one of the city’s main shopping streets.

# istanbul - Tuesday 12 January, 2016

At least eight Germans among ten killed in Istanbul suicide blast
# Istanbul
# Istanbul

At least eight Germans among ten killed in Istanbul suicide blast

Jan 12th 2016, 6:26 PM 30,227 Views 142 Comments

The attack has been blamed on the so-called Islamic State.

# istanbul - Saturday 26 December, 2015

The Turkish president 'talked a man out of taking his own life'
# Istanbul
# Istanbul

The Turkish president 'talked a man out of taking his own life'

Dec 26th 2015, 8:19 AM 14,660 Views 31 Comments

The man was apparently preparing to jump to his death when Erdogan’s motorcade was passing by.

# istanbul - Wednesday 2 December, 2015

Injuries after homemade bomb explodes near Istanbul tram line
# Turkey
# Turkey

Injuries after homemade bomb explodes near Istanbul tram line

Dec 2nd 2015, 10:27 AM 16,261 Views 23 Comments

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the explosion.

# istanbul - Thursday 2 July, 2015

Nani finally looks set to leave Manchester United for good
# Wave Goodbye
From The42
# Wave Goodbye

Nani finally looks set to leave Manchester United for good

Jul 2nd 2015, 10:30 PM 8,320 Views 14 Comments

The Portuguese winger will move to the Sukru Saracoglu Stadium in a matter of days.

# istanbul - Saturday 25 April, 2015

Plane lands safely after engine fails mid-flight
# Safe Landing
# Safe Landing

Plane lands safely after engine fails mid-flight

Apr 25th 2015, 1:47 PM 41,968 Views 28 Comments

All 97 passengers were evacuated safely.

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