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# istanbul - Sunday 12 July, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

# istanbul - Wednesday 8 May, 2019

From The42 Liverpool produce second miracle on one of the all-time great European nights Deja Vu This post contains videos

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

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'

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

# istanbul - Saturday 5 January, 2019

Ukrainian Orthodox church gains independence from Russia

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

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

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

The incident took place last year.

# istanbul - Monday 14 August, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 This post contains videos

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thirteen foreign nationals are among the dead.

# istanbul - Tuesday 28 June, 2016

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

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

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

# istanbul - Thursday 16 June, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

'I told Liverpool players to remember Istanbul'

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

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 This post contains videos

Defiant front page as police seize control of Turkish newspaper

Police have used teargas on protesters.

# istanbul - Friday 12 February, 2016

Five-storey building collapses in Istanbul tourist district

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

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'

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

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the explosion.

# istanbul - Thursday 2 July, 2015

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

Nani finally looks set to leave Manchester United for good

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

All 97 passengers were evacuated safely.

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