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# istanbul - Tuesday 31 March, 2015

Hostage shootout in Turkey ends with death of prosecutor and two militants

Mehmet Selim Kiraz was investigating the death of a protester whose injuries were inflicted by Turkish police.

# istanbul - Monday 30 March, 2015

Plane makes emergency landing in Casablanca after 'bomb' note discovered

The note warned there was a bomb in one of the toilets but the plane has now landed safely.

# istanbul - Tuesday 6 January, 2015

Suicide bomber kills herself and police officer in Istanbul attack

The government denounced the bombing as a “heinous terror attack”.

# istanbul - Monday 24 November, 2014

'Digging soil is against their delicate nature': Turkish president says women are not equal to men

‘I would kiss my mother’s feet…because the scent of heaven was there.’

# istanbul - Saturday 31 May, 2014

Turkey beefs up security on first anniversary of widespread protests

The government has deployed thousands of riot police to enforce a ban on protests at Taksim Square, the epicentre of last year’s demonstrations.

# istanbul - Friday 2 May, 2014

May Day protests in Turkey turn violent with 90 injuries and 142 arrests

Meanwhile in Moscow, over 100,000 turned out to voice their support for Vladimir Putin.

# istanbul - Sunday 19 January, 2014

Plastic bullets fired as hundreds protest Turkey internet restrictions

Critics say the planned new laws would expand the government’s already tight grip on the web.

# istanbul - Sunday 12 January, 2014

Exiled Syrians run radio station for those stuck back home

Refugees in Istanbul want to broadcast ‘uncensored’ news to about 100,000 people at home.

# istanbul - Monday 11 November, 2013

Syrian opposition agrees to enter Geneva talks

The Syrian National Coalition have set out a number of conditions for their participation, however, and say Bashar al Assad can have “no role” in any transitional government.

# istanbul - Monday 16 September, 2013

Enterprise Ireland to open offices in Texas and Istanbul

Minister Richard Bruton said that the government is determined to build a “powerful engine of Irish exporting businesses”.

# istanbul - Monday 5 August, 2013

Turkish general jailed for life over alleged plot to overthrow government

Police fired tear gas at protesters outside the court in a town near Istanbul as the verdicts were being delivered in the highly-divisive case.

# istanbul - Wednesday 3 July, 2013

"Bring a book, send a silent message..." The 'standing people' protest comes to Dublin

Inspired by a campaign that started in Turkey’s Taksim Square and spread via social media, Irish people are being asked to ‘book the bankers’ at a demonstration tomorrow.

# istanbul - Wednesday 12 June, 2013

Turkey PM suggests referendum to end Istanbul park protest

Erdogan says he is considering holding a referendum on plans to redevelop an Istanbul park that have sparked nationwide protests, in his first major concession in nearly two weeks of anti-government unrest.

EU warns Turkey: ‘Your membership is in jeopardy over protests’

Catherine Ashton says Turkey’s government must adopt European standards in its response to protests if it wants to join.

# istanbul - Tuesday 11 June, 2013

Day before Turkish protesters to meet with PM, riot police retake Istanbul square

The move by riot police, who used tear gas, came just hours after the government said that Recep Tayyip Erdogan would meet with protest leaders tomorrow.

# istanbul - Monday 10 June, 2013

Turkish Prime Minister agrees to meet protest leaders

Despite the conciliatory gesture, Erdogan warned: “Illegal demonstrations will not be allowed anymore in Turkey.”

Young, urban women: the face of Turkey's protest movement

Meet the women on the frontline of Turkey’s mass anti-government protests. Their grievances include proposals to limit abortion rights, tighten rules for morning-after poll and ban late-night sale of alcohol.

# istanbul - Sunday 9 June, 2013

Column: Solidarity is vital to show Turkish protesters the world is watching

Socialist Party MEP Paul Murphy travelled to Istanbul to see the protests first-hand – and in his diary from the visit he tells us that the response from the country’s Prime Minister has been “brutal”.

Turkey PM Erdogan warns patience 'has limit' as protests flare

The Prime Minister went on the offensive as thousands of protestors gathered in three cities.

# istanbul - Thursday 6 June, 2013

Turkey: After four days away, Prime Minister returns home to protests

Two are dead and thousands are reported injured after six days of clashes between those protesting against PM Erdogan and security forces.

# istanbul - Wednesday 5 June, 2013

Column: In Istanbul, citizens remain united and committed to peaceful protest

Writing from Istanbul, Arlene Crilly says protesters have a strong sense of solidarity – and remain hopeful that peaceful demonstrations will triumph over the heavy-handed tactics of the government.

Despite apology protests enter sixth day in Turkey

Police have used tear gas and water cannon on demonstrators who have ignored warnings to disperse in several major cities including Istanbul and Ankara.

# istanbul - Tuesday 4 June, 2013

Turkey: Deputy PM apologises for violence against protesters

The Turkish government has this evening apologised for the use of force against protesters – but that hasn’t stopped them from demonstrating.

Explainer: What is going on in Turkey?

After five days of protests, two dead and now strike action by public sector workers, explores just what is happening in the country of 75 million people.

# istanbul - Monday 3 June, 2013

Turkey: Protester dies as car crashes into group of demonstrators

A 20-year-old man has died after being hit by a taxi which rammed into a group of demonstrators occupying a highway in Istanbul.

# istanbul - Saturday 1 June, 2013

Anti-government protests rage for second day in Istanbul

Anti-government protests also spread to other cities.

# istanbul - Friday 31 May, 2013

Tear gas, water cannons used on protesters trying to stop Turkish park being turned into shopping mall

Turkish police have been criticised for their heavy-handed approach to the protesters at Gezi Park in Istanbul.

# istanbul - Sunday 26 May, 2013

Photos: Here's an unusual 150-year-old mansion up for sale for €90 million Property Porn This post contains images

# istanbul - Wednesday 10 April, 2013

ESB International announces €30 million contract win in Turkey ESB

ESB International announces €30 million contract win in Turkey

Details of the contract win will be announced at an event in Istanbul attended by the Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore.

# istanbul - Friday 5 April, 2013

Dublin now the 11th most congested city in Europe, down from sixth

Moscow in Russia is the most congested city in the world.

# istanbul - Wednesday 13 February, 2013

From The42 'The route is littered with death' - Irish adventurers recall 16,000km trek to Shanghai Trek Of A Lifetime

'The route is littered with death' - Irish adventurers recall 16,000km trek to Shanghai

David Burns and Maghnus Collins set off on the Silk Route in March 2012 to raise funds for Self Help Africa.

# istanbul - Sunday 3 February, 2013

Turkey police arrest 11 over US woman's murder

Eleven people have been arrested over the murder of an American mother of two, who disappeared while visiting Istanbul last month.

# istanbul - Thursday 31 January, 2013

The latest male must-have: the moustache implant

Around 250 clinics in Istanbul alone are vying for clients who want a more virile, bewhiskered look in Turkey.

# istanbul - Thursday 3 January, 2013

From The42 Irish adventurers near end of 16,000km trek from Istanbul to Shanghai Silk Road

Irish adventurers near end of 16,000km trek from Istanbul to Shanghai

Maghnus Collins and David Burns are 450km from the finishing post but more challenges are in-store.

# istanbul - Saturday 15 December, 2012

From The42 Murphy finishes tenth overall in Breaststroke semi-final Unlucky

Murphy finishes tenth overall in Breaststroke semi-final

The Irishman missed out on a place in the final at the World Short Course Swimming Championships this evening.

# istanbul - Wednesday 12 December, 2012

From The42 Swimming: Murphy to take on the world alone Not Constantinople

Swimming: Murphy to take on the world alone

Dublin’s Barry Murphy goes in the first of his four events at the World Short Course Swimming Championships this morning.

# istanbul - Wednesday 5 December, 2012

From The42 F1: Turkey on the menu for additional Euro Grand Prix Motor Sport

F1: Turkey on the menu for additional Euro Grand Prix

The extra European date has been pencilled in for July 21 of the new season.

# istanbul - Saturday 1 December, 2012

From The42 National championships: Junior swimmers smash Irish records in Lisburn Brendan Greats

National championships: Junior swimmers smash Irish records in Lisburn

They must be sprinkling pixie dust in the water.

# istanbul - Friday 12 October, 2012

German foreign minister to visit Turkey for Syria talks: embassy

Germany will enter discussions on the steady deterioration of relations between Syria and Turkey, following deadly airstrikes.

# istanbul - Sunday 7 October, 2012

Taken 2 tops North American box office on debut

Liam Neeson’s Taken 2 brought in around $50 million at the US box office this weekend.