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# istanbul - Thursday 24 May, 2012

From The42 Olympic bidding race down to three Road To...?

Olympic bidding race down to three

Where do you want to go in 2020 – Tokyo, Madrid or Istanbul?

# istanbul - Monday 16 April, 2012

Mobile phone mistake leads to plane's emergency landing in Dublin [updated]

A mobile phone with a faulty battery port was left in a bathroom cubicle – causing enough suspicion to see the flight grounded.

# istanbul - Tuesday 3 April, 2012

Oldest surviving member of Ottoman dynasty dies in Turkey

‘Princess Neslisah’ was exiled twice following the abolition of the Ottoman empire and her Egyptian husband’s royal household.

# istanbul - Sunday 1 April, 2012

Gulf countries agree a 'pot of gold' to fund Syrian rebels

The large-scale plan was agreed at a meeting of foreign ministers in Istanbul today as violence continues in Syria.

# istanbul - Sunday 11 March, 2012

From The42 Reynolds falls short in world hurdles semi-final Road To London

Reynolds falls short in world hurdles semi-final

Ben Reynolds finished an “underwhelming” seventh in his 60m hurdles semi-final in Istanbul this afternoon.

# istanbul - Saturday 10 March, 2012

From The42 End of the road for Derval in Istanbul World Indoors

End of the road for Derval in Istanbul

It was a season’s best for the Cork hurdler but it’s not enough at the world indoors.

From The42 Ben Reynolds earns semi-final spot after battling performance Athletics

Ben Reynolds earns semi-final spot after battling performance

“It was not a very good race to be honest but the result is what counts,” said the hurdler.

# istanbul - Friday 9 March, 2012

From The42 Derval progresses to 60m semi-final but O’Lionaird bows out of World Indoors Mixed Fortunes

Derval progresses to 60m semi-final but O’Lionaird bows out of World Indoors

Derval O’Rourke successfully came through her heat, while Ciaran O’Lionaird finished a disappointing 11th in Istanbul today.

# istanbul - Thursday 1 March, 2012

Bomb blast wounds 16 in Istanbul

Fifteen police officers and one civilian were injured when a remote-controlled bomb exploded in Turkey’s largest city today.

# istanbul - Monday 20 February, 2012

Turkey urged to allow greater religious freedom

The spiritual leader of the world’s Orthodox Christians has said that Turkey should grant equal rights to minorities in the country.

# istanbul - Thursday 19 January, 2012

Turkey: Tens of thousands mark journalist's death

About 20,000 people took to the streets of Istanbul to mark the five year anniversary of Turkish-Armenian journalist Hrant Dink – and vented outrage over a trial that failed to shed light on alleged official negligence.

# istanbul - Saturday 12 November, 2011

Turkish forces shoot dead ferry hijacker

The 24 hostages – 18 passengers and six crew – were found unharmed.

# istanbul - Thursday 22 September, 2011

From The Daily Edge Turkish Girl Power: Fenerbahce plays in front of all-female audience Girl Power

Turkish Girl Power: Fenerbahce plays in front of all-female audience

A rare football scene as more than 41,000 women and children pack a Turkish stadium after Fenerbahce’s male fans were banned.

# istanbul - Sunday 19 June, 2011

From The Daily Edge Winehouse cancels part of European tour after Belgrade debacle WINE-HOUSE

Winehouse cancels part of European tour after Belgrade debacle

A spokesman said she cannot perform to the best of her ability at present. We wonder why?

# istanbul - Tuesday 19 April, 2011

Turkish Prime Minister proposes splitting Istanbul in two

Recep Tayyip Erdogan has a novel idea about tackling the problem of governing the capital, which has a population of 17 million: split it in half.

# istanbul - Thursday 3 March, 2011

Ten arrested after Turkish police crack down on journalists

Ten people, mostly journalists, have been arrested in Turkey in a crackdown on an alleged network accused of conspiring to topple the country’s government.

# istanbul - Sunday 31 October, 2010

At least 15 injured in suspected suicide bombing in Turkey

The attack was carried out in the heart of the capital’s shopping district, which is popular with both locals and tourists.