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[Video]In pictures: Istanbul reeling after terror attack at airport
[Video]In pictures: Istanbul reeling after terror attack at airport
In a co-ordinated gun and bomb attack, three suicide bombers opened fire at passengers at the Istanbul Ataturk airport before blowing themselves up.
Turkish alcohol laws could pull the plug on Istanbul nightlife
Turkish alcohol laws could pull the plug on Istanbul nightlife
In the Siirci bar in a backstreet of Istanbul's bustling Beyoglu district, a few patrons are enjoying a cold beer. Flyers for LBGT (lesbian/bisexual/gay/transgender) rights and environmentalist demonstrations are scattered on a small table with feminist magazines stacked...
Calm on Turkish streets after days of fierce protests
Calm on Turkish streets after days of fierce protests
Pockets of die-hard demonstrators lit bonfires and scuffled with police overnight but the streets were much quieter after two days of clashes in...
Turkish police retreat from Taksim Square to ease tension
Turkish police retreat from Taksim Square to ease tension
Police officers retreated from Taksim Square on Saturday, taking away barricades and allowing in tens of thousands of protesters in an apparent...
Turkish police crack down on anti-government protesters
Turkish police crack down on anti-government protesters
The protest at Gezi Park started late on Monday after developers tore up trees but widened into a broader demonstration against Prime Minister...
Bold land of baklava and bazaars.
Bold land of baklava and bazaars.
It is well after midnight on a Friday night and I find myself lying on the floor of my hotel room, tenderly rubbing my bloated stomach. I have just...
Istanbul restaurants change tune to woo big-spending Arabs
Istanbul restaurants change tune to woo big-spending Arabs
In the Turkish restaurants around Taksim Square in Istanbul, the menus are getting a new look. It's not so much the food that is changing but the...
Fans pay respect to Turkish footballer Kucukandonyadis
Fans pay respect to Turkish footballer Kucukandonyadis
Around 10 000 people, including fans from several Turkish clubs, bid farewell on Sunday to Lefter Kucukandonyadis, one of Turkey's top...
Halter neck brings Turks to a Halt
Halter neck brings Turks to a Halt
I have the best boobs in the world. I discovered this in Istanbul, when my humble 32Bs were bigger attractions than the Blue Mosque.
Landmark Istanbul hotel bids to revive glorious past
Landmark Istanbul hotel bids to revive glorious past
A favourite of royals seeking luxury, writers looking for the muse and undercover spies, Pera Palace -- Istanbul's hotel of mysteries and pomp --...
World Bank warns of wobble ahead for global economy
World Bank warns of wobble ahead for global economy
The global economy is on unsteady legs, the World Bank warned on Friday, saying that 2010 would be "a highly uncertain economic year" as other...
Istanbul bans the hubbly
Istanbul bans the hubbly
With a smoking ban looming, Barbara Nadel seeks out Istanbul's water pipe salons and laments the end of a 400-year-old tradition

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