Two wounded in blast at Istanbul airport

An explosion at Istanbul’s Sabiha Gokcen airport wounded two cleaning staff on a plane, but the cause of the blast was not clear, Pegasus airline said on Wednesday. Pegasus said the blast occurred at 2:05 am (7.05 p.m. Et Tuesday) when no passengers were in the area and that operations[…]

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Istanbul hit by explosion and gunfire

Two assailants have opened fire at the US consulate building in Istanbul and engaged in a gunfight with security personnel, according to local media reports. One of the assailants, a female, was wounded in the attack and captured by the police in an apartment nearby, media said, adding that police[…]

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Istanbul to host Halal Tourism Conference

Over 1,000 delegates from more than 50 countries are expected to converge upon the capitol city of Istanbul, Turkey, for the second annual European international Halal Tourism Conference (HTC2015), one of the fastest growing sectors in the world, currently worth an estimated $150 billion. “Turkey is the biggest destination for[…]

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Gunmen and prosecutor die in Istanbul hostage crisis

Turkish security forces have carried out an operation to rescue a prosecutor held captive at an Istanbul courthouse, killing the two hostage-takers. Selami Altiok, the city’s police chief, said in a news conference on Tuesday that the attackers had been shot dead and that prosecutor Mehmet Selim Kiraz was critically[…]

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Turkey arrests 33 accused of wire-tapping

Turkish authorites on Tuesday arrested dozens of police officers accused of illegally wire-tapping top officials including Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, local media reported. In the latest apparent crackdown on the opponents of the premier before he runs in presidential polls, at least 33 police officers were detained in 14[…]

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