A major power blackout hit Turkey's largest city Saturday afternoon, leaving millions of residents without electricity while shutting down Istanbul's subway and tram systems.
Turkish police detained dozens of people in a wave of raids targeting suspected members of the "press and propaganda wing" of a banned Kurdish separatist group accused of committing acts of terrorism, the semi-official Anatolian Agency reported Tuesday.
On the second day of his planned four-day visit to Turkey and Greece, U.S. Vice President Joe Biden traveled Friday from Ankara to Istanbul, where he is to participate in the Second Global Entrepreneurship Summit, convoked by Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
The score was tied at the start of the game's second half. Nigeria and Cameroon had both scored three goals apiece.
Soccer teams made up of African expatriates in Turkey have grown from facing local suspicion to becoming an institution.
Despite tensions between the two nations, a Turkish and Israeli football club face off. CNN's Ivan Watson reports.
Members of Turkey's Kurdish ethnic minority clashed with police Thursday.
Mounting tensions between the government and members of Turkey's Kurdish ethnic minority erupted on the streets of the country's largest city Thursday, after Kurdish activists clashed with riot police at a protest organized by the main Kurdish nationalist political party.
Approximately 200 Syrian opposition activists met Wednesday in Istanbul for the first of four planned days of workshops intended to coordinate their efforts against the Syrian regime.
About a thousand Turks and Kurds demonstrated in central Istanbul on Thursday, calling for peace and an end to Turkey's longstanding Kurdish problem.
Thousands of Turks marched through Istanbul in a demonstration calling for improved rights and greater social acceptance for the country's homosexual community.
With its jumble of Byzantine cathedrals, Ottoman mosques and contemporary tower blocks, Istanbul is one of the world's most historic cities as well as a clamorous modern metropolis. Straddling both Europe and Asia - making it the only city in the world to sit across two continents - Istanbul buzzes with a collision of cultures.
A small bomb attached to a bicycle exploded near an overpass in Istanbul's busy Etiler district Thursday morning, injuring at least seven people, police said.
A mother discovers a son she presumed dead; two lovers seek refuge for an illicit affair; a businessman finds joy in a city he once condemned.
The restoration of Istanbul's famous Grand Bazaar aims to balance old and new. CNN's Zain Verjee reports.
Istanbul may be two millennia old, but there's nothing dated about its cultural scene. While the domed city is best known for its ancient attractions, it's also buzzing with a vibrant contemporary arts and design scene.
Turkish voters go to the polls on Sunday in a crucial referendum on constitutional reform which could bring about the biggest change to the country's political landscape in three decades.
ISTANBUL -- The five-star Four Seasons at which the players, coaches and staff of USA Basketball are ensconced for the FIBA World Championship sits peacefully on the Bosporus, on which they enjoyed a Saturday night dinner cruise. On those rare occasions when the players get out of their hotel, they are objects of curiosity themselves and therefore largely immune from the principal irritation faced by tourists in this ancient city. Which is: If a gentleman on the street asks you where you are from, he is actually asking, Please come into my store and watch a demonstration of rug weaving, which we will kindly do for you, and sample many products that you will love and cherish and can be shipped anywhere, even Alaska. That's close to a direct quote.
Having lived in Istanbul on and off since my childhood, I have followed the city's culinary evolution with the kind of passionate scrutiny that most people reserve for their favorite football team.
Patriarch Bartholomew is the living embodiment of one of the world's oldest institutions -- the Greek Orthodox Church in Constantinople.
In a region already rich with archaeological artifacts, the excavation of a small alabaster box containing a few pieces of bone amid the ruins of a medieval monastery might easily have passed unnoticed.
Istanbul's Cihangir neighbourhood has become a cultural hub, becoming a draw for artists, writers, and intellectuals.
CNN's Ivan Watson reports on the heroes' welcome home for the living and the dead in Istanbul.
Autopsy results by forensics experts in Istanbul revealed that all nine of the men killed by Israeli commandoes aboard the humanitarian convoy that had planned to dock in Gaza died of gunshot wounds.
Tens of thousands of union members and leftist political activists gathered Saturday for the first legally-sanctioned May Day celebration in Istanbul's central Taksim Square in 30 years.
Two trains crashed Sunday in northwest Turkey, killing at least one and injuring three others, according to state media and other sources.
CNN's Ivan Watson attempts to report from Istanbul, Turkey, on IMF and World Bank protests amid tear gas.
Police used pepper gas and water cannons to disperse crowds of demonstrators who took to the streets Tuesday to protest a meeting of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank.
Ivan Watson reports on one Turkish taxi driver's mission to catalog his city's poorest.
Sevket Sahintas works the night shift driving his taxi around Istanbul, Turkey, from midnight until dawn.
It's a common sight in the traffic-clogged streets of Istanbul, a city that straddles two continents.
Turkey is constructing a subway tunnel under the Bosphorus Strait. Engineers have discovered incredible archaeological history.
Breakfast, beer breaks and goat's-milk ice cream: The ultimate two-day tasting itinerary in Turkey's largest city.
A day after deadly water roared through this city, killing dozens of residents, hundreds of mourners gathered at a mosque for the funerals of seven women who drowned in a minivan.
Half a years worth of rain in just two days brings deadly flooding to Turkey. CNN's Ivan Watson reports.
At least 31 people were dead after two days of torrential rains triggered flash floods in northwestern Turkey, sweeping cars into the sea and sending gushing water into homes and businesses, authorities said Wednesday.
There is a shiny addition among the Ottoman mosques and palaces that make up Istanbul's stunning skyline: the metallic, mirrored dome of the new Sakirin Mosque, a Muslim place of worship built with a woman's touch.
CNN's Ivan Watson reports on a woman architect who tackles the challenge of designing the newest msoque in Istanbul.
Even in every day works, Byzantine artists showed the humanity behind the Empire's Splendor
Staring into a TV camera, I say, "Istanbul is one of the world's great cities, period. For thousands of years, this point, where East meets West, has been the crossroads of civilizations. Few places on earth have seen more history than this sprawling metropolis on the Bosphorus."
Turkish authorities have arrested 13 people in connection with blasts that killed 17 people in Istanbul last week, Interior Minister Besir Atalay said Saturday.
Thousands of mourners were joined Monday by Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan at the funerals of victims killed in Sunday's double bombing in Istanbul.
The death toll from two deadly explosions in Turkey continued to rise early Monday as government officials confirmed 15 deaths and more than 150 injuries.
Two consecutive bombs struck a residential neighborhood of Istanbul Sunday, killing 17 people
Gunmen believed inspired by al-Qaeda stormed a guard post at the U.S. consulate in Istanbul Wednesday, touching off a firefight that killed three police and three assailants
Armed men attacked a police guardpost outside the US consulate in Istanbul. Turkish officials called it a terrorist attack and said three officers and three of the assailants were killed
Police in Turkey fire off tear gas during clashes with May Day protesters in Istanbul.
Turkish riot police attacked hundreds of workers with clubs, tear gas and water cannons to prevent them taking part in a May Day march in Istanbul that was banned by the government.
A blast ripped through a building in an industrial neighborhood of Istanbul on Thursday, leaving at least 19 people dead, authorities told CNN.
Dodging four men pushing a cart full of honeydew melons, I step out of the noisy traffic of Istanbul, pass through the horseshoe-arched door, and trade one commotion for another. Suddenly the air -- heated by millions of watts of electric bulbs -- is several degrees warmer. Like carnivorous flowers, merchants seduce from glittering shops. They say, "Welcome to the Grand Bazaar."
Rescuers Thursday freed a girl and a man from the rubble of a multistory apartment building that collapsed in Istanbul, apparently as construction workers tried to tear down a building next door.
The teenage suspect who confessed to gunning down a Turkish-Armenian journalist last week has no connection to any organized group, Istanbul police chief Celalettin Cerrah said Monday.
The teenage suspect arrested for allegedly gunning down a controversial Turkish journalist has confessed he killed him and has no regrets, the official state-run news agency Anatolia reported Sunday.
Police have arrested a suspect in the shooting death of outspoken Turkish journalist Hrant Dink after a 32-hour search, authorities said Sunday.
Snipers and police security teams took up positions around Ankara airport as Pope Benedict XVI arrived for his first visit to a Muslim country.
From under a Byzantine cloak proudly emblazoned with ancient treasures, Istanbul is emerging as a modern metropolis to rival the capitals of the two continents it straddles. While the present-day incarnation of Constantinople remains a gateway between Europe and Asia as well as Christianity and Islam, the cluttered shores of the Bosphorus are as likely to echo to the sound of modern dance beats as they are to the mystic chants of twirling dervishes. Modern Turkey's founding father Ataturk may have transferred the power to Ankara, but his efforts to thrust the country into the modern age revived Istanbul's fortunes, securing it a future place in the European Union. The cafes where life once passed lazily by are now buzzing with creativity borne of the city's cultural melting pot, nevertheless, traditional Turkish hospitality survives, as do the bustling bazaars where vendors haggle hard to extract their tourist dollars.
Italian officials are questioning a Turkish man who hijacked a Turkish jetliner with 113 people aboard Tuesday and forced it to fly to Italy, where the passengers and crew were released unharmed.
On Saturday evenings, all of Istanbul seems to stroll along Istiklal Caddesi, a pedestrian avenue in the Beyoglu district. Couples, packs of young men, and extended families share the sidewalks with lottery ticket vendors, men roasting corncobs on street carts and café singers belting pop tunes.
An explosion at a rifle range in Istanbul left 14 people injured on Thursday, according to local media reports.
A massive fire that swept through a cargo area at Ataturk International Airport has been blamed on sparks from a welding operation.
A bomb blast in Turkey's largest city, Istanbul, has injured 14 people, police say.
The Scene spent the day in Istanbul with fashion designer Hussein Chalayan. Do you have a favorite hangout in the Turkish city? Send us your suggestions and read your comments below.
In Istanbul, ancient and modern collide on the banks of the Bosphorus. But it's not just where Europe and Asia meet. I meet Hussein Chalayan at his hotel to talk through the film. He introduces me to his mother, his aunt, his partner and then his personal assistant. They are all coming on the shoot!
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The Scene talks to maverick designer Hussein Chalayan about being inspired by Istanbul's collision of cultures.
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Turkish police, assisted by British and Italian colleagues, are on high alert as fans flock to Istanbul for Wednesday night's Champions' League final between Liverpool and AC Milan.
The Rio Grand Prix has been dropped from the MotoGP calendar for the 2005 season and replaced by the first Turkish Grand Prix.
At least six people have been killed and as many as 40 injured as two passenger trains crashed in northwestern Turkey, according to media reports.
Two separate terror groups have claimed to have mounted the explosions in Istanbul which killed two people Tuesday.
An Islamic group with links to al Qaeda has claimed to have mounted explosions in Istanbul which killed two people Tuesday.
Near-simultaneous explosions hit two Istanbul hotels early Tuesday, killing two people, and another attack unsuccessfully targeted gas tanks at a fuel storage depot.
Three crew members of a high speed train that derailed in Turkey killing 36 people and injuring 81 have been arrested, CNN Turk television reported.
The train that derailed Thursday night east of Istanbul was traveling faster than it should have been, the Turkish transportation minister says.
Five people were killed Friday in a suspected bomb attack against the convoy of the governor of eastern Turkey's Van province.
Four people have been killed and at least a dozen injured after a bomb carried by a woman exploded on a bus near Istanbul University Hospital, authorities say.
A small bomb attached to an anti-NATO banner injured a policeman in Istanbul Tuesday, less than a week before a NATO summit meeting begins in the city.
Turkish customs officials have discovered containers of weapons -- including a rocket-launching pad -- on a ship traveling from Ukraine to Egypt, CNNTurk.com has reported.
A bomb exploded outside a McDonald's restaurant in Istanbul Thursday evening, and authorities defused two homemade bombs outside one of the company's restaurants in Rome, police in Turkey and Italy said.
Four small explosions have hit the Turkish cities Ankara and Istanbul, targeting offices of a British-owned bank, HSBC.
Turkish officials say police have foiled a bomb plot targeting a NATO summit in Istanbul that will be attended by world leaders including U.S. President George W. Bush.
Investigators were combing through debris in a search for clues to a bombing of an Istanbul Masonic lodge that left two people dead and seven others wounded.
A bomb has torn through a Masonic lodge in Istanbul, killing at least two people and wounding at least seven others.
As capitalism spreads around the world, increasing numbers of people are learning about the pleasures and pitfalls of buying stocks -- and nowhere more than in Turkey. Trading stocks there means go...
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