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  • Turkey: Passenger tries to divert Istanbul-bound plane to Sochi, detained 08-02-2014 09:22 AM

    A Ukrainian plane bound for Turkey was forced to make an emergency landing on Friday after a suspected hijacker said that there was a bomb on board and tried to divert the flight to Sochi. However, the authorities tackled the situation and the plane landed safely in Turkey. The alleged...
  • Tokyo wins the bid to host the 2020 Olympic Games 08-09-2013 08:29 AM

    Tokyo: Cheers and shouts of "Banzai!!" echoed across Tokyo just after sunrise as thousands of people started celebrating the city's successful bid to host the 2020 Olympics, beating rivals Istanbul and Madrid despite concerns about a nuclear plant leaking radioactive water. A slight favorite ahead of the International Olympic Committee's...
  • Scientists create glow-in-the-dark rabbits using transgenesis technique 12-08-2013 06:15 PM

    Scientists have produced a litter of ordinary-looking rabbits but with a twist they glow green in the dark. Researchers believe the technique used to create glowing rabbits may lead to cheaper medicine for many diseases. The herd of rabbits was born two weeks ago in Istanbul, Turkey using an active...
  • Turkey returns to normal after anti-govt protests 21-07-2013 09:35 AM

    Weeks after anti-government protests engulfed Turkey, the country is slowly returning to normal. ...
  • Ashok Gehlot accused of buying fake likes for his Facebook page 12-07-2013 01:32 PM

    Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot is faces allegations of 'buying fake likes' for his Facebook Page. The BJP made those allegations after Gehlot's facebook page saw thousands of new fans from even Istanbul. There was an increase of 50,000 likes within a month and 15,000 dropped within hours of the...
  • Turkey: Thousands protest demonstrator's death in Istanbul 30-06-2013 07:52 AM

    Istanbul: Thousands of protesters returned to Istanbul's Taksim Square on Saturday, demanding justice for a demonstrator slain by police fire during demonstrations that have swept Turkey in June. Police later forced the protesters out of the square, pushing them back using their shields. In the capital, Ankara, police fired tear...
  • Turkey protests: PM Erdogan to meet Istanbul park protests 12-06-2013 01:03 PM

    Ankara: Police and protesters retrenched on Wednesday after punishing overnight clashes in Istanbul's Taksim Square - an uncertain hiatus before officials were to hold talks aimed to end Turkey's biggest anti-government protests in decades. Nearly two weeks of protests across the nation have shaped up as perhaps the biggest test...
  • Turkish riot police enter Istanbul Taksim Square 11-06-2013 11:01 AM

    Istanbul: Hundreds of Turkish riot police entered Istanbul's Taksim Square on Tuesday, firing teargas to scatter small numbers of protesters who have been staging demonstrations against plans to redevelop an adjoining park, a Reuters witness said. Backed by armoured vehicles, police wearing white helmets and carrying shields massed in areas...
  • Turkish leader Erdogan to meet Istanbul protesters 11-06-2013 06:49 AM

    Ankara: Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan has agreed to meet on Wednesday with leaders of the movement whose peaceful protests in Istanbul spiralled into a wave of anti-government demonstrations across Turkey. Erdogan has repeatedly dismissed the protesters as "capulcular", or riff-raff. But Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc said on Monday leaders...
  • Turkey PM warns patience with protests will run out 10-06-2013 08:42 AM

    Istanbul: Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan warned protesters who have taken to the streets across Turkey demanding his resignation that his patience has its limits and compared the unrest with an army attempt six years ago to curb his power. Riot police used teargas and water cannon to disperse anti-government protesters...
  • Turkey: PM calls protests unlawful, Istanbul stock market crashes 07-06-2013 09:16 AM

    Thousands of protestors held demonstrations against the Turkish Prime Minister during his visit to Tunisia. ...
  • Turkey protests unite people across the social spectrum 06-06-2013 10:05 AM

    Istanbul: Office workers in business suits chant anti-government slogans alongside pious women wearing Muslim headscarves. Schoolchildren and bearded anarchists rub shoulders with football fans, well-heeled women in designer sunglasses and elderly couples donating food. These disparate groups are united by alarm at what they consider unwarranted meddling and increasingly autocratic...
  • Turkey seeks to reassure investors over protests 06-06-2013 09:55 AM

    London: Turkey's President and the country's international trade group sought to reassure foreign investors that the days of violent anti-government protests should not scare away multinational firms. Turkey's location as a gateway between Asia and Europe and its young, skilled, talent pool have attracted a growing number of multinationals to...
  • US concerned about Turkey protests, says Biden 05-06-2013 11:17 AM

    Washington: US Vice President Joe Biden says only Turks can solve the problem of anti-government protests sowing unrest in Turkey. But he says the US is concerned and isn't indifferent to the outcome. Thousands have joined rallies voicing discontent with Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's 10-year rule. The protests spread...
  • Turkish government offers apology as protests continue 05-06-2013 06:48 AM

    Ankara: Turkey's deputy prime minister offered an apology on Tuesday for the government's violent crackdown on an environmental protest, a calculated bid to ease days of anti-government rallies in the country's major cities. The message was a bit mixed, however, as hundreds of riot police deployed with water cannons around...
  • Turkish deputy PM seeks to calm anti-government protests 04-06-2013 09:00 PM

    Istanbul: Turkey's deputy prime minister sought to mollify tens of thousands of anti-government demonstrators on Tuesday by apologising for a police crackdown on a peaceful protest that triggered five days of rioting across the country. The comments by Bulent Arinc, who took charge of government after Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan...
  • Turkish unions join fierce protests against government 04-06-2013 01:30 PM

    Istanbul: Pockets of protesters clashed with Turkish riot police overnight and a union federation began a two-day strike on Tuesday as anti-government demonstrations in which two people have died stretched into a fifth day. Hundreds of police and protesters have been injured since Friday, when a demonstration to halt construction...
  • Turkish premier Tayyip Erdogan brands protesters extremists 04-06-2013 06:10 AM

    Istanbul: Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan accused anti-government protesters on Monday of walking "arm-in-arm with terrorism" in remarks that risked further inflaming public anger after three days of some of the most violent riots in decades. Hundreds of police and protesters have been injured since Friday, when a demonstration to...
  • Turkish premier brands protesters extremists 03-06-2013 08:20 PM

    Istanbul: Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan accused anti-government protesters on Monday of walking "arm-in-arm with terrorism", remarks that could further inflame public anger after three days of some of the most violent riots in decades. Hundreds of police and protesters have been injured since Friday in the riots, which began...
  • Turkey: Simmering anger at Erdogan's authoritarianism boils over 03-06-2013 09:11 AM

    Istanbul: Turkey's most violent riots in decades may have been started by the destruction of a small Istanbul park, but they have exploded in a show of defiance at what many see as the creeping authoritarianism of Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan. In power for more than a decade, Erdogan's Islamist-rooted...
  • Thousands take to streets on third day of Turkey protests 03-06-2013 06:05 AM

    Istanbul: Tens of thousands of people took to the streets in Turkey's four biggest cities on Sunday and clashed with riot police firing tear gas in the third day of the fiercest anti-government protests in years. Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan blamed the main secular opposition party for inciting the crowds,...
  • Calm on Turkish streets after days of fierce protests 02-06-2013 07:43 PM

    Istanbul: Shopkeepers and municipal workers began cleaning the streets of Istanbul and Ankara on Sunday after the fiercest anti-government demonstrations in years. Pockets of die-hard demonstrators lit bonfires and scuffled with police overnight but the streets were much quieter after two days of clashes in which almost a thousand people...
  • Turkish PM Tayyip Erdogan calls for end to protests 02-06-2013 06:48 AM

    Istanbul: Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan made a defiant call for an end to the fiercest anti-government demonstrations in years on Saturday, as thousands of protesters clashed with riot police in Istanbul and Ankara for a second day. The unrest was triggered by government plans for a replica Ottoman-era barracks...
  • No Formula One race for Turkey in 2013 09-01-2013 11:18 PM

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  • Li beats Kerber at WTA Championships in Istanbul 26-10-2012 12:07 AM

    Istanbul: Li Na defeated Angelique Kerber of Germany 6-4, 6-3 on Thursday to retain a slim chance of advancing at the WTA Championships. Li's first win in two round-robin matches means she can still reach the semifinals, depending on other results in her Red Group. The fifth-ranked Kerber, making her...
  • Turkey: Militants hijack ferry, 25 onboard 12-11-2011 10:29 AM

    New Delhi: In Turkey, suspected Kurdish militants hijacked a ferry near Istanbul on Friday. There are 25 passengers and crew on board. Authorities have said that at least one of the hijackers is armed. There was no information on his identity or his motive. Mayor of Izmit Ibrahim Karaosmanoglu said...
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    The Istanbul process which has given birth to new promises to build confidence between Afghanistan and its neighbours inspires little confidence and even less hope....

  • SM Krishna to attend summit on Afghan's future 02-11-2011 10:14 AM

    New Delhi: Foreign Minister SM Krishna will attend the crucial 14-nation summit on Afghanistan's future which will commence in Istanbul on Wednesday. His counterparts from China, Russia, Saudi Arabia are also expected to be at the meet. Krishna will underscore India's support to the Afghanistan government and call for an...
  • Pak planes cleared for flying after bomb threat 08-09-2011 07:53 AM

    Karachi: The two of planes of Pakistan International Airlines, which received bomb threats while flying and were grounded at Istanbul and Kuala Lumpur, have been cleared to resume their flights. PIA aircraft were given clearance after authorities at the two airports conducted thorough search, a PIA official said. The official...