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  • Caroline Wozniacki defeats Roberta Vinci to win Istanbul Cup title July 20, 2014

    Istanbul: Caroline Wozniacki overpowered second-seeded Roberta Vinci 6-1, 6-1 on Sunday to win the Istanbul Cup final and clinch her first WTA title of the year. Top-seeded Wozniacki needed only 67 minutes against the 24th-ranked Italian at the hard-court Koza World of Sport Complex. Wozniacki won 76 percent of points on...
  • Top seed Wozniacki against Vinci in Istanbul final July 20, 2014

    Two months after the end of their engagement, Caroline Wozniacki could join former fiance Rory McIlroy in becoming a champion on Sunday. Wozniacki will play Roberta Vinci of Italy for the Istanbul Cup title after they reached the final as seeded, 1 and 2, on Saturday. While golfer McIlroy was building a...
  • Caroline Wozniacki through to Istanbul semi-finals July 19, 2014

    Istanbul: Top-seeded Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark advanced to the semi-finals of the Istanbul Cup on Friday after being taken to three sets by eighth-seeded Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic. Wozniacki, who served six aces and saved four of five break points, won 6-1, 3-6, 6-2. She was joined by second-seeded Roberta...
  • Vinci, Nara, Pliskova make Istanbul quarters July 18, 2014

    Istanbul: Second-seeded Roberta Vinci of Italy advanced to the Istanbul Cup quarter-finals when Romanian qualifier Alexandra Dulgheru retired with a right shoulder injury while trailing 6-3, 4-1 on Thursday. Vinci also beat Dulgheru last week in Bucharest en route to her first WTA final in a year. Vinci next faces sixth-seeded Kurumi...
  • Wozniacki advances to Istanbul Cup quarter-finals July 17, 2014

    Istanbul: Top-seeded Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark defeated Karin Knapp of Italy 4-6, 6-2, 6-1 to advance to the quarter-finals of the Istanbul Cup on Wednesday. Kristina Mladenovic of France upset third-seeded Klara Koukalova of the Czech Republic 6-1, 6-3 in the second round, while seventh-seeded Bojana Jovanovski of Serbia was ousted...
  • Wozniacki easily advances to second round in Istanbul July 16, 2014

    Istanbul: Top-seeded Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark easily advanced to the second round of the Istanbul Cup, defeating Belinda Bencic of Switzerland 6-0, 6-0 on Tuesday. Second-seeded Roberta Vinci of Italy also won comfortably, beating Anna Tatishvili of the United States 6-2, 6-2 at the Koza World of Sport Complex. Ana Konjuh of...
  • Turkey: Passenger tries to divert Istanbul-bound plane to Sochi, detained February 8, 2014

    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 September 8, 2013

    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 vote...
  • Scientists create glow-in-the-dark rabbits using transgenesis technique August 12, 2013

    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 July 21, 2013

    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 July 12, 2013

    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 June 30, 2013

    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 gas...
  • Turkey protests: PM Erdogan to meet Istanbul park protests June 12, 2013

    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 in...
  • Turkish riot police enter Istanbul Taksim Square June 11, 2013

    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 around...
  • Turkish leader Erdogan to meet Istanbul protesters June 11, 2013

    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 of...
  • Turkey PM warns patience with protests will run out June 10, 2013

    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 from...
  • Turkey: PM calls protests unlawful, Istanbul stock market crashes June 7, 2013

    Thousands of protestors held demonstrations against the Turkish Prime Minister during his visit to Tunisia. ...
  • Turkey protests unite people across the social spectrum June 6, 2013

    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 behavior...
  • Turkey seeks to reassure investors over protests June 6, 2013

    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 place...
  • US concerned about Turkey protests, says Biden June 5, 2013

    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 after...
  • Turkish government offers apology as protests continue June 5, 2013

    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 the...
  • Turkish deputy PM seeks to calm anti-government protests June 4, 2013

    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 left...
  • Turkish unions join fierce protests against government June 4, 2013

    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 in...
  • Turkish premier Tayyip Erdogan brands protesters extremists June 4, 2013

    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 halt...
  • Turkish premier brands protesters extremists June 3, 2013

    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 June 3, 2013

    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 AK...
  • Thousands take to streets on third day of Turkey protests June 3, 2013

    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, whom...
  • Calm on Turkish streets after days of fierce protests June 2, 2013

    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 were...
  • Turkish PM Tayyip Erdogan calls for end to protests June 2, 2013

    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 housing...
  • American track great Carl Lewis backs Tokyo's 2020 bid March 25, 2013

    Multiple Olympic gold medallist Carl Lewis has backed Tokyo's bid to host the 2020 Olympic Games, hailing the Japanese city's strong pedigree for organising big sporting events. Tokyo is competing with Istanbul and Madrid to host the Olympics for a second time after becoming the first Asian city to host...