A Turkish Airlines (THY) plane flying from Istanbul to San Francisco has made an emergency landing in Warsaw after what a Polish television channel reported as a suspicious package was found on board, Associated Press reported late July 30.
One of the world’s oldest luxury hotels, the Pera Palace Hotel Jumeirah in Istanbul, will host the “Black Week Turkey” event on Oct. 22-24 in honor of Agatha Christie’s 125th birthday with the attendance of the famous author’s grandson and a number of leading crime fiction authors
A bomb note found in a Turkish Airlines (THY) plane has caused delays in the national carrier’s workflow at Istanbul’s Atatürk Airport less than a week after a THY employee was fired for his purported role in a large number of fake bomb warnings in the past few months
To many Turks and Aussies, the Battle of Gallipoli is a significant part of their history
More than 6 million people traveled during the Eid holiday across Turkey, with around 5 million of them traveling by bus, 700,000 by air and 300,000 by rail, according to data compiled by Anadolu Agency
Category: MELİS ALPHAN
It was the year 2009. The discussions were centered on the decisions made at the Supreme Board of Radio and Television (RTÜK) after İlhan Yerlikaya, from the Justice and Development Party (AKP), took over the position of acting president of the board
Istanbul’s Atatürk Airport saw all-time high flight traffic on July 21, with 1,389 airplanes taking off from or landing at the airport. The previous record ocurred on May 14 this year, with 1,375 landings and take-offs
A male crew member of Turkish Airlines (THY) has been detained for a bomb hoax on a plane flying from Istanbul to Basel in April
The construction of Istanbul’s huge new airport started as of May 1 this year, two years after the tender, under the shadow of challenges at the construction site and questions over the potential environmental effects of the project
Category: FOLDED CORNER
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Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu has said he will start holding official coalition talks with Republican People’s Party (CHP) head Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu on July 13
Turkey’s Council of State has annulled the decisions which had permitted the construction of the controversial presidential palace of President Erdoğan, saying the construction was “unlawful” and the Atatürk Forest Farm was public property with “special status.”
A 73-year-old man has died while in the arms of a prostitute in western Turkey, Doğan News Agency reported
Turkey’s union of doctors has fined a doctor because of his inaccurate report on a woman who was tortured in a police station in the Aegean province of İzmir in 2011, Doğan News Agency reported on July 5
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If Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, the French writer, aviator and the seminal author of the third most-translated book in the world, “Le Petit Prince” (The Little Prince), were to see Turkey seven decades after his death, he would have to sit down on a planet of his own to digest it all
Jockey Ahmet Çelik rode thoroughbred Renk to victory on June 28 at the Gazi Derby, Turkey’s most prestigious horse race
A Roman-era athlete and a hand holding a ball have been found during the foundation excavation of a construction in the western province of Muğla’s Milas district
Turkey’s most prestigious horse race, the Gazi Derby, will run for its 89th time on June 28 at the Veliefendi Hippodrome in Istanbul.
Category: SONER ÇAĞAPTAY
Turkey has said farewell to former President Süleyman Demirel, who as a figure in Turkish politics since the 1960s, served seven times as the country’s prime minister, crowning his political tenure as president between 1993 and 2000.
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