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Pope 'deeply pained' over decision to turn Hagia Sophia museum into mosque
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Pope 'deeply pained' over decision to turn Hagia Sophia museum into mosque

Jul 12th 2020, 7:00 PM 34,825 Views 60 Comments

Turkish president Erdogan formally converted the museum back into a mosque on Friday.

'Dismay' from worldwide church group over decision to turn Hagia Sophia back into mosque
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'Dismay' from worldwide church group over decision to turn Hagia Sophia back into mosque

Jul 11th 2020, 6:51 PM 27,348 Views 36 Comments

Turkish president Erdogan yesterday formally converted the museum back into a mosque

Hagia Sophia museum formally restored as mosque by Turkish president
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Hagia Sophia museum formally restored as mosque by Turkish president

Jul 10th 2020, 5:54 PM 15,538 Views 32 Comments

A 1934 Cabinet decision had turned the mosque site into a museum.

Three people killed and dozens injured after plane skids off runway in Istanbul
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Three people killed and dozens injured after plane skids off runway in Istanbul

Feb 6th 2020, 7:45 AM 13,008 Views 1 Comment

Bad weather and high winds were reported in the area as the plane came in to land.

120 people injured after plane skids down runway and breaks apart in Istanbul
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120 people injured after plane skids down runway and breaks apart in Istanbul

Updated Feb 5th 2020, 7:40 PM 35,610 Views 18 Comments

The Transportation Ministry said there had been no deaths in what it called a “rough landing”.

Istanbul mayoral election re-run: Opposition wins again in major defeat for Erdogan's party
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Istanbul mayoral election re-run: Opposition wins again in major defeat for Erdogan's party

Jun 24th 2019, 7:24 AM 8,929 Views 13 Comments

The re-run took place after a new election was ordered following the opposition’s victory in March.

Erdogan's ruling party set to lose Istanbul election
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Erdogan's ruling party set to lose Istanbul election

Updated Jun 23rd 2019, 5:45 PM 15,075 Views 14 Comments

Election authorities annulled the first vote in March after Erdogan’s ruling party alleged corruption.

Liverpool produce second miracle on one of the all-time great European nights
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Liverpool produce second miracle on one of the all-time great European nights

May 8th 2019, 7:05 AM 30,642 Views 54 Comments

The Reds came back from a 3-0 deficit to shock Barcelona in the Champions League semi-finals.

Washington Post claims children of murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi are receiving 'blood money'
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Washington Post claims children of murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi are receiving 'blood money'

Apr 2nd 2019, 7:59 AM 31,617 Views 14 Comments

They are also receiving multi-million dollar homes from Saudi Arabia.

Ukrainian Orthodox church gains independence from Russia
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Ukrainian Orthodox church gains independence from Russia

Jan 5th 2019, 5:25 PM 8,156 Views 18 Comments

The Russian Orthodox Church has cut ties following the move.

CCTV released in case of missing US-based Saudi journalist
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CCTV released in case of missing US-based Saudi journalist

Oct 10th 2018, 1:11 PM 13,170 Views 32 Comments

US government sources believe he was killed, but Saudi Arabia says the claims are “baseless”.

Champions League final returning to Istanbul in 2020
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Champions League final returning to Istanbul in 2020

May 24th 2018, 2:07 PM 4,956 Views 11 Comments

It will be the first time since 2005 that the biggest game in European club football will be played in the Turkish city.

Besiktas player risks up to two years in jail over foul-mouthed rant at referee
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Besiktas player risks up to two years in jail over foul-mouthed rant at referee

Mar 13th 2018, 3:34 PM 7,591 Views 9 Comments

The incident took place last year.

17 people dead after gunmen open fire on restaurant in Burkina Faso
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17 people dead after gunmen open fire on restaurant in Burkina Faso

Aug 14th 2017, 7:09 AM 11,165 Views 14 Comments

The victims’ nationalities have yet to be confirmed.

Five hospitalised at Istanbul airport after knife brawl between employees of rival coach companies
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Five hospitalised at Istanbul airport after knife brawl between employees of rival coach companies

Aug 6th 2017, 4:26 PM 17,476 Views 14 Comments

The fight broke out following mutual accusations of the firms “stealing one another’s customers”.

Turkey president promises to 'chop off the heads' of traitors as hundreds of thousands take to the streets
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Turkey president promises to 'chop off the heads' of traitors as hundreds of thousands take to the streets

Jul 16th 2017, 8:16 AM 10,132 Views 44 Comments

The country was marking the one-year anniversary of a failed coup.

Police fire rubber bullets at crowd to stop Istanbul Pride parade
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Police fire rubber bullets at crowd to stop Istanbul Pride parade

Jun 25th 2017, 5:15 PM 24,384 Views 118 Comments

Local authorities have banned the parade for the third year in a row, but organisers said they’d march anyway.

Turkish Airlines flight evacuated after crew find note saying 'Bomb to Toronto' in plane toilet
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Turkish Airlines flight evacuated after crew find note saying 'Bomb to Toronto' in plane toilet

Feb 18th 2017, 7:42 PM 13,071 Views 4 Comments

Nothing else suspicious was found, and the passengers were transported to Toronto on a different flight.

All staff evacuated as police negotiate with armed man in Turkish hospital
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All staff evacuated as police negotiate with armed man in Turkish hospital

Feb 1st 2017, 11:40 AM 12,321 Views 13 Comments

It is believed that the man is a patient at the hospital’s psychiatric unit.

Police have identified the man responsible for the Istanbul nightclub massacre - minister
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Police have identified the man responsible for the Istanbul nightclub massacre - minister

Jan 4th 2017, 8:16 AM 16,372 Views 81 Comments

Mevlut Cavusoglu did not name the attacker or give any further details.

'There was blood everywhere and broken glass' - Survivors recall horror of Turkish nightclub attack
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'There was blood everywhere and broken glass' - Survivors recall horror of Turkish nightclub attack

Jan 2nd 2017, 7:23 PM 10,546 Views 9 Comments

CCTV footage of the suspected attacker has now been been released.

Massive manhunt underway for shooter who killed 39 people in Turkish nightclub
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Massive manhunt underway for shooter who killed 39 people in Turkish nightclub

Jan 2nd 2017, 7:11 AM 12,625 Views 15 Comments

The so-called Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for the attack.

Turkey search for terrorist who killed 39 during New Year celebrations
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Turkey search for terrorist who killed 39 during New Year celebrations

Jan 1st 2017, 1:15 PM 29,611 Views 74 Comments

Irish citizens in Istanbul are advised “to remain very vigilant” and to avoid crowded areas, especially “those frequented by foreigners”.

Thirteen dead and dozens injured in bombing in Turkey
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Thirteen dead and dozens injured in bombing in Turkey

Dec 17th 2016, 10:46 AM 6,679 Views 16 Comments

Television pictures showed bus reduced to a smouldering wreck by the impact of the blast, as wounded were taken to ambulances.

Nearly a million people gather to support Turkish leader after failed coup
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Nearly a million people gather to support Turkish leader after failed coup

Aug 7th 2016, 7:15 PM 9,665 Views 65 Comments

A large section of VIP seats overlooking the square were reserved for families of those killed in the coup attempt.

Istanbul airport terror attack death toll rises to 41, with 239 injured
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Istanbul airport terror attack death toll rises to 41, with 239 injured

Jun 29th 2016, 1:23 PM 37,099 Views 136 Comments

Thirteen foreign nationals are among the dead.

28 dead and 60 others injured in Istanbul airport blast - official says
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28 dead and 60 others injured in Istanbul airport blast - official says

Jun 28th 2016, 8:42 PM 55,146 Views 204 Comments

Turkish news sources are reporting that three suicide bombers carried out the attack.

Video: Radiohead fans attacked by Islamists at album release party in Turkey
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Video: Radiohead fans attacked by Islamists at album release party in Turkey

Jun 18th 2016, 12:24 PM 14,622 Views 58 Comments

Customers were attacked for listening to music and drinking alcohol during Ramadan.

Turkish legend Hakan Sukur begins trial on charge of insulting president Erdogan on Twitter
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Turkish legend Hakan Sukur begins trial on charge of insulting president Erdogan on Twitter

Jun 16th 2016, 12:37 PM 6,499 Views 11 Comments

Prosecutors are calling for a four-year jail term for the 112-times capped striker.

At least 11 killed after Istanbul car bomb
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At least 11 killed after Istanbul car bomb

Jun 7th 2016, 8:50 AM 10,034 Views 24 Comments

Reports said the explosion took place close to the Vezneciler metro station.

President Higgins makes powerful speech at the first-ever World Humanitarian Summit
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President Higgins makes powerful speech at the first-ever World Humanitarian Summit

May 23rd 2016, 8:51 AM 9,491 Views 42 Comments

President Higgins will be speaking on a number of topics including achieving zero hunger, humanitarian financing, gender-based violence and gender equality.

'I told Liverpool players to remember Istanbul'
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'I told Liverpool players to remember Istanbul'

Apr 15th 2016, 10:58 PM 6,904 Views 10 Comments

The Reds’ players were told to remember what the club did against AC Milan in 2005 last night.

A number of Irish people injured in Turkish suicide attack
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A number of Irish people injured in Turkish suicide attack

Mar 19th 2016, 7:50 PM 58,501 Views 67 Comments

Four people were killed and 36 injured in this morning’s attack. The blast is the sixth major bombing to take place in Turkey since last July.

Defiant front page as police seize control of Turkish newspaper
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Defiant front page as police seize control of Turkish newspaper

Mar 5th 2016, 5:33 PM 21,950 Views 45 Comments

Police have used teargas on protesters.

Five-storey building collapses in Istanbul tourist district
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Five-storey building collapses in Istanbul tourist district

Feb 12th 2016, 3:15 PM 16,689 Views 14 Comments

The building is near one of the city’s main shopping streets.

At least eight Germans among ten killed in Istanbul suicide blast
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At least eight Germans among ten killed in Istanbul suicide blast

Jan 12th 2016, 6:26 PM 30,227 Views 142 Comments

The attack has been blamed on the so-called Islamic State.

The Turkish president 'talked a man out of taking his own life'
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The Turkish president 'talked a man out of taking his own life'

Dec 26th 2015, 8:19 AM 14,660 Views 31 Comments

The man was apparently preparing to jump to his death when Erdogan’s motorcade was passing by.

Injuries after homemade bomb explodes near Istanbul tram line
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Injuries after homemade bomb explodes near Istanbul tram line

Dec 2nd 2015, 10:27 AM 16,260 Views 23 Comments

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the explosion.

Nani finally looks set to leave Manchester United for good
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Nani finally looks set to leave Manchester United for good

Jul 2nd 2015, 10:30 PM 8,320 Views 14 Comments

The Portuguese winger will move to the Sukru Saracoglu Stadium in a matter of days.

Plane lands safely after engine fails mid-flight
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Plane lands safely after engine fails mid-flight

Apr 25th 2015, 1:47 PM 41,967 Views 28 Comments

All 97 passengers were evacuated safely.

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