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Istanbul the big winner following Liverpool-Chelsea UEFA Super Cup

Europe kicked off the new football season with its annually held Super Cup –  its equivalent of England’s Charity Shield. Played at the BJK Vodafone Park stadium – the home ground of leading Turkish club Beşiktaş – Liverpool, the winners of the Champions League, took on Chelsea, the holders of the Europa League Cup. Liverpool […]

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Looking through the lens of the ‘Eye of Istanbul’

The passing last year of Ara Güler, one of the greatest photojournalists of our time, at the age of 90 was mourned worldwide. His talent for documenting the people and places around him earned Güler many accolades. Today, his incredible archive bears testament to a bygone era and the huge transformation Turkey has undergone, immortalising […]

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Liverpool to return to Istanbul for UEFA Super Cup against Chelsea

European champions Liverpool will take on UEFA Europa League winners Chelsea on 14 August at Beşiktaş Park in Istanbul. The all-English rivalry kicks off the new season pretty much as it ended last season, when history was made with four English teams contesting the finals of the UEFA Champions and Europa Leagues. Liverpool emerged victorious […]

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Inside Istanbul’s incredible new airport

On 5 April, the world witnessed the single biggest move in aviation history. Dozens of aircraft, each weighing 44 tons, and 10,000 pieces of equipment weighing approximately 47,300 tons were transported on five thousand trucking rigs from Atatürk Airport to Istanbul Airport. Less than 48 hours later, Istanbul Airport was formally open for business, while […]

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Ekrem Imamoğlu wins decisively in Istanbul Mayoral re-run

Binali Yıldırım conceded defeat just two hours after counting started, such was the gulf between him and Republican People’s Party candidate Ekrem Imamoğlu, who won Istanbul’s Mayoral election re-run with 54% of the vote on Sunday, 23 June. The former AK Party Prime Minister was aiming to overturn a slender defeat of some 13,000 in […]

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İmamoğlu and Yıldırım go head-to-head again, as Istanbul holds Mayoral re-run

Ten million Istanbul residents are returning to the polls today, Sunday 23 June, to elect a mayor after opposition candidate Ekrem İmamoğlu’s surprising win in the March Local Elections was annulled. The relatively unknown İmamoğlu, 49, beat political veteran Binali Yıldırım by 30,000 votes, later whittled down to 13,000 votes after several recounts. Unwilling to […]

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Istanbul mayoral hopeful İmamoğlu slams ethnic ‘smear campaign’

Ekrem İmamoğlu, the main opposition candidate fighting for a second time to become mayor of Istanbul, has hit out at a “smear campaign” targeting his ethnicity. Supporters of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his AK party’s candidate Binali Yıldırım have reportedly been suggesting that Mr İmamoğlu is of “secret” Greek heritage, with less than three […]

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Galatasaray crowned Turkish Süper Lig champions for record 22nd time

The winner of this year’s Turkish Süper Lig was confirmed after a top of the table clash earlier today. Galatasaray beat Istanbul rival Medipol Başakşehir 2-1 at home in a pulsating game to clinch the title on the penultimate weekend of the season. Both sides went into the match level on 66 points, with Galatasaray […]

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World tour of legendary photographer Ara Güler’s work starts in London

Ara Güler is one of the greatest photojournalists of all time. For decades his lens captured the lives of Turkey’s working class, its cultural sights and natural beauty, along with famous actors, artists and politicians such as Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali, Alfred Hitchcock, Maria Callas, Bertrand Russell, Sophia Loren and Winston Churchill. Nicknamed ‘the eye […]

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Ekrem İmamoğlu finally confirmed as Istanbul Mayor

More than two weeks after the Local Elections, residents in Turkey’s biggest city finally know who their Mayor is. Earlier today, the Supreme Electoral Board (Yüksek Seçim Kurulu, YSK) invited Ekrem İmamoğlu, the main opposition candidate, to come and receive his official certificate (‘mazbata’), which confirms his election victory in the Mayor of Istanbul contest. […]