Tag: Istanbul

Former Times Turkiye correspondent to give talk based on new Istanbul book

Standing at the gateway between Europe and Asia, Istanbul lies at the centre of the most pressing challenges of our time. With environmental decay, rapacious development and tightening authoritarianism straining its social fabric to breaking point, it represents the precipitous moment civilisations around the world are currently facing. In and around its crumbling Byzantine-era fortifications […]

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“Chauffeur-driven” Turkish cat makes waves online

A “chauffeur-driven” Istanbul cat has received an outpouring of affection after footage of the feline sitting on the bonnet of a moving car surfaced on social media. The video was captured by an onlooker and shared on Instagram and X (formerly known as Twitter) with the captions ‘Cats of Istanbul’ and ‘Cats’ favourite city’. The […]

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Turkish court fines Somali president’s son for car crash that killed courier

A court in Turkiye has found the son of Somalia’s president guilty of “causing death by negligence” after a diplomatic car he was driving hit and killed a courier in Istanbul on 30 November 2023. Prosecutors had requested that Mohammed Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, the son of Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, be sentenced to up […]

London talk on ‘The Coming of Cinema to Istanbul’ sells out!

Tickets to a talk by film historian Professor Nezih Erdoğan about when moving pictures first came to Istanbul have all been snapped up! The talk, which is being organised in collaboration with the Yunus Emre Institute London, will take place at Birkbeck Cinema in central London on Thursday, 26 January. Professor Erdoğan, who is a […]

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Turkish police arrest suspected British crime boss in Istanbul hotel

A British man accused of being the “ringleader” of an armed gang operating in northeast England has been arrested in Istanbul after being made the subject of an Interpol red notice. Shaun Monaghan was detained by Turkish narcotics police, who found the fugitive in a hotel in Istanbul. The arrest was confirmed by Turkish Interior […]