Tag: Istanbul

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President Erdoğan lays foundation for controversial Istanbul Canal project

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan laid the first foundation stone for his latest multi-billion dollar infrastructure project, Kanal Istanbul (Istanbul Canal) on Friday, 26 June. The event marked the official start of the construction of the canal that, when completed, will offer an alternative shipping route to the busy Bosporus Straits. Accompanied by Adil Karaismailoğlu, the […]

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On-off 2021 Turkish Formula 1 Grand Prix is back on!

In April, Formula 1 announced that due to coronavirus travel restrictions, the Canadian Grand Prix couldn’t go ahead and that Istanbul would replace Montreal for round 7 of the 2021 calendar. The race was set to take place during the weekend of June 11 to 13. A fortnight later, Formula One announced the cancellation of […]

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Turkish Grand Prix to replace Canada on 2021 F1 race calendar

After a thrilling return to Formula 1 last year, many racing fans were disappointed that there was no room for the Turkish Grand Prix in the 2021 calendar. That’s set to change, with Turkey announced as the replacement for the Canadian Grand Prix. Formula 1 confirmed the change to round 7 of the 2021 calendar, […]

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American and Turkish authorities are still failing murdered journalist Halla Barakat, says friend Ertan Karpazli

On 21 September 2017, Halla Barakat, a 23-year-old American journalist, and her 62-year-old mother Orouba Barakat, a Syrian national, were murdered in their own home in Istanbul. Their throats had been cut and their bodies covered with blankets. Nine days later, Turkish police arrested a suspect – Ahmed Barakat – in Bursa and he was […]

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CHP Istanbul head Canan Kaftancıoğlu sues Erdoğan and Soylu for “terrorist” smears

One of the leading lights in Turkey’s main opposition Dr. Canan Kaftancıoğlu is suing Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu for 1 million TL each for defamation. Kaftancıoğlu, who is the Republican People’s Party’s (CHP) regional head for Istanbul, initiated legal proceedings against Erdoğan and Soylu after they branded her […]

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Lewis Hamilton triumphs in Turkish Grand Prix to take historic 7th world title

Sunday’s Turkish Grand Prix lived up to all expectations. A thrilling race fought in wet, difficult conditions that saw Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton come from sixth on the grid to win and claim the seventh World Drivers’ title of his career. Racing Point’s Sergio Perez and Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel completed the podium. Valtteri Bottas – the […]