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Downpour causes flash floods, havoc in Istanbul and historic Grand Bazaar

08 August, 2019 1:23 am 1:23 am

ISTANBUL (92 News) – Heavy rainfall caused flash floods in Istanbul on Saturday, disturbing sea and road traffic in the biggest city of Turkey and leaving everyday life of visitors devastated. Flash floods sparked by nearly two hours of heavy downpour hit buildings across the city, including shops and workplaces. Images posted on social media … Read More

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Turkey’s opposition strikes blow to Erdogan with Istanbul mayoral win

06 June, 2019 10:21 am 10:21 am

ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turkey’s opposition has dealt President Tayyip Erdogan a stinging blow by winning control of Istanbul in a re-run mayoral election, breaking his aura of invincibility and delivering a message from voters unhappy over his policies. Ekrem Imamoglu of the Republican People’s Party (CHP) secured 54.21% of votes, according to state-owned Anadolu news … Read More

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Istanbul residents vote in mayoral re-run, in key test for Turkish democrac...

06 June, 2019 9:20 am 9:20 am

ISTANBUL (Reuters) – More than 10 million Istanbul residents will vote on Sunday in a re-run of a mayoral election that has become a referendum on President Tayyip Erdogan’s policies and a test of Turkey’s ailing democracy. In the initial March 31 vote, the opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) secured a narrow victory over Erdogan’s … Read More

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Turkey’s opposition takes office in Istanbul, appeal still pending

04 April, 2019 10:54 pm 10:54 pm

ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turkey’s main opposition candidate was declared Istanbul’s mayor on Wednesday after election recounts were finally completed, despite an appeal still pending by President Tayyip Erdogan’s AK Party to re-run the vote in the country’s largest city. Initial results from the March 31 local elections gave a narrow victory to the main opposition … Read More

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Erdogan loses hold over Turkish capital, Istanbul disputed

04 April, 2019 11:17 am 11:17 am

ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkey’s Tayyip Erdogan suffered a severe setback as his ruling AK Party lost control of the capital Ankara for the first time in a local election and he appeared to concede defeat in the country’s largest city, Istanbul. Erdogan, who has dominated Turkish politics since coming to power 16 years ago and … Read More

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OIC FMs meeting today to discuss NZ terror attacks

03 March, 2019 1:34 am 1:34 am

INSTANBUL (92 News) – An emergency meeting of the OIC Foreign Ministers is being held in Istanbul on Friday (today) to discuss the terrorist attacks on two mosques in New Zealand and increasing violence based on Islamophobia. According to Turkish Foreign Ministry, the open ended meeting will be chaired by Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu. … Read More

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Samjhauta tragedy: FM asks world to take notice of Indian double standard

03 March, 2019 5:11 pm 5:11 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Foreign Minister (FM) Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Thursday asked international community to take notice of the Indian double standard on the verdict of Samjhauta Express. Addressing media briefing at Foreign Office, FM Qureshi said that the main accused in the Samjhauta tragedy were acquitted and the world should take notice of … Read More

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Four soldiers killed in helicopter crash in Istanbul

02 February, 2019 11:42 pm 11:42 pm

ANKARA (Reuters) – Four soldiers were killed when a military helicopter crashed in a residential neighborhood on the Asian side of Istanbul on Monday, the governor of Turkey’s biggest city said. The helicopter went down in an area of apartment buildings, Istanbul Governor Ali Yerlikaya said. Television images showed smoke rising from the area and … Read More

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Renowned actor Roohi Bano passes away at 67

01 January, 2019 4:46 pm 4:46 pm

LAHORE (92 News) – Renowned actor Roohi Bano passed away due to kidney failure in a hospital in Istanbul, Turkey on Friday. She was 67. She had also been suffering from schizophrenia since the death of her son. Roohi Bano was a resident of Lahore’s Gulburg area, but was shifted to Fountain House due to … Read More

CIA believes Saudi crown prince ordered journalist’s killing

11 November, 2018 8:24 am 8:24 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The CIA believes Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul, sources familiar with the matter said , complicating President Donald Trump’s efforts to preserve ties with a key US ally. The sources said the CIA had briefed other parts of the US government, including … Read More