Istanbul

Istanbul on a Whim

Noelle Reno | Posted 22.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Noelle Reno

"What am I waiting for?!" I'm always waiting on something; a man, a deal, a friend. Not least of all waiting to travel to places I've always wanted to see. Fast forward 10 hours and I'm en route to the land that joins the East and West.

Turkish PM Blocks Twitter: 'I Don't Care What International Community Says'

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 20.03.2014 | UK

The Turkish prime minister has moved to silence anti-government protesters responsible for multiple demonstrations in recent weeks following the death...

Paul Vale

30 Horrific Images From Second Night Of Clashes In Turkey After Burial Of Berkin Elvan

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Vale | Posted 13.03.2014 | UK

For the second evening, the two biggest cities in Turkey have descended into chaos after police fired tear gas and water cannon following the funeral ...

A City Without a Museum

Simon Johns | Posted 22.04.2014 | UK
Simon Johns

Some may argue that a city museum in Istanbul would be redundant. Istanbul is itself a living museum, they might say as they trip over unmarked relics and ruins that literally dot the streets here. But this lets people off the hook for the wholesale destruction Istanbul has faced on a near constant basis since, well, always. Istanbullus like to eulogise their city but don't seem particularly interested in preserving it.

Galatasaray-Juventus Abandoned Due To Istanbul Snowfall (PICTURES)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.12.2013 | UK Sport

A severe Istanbul hailstorm forced the abandonment of Galatasaray and Juventus's crucial Champions League match on Tuesday. Snow and hail began to ...

Woman Tries To Sell Baby In Airport Toilet

Zoom.in | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

A 22-year old woman has been arrested after allegedly trying to sell her baby at Istanbul’s airport to a German couple of Turkish origin....

Amid Protests, Istanbul Biennale Retreats Indoors

Simon Johns | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Simon Johns

The biennale, the city's most important contemporary art event, was to originally go on show in public spaces, including Gezi Park, that are slated for demolition amid Turkey's frantic urban-redevelopment boom...

The Upward Turn for English Language Teachers in Turkey

Alana MacPherson | Posted 12.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Alana MacPherson

Despite a shaky economic past which saw the country go through a period of instability - involving the devaluation of the Lira - things have very much taken an upward turn in Turkey and this is a very positive thing for TEFL teachers.

I Went to Cover the Istanbul Protests and Got Arrested - Part 3

Andrew Hilliar | Posted 06.09.2013 | UK
Andrew Hilliar

I turn back into the main street and approach the riot officers. "What are you doing here? Open your bag!" shouts one of them. "I'm a journalist," I say, waving my press card. He grabs my arm, opens up my bag and pulls out my gas mask: that's all the proof he needs.

I Went to Cover the Istanbul Protests and Got Arrested - Part 2

Andrew Hilliar | Posted 02.09.2013 | UK
Andrew Hilliar

It's late evening when I receive a text from someone I was sitting with earlier. "Police are coming, things are starting, watch out, we're running..." In front of me in Taksim Square, riot policemen are assembling alongside the infamous 'TOMA' riot control vehicles. Between them and thousands of heckling protesters, a group of activists are joining hands to form a human chain.

I Went to Cover the Istanbul Protests and Got Arrested

Andrew Hilliar | Posted 31.08.2013 | UK
Andrew Hilliar

The handcuffs are digging into my wrists. To my left a riot policeman is rough-handling a young detainee who can't stop crying. It's hot, I haven't eaten for hours, and I don't have my press card. Istanbul was supposed to be a stopping point on my way to visit my grandparents. I never thought I'd end up in police custody in front of a man insinuating that I was linked to a deadly bombing.

Deconstructing the Anti-Government Protests in Turkey

Muddassar Ahmed | Posted 20.08.2013 | UK Politics
Muddassar Ahmed

For the past three weeks, the park, along with the square, has become a hub of activity, with thousands of encamped protesters confronting water cannon and tear gas-wielding riot police. But despite the harsh rhetoric and the violence, the reality is that Prime Minister Erdogan has little to fear.

LOOK: Fresh Clashes Erupt In Turkey

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.08.2013 | UK

Further clashes have erupted on the streets of Ankara and Istanbul as the Turkish prime minister held a huge rally in front of thousands of supporters...

Taksim Square Sealed Off By Police

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.06.2013 | UK

Istanbul's Taksim Square, the scene of restive anti-government protests, has been sealed off by police after demonstrators were ejected on Saturday ni...

PICTURED: First Rule Of Protesting, Never Get Hit By A Water Cannon

Elliot Wagland | Posted 11.06.2013 | UK

Hundreds of Turkish police clashed with protesters in Taksim Square, Istanbul on Tuesday. Rioters attacked the authorities with Molotov cocktails, ...

PHOTOS: Man Set Alight In Taksim Square

Elliot Wagland | Posted 11.06.2013 | UK

Turkish police used tear gas against the protesters in Taksim Square on Tuesday as protesters unleashed Molotov cocktails, bricks and fireworks. Of...

Fresh Clashes In Turkey As Police Storm Square

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.06.2013 | UK

Turkish police have stormed into Istanbul's Taksim Square, firing water cannon and rubber bullets into the air, leading to new clashes with anti-gover...

The New Turkish Republic

Jody Sabral | Posted 05.08.2013 | UK Politics
Jody Sabral

These are interesting times in Turkey, times in which an open conversation, although often unforgiving, is taking place between factions who have long disliked each other, politically speaking.

There Is Real Anger at Erdogan's Authoritarianism, But a Turkish Spring Is Unlikely

Professor Ibrahim Sirkeci | Posted 02.08.2013 | UK
Professor Ibrahim Sirkeci

Could this lead to a Turkish Spring? Unlikely. Turkey is a politically polarised country. Public discontent and frustration with AKP policies is growing but yet unlikely to become the majority. Erdogan and his party still believes they have the conservative majority behind them...

1,700 Arrests As Violence Continues In Turkey

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.06.2013 | UK

There have been fresh anti-government protests in Turkey, with some of the most violent clashes since the trouble started three days ago. Protester...

Jessica Elgot

'The Halo Has Slipped'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 01.06.2013 | UK

The brutal reaction of Turkish police to the Occupy Gezi protests in Istanbul could have permanently damaged the country's reputation, a leading exper...

Swans Soar Over Istanbul

Simon Johns | Posted 09.06.2013 | UK Entertainment
Simon Johns

The young Turks at the sold-out show applauded politely as the group of musicians, very much their seniors, ambled onstage at the Istanbul Culture and Art Foundation's smart new venue. What awaited the crowd was something not best described as heavy: a performance that started with an enchanting drone and gradually built into a tremulous, raucous wail.

Istanbul Eats

William T. Dobson | Posted 19.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
William T. Dobson

Hasan Usta, his face lit up by the merest suggestion of a smile, nonchalantly lowers his metal spoon, filled with black sea anchovies, into a vat of b...

Best Hotels For New Year's Eve Parties

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Bored of another festive break spent in your local pub, hoping not to run into 'that guy' (or girl) from last year? Perhaps it's time to throw caut...

Seven Reasons to Take a Responsible City Break

Lara Solomon | Posted 16.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Lara Solomon

Visiting a city usually means that everything is within walking distance, so you can get out and explore on foot. Better for the environment and also I think more fun, since you can stop at coffee shops/bars/stores en-route!