Istanbul

Steve Albini: A Solution to the Problem With Music

Simon Johns | Posted 30.06.2015 | UK Entertainment
Simon Johns

Albini has a long history as a vehement critic of the music industry. His seminal 1993 essay Stereolab a gentle poke, attacks the industry's coercion of bands into believing they must sign opaque contracts at all costs

Brothers, Forgotten Names and Stolen Chocolate: a Trip to Istanbul with Fink

Tim Thornton | Posted 22.06.2015 | UK Entertainment
Tim Thornton

As I survey the place one last time to see if we've left anything crucial behind, I notice that all the bars of chocolate are still sitting, untouched, in the fridge. After a quick glance around, I shrug and stuff them into my bag. There you are, Fink touring party. I've confessed. It was me.

Fears For Bradford Family Of 12 Missing After Flying To Turkey

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 15.06.2015 | UK

West Yorkshire Police are "extremely concerned" for the safety of 12 members of a Bradford family who are missing after travelling to Turkey following...

The Perfect 24 Hours in Istanbul, Turkey

Chloe Gunning | Posted 04.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Chloe Gunning

Eating fish sandwiches on Galata Bridge and haggling in the Grand Bazaar... most guide books will describe these as unmissable experiences. But there's plenty more to Istanbul. Here is my guide to the perfect 24 hours in an incredible city!

The Colourful Revolution of The Rainbow Steps, Istanbul, Turkey

Chloe Gunning | Posted 28.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Chloe Gunning

£500 and a few tins of paint could be all it takes to transform your neighbourhood into a tourist attraction! Well, that's if you follow the beautifu...

The Beauty and Serenity of Istanbul at Dawn: Photo Series

Anthony Epes | Posted 10.05.2015 | UK Entertainment
Anthony Epes

Istanbul is home to over 14million people, but at 4 or 5am on a May morning, when the sun is breaking through the midnight blue sky, there is virtually no one around. This usually chaotic and overwhelming city has a serenity and peace that is breathtaking.

Turkish Prosecutor Held Hostage In Court Declared Dead

AP | Posted 31.03.2015 | UK

Two members of a banned leftist group and a prosecutor they held hostage inside a courthouse in Istanbul died Tuesday after a shootout between the hos...

Extraordinary Photo Shows Prosecutor Being Held Hostage

The Huffington Post UK/AP | Jack Sommers | Posted 31.03.2015 | UK

Members of a banned leftist group have taken a prosecutor hostage in his office inside a court house in Istanbul. The Dogan news agency is reportin...

Yeni Raki Turkish Delight

Rebecca Williams | Posted 11.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rebecca Williams

After a recent trip to Istanbul, my love for Turkish Delight bubbled over and I scoffed every piece I was offered, no matter the flavour or colour. Back home, I wanted to make my own, with a flavour I couldn't find in Turkey Yeni Raki or 'Lion's Milk' which is also the country's national drink..

The Turkish Jewish Community Is a Part of History and the Future of Turkey and They Must Be Protected

Fiyaz Mughal | Posted 07.12.2014 | UK
Fiyaz Mughal

Totalling about 18,000 people, the Turkish Jewish community has shrunk slowly over time. It is the second largest Jewish community in a Muslim majority country and comes second to Iran.

Ferguson Protests Reach Arsenal's Champions League Game

The Huffington Post UK & PA | Posted 20.08.2014 | UK Sport

Beşiktaş supporters displayed their support for the Ferguson protests in Missouri during their Champions League clash with Arsenal on Tuesday night....

Neil Young on the Edge of Fire

Simon Johns | Posted 16.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Simon Johns

Neil Young chose mostly songs of love and conciliation at his first-ever concert this week in Istanbul. Like the rare July rain that fell, the sentiment was a relief from the violence that smoulders throughout the region.

Turkish Riot Police Tear Gas Protesters, Turning Part Of Istanbul Into A War Zone

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale and Elliot Wagland | Posted 31.05.2014 | UK

Part of Istanbul has been turned into a war zone after riot police unleashed tear gas and water cannon on protesters that ignored an order from the co...

Istanbul on a Whim

Noelle Reno | Posted 22.06.2014 | 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.