Istanbul wakes up with an explosion…

  • Security members, medics and forensic experts work at the scene after a bomb exploded at a bus stop during rush hour in Istanbul, Turkey, May 26, 2011.Security members, medics and forensic experts work at the scene after a bomb exploded at a bus stop during rush hour in Istanbul, Turkey, May 26, 2011. (AP)



Explosion in Istanbul

An explosion on a main road in Istanbul during the rush hour this morning left seven people injured. The reason for the explosion as not been announced yet.

Chief of Police: “Bomb was Fastened to a Bicycle”

Istanbul Chief of Police Çapkın announced that the explosion in Istanbul this morning was caused by a bomb of medium intensity fastened on a bicycle that was placed at the bus stop. Two of the seven wounded persons are reported to be in a severe condition.

7 injured in explosion in Istanbul
The Associated Press
ISTANBUL (AP) ? A bomb exploded at a bus stop during rush hour in Istanbul on Thursday, injuring seven people. Several ambulances rushed to the scene on a multi-lane thoroughfare in a busy commercial section of the city.



Hayastantsis in Istanbul: Immigrants from Armenia in Turkey have ?nostalgia
Four-year-old Arpine was born in Istanbul where her parents from Gyumri live and work now. On the wall in a narrow and damp house where she lives there is a picture of Mt. Ararat, a reminder of where her home, Armenia, is. The little girl’s father

Documentarist festival to bring cream-of-the-crop to İstanbul
Today’s Zaman
This year on the fourth anniversary of the seminal event in the field of Documentaries in Turkey, the Documentarist İstanbul Documentary Days Festival will present cinema lovers with more than 80 films from over 40 different countries,

İstanbul ranks 7th in ICCA global congress centers list
Today’s Zaman
Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu (C) chaired the Fourth United Nations Least Developed Countries summit, the latest global meeting held in İstanbul. Having made a splash as a global meetings and events destination in the past decade, İstanbul ranked

Istanbul: Mini Guide
Skyscanner News
I’m off to Istanbul for a short holiday soon, what are the ‘must sees’ and ‘must dos’ and where are the best places to stay on a budget? Istanbul is a fantastic city to visit for a long weekend or longer! An exotic blend of East and West,

Turkey ‘is the ideal location’ for a long weekend away
International Business Times
Comments from the Turkish Culture and Tourism Office recommend that holidaymakers take the time to explore Istanbul. “You probably need a minimum of three days to really explore, but most of the major historic sites are situated on the historic

Digging deeper ? Istiklal Caddesi?s controversial new shopping centre

from Tarlabaşı Istanbul by Constanze

When the Demirören İstiklal shopping centre opened March 17, 2011 ? just in time for the Istanbul Shopping Festival ? it was in fact still under construction: light bulbs had been hastily screwed in, and visitors had to step over bags of plaster. Neither the elevators nor the toilets were finished, and the upper two storeys lay empty and closed to the public.


Demiroren shopping centre on it's opening day, 17th March 2011 (Jonathan Lewis)


Istancool bringing world culture to Turkey’s biggest city again

Hürriyet Daily News
In its second year, the international festival of culture, Istancool, will once again host cultural figures from Turkey and around the world between May 27 and 29. The festival aims to connect the finest international cultural minds in the fields of art, design, fashion, film, music, literature and architecture with their counterparts in Turkey

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