Prosecutors in Istanbul are demanding up to 10 years in jail for a taxi driver who cheated a tourist from Saudi Arabia by unnecessarily extending a journey and thus charging him extra. The prosecutors accuse the taxi driver of committing “aggravated fraud.” The tourist stopped the tax in the Kadıköy
In years past, when the poor migrated to the Turkish metropolis of Istanbul from rural parts of Anatolia and failed to find streets paved with gold, many would join the hordes of porters crowding the busy bazaars and wholesale warehouses. Once, the porters’ children followed in their fathers’ footsteps, but
From June 2014 to 2017, risk analysis centers based at Istanbul’s bus stations and its two airports screened nearly 45,000 foreign suspects and deported over 2,500, state-run Anadolu Agency reported on Feb. 21, citing a security source. The analysis center project was spearheaded by Istanbul Police …
Until recently, the neighbourhood of Kadıköy-Moda, on the Asian side of Istanbul at the southern end of the Bosphorus, was an unremarkable, mostly residential place that barely registered on the city’s cultural map. Over the past few years, however, it has become an unlikely hotspot for cutting-edge bars
After years of special treatment from riders, the feline feels comfortable resting anywhere she pleases at the station, ignoring the needs of the thousands that pass by her on a daily basis. The Taksim Metro Cat is one of countless city felines that calls Istanbul home and is watched out for by the adoring
A project to renew part of Istanbul’s historic Süleymaniye neighborhood in the Fatih district is set to start “in April or May,” according to the local municipal authorities.
ISTANBUL — Saturday has always been the day for demonstrations in Istanbul. Recently they have been growing fewer, but the power of habit makes me stop sometimes and turn my ear to the distant tumult — until it turns out that what I am hearing from afar as a raucous demonstration is nothing but the