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Istanbul in 1961 and in 1975. Two BBC videos…

600 Istanbul drivers withdraw buses as part of strike action to protest financial hurdles

The private owners of at least 600 public buses in Istanbul withdrew their buses from service on March 9 to protest financial hurdles announced by the Istanbul municipality. The municipality had said they had taken “necessary” measures to avoid possible issues in Istanbul traffic. The drivers who went on

Istanbul’s new airport: a looming black hole

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan served as the mayor of Istanbul before ascending to the helm of the country as prime minister in 2003. During a television debate in 1994, he voiced strong opposition to a proposed third bridge over the Bosporus to the lush, forested area north of Istanbul
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