“55 construction deaths confirmed at $12 billion #Istanbul Airport

55 construction deaths confirmed at $12 billion Istanbul Airport The Architect’s Newspaper Though the Istanbul Airport boasts these extreme numbers, the human cost of building the mega-structure can never outweigh its prominence on the Emily Thornberry: Istanbul findings ‘deeply disturbing’ Architects Journal The $12 billion new Istanbul Airport – which involved a host of leading UK architects and engineers – was dubbed ‘the … Read more

New İstanbul Airport on a PR assault- now with a few humanoid robots…

Three phases of İstanbul captured in this photo… “Yeni İstanbul silüeti Üç minare, iki kule, tek kadraj Altta Tahirefendi camii, üstünde Selimiye kışlası kulesi, arkasında Büyük Selimiye Camii, onun da arkasında yeni Çamlıca kulesi… Fotoğraf: Mehmet Subaşı via “ It looks like Washington Post has recently become a propaganda venue for the Turkish government (Erdoğan … Read more

“Inside the Istanbul’s giant $12 billion [and human costly] airport – in pictures…

Inside Istanbul’s giant $12 billion airport – in pictures The National Billed as the world’s largest, construction continues around the clock on Turkey’s new $12 billion airport. The official opening of the first phase – two … Airport workers are not slaves BBC News – Oct 4, 6:06 PM Media player Media playback is unsupported on your device Many … Read more

A roundup of articles on #TurkeyCoup aftermath…

The immediate link below is produced by a fact-checking site. One should have a look. The third link is the Independent link that was widely criticized yesterday by not only pro-AKP circles but some nationalists. The author is a reliable one and what he says his candid ideas. Those critics should work for a more … Read more

After a promising Sunday- with rallies etc- Detention warrant issued for 42 journalists including Bülent Mumay and Nazlı Ilıcak #TurkeyCoup

A list of 42 journalists: Abdullah Abdulkadiroğlu, Abdullah Kılıç, Ahmet Dönmez, Ali Akkuş, Arda Akın, Nazlı Ilıcak, Bayram Kaya, Bilal Şahin, Bülent Ceyhan, Bülent Mumay, Bünyamin Köseli, Cemal Azmi Kalyoncu, Cevheri Güven, Cihan Acar, Cuma Ulus, Emre Soncan, Ercan Gün, Erkan Akkuş, Ertuğrul Erbaş, Fatih Akalan, Fatih Yağmur, Habib Güler, Hanım Büşra Erdal, Haşim Söylemez, … Read more

Facetime, Whatsapp… Not much encryption in Turkey’s coup games

Erdoğan initially used Facetime in last night coup attempt to talk to media. Erdogan resorts to iPhone’s FaceTime after coup attempt Aljazeera.com–10 hours ago Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s first appearance after an attempted coup came through a FaceTime app on an Apple iPhone, held . In the mean time, State news agency Anadolu Ajansı claimed that … Read more

Turkey’s way: “ISIL militant’s jail sentence reduced due to ‘good conduct’ in Turkey [and the militant fled to Syria…

ISIL militant’s jail sentence reduced due to ‘good conduct’ in Turkey The jail sentence of a militant from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), Ahmet Güneş, has been reduced due to “good conduct” in the southeastern province of Gaziantep, despite the fact his trial was conducted in absentia, Doğan News Agency reported on … Read more

Erdoğan in NATO Summit…

  (Reuters/Kacper Pempel) Not too impressed with the air show… Olive branches and bombs: President Erdogan and Turkey’s precarious politics New Statesman Ergenekon Sungec, a young Turkish travel agent, finally had reason to smile again last week. For months, the gaudy hotels across the road from his office in the Turkish resort town of Kundu … Read more

“Significant Digits For The Istanbul Attacks

Significant Digits For The Istanbul Attacks  FiveThirtyEight » Features by Walt Hickey You’re reading Significant Digits, a daily digest of the telling numbers tucked inside the news. Turkey Did Nothing About the Jihadists in Its Midst – Until It Was Too Late foreignpolicy.com – Paul McLeary – May 29, 2014, 5:16 PM The Islamic State has … Read more

NYT asks: “Is Istanbul Safe? What Travelers Should Know… Istanbul news roundup…

Is Istanbul Safe? What Travelers Should Know. New York Times A suicide attack Tuesday night at Istanbul Ataturk Airport killed dozens of people and wounded more than 200. Here’s what travelers should know … Brussels to Istanbul: Two airports, two bloody attacks – CNN Jihad in Istanbul – Wall Street Journal CBS News: Istanbul Suicide Bombers … Read more

Death toll rises to 43… #IstanbulAirportAttack

Death toll rises to 43 in Istanbul airport attack The death toll in a suspected Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) attack at Istanbul’s Atatürk Airport has risen to 43, Turkish Interior Minister Efkan Ala announced on June 30 The Guardian view on the Istanbul bombings: Turkey’s security challenge | Editorial World news: Turkey | … Read more

Looks like order of new Istanbul’s ugly ferries cancelled.. Istanbul news roundup…

Istanbul cancels order of six new ferries after widespread criticism Hurriyet Daily News The Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality has cancelled its order of six new ferries following widespread criticism of the ferries’ modern design, Doğan News Agency has reported. İstanbul cancels order for 6 more modern ferries after criticism from residents Today‘s Zaman The İstanbul Metropolitan Municipality … Read more

If you still wanna come: Istanbul’s culture and arts calendar for September 2015…”Al-Istanbul: How Turkey’s largest city became a hub for Arab tourists….

GUIDE: Istanbul’s culture and arts calendar for September 2015 Istanbul offers a wide range of activities to serve Istanbulites with different tastes, from a cooking workshop to one focusing on the problems of single mothers; from a Tarkan concert to a Latin music festival. Here is a calendar for Istanbul’s culture and arts events for September … Read more

Architectural authorities claim “İstanbul isn’t More Ready for an Earthquake than 1999” İstanbul news roundup…

CHAMBER OF ARCHITECTS BRANCH CHAIRPERSON CEMAL GÖKÇE:: “İstanbul isn’t More Ready for an Earthquake than 1999” Bianet :: English Chamber of Architects İstanbul Branch Chairperson Cemal Gökçe, said İstanbul is still unprepared for an earthquake since August 17, 1999. Qualified supervision and sustained urbanization were stressed. Repeated delays increase airline companies’ costs by 20 percent in Istanbul … Read more

İstanbul traffic second-worst in world… İstanbul news roundup…

Company denies plans to build shopping complex in area neighboring Istanbul’s Emirgan Grove Allegations that a shopping complex and skyscrapers will be built on a plot of land neighboring Istanbul’s famous Emirgan Grove have sparked fresh debate over spoiling the city’s historic silhouette Index confirms İstanbulites’ biggest gripe: İstanbul traffic second-worst in world Today‘s Zaman İstanbul … Read more