Riot police fired tear gas and water cannons yesterday at demonstrators trying to return to Istanbul's main square, maintaining a hard line against rekindled protests as the prime minister's supporters prepared to rally across town.Monday, 17 June, 2013, 4:59am
It started with a small protest over the decision to pave over a small park in Istanbul. But that decision and the Ankara government's heavy-handed reaction has sparked the most violent riots that Turkey has experienced in decades.9 Jun 2013 - 7:12am
Turkey's prime minister took a combative stance on his closely watched return to the country, telling supporters who thronged to greet him that protests sweeping the country must end.
In the first strong show of support since anti-government protests erupted last week, more than 10,000 supporters cheered Recep Tayyip Erdogan outside an Istanbul airport early yesterday.8 Jun 2013 - 3:00am
Fresh violence erupted early on Wednesday as protesters defied a government plea to end days of deadly unrest, the biggest challenge yet to Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s decade-long rule.29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am
Thousands of Turkish protesters poured onto the streets and reoccupied a central Istanbul park yesterday as the police withdrew after three days of violent clashes that sparked a massive anti- regime demonstration.29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am
Stretching along both sides of the Bosphorus, the cosmopolitan Turkish city of Istanbul is a mesmerising metropolis.21 Apr 2013 - 2:58pm
Hundreds of protesters clashed with police on Monday outside a prison complex where the mass trial of almost 300 people accused of scheming to topple the elected Turkish government drew to a close.18 Feb 2013 - 9:05pm
Turkish Airlines will increase its service between Hong Kong and Istanbul as passengers seek cheaper fares to Europe and more exotic destinations.
Approximately 40 per cent of the Hong Kong passengers who fly Turkish Air transit through Istanbul on their way to Europe, while 5 per cent use the city to reach the Middle East, North Africa, and South America.12 Nov 2012 - 4:27am
Istanbul, in Turkey, is known for its delicious cuisine. Many of its stalls serve freshly made kebabs (meat on skewers), sesame-dotted pretzels or salted corn cobs.
For those of you with a sweet tooth, the lokum, or Turkish delight, is really fantastic; it's made with fresh nuts such as pistachio, dates and hazelnuts.26 Jul 2012 - 12:00am
ON an unseasonably warm day last winter, the tap-tap of a jewellers' hammer mingled with the clink of espresso cups in Istanbul's Galata neighbourhood.9 Dec 2011 - 12:00am
The Istanbul Edition (editionhotels.com/hotels/istanbul/)9 Dec 2011 - 12:00am
Mention the European Union economies in conversation these days, and you're bound to hear 'bad news' opinions about unsustainable debt levels and scuttled property markets.22 Jun 2011 - 12:00am
THERE'S NO shortage of flash and glamour during Istanbul Fashion Week, when the city puts on its best party clothes. In a metropolis of minarets and martinis, fashionable society revels in wearing short skirts, body-conscious dresses and vertiginous heels - as if to show how much more liberal they are than their neighbours.6 May 2011 - 12:00am
Seven cities in seven days; and all in extreme luxury. This is what the ultra exclusive club Barradoro is offering its 100 members who, for US$194,300, can embark on a trip of a lifetime. The indulgent journey begins this July aboard a private jet.11 Feb 2011 - 12:00am
You could spend hours wandering around the maze of alleyways in Istanbul's bazaars. Eminonu district is home to the Spice Bazaar, or Misir Carsisi (below), where myriad shops sell herbs, cheese, soaps and dried fruit.27 Apr 2008 - 12:00am