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Istanbul: Metropolitan municipality in Marmara, Turkey
Istanbul, formerly known as Byzantium, Constantinople, and New Rome, is the most populous city in Turkey and the country's economic, cultural and historic center. Istanbul is a transcontinental city in Eurasia, straddling the Bosporus strait between the Sea of Marmara and the Black Sea. Its commercial and historical center lies on the European side and about a third of its population lives in suburbs on the Asian side of the Bosporus. With a total population of around 15 million residents in its metropolitan area, Istanbul is one of the world's most populous cities, ranking as the world's fourth largest city proper and the largest European city. The city is the administrative center of the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality.


Turkey aims to protect its rights with Libya maritime deal: minister

Turkey's maritime boundaries agreement with Libya is aimed at protecting Ankara's rights under international law, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Thursday, a day after the deal was..
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Turkish police detain five over killing of Iranian in Istanbul

Turkish police said on Thursday they had detained five people in relation to the killing in Istanbul of an Iranian citizen who Turkish media said was an opponent of Iran's government.
Reuters - Published

Videos for Istanbul

British founder of Syria's White Helmets found dead in Istanbul [Video]British founder of Syria's White Helmets found dead in Istanbul

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Briton who helped found White Helmets organisation found dead in Istanbul [Video]Briton who helped found White Helmets organisation found dead in Istanbul

A former British army officer who helped found the White Helmets volunteer organisation in Syria has been found dead in Istanbul, Turkish officials said. James Le Mesurier’s body was found near his..

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Syria White Helmets backer found dead in Istanbul [Video]Syria White Helmets backer found dead in Istanbul

James Le Mesurier, the former British army officer and founder of an NGO that trains the Syria Civil Defense group, has been found dead outside his home in Istanbul. Meanwhile, Turkey is moving forward..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:52Published

Two former Twitter employees accused of spying for Saudi Arabia [Video]Two former Twitter employees accused of spying for Saudi Arabia

Two former employees of Twitter and a third man from Saudi Arabia face U.S. charges of spying for the kingdom by digging up private user data and giving it to Saudi officials in exchange for payment,..

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Zidane distracted by speculation about Real Madrid future [Video]Zidane distracted by speculation about Real Madrid future

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane admits the pressure is on after poor results at home and on the continent as Real look to bounce back against Galatasaray.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:50Published

Trump defends major policy shift in Syria [Video]Trump defends major policy shift in Syria

U.S. President Donald Trump defended his decision to withdraw American forces from northeastern Syria which critics say has effectively opened the door for a Turkish incursion. Havovi Cooper reports.

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Mayor says Turkish state banks shut out Istanbul after poll win

Istanbul's new mayor has said Turkey's state banks stopped making routine loans to the city after a June election in which he pulled off a shock victory over President Tayyip Erdogan's ruling AK Party..
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Turkey says about 100,000 Syrians left Istanbul since early July

Turkey's Interior Minister said on Wednesday that around 100,000 Syrians living without approval in Istanbul had left it since early July, when the government set a deadline for Syrians not registered..
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Turkey removed more than 6,000 Syrians from Istanbul: governor's office

Turkey has sent more than 6,000 Syrian migrants in Istanbul to temporary housing centers in other provinces since early July, the local governor's office said on Friday, two weeks after a deadline for..
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Istanbul mayor seeks to bond with investors on London charm offensive

Istanbul Mayor Ekrem Imamoglu, a political opponent of Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, said on Thursday he was on a mission in London to allay investor concerns over negative headlines about Turkey..
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Istanbul in talks for metro funding as new mayor visits London: sources

Istanbul is in talks to borrow in international markets to finance ongoing rail projects, two bankers with knowledge of the matter told Reuters on Thursday, as the city's new mayor kicked off meetings..
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Turkish police arrest journalist Altan a week after his release

Turkish police detained prominent journalist and author Ahmet Altan late on Tuesday, a week after he was released from prison in his retrial on coup-related charges, Istanbul police said.
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Behind Trump-Erdogan 'bromance,' a White House meeting to repair U.S.-Turkey ties

At the 2012 opening of Trump Towers in Istanbul, real estate mogul Donald Trump sang the praises of Tayyip Erdogan, telling a mostly Turkish audience that their leader, prime minister at the time, was..
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Key backer of Syrian 'White Helmets' found dead in Istanbul

The British founder of an organisation that trained the Syrian "White Helmets" emergency response group has died in Istanbul, three people with knowledge of his death said on Monday.
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In search of traditional Turkish sweets

In the kitchens and bakeries of Istanbul, the Ottoman Empire lives on, with sugary treats that may date back more than a thousand years. Holly Williams takes a tour of delicacies, from baklava and..
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Lavish historic hotels around the world, from LA to Istanbul

Ever wanted to stay in a hotel rich with history? You've come to the right place, thanks to research from HotelTonight.
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The brutal life and death of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

Reporting live from Istanbul, CBS News foreign correspondent Holly Williams reports on the life of the gruesome ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
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Turkey says it informed Damascus of its Syria offensive

Turkey sent a diplomatic note to Syria's consulate in Istanbul to inform Damascus about its cross-border operation into northeast Syria, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Wednesday shortly..
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Washington Post: Jamal Khashoggi was right

One year after Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi was murdered inside the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul, his friends at The Post are honoring him with a message to Crown Prince Mohammed..
CBS News - Published

Jamal Khashoggi remembered one year after gruesome murder

Family and friends of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi gathered in Istanbul to remember the slain journalist a year after his death. It's widely believed Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman..
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'Come with us': A year after Jamal Khashoggi's killing, Saudi Arabian crackdown persists

Saudi Arabian dissident Jamal Khashoggi was killed in Istanbul a year ago Wednesday. Could a similar incident happen again?
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Turkey's Erdogan says some of Khashoggi's killers enjoy 'impunity'

President Tayyip Erdogan insisted on Monday that Turkey will keep pushing for the truth behind the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul last year, saying some of his..
Reuters - Published

Moderate quake shakes Istanbul, eight people slightly hurt

A moderate 5.7 magnitude earthquake shook buildings and damaged two mosques in Istanbul on Thursday, slightly injuring eight people and causing residents to rush from buildings.
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Quake shakes Turkey's Istanbul, no reports of casualties

A 5.7 magnitude quake shook buildings and damaged a mosque in Istanbul on Thursday, sending some residents rushing from buildings though there were no immediate reports of casualties.
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Earthquake with 5.7 magnitude shakes Turkey's Istanbul -observatory

An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.7 shook Turkey's largest city Istanbul on Thursday, the Kandilli Observatory and Earthquake Research Institute said.
Reuters - Published

Istanbul, Ankara mayors not at risk of being replaced, interior minister says

Turkey's government has no plan to replace the opposition mayors of Istanbul and Ankara with state-appointed trustees, as was done to three Kurdish mayors in the country's east last month, Interior..
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Istanbul mayor believes higher court will reverse main opposition ruling

Istanbul Mayor Ekrem Imamoglu said on Friday he believed a court ruling sentencing the main opposition's Istanbul chairwoman to nearly 10 years in prison would be reversed by higher courts, adding that..
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Turkey plans to build mosque on site of Istanbul's first beer factory

Turkey's first modern beer factory could face demolition after being transferred to the country's highest religious authority, which plans to build a mosque and a car park in its place, architects and..
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Turkish minister threatens Istanbul mayor over ousted Kurdish mayors

Turkey's interior minister on Tuesday threatened "to devastate" the mayor of Istanbul over his support for three Kurdish mayors who were replaced by state officials over alleged terror links less than..
Reuters - Published

Istanbul's new opposition mayor cuts funding to some pro-government groups

Istanbul's new opposition municipality canceled the transfer of more than 350 million lira to some pro-government foundations, Mayor Ekrem Imamoglu said on Tuesday, in one of his first moves against..
Reuters - Published

Syrians facing forced removal from Istanbul given temporary reprieve

Turkey has extended to Oct. 30 its deadline for Syrian migrants not registered in Istanbul to leave the city or face forced removal, Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said on Tuesday.
Reuters - Published

At least 1 dead in Turkey flood

Raging flood waters tore through parts of Turkey. Officials say at least one person was killed. Many shops in Istanbul's historic Grand Bazaar were flooded and some of the merchandise floated away. The..
CBS News - Published

Heavy rains flood Istanbul's historic Grand Bazaar

A car was dragged into a pit caused by a collapsed road but its passengers escaped without injuries
CBS News - Published

As mood sours, Syrians report forced deportations from Turkey

When Syrian real estate worker Abu Ahmad was stopped by police in Istanbul he expected a ritual ticking-off for his expired documents, before being allowed on his way. Instead he says he was bundled..
Reuters - Published

Halkbank executive returns to Turkey after serving U.S. sentence

A Turkish bank executive who served a 32-month jail sentence in New York for helping evade U.S. sanctions against Iran returned to Istanbul on Wednesday where he was met by his family, bank chief..
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Istanbul gives Syrians one month to return to provinces in which they are registered

Authorities in Istanbul set a four-week deadline on Monday for Syrians living without approval in Turkey's largest city to return to provinces where they are registered or face forced removal to those..
Reuters - Published

Turkey seizes $271 million in counterfeit U.S. currency: newspaper

Turkish authorities confiscated about $271 million in fake U.S. $100 banknotes in a raid on an Istanbul printing press - the country's biggest counterfeit currency seizure in recent years, Hurriyet..
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Turkish court acquits RSF representative, two others

An Istanbul court on Wednesday acquitted the Turkey representative for Reporters Without Borders (RSF) as well as two other campaigners for press freedom on trial for terrorism charges, their lawyers..
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'They want to kill you': Anger at Syrians erupts in Istanbul

At 2 am one Saturday night, Syrian brothers Mustafa and Ahmed were at home hunched over a screen watching live black and white security camera footage of men destroying their clothes shop.
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Turkey orders arrest of 176 military personnel over suspected Gulen links

Turkey has ordered the arrest of 176 serving military personnel over suspected links to the network which Ankara says was behind an attempted coup three years ago, the Istanbul chief prosecutors'..
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Sen. Lindsey Graham on "Face the Nation"

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-South Carolina, joins moderator Margaret Brennan from Istanbul, Turkey, to discuss North Korea, immigration, China and the Democratic debate.
CBS News - Published

Istanbul's LGBT community holds small rally after march banned

Istanbul's gay and transgender community gathered for a small rally that ended with tear gas and rubber bullets on Sunday after their annual march was banned for the fifth consecutive year.
Reuters - Published

Lindsey Graham hints at immigration compromise with Pelosi

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-South Carolina, joins moderator Margaret Brennan from Istanbul, Turkey, to discuss North Korea, immigration, China and the Democratic debate.
CBS News - Published

Former Turkish PM Davutoglu slams Erdogan's AKP after Istanbul defeat

A former Turkish prime minister and close ally of President Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday harshly criticized the ruling AK Party after a stinging electoral defeat in Istanbul last week that was widely..
Reuters - Published

Teen hailed as hero after catching toddler falling from window

A quick-thinking teenager from Algeria rescued a 2-year-old who fell from her two-story apartment's window in Istanbul.
CBS News - Published

Istanbul's new mayor formally takes office: witness

Istanbul's new mayor Ekrem Imamoglu formally took office on Thursday, a Reuters witness said, days after dealing President Tayyip Erdogan a stinging electoral blow in the re-run of a mayoral election..
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Former allies of Turkey's Erdogan plan rival party after Istanbul defeat

Two senior figures in Turkish President’s Tayyip Erdogan's ruling party are planning to launch a rival political group this year, people familiar with the matter said, a move that could further erode..
Reuters - Published

Dramatic video captures moment teen saves toddler falling from second-floor window

Feuzi Zabaat, 17, said he was walking down the street in Istanbul last week when he saw 2-year-old Doha Muhammed playing near the open window.
USATODAY.com - Published

New Istanbul mayor a catalyst for change in old Erdogan stronghold

Through his 16 years in power, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has been able to rely on the pious electorate of Istanbul's Eyup district, where for centuries Ottoman sultans received their ceremonial..
Reuters - Published

New Istanbul mayor's star power could be a challenge for Erdogan

Istanbul's new mayor now shoulders the expectations of Turkey's long-subdued opposition after he emerged from obscurity to deal President Tayyip Erdogan the biggest election blow of his career.
Reuters - Published

Turkey's opposition strikes blow to Erdogan with Istanbul mayoral win

Turkey's opposition has dealt President Tayyip Erdogan a stinging blow by winning control of Istanbul in a re-run mayoral election, breaking his aura of invincibility and delivering a message from..
Reuters - Published

Opposition party wins Istanbul mayoral election, defying Erdogan

The victory by Ekrem Imamoglu, 49, comes after he initially won a close election for mayor in March
CBS News - Published

Blow to Turkey's Erdogan as opposition wins big in Istanbul

Turkey's main opposition claimed a decisive victory on Sunday in Istanbul's re-run election, dealing one of the biggest blows to President Tayyip Erdogan during his 16 years in power and promising a..
Reuters - Published

Turkey's opposition headed for big Istanbul win, in blow to Erdogan

Turkey's main opposition headed for a decisive victory on Sunday in Istanbul's re-run election, dealing one of the biggest blows to President Tayyip Erdogan during his 16 years in power and promising a..
Reuters - Published

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