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Istanbul Governor bans LGBTQ pride parade

Istanbul Governor bans LGBTQ pride parade

The Governor of Istanbul has banned the holding of an LGBTQ pride parade in the city for the fourth consecutive year, Efe Songün wrote for The Daily Beast. “This year’s ban was expected considering the bans on other LGBTQ activities announced under the state of emergency earlier this year in Ankara,” Songün said. “Even though the Parade has now been […]

Putin to visit Turkey on October 10

Putin to visit Turkey on October 10

Russian President Vladimir Putin will visit Turkey on October 10, the Presidential Aide Yuri Ushakov said. According to him, Putin will meet with Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and address an energy congress, which will be held in Istanbul on October 9-13, TASS reports.

Deadly explosions in Istanbul International Airport

Deadly explosions in Istanbul International Airport

At least 32 people were killed and scores more wounded in a suicide attack on Istanbul’s main international airport late on June 28. RFERL reports that Turkish officials say three suicide bombers blew themselves up at the entrance of Istanbul’s Ataturk airport near the security check-in area after police fired at them. One attacker with […]

Turkey bombing kills 10 and wounds 15

Turkey bombing kills 10 and wounds 15

Ten people were killed and 15 wounded when a blast rocked Turkey’s largest city Istanbul, the governor’s office said. “Investigations into the cause of the explosion, the type of explosion and perpetrator or perpetrators are underway,” it said in a statement quoted by the “Dogan news agency” after the blast in the Sultanahmet neighborhood. Turkish […]

“We Prefer Love To Flowers”

“We Prefer Love To Flowers”

ISTANBUL — A pair of newlyweds amuse themselves among tulips at Emirgan Park in Istanbul, Turkey, on April 25, 2012. Over 11.6 million tulips blossom in the park in April, attracting many citizens and tourists. <Xinhua/Ma Yan> news@theasian.asia

Turks ‘Occupy Istanbul’ Protest

Turks ‘Occupy Istanbul’ Protest

Protesters chant slogans as they attend a demonstration in Istanbul of Turkey on Jan. 7, 2012 to support Occupy Wall Street protest and invoke the government to solve the unemployment problem in Turkey. <Photo: Xinhua/Ma Yan> news@theasian.asia  

“Get Refresh at Turkish Hamam”

“Get Refresh at Turkish Hamam”

A man receives a bubble massage in a Turkish hamam named “Cemberlitas” as he takes a Turkish bath in Istanbul, Turkey, on Dec. 28, 2011. <Photo: Xinhua/Ma Yan> news@theasian.asia  

Turk Artists Oppose to Theater Demolition

Turk Artists Oppose to Theater Demolition

People hold banners while demonstrating on the Istiklal street of Istanbul, Turkey, on Dec. 24, 2011 . About 1,000 Turkish artists, writers and film makers staged a protest against the demolishing of a 127-year-old movie theatre (Emek (Labor) Movie Theatre) in Istanbul’s famous Istiklal avenue on Dec. 24, 2011. <Photo: Xinhua/Ma Yan> news@theasian.asia    

Syrians in Turkey Protest against al-Assad

Syrians in Turkey Protest against al-Assad

A lady cries nearby a child who is acting as a victim in Syria as they take part in a protest against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in Istanbul of Turkey on Dec. 24, 2011. <Photo: Xinhua/Ma Yan> news@theasian.asia  

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