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Saudi consul in Istanbul 'relieved of post, to be investigated'

Saudi Arabia?s Consul General in Istanbul, where prominent Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi disappeared, has been relieved of his post and will be investigated, according to an official statement carried by Sabq newspaper on Oct. 17.


Saudi journalist Khashoggi decapitated after fingers cut off: Reports

Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was decapitated on Oct. 2 inside his country?s consulate in Istanbul after torture during which his fingers were cut off, according to media reports citing an audio recording of the brutal execution.


Suspects in Khashoggi case had ties to Saudi Crown prince: Report

One of the suspects identified by Turkey in the disappearance of the Saudi dissident Jamal Khashoggi was a frequent companion of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ? seen disembarking from airplanes with him in Paris and Madrid and photographed standing guard during his visits this year to Houston, Boston and the United Nations, the New York Times reported on Oct. 16.


Turkey to clear Manbij if US falis to do so: Erdo?an tells Pompeo

President Recep Tayyip Erdo?an told US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo that Turkey could easily clear northern Syria?s Manbij of the Kurdish People?s Protection Units (YPG) fighters if the United States fails to do so, Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavu?o?lu said.


Thousands of Turkish police, watchmen receive commando training

Some 16,000 police officers and watchmen have received commando training in Istanbul. Click through for the story in photos...


Istanbul metro receives first reverse vending machine

Istanbul?s ?TÜ-Ayaza?a metro station has become the first station to receive a newly launched vending machine that accepts recyclable cans and bottles as currency.


Dust storm from Syria immerses Turkey in orange cloud

A cloud of reddish dust from Syrian deserts, which has been hampering life in eastern Turkish towns for the last couple of days, has been moving toward the country?s west, according to a statement made by local regional meteorological authorities. Click through for the story in photos...


Wild boars roam in Turkey?s world-renowned resort town as summer ends

Turkey?s Aegean town of Bodrum was visited by millions of tourists this summer and now it is time for the boars. Click through for the story in photos...


Russian Orthodox Church bans citizens from visiting churches in Turkey

Russian clerics have warned their citizens against visiting churches in Turkey after the Russian Orthodox Church?s decision to sever all relations with the Fener Greek Patriarchate in Istanbul.


Muslims prayed in wrong direction for 37 years in Turkey?s west

Muslims in a village in western Turkey have discovered they had performed their prayers in the wrong direction for 37 years.


Turkish parents report drug dealer son to police before changing story

A Turkish father and mother have reported to the police that their son was a drug dealer but changed their story after learning that he could face 30 years in jail.


US pastor Brunson?s lawyer appeals jail sentence

The lawyer for United States evangelical pastor Andrew Brunson said on Oct. 17 he had appealed to a Turkish court against the jail sentence his client received last week for terrorism offenses.


Erdo?an meets ODTÜ students arrested for ?insulting? president

President Recep Tayyip Erdo?an on Oct. 16 met with students from the Middle East Technical University (ODTÜ) who had been arrested for ?insulting? the president.


At least 18 people killed in armed attack on Crimean college

18 people were killed when gunmen burst into a college in the Black Sea region of Crimea, set off a bomb in the cafeteria, and went through the building shooting anyone they saw, officials and the college's director said on Oct. 17.


Analysis: Will Khashoggi case bring down Saudi?s crown prince?

Saudi Arabia and especially its young crown prince appear to have vastly misjudged the reaction to the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi, the journalist who opposed the new heir?s unchecked efforts to reshape the kingdom and the entire Middle East region with his own vision.


Turkish President Erdo?an meets Pompeo in Ankara

President Recep Tayyip Erdo?an on Oct. 17 met the U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in the capital Ankara.


Turkey extends troops? deployment in Lebanon

The Turkish Parliament on Oct. 16 ratified a motion to extend the deployment of Turkish troops in Lebanon for another year as part of the U.N.?s interim force.


Thirteen people killed in armed attack on Crimean college

13 people were killed when gunmen burst into a college in the Black Sea region of Crimea, set off a bomb in the cafeteria, and went through the building shooting anyone they saw, officials and the college's director said on Oct. 17.


Blast in Crimea?s Kerch ?act of terrorism?: Russia

A blast at a college in the Crimean peninsula's city of Kerch was an act of terrorism carried out using a home-made bomb, TASS news agency cited Sergei Melikov, the first deputy head of the National Guard, as saying on Oct. 17.


Istanbul?s ?death pass? still popular despite warnings

Despite repeated warnings from officials, some locals in Istanbul are still using a ?shortcut? in a downtown road, dubbed the ?death pass.? Click through for the story in photos...


Masked prankster dies after falling on plow in Turkey?s northwest

A Turkish farmer who attempted a prank by jumping into his friend?s tractor wearing a balaclava has been killed after falling into the tractor?s plow when the driver stepped on the gas in panic.


Turkish automotive sales seen contracting nearly 40 pct in 2018: Association

Turkey?s automotive sales are seen contracting 38.8 percent in 2018, an official for Turkey?s Automotive Distributors Association (ODD) said on Oct. 17, adding that production is expected to slow down by five percent.


Strong demand for bonds in global markets proves confidence in Turkey: Minister

International market demand for Turkish bonds was more than triple the bonds? issue size, proving the confidence in Turkey?s economic indicators, Treasury and Finance Minister Berat Albayrak said on Oct. 17.


Turkish Airlines to restart Ankara-Rome direct flights after 60 years

Turkey?s national flag carrier will resume its two-way Ankara-Rome direct flights in 2019, the airlines announced on Oct. 17.


Nearly half the world lives on less than $5.5 a day: World Bank poverty report

Despite progress in reducing extreme poverty, nearly half the world?s population lives on less than $5.5 a day, with a rising share of the poor in wealthier economies, the World Bank said on Oct. 17.


Turkey to continue gas drilling work around Cyprus: Foreign minister

Ankara will continue natural gas drilling work around the island of Cyprus to establish the fair sharing resources, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavu?o?lu said on Oct. 16.


Turkish private sector?s overseas loans down in August

The Turkish private sector?s outstanding loans received from abroad fell in August compared to the end of 2017, the Central Bank announced on Oct. 16.


Greek foreign minister quits after cabinet spat over Macedonia

Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias has resigned on Oct. 17, the government said, in a cabinet dispute over the country's controversial name deal with North Macedonia.


Indian minister resigns amid growing #MeToo movement

India's junior external affairs minister who was accused by at least 20 women of sexual harassment has resigned, vowing to challenge the accusations.


Honduras, Guatemala move to stop migrant caravan after Trump threats

The organizer of a migrant caravan from Honduras was detained in Guatemala on Oct. 16 as the U.S. government threatened to withdraw aid from both countries and El Salvador if the flow of migrants north to the United States was not stopped.


Armenian premier steps down, maneuvering for early election

Armenia?s prime minister stepped down Oct. 16, a political maneuver aimed at forcing an early election.


Moscow says Syria buffer going ahead despite missed deadline

A day after jihadists missed a deadline under a demilitarisation deal for Syria?s Idlib, key powerbroker Russia said the deal was still going ahead.


Spain's elite shaken by 'blackmailer' cop's recordings

He may be behind bars, but a former police chief still strikes fear into the highest levels of the Spanish state thanks to his covert recordings of compromising conversations with the all-powerful.


Turkey?s ?sinkhole cheese? of Divle back on markets

Divle Obruk cheese, which is produced by natural methods and stored in a 45-meter deep cave in a village in the Central Anatolian province of Karaman?s Ayranc? district, has been produced in limited quantity this year. Click through for the story in photos...


Louvre?s collection of Islamic artifacts among largest in world

The Department of Islamic Art at the Louvre Museum is home to one of the largest collections of Islamic art in the world. The artifacts in this part of the museum belong to the 12th century period from the first years of Islam until the mid-19th century


Double lion sculpture back home

A sculpture, which was found in 1933 in the Central Anatolian province of Ni?de, will be displayed at the Ni?de Museum.


Louvre?s collection of Islamic artifacts among largest in world

The Department of Islamic Art at the Louvre Museum is home to one of the largest collections of Islamic art in the world. The artifacts in this part of the museum belong to the 12th century period from the first years of Islam until the mid-19th century


Top 10 museums in Istanbul, ranked by our jury

Being the capital of three empires, Istanbul hosts 82 different museums. The Hürriyet jury, composed of eminent historians, travelers and journalists, has picked the top 10 museums in Istanbul. Click through for the full list...


Istanbul?s historic tower collapses as city walls damaged

A historic tower in Istanbul has collapsed as ancient city walls struggle to stand up to the test of time. Click through for the story in photos...


Istanbul?s historic tower collapses as city walls damaged

A historic tower in Istanbul has collapsed as ancient city walls struggle to stand up to the test of time. Click through for the story in photos...


First prayer at 1,500-year-old Mor Samuel Church after 60 years

The Mar Samuel (Shmuel) Church, located in the An?tl? (previously known as the ?Hah?) village in the Midyat district of the southeastern province of Mardin, hosted its first religious ceremony in the last 60 years on Oct. 15.


Russian Orthodox Church bans citizens from visiting churches in Turkey

Russian clerics have warned their citizens against visiting churches in Turkey after the Russian Orthodox Church?s decision to sever all relations with the Fener Greek Patriarchate in Istanbul.


Turkish neighborhood painted in rainbow colors

A neighborhood of a southwestern Turkish resort has been painted in rainbow colors after cooperation between local officials, private companies and civil society. Click through for the story in photos...


Turkish carpenter taking 1,000 handmade toys to Syria

Leaving his village for the first time in more than a decade, a Turkish carpenter is traveling hundreds of miles (kilometers) to deliver handmade toys to children in northern Syria. Click through for the story in photos...


Turkish javelin thrower wins bronze in Youth Olympics

Turkish athlete Münevver Hanc? has been bringing home a bronze medal from the Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires, Argentina.


Turkish driver drowns in lake after losing control of van

A Turkish man has drowned in a lake in the northern Turkish province of Samsun after losing control of his van.


Barcelona?s Turkish midfielder Turan could be jailed for 12 years

Turkish prosecutors charged Barcelona footballer Arda Turan over a brawl with prominent singer Berkay ?ahin, asking for a prison sentence of 12.5 years on Oct. 15.


Top 15 exciting places and activities in Turkey

For lovers of adrenaline sports and wildlife activities, Turkey presents a number of breathtaking options. Click through for the full list with a bonus in the end...


Turkey?s top 50 female CEOs

Turkish business magazines Capital and Ekonomist have selected the ?50 Powerful Female CEOs? of Turkey. Here is the full list announced at a ceremony in Istanbul on Sept. 5, 2018:


Top 10 street food venues in Turkey ranked by Hürriyet jury

Street food is one of the most delicious ways to get to know a country and its culture. Hürriyet?s Gastronomy Jury has ranked the best street food venues in Turkey. Click through for the best of the best...


World?s weirdest museums list includes one Turkish venue

CNN Travel has ranked the world?s weirdest museums. The Avanos Hair Museum in Central Anatolia is the only Turkish venue ranked by CNN. Click through for the full list...


Top 10 hamams in Turkey ranked by Hürriyet jury

Hamam, or Turkish bath, is one of the defining features of Turkish culture. A culture passed down over history, the baths, besides being a place to get pampered, is a spot for socializing and entertainment. Hürriyet?s jury have chosen the best traditional Roman and Ottoman baths of Turkey. Click through for the full list...


Street lamp falls on unlucky passerby in Istanbul

A street lamp has fallen on the head of a passerby in Istanbul, injuring the man.


Top 10 waterfront restaurants in Turkey, selected by Hürriyet jury

Whether it is the gorgeous Bosphorus or the biblical River Euphrates, Turkey provides many options for those who would like to dine at a waterfront venue. Click through for the top 10 waterfront restaurants in Turkey selected by Hürriyet Travel?s jury of experts.


2,200 year old ancient city Aigai waiting to be discovered

Only one percent of the ancient city of Aigai in the Yunuslar district of the western Turkish province of Manisa has been unearthed so far in the excavations that started back in 2004. Click through for the story in photos...


Music and dance festivals in Turkey: A calendar for 2018-2019

Music and dance lovers can find something interesting for themselves this year, whether they like jazz or rock, latin or folk and whether they go to western or eastern Turkey... Click through for the 2018-2019 calendar for music and dance festivals in Turkey...


Mount Nemrut mesmerizes South Korean bloggers

A group of South Korean bloggers along with Korean tourism company executives have visited Turkey?s majestic Mt. Nemrut, a UNESCO World Heritage site in the southeastern Ad?yaman province.


22 unique experiences in Turkey, from petting stray cats to oil wrestling

If you come to Turkey, you should not leave without experiencing at least some of its uniqueness. See, hear, feel, eat, travel, have fun and love in Turkish style. Click through our list of unique experiences that you can only have in Turkey...


Mayor takes action against graffiti on walls of historical city for Christianity

The mayor of the western Turkish town of ?znik, which is a key venue in the history of Christianity, has launched a campaign against those who paint the historic city walls with graffiti despite repeated warnings. Click through for the story in photos...


Top 10 natural marvels in Turkey selected by Hürriyet?s jury

The Anatolian geography with its climate, unique location and biodiversity is home to several unique natural beauties. Lakes in the green valleys, mountain plains, unique rock formations, rivers, valleys and beaches? Hürriyet Travel has compiled the must-see natural marvels of Turkey. It is our hope to preserve these landscapes in the future. Click through for our top 10...


Top 20 museums in Turkey

As a historic home to great civilizations like the Roman and Ottoman empires, Turkey has some of the world?s best museums. Click through for our top 20...


Turkey?s top 50 female CEOs

Turkish business magazines Capital and Ekonomist have selected the ?50 Powerful Female CEOs? of Turkey. Here is the full list announced at a ceremony in Istanbul on Sept. 5, 2018:


Top 9 places in Turkey for vacation in September

Those who have not been able to go on vacation over the summer or those who wish to extend their vacation can check Hürriyet Travel?s list for the best holiday destinations in Turkey in the month of September. Click through for the story in photos...


Priceless 'Croesus Treasures' exhibited in Turkey's U?ak

The Croesus (Karun) Treasures with 432 pieces of priceless artifacts including two-time stolen winged seahorse brochure are displayed in Turkey's western U?ak province. Click through for the story in photos...


Street lamp falls on unlucky passerby in Istanbul

A street lamp has fallen on the head of a passerby in Istanbul, injuring the man.


Best restaurants in Istanbul, ranked by Turkey's Pearly Gastronomy Guide

The Hürriyet newspaper's jury of experts has created the "Pearly Gastronomy Guide" to rank Turkey's best restaurants. Click through for the top 20 restaurants in Istanbul, according to the 2018 guide...


Top 10 boutique hotels in Turkey

Daily Hürriyet?s travel supplement, Seyahat, has listed the top 10 boutique hotels in Turkey. Click through for the story in photos...


Top 29 must-try Turkish street foods

Turkey is frequently described as a paradise when it comes to cuisine. Along with that, it also has hidden treasures in its streets as well. Click through for the top 29 Turkish street foods from "wet" hamburger to roasted chestnut, selected by the gastronomy jury of daily Hürriyet...


Top 20 museums in Turkey

As a historic home to great civilizations like the Roman and Ottoman empires, Turkey has some of the world?s best museums. Click through for our top 20...


Top 20 museums in Turkey

As a historic home to great civilizations like the Roman and Ottoman empires, Turkey has some of the world?s best museums. Click through for our top 20...


Best souvenirs to buy from 30 places in Turkey

Best souvenirs to buy from 30 places in Turkey


15 best hotels of Turkey in 2018, according to Tripadvisor

Tripadvisor?s annual list of best hotels has been published. Click through for the top 15 hotels in Turkey that won Travellers? Choice 2018 awards with the votes of the website?s users.


Turkey's traditional K?rkp?nar Oil Wrestling competition kicks off for 657th time

Turkey?s longest-running traditional sports event, K?rkp?nar Oil Wrestling competition, has started in the northwestern province of Edirne. The annual event, which is organized for the 657th time this year, attracts thousands of people. Click through for the story in photos...