Worker’s Day in Istanbul Creates Conflict Between Police and Protestors

Worker’s Day in Istanbul Creates Conflict Between Police and Protestors

In Istanbul, Turkey, on May 1, 2016, the police confronted illegal protesters in Taksim Square. According to Reuters, there were several hundred people pushing to get into the square in protest. The Turkish authorities used tear gas and water cannons in response to those who chose to confront the police. In preparation for the protest, […]

Turkey Car Bombing Leaves 37 Dead [Update]

Turkey Car Bombing Leaves 37 Dead [Update]

According to the BBC, there was a car bomb that exploded in Ankara, Turkey’s capital on Monday, March 14, 2016. Health Minister Mehmet Muezzinoglu reported the death toll of 37 people. Additionally, 71 people are being attended to in the hospital. The BBC reported that the explosion wounded more than 100 people. This latest explosion […]

Istanbul Slowly Becoming a Graveyard for Tourists?

Istanbul Slowly Becoming a Graveyard for Tourists?

The death of 17 foreign nationals in Istanbul on Jan. 12, 2016, at the hands of a “Saudi-born Syrian national” affiliated to the caliphate ISIL, is arguably a disturbing sign that Istanbul is being slowly turned into a graveyard for tourists. According to media reports, most of the people killed by the suicide bomber were German nationals on holiday. The […]

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