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 […]

No Bomb Found on Diverted Turkish Airliner

No Bomb Found on Diverted Turkish Airliner

According to a Nov. 22, 2015, report from CBC News, Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) have announced no explosives were found on Turkish Airlines Flight 2. While in route from New York City to Istanbul, the plane was diverted when a bomb threat was received on Nov. 21, at 11:50 p.m. EST. Approximately one hour later, […]

Turkey Gay Pride Festivities Disrupted by Police Violence

Turkey Gay Pride Festivities Disrupted by Police Violence

Turkey Gay Pride festivities in Istanbul were disrupted by police violence, as the police blocked off many of the side streets that hosted the Pride walk and fired into the crowd with rubber pellets and tear gas during the parade. The police also fired water cannons into the crowd, knocking people off of their feet […]

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