Scene of Turkish plane after it skidded off Istanbul runway killing three | AFP

Scenes of a crashed airplane the day after it skidded off a runway at an Istanbul airport, caught fire and split into three after landing in rough weather, killing three and injuring 179. IMAGES of

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Turkey plane skids off runway at airport | AFP

One person died and 157 were injured when a plane carrying 177 people skidded off the runway at an Istanbul airport, caught fire and split into three after landing in rough weather on Wednesday.

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Turkey: plane skids off runway in Istanbul, breaks into three | AFP

A plane carrying 177 people skidded off the runway at an Istanbul airport, caught fire and split into three after landing in rough weather on Wednesday. Officials said that no-one had lost their lives in the spectacular accident, but dozens of people were injured.

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Merkel and Erdogan inaugurate Turkish-German university in Istanbul | AFP

German Chancelor Angela Merkel and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan give speeches at the inauguration of a Turkish-German university in Istanbul. IMAGES

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Putin, Erdogan, Vucic and Borisov inaugurate Turkstream pipeline | AFP

Russian president Vladimir Putin, Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Serbian president Aleksandar Vucic and Bulgarian Prime minister Boyko Borisov inaugurate in Istanbul the opening of the TurkStream pipeline, which brings Russian gas to Turkey and southern Europe via the Black Sea. IMAGES

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Putin and Erdogan attend Turkstream inauguration ceremony | AFP

Russian president Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan attend in Istanbul the inauguration ceremony of the opening of the TurkStream pipeline, which brings Russian gas to Turkey and southern Europe via the Black Sea. Serbian president Aleksandar Vucic and Bulgarian Prime minister Boyko Borisov also attend the ceremony. IMAGES

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Istanbul’s Jews fight to save the language of their ancestors | AFP

Members of Istanbul’s small Jewish community are fighting to save the language of their ancestors who were expelled from Spain in the 15th century: Ladino, or Judeo-Spanish, which is made up of old Castilian and several languages spoken under the Ottoman Empire. However, Ladino is now only spoken by a few thousand people in Turkey.

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China took their parents: the Uighur refugee children in Turkey | AFP

At a school on the outskirts of Istanbul, Uighur children take classes before and after their regular school and try to keep their culture and language alive. China believes its persecution can eradicate the sense of Uighur identity, yet this may be breeding another generation of anger and bitterness.

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‘Horses are dying’: activists demand end to Istanbul island rides | AFP

It’s one of the classic excursions in Istanbul: a boat journey to one of the car-free Princes’ Islands followed by a ride in a horse-drawn carriage. But the carriage rides have become increasingly controversial in recent years as activists sound the alarm over the welfare of the horses.

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Chilean feminist anthem against rape echoes in Istanbul | AFP

Around one hundred people perfom the choreography of a Chilean feminist collective, entitled “The rapist is you!”, which has become a global anthem against violence against women.

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A minute’s silence held in Istanbul for Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi | AFP

A minute of silence is held in Istanbul to mark the first anniversary of the death of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The Washington Post columnist was killed and dismembered at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2, 2018, in an operation that reportedly involved 15 agents sent from Riyadh. His body was never found. IMAGES

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For China’s Uighur refugees, freedom means losing family | AFP

Uighur refugees from northwest China find safety in Istanbul, but pay a heavy price by losing all contact with their families back home, where they know that any message could spell serious trouble for their relatives.

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Istanbul opposition leader sentenced to nearly 10 years | AFP

The head of the main opposition party in Istanbul to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is sentenced to nearly 10 years in prison. IMAGES

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Thousands welcome Falcao to Galatasaray | AFP

Several thousand fans welcome Colombian striker Radamel Falcao to Istanbul as he completes his transfer to Turkish giants Galatasaray. IMAGES

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Twenty years after a deadly earthquake, Istanbul “not ready” for the “Big One” | AFP

Twenty years after a devastating earthquake ravaged the northwest of Turkey, Istanbulites live with the knowledge that another “Big One” is unavoidable, and that their city of 16 million is not prepared. On Saturday, Turkey will mark the anniversary of the 7.4-magnitude quake that hit Izmit — around 100 kilometres east of Istanbul — on August 17, 1999, leaving at least 17,400 people dead, including 1,000 within the economic capital of the country.

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Attacks against Syrians in Turkey raise fears of escalation | AFP

Turkey is home to the largest number of refugees in the world, having welcomed over 3.5 million Syrians, with some 500,000 living in Istanbul. But a recent outbreak of violence which saw Syrian refugees and their businesses attacked has raised fears of an escalation of tension in already volatile climate.

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The first municipal assembly is held in Istanbul | AFP

The newly elected opposition Ekrem Imamoglu presides over his first municipal assembly since his re-election on the 23rd June. In the new assembly his party faces a majority of the presidential party, AKP. IMAGES

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