Large crowd attends Erdogan campaign rally in Istanbul

Large crowds attend a campaign rally held by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Istanbul. The vote in Istanbul, with a population of 15 million out of Turkey’s 80 million, will be a major test for Erdogan’s party to consolidate its power. IMAGES of Erdogan at the campaign rally

Muslims gather in Istanbul to condemn Christchurch attack

Dozen of Muslims gather outside the Fatih Mosque in Istanbul to condemn the attacks on Christchurch in New Zealand, which killed at least 49 people and injured dozens. IMAGES.

Women march in Istanbul on International Women’s Rights Day

Thousands of Turkish women march in central Istanbul on the 42nd International Women’s Rights Day. IMAGES of the march in Istanbul

Bargain auctions offer Istanbul consumers more bang for the buck

“Going, going, going and gone”, the enticing chants of auctioneers resonate in the streets of Istanbul. In recent years its low price auctions have been drawing crowds, especially at weekends, with curious locals attending for entertainment as well as bargain hunters struggling in light of the Turkish lira’s meltdown.

Istanbul vets make city’s stray animals feel at home

In Istanbul, stray cats and dogs are not chased from the streets, instead authorities keep them in good shape, feeding them and giving them veterinary care.

Turkish police blocks pro-Kurdish protest in Istanbul

Turkish authorities prevent pro-Kurdish opposition deputies from marching in Istanbul in solidarity with a colleague on hunger strike to denounce the detention conditions of the leader of a Kurdish guerrilla group. Several dozen police officers equipped with riot shields surround some 40 elected officials and activists of the People’s Democratic Party (HDP, pro-Kurdish) to prevent them from going down Istiklal Avenue, in the heart of Istanbul.

Death toll reaches 10 in Turkey building collapse

Search teams in Istanbul, Turkey recovered a total of seven bodies from the rubble of a collapsed apartment building, raising the death toll to 10. (Feb. 7)

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