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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Police tear gas gay pride paraders in Istanbul | AFP

Turkish police fire tear gas at gay rights groups and activists who defied authorities to march for the Istanbul pride parade, banned for the fifth year in a row. IMAGES

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Ekrem Imamoglu officially sworn in as new Istanbul mayor | AFP

Ekrem Imamoglu takes part in a handover ceremony, officially being sworn in as new mayor of Istanbul, as his supporters gather to hear him deliver a speech. IMAGES

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Turkey: Imamoglu supporters celebrate victory in controversial replay of Istanbul election | AFP

A group of supporters of opposition candidate Ekrem Imamoglu celebrate in the streets of Istanbul after he romped to victory in Istanbul’s controversial mayoral election re-run, dealing a major blow to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. IMAGES

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Vote counting underway for controversial replay of Istanbul election | AFP

Vote counting is underway for the controversial replay of Istanbul’s mayoral election. The opposition candidate was headed for a comfortable victory on Sunday, dealing a blow to the ruling party of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. IMAGES

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Imamoglu casts vote in Istanbul mayoral election re-run | AFP

The deposed mayor of Istanbul, Ekrem Imamoglu, casts his vote in the re-run election after the cancellation of the first results after appeals by Erdogan’s AKP party. IMAGES

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Istanbul mayoral election: President Erdogan casts vote | AFP

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan enters a polling station in Instanbul to cast his ballot in a re-run of the mayoral election. The election has become a test of Turkish democracy as well as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s continued popularity at a time of economic trouble. IMAGES

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Istanbul mayoral election: Binali Yildirim casts his vote | AFP

Binali Yildirim, candidate of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for mayor of Istanbul, casts his vote. IMAGES

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Istanbul votes in re-run of mayoral election | AFP

Istanbul goes back to the polls on in a re-run of the mayoral election that has become a test of Turkish democracy as well as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s continued popularity at a time of economic trouble. IMAGES.

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Ekrem Imamoglu, opposition Istanbul candidate shaking up Turkish politics | AFP

By a few thousand votes, he was elected mayor of Istanbul last March. And yet, he had to return to the campaign trail, his election cancelled by the electoral commission. Imamoglu seems to have come from nowhere in the last few months with a radically different approach: “I have never fought in my life but have never been beaten either,” he tells rallies.

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