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Turkish President Attacks Washington

ISTANBUL (VOA) -- U.S. and Turkish diplomats continue talks on resolving a dispute over recent visa curbs, as Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan steps up his rhetoric against Washington.
Tags: News, Washington, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Istanbul, VOA U S

Graphic Selfie Shared By Journalist For #MeToo Campaign

In solidarity with the #MeToo campaign — that has prompted women across the world to share their experiences of sexual harassment —  Rena Effendi, a photojournalist based in Istanbul, has shared a graphic selfie that shows grievous injuries on her face, which she allegedly suffered after being sexually harassed by a knife-wielding taxi driver in 2012.   Effendi shared the picture on her Facebook account on Oct. 18 as part of the campaign to raise awareness on sexual abuse that started on Twitter...
Tags: Facebook, News, Harvey Weinstein, Istanbul, Effendi, Rena Effendi

Galatasaray v Fenerbahce match preview

Galatasaray v Fenerbahce live streaming Galatasaray v Fernerbahce – the Intercontinental Derby – how to watch a live stream – click here. Bet365 are showing Galatasaray v Fenerbahce at Türk Telekom Stadyumu on October 22, 2017 via their live streaming service. For details of which countries you can see the game, click on the link above. You will need an active Bet365 account to watch Galatasaray v Fenerbahce. Galatasaray v Fenerbahce match preview There is little doubt that Galatasaray are cl...
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Swansea, Istanbul, Galatasaray, Fenerbahce, Bafetimbi Gomis, Roberto Soldado, Sofiane Feghouli, Intercontinental Derby, Fernerbahce, Türk Telekom Stadyumu, Fenerbahce Galatasaray

2nd full day Istanbul

Geo 39.9439 32.856Mike We decided to take a break today and get a guide for Istanbul. The thought was to get the lay of the town see some sights and be prepared for our next few free days. Yusef met us at 9am and we toured the Hippodrome Blue Mos
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Istanbul Day 1.5

Geo 39.9439 32.856We39re staying at the InterIstanbul hotel where things are pretty utilitarian not like the beautiful interesting highend places that we39ve been up until now. The room has four beds a desk and a closet. The view is of someo
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Last full day in Istanbul

Geo 41.1075 28.7079Yes we are starting to lose steam. Today our plan was not very ambitious. We only had the Istanbul Archeology Museum left on our todo list. We also needed to come up with a way to get the the airport on the Asian side of the cit
Tags: Travel, Istanbul, Istanbul Archeology Museum

Kid blogs

Geo 39.9439 32.856Alex I am having a great time in Turkey. As you know I am in Istanbul. We had a tour guide today. He showed us to a 5star hotel named the Four Seasons. If you want to know what a 5star is some people rate the hotels with stars 1
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Alex Live from Istanbul

Geo 39.9439 32.856Alex I am tired. Please do not disturb. I was really excited to see dad. We went on a sleeper train. When I looked out the window there were lots of houses. It took a while for us to get to Istanbul we took a ferry too. I sa
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Luggage and puppies found

Geo 37.0391 27.4302Today is wildlife day. Wildlife here is made up of feral dogs and swallows as far as I can tell. In Istanbul it was cats but here the dogs roam free. As I may have written before there was a mamma dog who had puppies next to ou
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Big waves

Geo 37.0391 27.4302We had huge waves at the beach yesterday. That is huge waves for here. Usually there are very few waves if any. All of them are generated by wind not tide. We heard that there was rain in Istanbul the day before yesterday and
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Geo 41.1075 28.7079Josh Today was our last full day in Istanbul. Once we got up we went to an archeology museum. It was kind of fun but they mostly just said what period the item was from and what it was made out of. Some things changed because th
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Guest blog

Geo 37.0391 27.4302Hello. I39m Bridget39s friend Lucy and I39m visiting them in Bodrum for a week. I arrived last night via layovers in Rome and Istanbul. My biggest activity since I arrived has been trying to find my luggage which Alitali
Tags: Travel, Rome, Istanbul, Lucy, Bodrum

Joshasaurus Princess Kate and Mr. Mouse

Geo 41.1075 28.7079Josh Istanbul was Constantinople. Now it39s Istanbul not Constantinople. If I was a melting snowman I could still go to a thermos. BudumchaThank you thank you. Now for the blog. We woke up and went to To
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Goodbye Cappadocia

Geo 39.9439 32.856We39re on the bus from Goreme in Cappadocia to Ankara and then we catch the sleeper train to Istanbul. We should have plenty of time in between to get dinner. Of course I don39t have internet on the bus but I39ve decided ju
Tags: Travel, Istanbul, Cappadocia, Ankara, Göreme

Istanbul arrival

Geo 39.9439 32.856I woke up about 530 when Kate left to use the facilities. I couldn39t get back to sleep because I didn39t want to wake up when the train arrived in Istanbul. After I got dressed I opened the window shade and was able to watc
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When Doing Your Job Means Risking Your Life

The news this week that investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galicia had been killed in a targeted car bomb attack in Malta highlights the very dangerous nature of the work that writers undertake to expose corruption and injustice abroad. (According to the Committee to Protect Journalists, at least 30 reporters have been murdered so far in 2017.) Three recent books by and about women journalists willing to risk their safety to report from places like Turkey, Iran, and Syria cast light on the ...
Tags: Books, News, Turkey, Syria, Current Affairs, New Jersey, Italy, Mexico City, Islam, Vietnam, Best Books, Damascus, Istanbul, New York Times Magazine, Harper, Committee

Set Visit: Warner Bros.’ 12 Strong, Starring Chris Hemsworth

Set Visit: We chat with 12 Strong stars Chris Hemsworth, Michael Pena, Trevante Rhodes and more Warner Bros. Pictures‘ 12 Strong: The Declassified True Story of the Horse Soldiers (formerly named “Horse Soldiers”), starring Chris Hemsworth, Michael Shannon, Michael Peña, Trevante Rhodes and Navid Negahban will hit theaters on January 19, 2018 and last year we got a chance to visit the Albuquerque, New Mexico set for the film. talked with Hemsworth, Peña, Rhodes, Negahban, and p...
Tags: Feature, Movies, Navy, Marvel, Turkey, Afghanistan, Taliban, Kabul, Michael Pena, Al Qaeda, Cia, Chris Hemsworth, Warner Bros, Thor, Istanbul, Haiti

beIN SPORTS to televise Galatasaray-Fenerbahce derby on US TV and streaming

One of the greatest, most intense and often bitter derbies in the world will be shown on US television and streaming this Sunday between Galatasaray and Fenerbahce. It’s the first time the Intercontinental Derby has been shown on US television in years. Galatasaray and Fenerbahce, both based in Istanbul, will face off against each other on beIN SPORTS en Español on Sunday at 12:30pm... Visit for the rest of the story.
Tags: US, Sport, Soccer, Istanbul, Galatasaray, Fenerbahce, Espa, Leagues: Turkish Super League, Galatasaray Fenerbahce, Intercontinental Derby

Slovenia: A budget travel guide to Ljubljana

A college town at heart, Ljubljana is a small capital packed with all of the amenities and little of the expense of similar cities around Europe. It boasts a particularly charming old town, not to mention a castle with its own vineyards in a forested park just a short walk from the center. Food, drink and hotels are all cheap, English is widely spoken, and locals are friendly and eager to help. What’s not to love?! Plan your stay with the help of our Ljubljana budget travel guide. More tips for ...
Tags: Travel, Europe, US, Hungary, Delta, Slovenia, Venice, Verona, Istanbul, Ljubljana, Turkish Airlines, Air France, Old Town, Dailycheapo, Sarajevo, Free Things To Do

Turkish businessman and activist detained by police

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish media say a prominent businessman and rights activist has been detained for questioning by police. Hurriyet newspaper and other media say Osman Kavala was detained late Wednesday at Istanbul’s main airport upon returning from a city in southern Turkey. The reason was not known. The government initiated a massive crackdown […]
Tags: News, Turkey, Ap, Istanbul, Ankara Turkey, Hurriyet, Nation & World, Osman Kavala

Turkey says it won’t buckle in visa dispute

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey’s foreign minister says the country won’t buckle under U.S. “impositions” as officials from both countries held discussions to try and resolve a dispute over visas. Strained ties between the two NATO allies deepened last week after Turkish authorities detained a Turkish employee of the U.S. Consulate in Istanbul. The U.S. halted […]
Tags: News, Turkey, Ap, Nato, Istanbul, Nation & World, Nation & World Politics

US States as European Countries – An Arbitrary Cultural Analysis

The world is a vast, yet tiny place and although the climates, cultures and skin tones vary greatly from place to place, there are an awful lot of similarities between Americaland and Euroland. It’s almost like we descended from the same primate or something… But because making broad generalizations about places, some of which we’ve never actually been to, is almost as fun as loading up a boat and crossing the Ocean – we present the following list of US States and their European counterparts. T...
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Pepe ‘the boss’ makes mark at Istanbul’s Besiktas

Istanbul (AFP) – After winning three Champions League titles and three La Liga titles with Real Madrid and Euro 2016 with Portugal, star defender Pepe could have been forgiven for resting on his laurels at new club Besiktas. But not a bit of it. Since joining the Black Eagles in Istanbul from Real Madrid over the summer, Pepe, 34, has stamped his authority on the Turkish champions and... Visit for the rest of the story.
Tags: Sport, Soccer, La Liga, Real Madrid, Portugal, Besiktas, Istanbul, Pepe, Afp, Black Eagles

Video: Blake Hazard, ‘Before the Ice’

On Nov. 3, Blake Hazard releases her first solo album since 2013, closing the book on an up-and-down period during which she: 1) released the break-up collection “The Eleanor Islands”; 2) battled malaise and ended up not touring behind it; 3) worked as guest vocalist for other artists; 4) met somebody new and moved to Istanbul for a year; 5) saw that relationship end and returned to L.A.; and 6) got the songwriting bug again. Hazard makes glass-half-full pop songs — on the surface, spry, sunny t...
Tags: Video, Music, Featured, Istanbul, Local Artist, Blake, Inara George, Blake Hazard, Thom Monahan, Moroccan Lounge, Jack Dragonetti

Antalya Film Forum Seeks to Bolster Turkish Film Industry in Troubled Times

The Antalya Film Forum is countering setbacks caused by the turbulent political situation in Turkey by taking on a greater role in fostering fresh local filmmaking that can travel globally. With other Turkish media markets teetering — Istanbul Discop TV mart was canceled last year due to security fears — this development and co-production platform […]
Tags: Turkey, Spotlight, Festivals, Istanbul, Mirsad Purivatra, Antalya Film Forum, Zeynep Atakan

Architecture & Photography: Archistanbul Series

Architecture & Photography: Archistanbul Series AoiroStudio Oct 13, 2017 Let's take you guys to another destination, Istanbul. We are taking a sight at its beautiful architecture from what is the most populous city in Turkey. Entitled: Archistanbul, it's a photo series by a Bulgaria-based designer named Mariyan Atanasov. He does a pretty good job to capture the tone of this series by adding a conceptual and abstract approach. Beautifully stunning and w...
Tags: Design, Turkey, Bulgaria, Istanbul, Sofia Bulgaria, Mariyan Atanasov, Mariyan

The Americans Detained in Turkey

Istanbul (CNN) -- The diplomatic row between Turkey and the United States unfolded rapidly over less than a week -- Turkey arrested a US consular staff member, Washington responded by freezing most of its visa services in the country and Ankara did the same.
Tags: News, Washington, US, Turkey, United States, Istanbul, Ankara

Erdogan says U.S. sacrificing strategic ally Turkey

By Ece Toksabay and Ercan Gurses ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan accused the United States on Thursday of mistreating a strategic ally, in a blistering speech which appeared to rule out swift resolution to a dispute between two NATO members jointly fighting Islamic State. Hours after Ankara announced officials would meet soon to settle differences, Erdogan accused the U.S. consulate in Istanbul of hiding an individual with links to a network he blames for last year's failed...
Tags: News, Turkey, United States, Nato, Erdogan, Istanbul, Ankara, Reuters, Tayyip Erdogan, Ece Toksabay, Ercan Gurses, Islamic State Hours

The world’s most exciting city? A compelling debate

In partnership with The Platinum Card® from American Express® You may recall that I was planning to attend an event hosted by 1843 Magazine and The Platinum Card from American Express recently – a debate in which five different cities, proposed by five different panellists, were put forward as contenders for the title of the […] The post The world’s most exciting city? A compelling debate appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Asia, Hong Kong, Europe, London, Featured, Mexico, China, Germany, Berlin, Turkey, United Kingdom, Mexico City, Middle East, American Express, North America, Istanbul

Istanbul Military Museum: Small Arms of the Ottoman Empire

This guest post has been submitted to TFB on behalf of Marawan​ M, an Egyptian firearms designer currently working in Turkey for a civilian Turkish firearms company. Recently he visited the Istanbul Military Museum and wrote up a summary of his visit along with accompanying photographs. This is Marawan​ M’s first guest post for TFB. […] Read More … The post Istanbul Military Museum: Small Arms of the Ottoman Empire appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
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