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Turkey star Tufan released after arrest in car probe

Istanbul (AFP) – Istanbul police on Tuesday detained Turkish international and Fenerbahce midfielder Ozan Tufan in a probe into the illegal import of luxury cars, releasing the football star after questioning. Prosecutors in the Istanbul district of Bakirkoy issued 46 arrest warrants for suspects including Tufan, the state-run Anadolu news agency said.  Tufan, 22, was then among an... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Sport, Turkey, Soccer, Istanbul, Fenerbahce, Afp, Bakirkoy, Anadolu, Ozan Tufan, Tufan


Don't Get Inked Without Checking Out These Rad Artists On Instagram

Tattoos tend to be unique to the people getting them, but even the most creative minds have mood — and Instagram — boards filled with inspiration. Whether you love colorful, splashy designs or are more into minimal, dotted lines, there's nothing wrong with having a wandering eye for tattoos. The more you check out, the more ideas you'll get, the better your creation will come out.Of course, this isn't to say you or your artist will, or should, plagiarize other's work. However, we do suggest yo...
Tags: Facebook, Fashion, Music, Instagram, Pippa Middleton, Seoul, Istanbul, Montgomery, Halsey, Santana, MEGHAN MARKLE


Cevdet Erek - Flow 1

For his debut LP, Istanbul musician and sound designer Cevdet Erek offers Davul, seven improvisations for the eponymous instrument culled from a two-day recording session in Berlin — though the final sequence was prepared without editing or overdubs.… (in post Premiere: Cevdet Erek – “Flow 1” from Decoder Magazine. More by this artist at )
Tags: Music, Berlin, Istanbul, Cevdet Erek


Turkey international Tufan held in luxury car probe

Istanbul (AFP) – Istanbul police on Tuesday detained Turkish football international and Fenerbahce midfielder Ozan Tufan and several other suspects in a probe into the illegal import of luxury cars, state media said. Prosecutors in the Istanbul district of Bakirkoy issued 46 arrest warrants for suspects including Tufan, the state-run Anadolu news agency said.  Tufan, 22, was then among... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Sport, Turkey, Soccer, Istanbul, Fenerbahce, Afp, Bakirkoy, Anadolu, Ozan Tufan, Tufan


Video May Show The Order That Sent Erdogan's Guards To Beat Up U.S. Protesters

A video of last week’s vicious attack on American protesters in Washington, D.C., may show the moment an order was given to set Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s beefy security gang upon the demonstrators. It’s not clear who gave the order last Tuesday to attack protesters across the street from the Turkish ambassador’s house. But in a video taken by Voice of America, a U.S. government-funded news source, someone can be heard saying what sounds like “Come, come, come!” and “He says attac...
Tags: News, Washington, Turkey, United States, Fox News, Secret Service, Erdogan, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, John Mccain, Msnbc, Donald Trump, The Washington Post, Istanbul, Huffington Post, Trump, Breitbart


Country For Syria - In The States

“In The States” was meant to be a fairly simple song for Country For Syria, a “vacation song” of sorts, explains the Istanbul-based country music collective’s co-founder, Owen Harris. After the sprawling group, whose members are American, Syrian,… (in post Story of a Song: Country For Syria from Bandcamp Daily. More by this artist at )
Tags: Music, Syria, States, Istanbul, Owen Harris


Turkey partially destroys IS-attacked Istanbul nightclub

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey’s state-run news agency says authorities have partially destroyed the upscale Istanbul nightclub where an Islamic State extremist killed 39 people during New Year’s celebrations. The Anadolu Agency says parts of Reina nightclub, on the shores of the Bosporus, were demolished Monday by Istanbul’s municipality, which cited a breach of construction regulations. […]
Tags: News, Islamic State, Turkey, Ap, World, Istanbul, Reina, Anadolu Agency, Nation & World


Turkey: Man detained on US plane just wanted 1st class seat

ISTANBUL (AP) " Turkey's official news agency says the FBI has detained a Turkish man who attempted to sit in first class on a Los Angeles-Honolulu flight.The Anadolu news agency reported Sunday that 25-year-old Anil Tuvanc Uskanli... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, US, Turkey, Fbi, Istanbul, AP Turkey, Los Angeles Honolulu, Anil Tuvanc Uskanli


Amnesty slams Turkey over ‘arbitrary’ crackdown on employees

ISTANBUL (AP) — A leading rights group has slammed Turkey for dismissing tens of thousands of public employees after last summer’s failed coup.  In a report published Monday, Amnesty International said measures taken after the July 15 coup attempt caused an “unprecedented crackdown and mass dismissals,” violating freedom of expression, association and the right to […]
Tags: News, Turkey, Ap, Amnesty International, Istanbul, Nation & World


Turkey: Man detained on US plane just wanted 1st class seat

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey’s official news agency says the FBI has detained a Turkish man who attempted to sit in first class on a Los Angeles-Honolulu flight. The Anadolu news agency reported Sunday that 25-year-old Anil Tuvanc Uskanli bought an economy ticket on American Airlines Flight 31 but left his seat to try first class. […]
Tags: Travel, Business, News, US, Turkey, Ap, Fbi, Istanbul, American Airlines, Nation & World, Los Angeles Honolulu, Anil Tuvanc Uskanli


Erdogan to return to Turkey’s ruling party as its chairman

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party on Sunday kicked off a congress to re-elect President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as its chairman after last month’s referendum. Erdogan will return to lead the party he co-founded after Sunday’s extraordinary congress in Ankara, since last month’s referendum removed a constitutional requirement that presidents be neutral […]
Tags: News, Turkey, Ap, Erdogan, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Istanbul, Ankara, Justice and Development Party, Nation & World, Nation & World Politics


Critical Turkish newspaper publishes blank issue in protest

ISTANBUL (AP) — A Turkish opposition paper has published a “May 19 Press Freedom Special Edition,” left blank in protest of detentions of some staff members. Saturday’s edition of the Sozcu newspaper carried empty columns with writers’ names and also left the weather blank. It was a response to Friday’s detentions of Mediha Olgun, the […]
Tags: News, Ap, Istanbul, Nation & World, Mediha Olgun


Trump Admin Faces Growing Calls For Response To Attack By Turkish Guards

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is facing growing calls for a forceful response to violence on American soil by Turkish presidential guards who were briefly detained this week but then set free. The unseemly incident is adding to U.S.-Turkish tensions compounded by a spat over U.S. war strategy against the Islamic State group in Syria. The United States said Thursday it had summoned Turkey’s ambassador to the State Department, where the No. 2-ranked U.S. diplomat raised concerns about...
Tags: News, Washington, Islamic State, Turkey, Syria, Ap, United States, Nato, House, Associated Press, Erdogan, State Department, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Msnbc, Donald Trump, Istanbul


It's A Problem That America Is Still Unable To Admit That It Will Become #2 To China

Kishore Mahbubani is a former diplomat from Singapore and is currently dean and professor of public policy at the Lee Kuan Yew School at the National University of Singapore. He spoke to the The WorldPost from Singapore in a wide-ranging interview about globalization, immigration, U.S. President Donald Trump and Brexit. For all its benefits, where has globalization failed key domestic constituencies and why?  Globalization has not failed. All discussions on globalization are distorted because W...
Tags: Asia, Europe, Japan, News, North Korea, France, China, Singapore, Africa, America, Eu, European Union, Beijing, West, Canada, Xi Jinping


Warrants issued for 4 people at critical newspaper in Turkey

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey’s state-run news agency says detention warrants have been issued for four people at an opposition newspaper. The Anadolu news agency said Friday the warrants against the nationalist Sozcu newspaper’s owner and three others were for committing crimes on behalf of the network of U.S.-based cleric Fethullah Gulen without being members. The […]
Tags: News, Turkey, Ap, Istanbul, Fethullah Gülen, Nation & World, Sozcu, The Anadolu


Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard sends heartfelt message to retiring Xabi Alonso

Steven Gerrard and Xabi Alonso. The answer provided by most Liverpool fans when questioned on the club’s greatest midfield pairing of the last 20 years. Stevie G Whilst English legend Gerrard called time on his career last November after a stint playing in the MLS, his one-time partner will follow suit and hang up his boots this Saturday after Bayern Munich’s Bundesliga game versus Freiburg at the Allianz Arena. Winner Alonso, at 35, will call time on a remarkable career, having won everythi...
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Premier League, La Liga, Liverpool, Steven Gerrard, Bayern Munich, Gerrard, Stevie G, Istanbul, Freiburg, Xabi Alonso, Alonso, Allianz Arena, 101GG Videos, Bayern Germany


Lawmakers Demand Swift Action For Turkish Embassy Violence

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top congressional Republicans are demanding the Trump administration take swift and severe action against the Turkish government in response to violence involving members of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s security detail, with one saying the U.S. “should throw their ambassador the hell out of the United States of America.” Sen. John McCain of Arizona, the chairman of the Armed Services Committee, expressed outrage Thursday at video that appears to show Erdogan’s bodyguards vi...
Tags: Florida, Texas, News, California, Washington, Senate, White House, Islamic State, Turkey, Syria, Ap, Ted Cruz, Arizona, Marco Rubio, Associated Press, Erdogan


Turkey demands US fire envoy in spat over Syrian Kurds

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey’s leader told Donald Trump that his country will keep on fighting Syrian Kurdish militants even though they are a key U.S. ally against the Islamic State group, Turkey’s foreign minister said Thursday, adding that a top U.S. envoy should be fired for backing the Kurds. Turkey considers the People’s Protection Units, […]
Tags: News, Islamic State, US, Turkey, Ap, Donald Trump, Istanbul, Nation & World


25 Things I Learned the Hard Way While Traveling

One thing is true about travel — we learn a lot of lessons along the way. And many of those lessons are the result of making major mistakes on the road. Not blogging errors. Not life errors. Just good old-fashioned travel errors. I thought it might be nice to share them with you. 25 mistakes from 25 different countries. Just so the same things don’t happen to you. China: Don’t fly through smaller Chinese cities. Man, I thought I was so smart for getting that flight deal: just $400 from Dub...
Tags: Asia, South Korea, Hong Kong, Europe, Japan, UK, England, New York, Featured, Bali, Indonesia, France, China, Germany, Berlin, Blog


Syrian Women Have A Message: Drop Earrings, Not Bombs

Thanks to a new handcrafts initiative in Istanbul, Syrian refugee women find confidence and artistic expression making earrings, as well as providing extra income for their households. ISTANBUL – Emerging from a crowd of around a dozen women, Farida, a 32-year-old Syrian refugee living in Istanbul, stood in front of a cabinet full of bright and colorful threads and beads. Looking at the materials with friends, she mused what color she should use for her next earring project. “Let’s not use ...
Tags: News, Research, Turkey, Syria, University of Oxford, UNHCR, Istanbul, Huffington Post, Aleppo, Jesselyn Cook, Farida, Joubert, Fatih, Aline Joubert, International Migration Institute


New York City's 40 Best Coffee Shops

Photo: Courtesy of Two Hands. In New York City, you’re never more than a block away from a Starbucks; they are as bountiful as pigeons in this city. But, if you’re willing to look, there are also loads of independent cafes out there — warm, cozy spaces that smell like heaven and are extra-special because they belong to you and you alone (or at least they feel like they do). This list is a celebration of those happy spots where every barista knows your name. Gasoline Alley Coffee A fitting n...
Tags: Facebook, Fashion, Music, Japan, Instagram, France, New York City, Amc, Turkey, Atlantic, Brooklyn, Paris, Italy, Broadway, Manhattan, Starbucks


These Artists Are Adding a New Dimension to Photography

Photogrammetry lets you see the inside and outside of an object
Tags: Photography, News, Uncategorized, Photo, Hotel, Istanbul, Oddviz, Photogrammetry


Besiktas fan begs Dusko Tosic’s wife Jelena Karleusa for special favour

Besiktas & the Turkish title With two games remaining in the Turkish season, Besiktas are in pole position to win the Super Lig for the second season in a row, and for the 15th time in the club’s esteemed history. On Monday night Besiktas won 2-0 away at Bursaspor, as the Istanbul club opened up a two point lead above Istanbul Basaksehir in the table. If Besiktas beat Kasimpasa (away) and Gaziantepspor (home) in their remaining fixtures the title will be theirs. A special request One Besiktas...
Tags: Social, News, Instagram, Wikipedia, Sport, Soccer, Besiktas, Istanbul, Bursaspor, Kasimpasa, Süper Lig, Gaziantepspor, Tosic, Jelena, Istanbul Basaksehir, Dusko Tosic


Turkish opposition urges Trump to prod Erdogan on rights

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish opposition members and human rights defenders are urging President Donald Trump to raise the issue of Turkey’s deteriorating human rights and democracy in talks with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday. Erdogan is scheduled to meet with Trump at the White House for discussions expected to center on the friction between […]
Tags: News, White House, Turkey, Ap, Erdogan, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Donald Trump, Istanbul, Trump, Nation & World, Nation & World Politics


From where will the next big earthquake hit the city of Istanbul?

Scientists reckon with an earthquake with a magnitude of 7 or greater in this region in the coming years. The extent of such seismic threat to this Turkish city of Istanbul actually depends on how strongly the tectonic plates are entangled and on the exact nucleation point of the earthquake. A team led by Marco Bohnhoff from the GFZ German Research Centre for Geoscience now presents a study indicating that the next major earthquake is more likely to originate in Istanbul's eastern Marmara Sea.
Tags: Science, Istanbul, Marco Bohnhoff, GFZ German Research Centre for Geoscience


The Absolute Best Places To Travel By Train

Between TSA horror stories, epic security lines and massive delays, we’re pretty wary of flying lately. And considering gas prices and traffic, it’s not much better to drive. If you can swing the extra time, traveling by train is a relaxing way to take in the sights without, you know, the hassle of modern travel. Here, the five best journeys to embark on now. Related: Awesome Trips to Take This Summer If You’re Not Keen on Flying THE GHAN EXPEDITION THROUGH AUSTRALIA Short for the Afghan Express...
Tags: Travel, Australia, Singapore, Canada, Paris, Italy, Switzerland, Adelaide, Jasper, Vancouver, Whistler, Bangkok, Istanbul, Huffington Post, Darwin, Banff


Man United in talks with Trabzonspor about a midfielder

Trabzonspor & Man United Trabzonspor are one of the top clubs in Turkey. With five rounds of the domestic season remaining, Trabzonspor are fifth in the table, six points behind Istanbul giants Galatasaray. The Super Lig side have already started their plans for the summer, and Trabzonspor president Muharrem Usta has confirmed he’s in talks with Manchester United about signing a midfielder from Old Trafford. United fans will be happy The player on Trabzonspor’s summer shopping list in United’...
Tags: News, Sport, Turkey, Soccer, Manchester United, Marouane Fellaini, Everton, Transfer News, Transfers, Belgium, Istanbul, Galatasaray, United, Trabzonspor, Fellaini, Old Trafford United


Traffic accident in Turkey kills at least 20 local people

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish authorities say at least 20 people have died and 11 others are in critical condition after a tour bus tipped over. The governor of Mugla province, Amir Cicek, said the bus tipped over at a road bend as it was traveling from the coastal province of Izmir to the Marmaris tourist […]
Tags: News, Turkey, Ap, Istanbul, Izmir, MARMARIS, Mugla, Nation & World, Amir Cicek


Bus tips over in Turkey, killing at least 23 people

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish authorities say at least 23 people have died and 11 others are in critical condition after a tour bus tipped over, fell 15 meters (50 feet) down a cliff and then hit a car on a serpentine mountain road. Deputy governor of Mugla province, Kamil Koten, told Turkey’s state-run Anadolu news […]
Tags: News, Turkey, Ap, Istanbul, Mugla, Nation & World, Kamil Koten


Turkey detains ex-stock exchange workers over links to coup

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) " Turkey's state-run news agency says police have detained 62 former employees of the Istanbul stock exchange over their alleged links to a U.S.-based Muslim cleric blamed for last year's coup attempt.Anadolu... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Turkey, Muslim, Istanbul, Ankara Turkey