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Passengers say crumpled plane landed very fast in Istanbul

Passengers who lived through the crash landing in Istanbul that killed three people and left a Turkish airliner crumpled into pieces say the plane’s descent felt unusually fast.


Opposition win in Istanbul a blow to Turkey’s Erdogan

The opposition candidate for mayor of Istanbul has celebrated a landmark win in a repeat election that ended weeks of political tension and broke the long hold President Recep Tayyip …


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 4, 2018

EWU ranks among nation’s top universities for accepting Saudi-funded tuition

The first time Hashim Akeel saw Cheney, he was struck by how small it was. It was 2015 and Akeel, from Saudi Arabia, drove over from the west side to …


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 7, 2018

Turkish president calls Khashoggi’s disappearance ‘very, very upsetting’

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday that he was closely following the investigation into the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, calling it “very, very upsetting,” but stopped short of …


German journalist stands trial in Turkey on terror charges

A German journalist who was arrested in Turkey denied terror-related accusations as a trial against her opened in a Turkish court Wednesday.


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 16, 2017

Reports: Istanbul nightclub attacker who killed 39 caught

A gunman suspected of killing 39 people during a New Year’s attack on an Istanbul nightclub has been caught in a police operation, Turkish media reports said early Tuesday.


Turkey’s tourism takes big hit after extremist attacks

The once bustling Grand Bazaar in Istanbul is astonishingly quiet. The shops and restaurants in the city’s trendy Istiklal Street are all but empty of foreign customers and the hotels …


IS makes unusual claim of responsibility for Turkey attack

The Islamic State group on Monday made an unusual claim of responsibility for a major terrorist attack in Turkey, saying a “soldier of the caliphate” carried out the mass shooting …


WNBA players were near site of Istanbul attack, coach says

A handful of WNBA players, including Essence Carson, Chelsea Gray and Jantel Lavender of the Los Angeles Sparks, were next door to a deadly shooting in a nightclub in Istanbul …


New Year’s attack on packed Istanbul club leaves 35 dead

An assailant believed to have been dressed in a Santa Claus costume opened fire at a nightclub in Istanbul during New Year’s celebrations Saturday, killing at least 35 people and …


Kurdish militants claim bomb that killed 14 Turkish soldiers

A Kurdish militant group has claimed responsibility for Saturday’s car bomb in central Turkey that killed 14 off-duty soldiers and wounded 55.


Twin blasts near Istanbul soccer stadium kill 29 , wound 166

Two explosions struck Saturday night outside a major soccer stadium in Istanbul after fans had gone home, in an attack that caused fatalities and wounded at least 20 police officers, …


US orders families of consulate workers in Istanbul to leave

The State Department is ordering family members of employees posted to the U.S. Consulate General in Istanbul to leave because of security concerns.


Death toll hits 54 in Turkish wedding bombing

The death toll from the weekend suicide bombing at a Kurdish wedding in southern Turkey has risen to 54, CNN Turk reported Monday, with at least 29 of the dead …


Massive Turkish anti-coup rally packs Istanbul waterfront area

Turkey will continue fighting whatever powers seek to undermine the government, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed Sunday as he addressed a massive flag-waving rally in Istanbul in the wake of …


Turkey seizes over 2,250 schools, foundations, hospitals

In a new tactic against suspected coup plotters, Turkey on Saturday announced it had seized more than 2,250 social, educational or health care institutions and facilities that it claims pose …


Istanbul airport attack: 52 wounded still hospitalized

Fifty-two people are still being treated in the hospital four days after suicide bombing attacks at Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport killed at least 44 others, the city’s governor said Saturday.


UPDATED: Tue., June 28, 2016

Suicide blasts kill dozens at Istanbul airport

Suicide attackers killed dozens and wounded more than 140 at Istanbul’s busy Ataturk Airport, as Turkish officials blamed Tuesday’s massacre at the international terminal on three suspected Islamic State group …


Five-story building collapses in Istanbul

A five-story building collapsed in the Turkish city of Istanbul on Friday but it appears no one was trapped inside, according to local officials.


Meghan Nuttall Sayres: Bookstore anchors Syrian community in Istanbul

Couple who fled Damascus after bombing try to create cultural bridge.