Russia to declare intention to joint OPEC’s production freeze in Istanbul
Oct10

Russia to declare intention to joint OPEC’s production freeze in Istanbul

Later on Monday Russia will declare its intention to join the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries’ production freeze and likely output cut, a source in the Russian delegation at the World Energy Congress in Istanbul said. “Russia is going to vow support for the OPEC’s decision to freeze and even downscale output and to declare the intention to join the measure,” the source said. Russian President Vladimir Putin...

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Qatar Airways plane makes emergency landing in Istanbul
Aug18

Qatar Airways plane makes emergency landing in Istanbul

A Qatar Airways aircraft was forced to make an emergency landing at Istanbul’s Atatürk airport today after one of its engines caught fire shortly after takeoff, the broadcaster CNN Turk reported. The Airbus 330 had been heading to Doha. There were no immediate reports of any casualties.   Source: News Agencies, The Guardian

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Erdogan asserts control as Turkey coup bid falters… and world leaders want “peace and stability”
Jul16

Erdogan asserts control as Turkey coup bid falters… and world leaders want “peace and stability”

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan Saturday battled to regain control over Turkey after a coup bid by discontented soldiers, as signs grew that the most serious challenge to his 13 years of dominant rule was starting to falter. After hours of chaos unseen in decades, Erdogan ended uncertainty over his whereabouts, flying into Istanbul airport in the early hours where he made a defiant speech and was greeted by hundreds of supporters.  In...

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Istanbul Attack Very Similar To MW2’s No Russian; Are Video Games To Blame?
Jun29

Istanbul Attack Very Similar To MW2’s No Russian; Are Video Games To Blame?

The resemblance is uncanny. On June 28, the whole world stood in shock and fear for our fellow Turkish citizens as they experienced one of the biggest terrorist attacks in history, with 36 dead and over 140 people injured. However, in the midst of all this, while I was watching the news, I couldn’t help myself but see the resemblance between the events that happened and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2’s infamous mission “No Russian.” I...

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Istanbul airport bombing
Jun29

Istanbul airport bombing

At least 31 people died after three suicide bombers blew themselves up an airport in Istanbul on Tuesday (June 28). The suspects apparently detonated the explosives at the security check-in at the entrance to the airport’s international terminal as they exchanged gunfire with police. The airport is now closed until at least 8 p.m. on Wednesday. The scene around the airport has become chaos as authorities attempt to direct traffic in...

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