Saad Hasan is a staff writer at TRT World.
Istanbul’s rough and tough taxi drivers, notorious for their bad behaviour, have taken on the ride-hailing app, which is accused of skirting local regulations to connect passengers with the closest rides available.
At a recent meeting of an international terrorist financing watchdog, Islamabad lost support of close allies China and Saudi Arabia, exposing the country to the risk of economic fallout.
Rao Anwar is one of Karachi's most dreaded police officers. His recent target turned out to be a civilian who aspired to be a fashion model, triggering protests and raising doubts over his role in previous shootouts.
A lot of the work that goes into making a t-shirt or a pair of jeans has been automated, except for cutting and sewing. Now machines are taking over one of these last surviving manual jobs, which humans have performed for hundreds of years.
Ever since the US imposed sanctions on Iran, several individuals and institutions have violated them, but rarely has Washington taken as aggressive a stance as it has against Turkey.
For years, the world’s super rich and multinational corporations have used offshore centres to conceal profits, evade taxes and hide their wealth. Can this daylight robbery be stopped?
Cengiz Kocak, Turkey’s most prolific BASE jumper, has leaped off high-rise buildings, telephone towers and hills. He says he does it to remind himself that he's not dead yet. Next on his list is Istanbul's historic Galata Tower.
Moody’s, Standard & Poor’s and Fitch — these rating giants, along with multinational financial institutions, downgraded Turkey’s economic outlook. So how did Turkey turn things around?
Orouba Barakat, a lifelong anti-Assad activist, and her daughter Halla were murdered in their apartment in Istanbul. The lead suspect is a family member who confessed. Their family had opposed the Assads for half a century. Who were the Barakats?
Ahmet Ustunel’s bid to kayak solo across Istanbul’s famous waterway means developing an electronic navigational guide for the visually impaired. His project draws inspiration from some extraordinary inventors, some of whom are themselves blind.
Hizb-ut-Tahrir appeared on the scene as a modern anti-capitalist force looking to unite Muslims globally. They operate in the UK and Australia. But many Muslim countries have banned the group with Indonesia being the latest one.
The worst-performing currency among major emerging economies is also one of the most undervalued - but not for long, says one fund manager.
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