Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says the project is necessary for the safety of Istanbul amid growing ship traffic through the Bosphorus, one of the busiest maritime passages in the world.
Russia's deputy foreign minister raised concerns over what he said was increasing Black Sea naval activity by powers that did not have a coastline in the region, an apparent reference to the United States.
Apart from giving refuge to the troubled and destitute, the city also stole the heart of many renowned artists, thinkers and philosophers.
The city municipality has re-started construction of a pedestrian walkway by Semsi Pasa Mosque, years after public outcry had halted it. Here’s what Istanbullites have to say about the project.
Coastal police with tugboats prevent maritime accident by taking control of drifting Greek-registered oil tanker that suffered engine failure on its way to Black Sea.
From the 1950s to the 1990s, Istanbul’s historic Golden Horn was a prime dumping spot for industrial waste - but all that has changed. This is the story of how Istanbul reversed the damage.
More than 2,200 swimmers from around 50 countries took part in the 29th Samsung Cross-Continental Swimming Race organised on Sunday by the Turkish Olympic Committee in Istanbul.
The first road tunnel under the Bosphorus in Turkey's biggest city will significantly reduce travel time between Istanbul's Asian and European sides.
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