Tarlabasi, a patchwork of Istanbul’s migrant communities, comes together during the breaking of the fast.
While some young people appreciate rapid transformation in the city, many others feel there's much more to do to preserve Istanbul's charm.
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan voted for "First Iftar of Turkish Soldiers" in the news category, "Ali and his cat" in the life category, and "Sultans of Karate" in the sports category for Anadolu Agency's Photos of the Year awards.
The Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality has made huge investments to develop its metro systems, we take you on a tour of where it stands, and which directions it's going in.
Istanbul's first automated metro system on the city's Anatolian side is serving close to 200,000 passengers a day, according to Metro Istanbul.
Three suspected Daesh militants armed with automatic weapons stormed Ataturk International Airport in Istanbul and detonated their suicide vests in June 2016, killing 45 people and injuring 163 others.
Turkish officials expect the ban to be lifted after the US delegation's visit to Ataturk Airport to inspect the newly implemented security measures.
Istanbul's Ataturk airport is a major transportation hub for passengers from the Middle East heading to Europe or the US. Dozens of people have been turned away from their flights since the US president's order was issued on Friday.
The first road tunnel linking Europe and Asia has opened. The tunnel runs under the Bosphorus 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.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday inaugurated Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge – the third bridge to link Europe and Asia across the Bosphorus.
A large number of people from every walk of life gathered at the Bosphorus Bridge chanting "We are at the place where it all began".
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