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Sofia – Istanbul rail link set to return as reconstruction on Turkish side completed

By   /  20/02/2017  /  Uncategorized  /  Comments Off on Sofia – Istanbul rail link set to return as reconstruction on Turkish side completed

  The railway link between Bulgaria’s capital Sofia and Turkey’s largest city Istanbul is set to return after the completion of reconstruction on the Turkish side, some months after Bulgaria completed the upgrade of the section between Plovdiv and the Kapikule border point. Turkey began its upgrade of the 292km section of railway line in […]

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Turkish Police arrest Reina nightclub attacker

By   /  17/01/2017  /  Social, TR Social, Turkey  /  Comments Off on Turkish Police arrest Reina nightclub attacker

Turkish authorities have arrested the terrorist who killed 39 people and injured 69 others on New Year’s Day at well known Istanbul nightclub Reina, late Monday night. According to Turkish Media information the Uzbek terrorist Abdülkadir Masharipov was arrested at the home of a Kyrgyz friend of his going by the name Abu Muhammed, in […]

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UPDATE: Explosion hits central Istanbul, blasts kill at least 13 people

By   /  10/12/2016  /  Social, TR Social, Turkey  /  Comments Off on UPDATE: Explosion hits central Istanbul, blasts kill at least 13 people

Two explosions near a football stadium in Istanbul, Turkey, have killed at least 13 people and injured many others, reports say. Turkish officials said the blasts, believed to be a car bomb and a suicide bomb, had targeted police officers. Witnesses heard gunfire after the attack, which happened two hours after fans had left the […]

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Fears over Hagia Sophia operating as a mosque

By   /  05/09/2013  /  Headlines, Social, TR Social, Turkey  /  Comments Off on Fears over Hagia Sophia operating as a mosque

  By Manolis Kostidis – The transformation of two historical churches of Hagia Sophia from museums to mosques, in Nicaea and Trabzon followed fears expressed by several priests of the Orthodox Ecumenical Patriarchate that certain lobbies in Turkey, demand the same transformation to apply even in Istanbul’s historical church. According to daily newspaper “Hürriyet”, this […]

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