Many ferry services in Turkey's biggest metropolis were canceled on Fe. 27 due to strong winds, causing disruptions in daily life.
In a statement, Istanbul Sea Bus Company (IDO) said it had canceled some of its services, including intercity lines between Istanbul and Bursa in addition to some intracity ones.
The Turkish railways have posted record figures in freight and passenger transportation for 2019, the country's transport minister said.
The total passenger numbers through Turkey's railways reached 149.8 million, said Cahit Turhan on Feb. 25.
The number of passengers travelled through high-speed trains grew 2 percent year-on-year to 8.3 million in 2019, he said.
Education Minister Niki Kerameus paid a visit to the Istanbul-based Ecumenical Patriarch Vartholomaios on Friday and also visited the Greek Orthodox Lyceum in the Phanar (known in Greek as the Great School of the Nation), the Zappeion School, as well as the Zografeion Lyceum.
Kerameus told Vartholomaios she visited the schools in order to express the support of her ministry.
A total of 135 irregular migrants were held in Turkey's largest metropolis Istanbul, state-run Anadolu Agency reported on Feb. 12.
This came as police conducted an operation as part of security efforts against irregular migration and human smuggling, Anadolu Agency cited anonymous sources as saying.
State-run Turkish Petroleum Corporation (TPAO) has added another drilling vessel to its fleet for $37.5 million, according to a prominent Turkish maritime publication.
Sertao, moored at Port Talbot in Britain for two years, was acquired by TPAO in an auction, Istanbul-based Denizcilik Dergisi (Maritime Magazine) reported on Feb. 8.