Contrasts make Istanbul more attractive to tourists

What makes Istanbul attractive to tourists are its contrasts, according to a seasoned guide. "There are few cities which harbor so much diversity," said Serhan Güngör to Hürriyet Daily News. "The social-cultural cleavages lead to dramatic differences which are very interesting for an outsider to watch and observe," according to Güngör.

‘100 mln liras to be paid to late footballer’s family’

The total compensation which will be paid to the family of the late Czech footballer Josef Sural who died in a traffic accident in central Turkey in April is expected to be around 100 million Turkish Liras ($16.5 million), Hürriyet columnist Noyan Doğan has said, basing the number on expert reports.

We wanted to portray our support for our ally Turkey: US Joint Chiefs of Staff

The U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff told the Hürriyet Daily News on March 6 that they wanted to portray their support for their "Turkish ally and reinforce that the U.S. and Turkey enjoy a strong relationship," in a statement when asked about Turkey-themed photos the U.S. military posted on its Twitter account.

Russia 'open to Turkish ops in Syria under Adana Agreement'

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Russian leader Vladimir Putin and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani have once again met in the Russian city of Sochi to determine the fate of Syria. Putin's spokesperson Dmitry Peskov gave an interview to Hürriyet Daily News right after the trilateral summit. Peskov answered our questions in Turkish.

Q: How was the summit?