Istanbul

Turkish officials bust record amount of methamphetamine

Istanbul police have seized 1.1 tons of methamphetamine, a record amount of a potent central nervous system stimulant used as a recreational drug, during simultaneous anti-drug operations held on May 24.

"A big anti-drug operation. Congratulations to Turkish police," Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu said in a tweet.

Camping trailer enthusiasts to meet in Istanbul on weekend

Turkey's largest festival for camping trailer enthusiasts will take place in Istanbul's district of Kilyos on the Black Sea coast this weekend.

"İstanbul Karavan Festivali" will bring together hundreds of trail owners, outdoor sports experts and nature lovers on an area of 40 hectares between May 13 and 15.

French actor in Istanbul to monitor yacht’s renovation

World-renowned French actor Gerard Depardieu has visited Istanbul's shipyards center in the district of Tuzla to monitor renovation works of his trawler, which is being converted into a yacht.

Getting briefed by Turkish yacht designers, the 73-year-old actor boasted about Turkish yachting in an interview on May 7.

Istanbul Airport breaks record for number of flights, passengers

Istanbul Airport broke a new record on the number of daily flights and passengers on April 30, with the beginning of the three-day Eid holiday, the first holiday after two years of strict coronavirus pandemic measures, the country's transportation and infrastructure minister has said.

Trabzon to celebrate first title in decades

The Black Sea province of Trabzon is ready for joyous celebrations this weekend as the city's beloved football team, Trabzonspor, counts down the hours to claim its first Turkish league title in almost four decades.

A draw will be enough for the Süper Lig leader on April 30 against Antalyaspor to claim the league trophy with three weeks still to go.

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