Istanbul

32 suspects detained in Istanbul organized crime bust

Interior Minister Ali Yerlikaya has announced the detention of 32 suspects allegedly linked to an organized crime network in Istanbul.

In a post on social media, Yerlikaya revealed that the arrests were made during operations conducted across several districts of Istanbul - Beşiktaş, Avcılar, Esenyurt and Kağıthane.

Istanbul takes traffic measures as residents return after Eid

Authorities in Istanbul, a bustling metropolis home to 16 million, are implementing safety measures to enhance traffic flow and prevent accidents as citizens return home following the nine-day Eid holiday.

Istanbul Police Headquarters announced a series of traffic measures to be implemented between April 5 and 15, the period of the holiday and the second-semester break.

Recounts, renewal calls emerge after local elections

Following the local elections held on March 31, multiple parties have challenged various results, particularly in constituencies where the race was tightly contested, sparking a flurry of demands for recounts and calls for renewed elections.

In Istanbul, both the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) and the main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) have raised objections.

Istanbul Park prepares for new races in 2026 with new management

The new management of the Istanbul Park circuit, which has hosted the Turkish Grand Prix many times before, has been determined.

Can Science Education Institutions, a subsidiary of Can Holding, emerged as the sole bidder in the tender for Istanbul Park's Formula 1 track, in Istanbul's Tuzla district, winning a 30-year contract.

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