Istanbul's main airport improves traffic record

Atatürk Airport in Istanbul broke its air traffic record on May 14 when a total of 1,375 planes took off and landed.

Landings and take-offs from Istanbul's main airport increase as summer season opens.

Do?an News Agency reported on May 16 that the latest record came as the efforts to expand Atatürk Airport continued.

Turkey captures 190 migrants in three separate incidents

A total of 190 migrants have been captured in multiple locations in northwestern Turkey.

Some 113 migrants consisting of Afghans and Syrians were captured in an operation by the Turkish Coast Guard May 14 off the coast of the Ayvac?k district in the northwestern Çanakkale province. The migrants were trying to reach the Greek island of Lesbos on a boat. 

Air rail between Ba?ak?ehir and Halkal? approved by Istanbul municipality

The Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (?BB) council approved a transportation project which includes an air rail (havaray) system between the Ba?ak?ehir and Halkal? districts on its European side, in an attempt to improve the city?s traffic congestion problem, despite objections from the opposition.

AFP Turkey photography exhibition in Istanbul

Agence France-Presse is holding its first exhibition at the Municipality Art Gallery of Caddebostan Culture Center in Istanbul's Kad?köy neighborhood. 

The exhibition is a display of photographs from renowned photojournalists Bülent K?l?ç, Ozan Köse, Adem Altan and Gürcan Öztürk. These photographs have been published around the world, earning prizes and acclaim for their takers.