Istanbul world's 2nd worst city in stop-start traffic

Istanbul is now the world?s second worst city in the in terms of stop-start traffic, according to a new study by lubricating oil firm Castrol.

Drivers in Istanbul made an average of 32,520 stop-starts in 2014, an increase of 1,320 times less in 2013, according to the study conducted by Castrol Magnatec in 78 cities from 36 countries.

Be?ikta?' Swedish back Milosevic not stranger to Istanbul tear gas

Serbian-origin Swedish center back Alexander Milosevic, the new arrival of Turkey?s Be?ikta? football club, has said this was not his first time in the country, as he tasted the police tear gas in the summer of 2013 during a U-21 national game at Istanbul?s Kas?mpa?a stadium near the core of the Gezi Park protests.

Why was Turkey present in Paris but not on Hrant Dink's march?

If I had not read Hayko Ba?dat?s article last week in daily Taraf, I would not have realized that there are more similarities  than meet the eye between the Charlie Hebdo killings and the murder of Turkish-Armenian journalist Hrant Dink. Their common point is not limited to both incidents being attacks on freedom of expression.

Hrant Dink commemorated on 8th year of murder

Mourners have marched in Istanbul to commemorate Turkish-Armenian journalist Hrant Dink, on the 8th anniversary of his killing.

The march started 1:30 p.m. on Jan. 19 from Taksim Square and ended with a homage to Dink in front of the Armenian weekly Agos newspaper's office building in the Pangalt? neighborhood of the ?i?li district.

Istanbul's official website opens

A new website, Istanbul?s first official digital promotional platform, has gone online, created as a result of the Istanbul Governor?s Office?s ?Digital Platform Project.?

According to the website?s management, the Istanbul Convention and Visitors Bureau, ? has been is designed to bring together all services available in the city under one roof.

Turkey luring international investors: London Stock Exchange

There remains a lot of interest in Turkey among international investors, a London Stock Exchange official told Anadolu Agency on Jan. 16.

Borsa Istanbul, Turkey's main stock exchange, signed a deal on Jan. 13 allowing the London Stock Exchange to list futures and options based on the BIST 30 Index and on leading Turkish stocks. The deal is subject to regulatory approval.