Istanbul

Turkey bids farewell to veteran actress Fatma Girik

Veteran actress Fatma Girik, who died on Jan. 24 at a hospital where she was being treated, was laid to rest following commemoration ceremonies held in Istanbul yesterday.

The funeral which was planned to take place on Jan. 25 had been postponed due to heavy snowfall and blizzards that crippled life in Turkey's northwest.

Heavy Snow Blankets, Stops Life in, Istanbul

Heavy snow in Turkey that started on Sunday night has brought life in Istanbul and Turkish Thrace to a standstill. Schools were cancelled, university exams postponed and all flights at Istanbul Airport were cancelled.

The snow is expected to continue on Monday and Tuesday especially on the European side of Istanbul and Turkish Thrace.

Historical Istanbul cemetery plundered by treasure hunters

A 400-year-old Istanbul cemetery that includes the tombs of figures who served in Ottoman palaces has been plundered by treasure hunters.

The tombs at the Ayrılık Çeşme Cemetery on Istanbul's Asian side have been looted or damaged by unidentified people who dug the area illegally with the goal of finding gold and historical artifacts, according to a claim made by an expert.

TV journalist arrested for ‘insulting’ president

A Turkish TV journalist was arrested late on Jan. 22 for comments she made on air about President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.

Within the scope of the investigation started by the Istanbul Prosecutor's Office, police detained Sedef Kabaş at 2 a.m. on Jan. 22.

Appearing in court, Kabaş said she had no intention to "insult the president."

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