Experts warn of risks from growing population density in Istanbul

Istanbul is underprepared for its booming population, and the sustainability of urban life will be at risk if the population continues to increase, experts have warned.

The debates on the sustainability of urban life in Istanbul became headlines again following the announcement of the population data for 2021 by the Turkish Statistical Institute (TÜİK).

Most expensive airline ticket sold at 33,000 Turkish Liras last year

The most expensive roundtrip and one-way airline tickets for international flights were sold at 33,000 Turkish Liras and 28,000 liras, respectively in 2021, a report has shown.

Air travel gained momentum last year after countries and carriers eased most of COVID-19-related measures, said, an online ticket sales company in its 2021 Travel Report.

Rain, strong winds disrupt daily life in Istanbul

Heavy rainfall disrupted daily life in Istanbul with strong winds taking over the Turkish metropolis as the Turkish State Meteorological Service (TSMS) issued "yellow" and "orange" alerts in 54 more provinces.

Istanbul was battered by downpours after a precipitous weather hailing from the Balkans that loomed over the city.