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  • Pakistan tennis trio off to Istanbul for friendly matches

    KARACHI: A three-member Pakistan tennis team will fly to Istanbul from Islamabad on Saturday on a 10-day visit to play friendly matches against Turkish players at Koza Tennis Academy...

    The trip has been arranged by the Pakistan Tennis Federation (PTF) to provide international exposure to the players, particularly, the youth...

  • Pakistan defence firms attend Istanbul fair

    ISLAMABAD: Leading defence manufacturing companies from the country are participating in a four-day International Defence Industry Fair (IDEF) in Istanbul, Turkey...

    Pakistan Ordnance Fact­ories, Pakistan Aero­nau­tical Complex, Heavy Indu­stries Taxila, Defence Export Promotion Orga­nisation etc are the leading participants from the country...

  • Pakistan to host Istanbul Process meeting on countering religious intolerance next year

    Pakistan will host the 8th meeting of the Istanbul Process next year with a focus to evolve responses to growing religious intolerance and discrimination based on religion or belief, the Foreign Office (FO) announced on Monday...

    The announcement in this regard was made by Federal Minister for Education Shafqat Mahmood today at The Hague, Netherlands during his keynote address at the 7th Istanbul Process meeting...

  • Turkish daredevil jumps from Istanbul’s Galata Tower in modern first

    ISTANBUL: Turkey’s best known base jumper on Thursday successfully leapt from the iconic Galata Tower in Istanbul, following in the footsteps of a legendary Ottoman aviator almost four centuries ago...

    A symbol of Istanbul and a major tourist hotspot, Galata Tower was built by the Genoese in 1348 and offers a spectacular panoramic view of the city overlooking the Golden Horn and the Bosphorus...

  • Turkish PM holds big election rally in Istanbul

    ISTANBUL: Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu on Sunday hosted the biggest rally yet of Turkey’s legislative election campaign, as the ruling party battles to maintain its total dominance of politics...

    Tens of thousands of people filled the gigantic outdoor area in the Maltepe district of Istanbul on the Sea of Marmara to hear Davutoglu, who said only the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) could be trusted with Turkey’s future in...

  • Discreet but proud: the Armenians of Istanbul

    ISTANBUL: Yasmin Rostomyan makes no big outward show of her origins but works daily to keep her Armenian heritage alive and preserve it for the future in modern Turkey...

    While the official community of Armenians is just 60,000 — mostly in Istanbul with tiny community elsewhere — the number of people of Armenian origin in Turkey is in reality far higher...

  • First meeting of ‘Heart of Asia - Istanbul Process’ held

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan hosted on Monday the first of the three meetings of senior officials of the Heart of Asia - Istanbul Process as a prelude to the Ministerial Conference scheduled for later this year...

    Fourteen participating countries, 16 supporting countries and 12 regional and international organisations are associated with the Heart of Asia – Istanbul Process...

  • Merchants of Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar fear for their future as evictions loom

    IN Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar, where eager traders usually hawk their wares to passersby, an entirely different noise echoes through the old shopping street...

    Their only worry is what else they can sell, after they have sold everything else already,” Eryilmaz says, adding that he tried to move his workshop to a more industrial zone on the outskirts of Istanbul, without success...

  • Turkish “Microangelo” tells Istanbul’s tale on miniature objects

    ANKARA: Following his morning stroll around Istanbul’s medieval Galata tower, Hasan Kale walks into a bulk food market to examine the goods that will make up his next canvas...

    A micro-artist renowned as Turkey’s Microangelo, a pun on Italian Renaissance master Michelangelo, Kale paints scenes from Istanbul on miniature objects or even food particles...

  • Meeting of pan-Islamic group held in Istanbul over Jerusalem tensions

    ISTANBUL: The main grouping of the world’s Muslim nations on Tuesday accused Israel of staging provocative actions and inflaming tensions with the Palestinians in a crisis over security measures at a key holy site in Jerusalem...

    Turkey hosted an extraordinary meeting in Istanbul of foreign ministers from the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) that Ankara called to discuss the tensions in its current capacity as chairman of the...

  • Turkey remembers Istanbul airport attack blamed on IS

    TURKEY on Wednesday marked one year since the triple suicide bombing and gun attack on its main international airport in Istanbul that left dozens dead and was blamed on IS...

    Late in the evening on June 28, 2016 three attackers shot randomly at passengers and staff at Istanbul’s Ataturk international airport before blowing themselves up...

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