Showing posts with label Constantinople. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Constantinople. Show all posts

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Video: Heavy rain causes roads to flood, travel chaos in Istanbul

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Heavy rains that fell in recent hours caused the streets of Turkey's most populous city Istanbul to flood on Tuesday and led to major travel disruption.

Sunday, January 01, 2017

Istanbul nightclub attack kills 39 in New Year carnage

Thirty-nine people, including many foreigners, were killed when a gunman reportedly dressed as Santa Claus stormed an Istanbul nightclub as revellers were celebrating the New Year, the latest carnage to rock Turkey after a bloody 2016.

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Snow storm hits Istanbul, flights canceled

Turkish airlines on Wednesday canceled more than 170 flights as the first snowfall of the season hit Istanbul with a blizzard.

Saturday, August 01, 2015

World’s Widest Suspension Bridge Being Built Over Bosphorus

A new bridge, the widest in the world, being constructed over the Bosphorus Strait, will provide another transportation route connecting Europe and Asia.

Wednesday, June 03, 2015

Istanbul underwater tunnel approaching its ‘last meters’

An underground road tunnel under the mouth of the Bosphorus is meters from being completed, according to officials and project managers.

Friday, May 08, 2015

Four injured in ceiling collapse at Istanbul airport

Four people were injured on May 8 when the ceiling collapsed at part of the domestic terminal of Istanbul's Ataturk airport, Turkish media reports said.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Turkey to build giant undersea tunnel linking Asia and Europe. The tunnel will consist of two highways and a railway

Turkey announced here on Friday its plans to build a giant undersea three-floor tunnel that will pass through the Bosphorus Strait of Istanbul.

"Istanbul is a city which shapes history and deserves the best, including mega-projects" Turkey's Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said, while presenting the new project in an event organized by the Ministry of Transportation.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Simit sellers removed from central Istanbul

Street vendors selling simits, a local savoury pastry enjoyed by all walks of life, have been removed from central spots across Istanbul, with police citing widespread malpractice among unregistered simit sellers.

It is a tradition for many Turks to have simit for breakfast, and street vendors can generally be found at every main street, subway station or any other central point.

However, Tayfun Karaali, the head of the municipal police, said in a statement that the municipality had made such a decision to combat pirate simit sellers.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Asia and Europe to get Bosphorus rail link as Marmaray opens tomorrow. -The world’s deepest submerged underwater railway tunnel (62 meter at its deepest point)

The European and Asian sides of Istanbul (Constantinople) are to be connected for the first time with a railway tunnel constructed under the Bosphorus, officially opened tomorrow, the 90th anniversary of the foundation of the Turkish Republic.

A Turkish-Japanese consortium has realized the project, called the Marmaray, fulfilling a 150-year-old dream.

Before a press tour between the European and Asian sides of Istanbul prior to its official opening, Turkish Transportation Minister Binali Yıldırım said it was first suggested by Ottoman Sultan Abdülmecid and that projects were submitted by French, British and American architects under Abdülhamid II in 1891. But first technological, then financial difficulties prevented the project from coming to fruition until the late 1990s, when the first feasibility studies were started. The work actually started under Erdoğan’s government in 2005.

EL News