Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says the project is necessary for the safety of Istanbul amid growing ship traffic through the Bosphorus, one of the busiest maritime passages in the world.
Responding to a controversial statement by retired Turkish admirals, Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says the statement implicated a coup, insulted armed forces and attacked democracy.
Coronavirus lockdown in Turkey's biggest city of Istanbul has meant fewer ships and more fish in the strait of Bosphorus, encouraging the mammals to come closer to shore and prompting more frequent sightings.
Turkey will continue to use all diplomatic and military means to ensure stability to its south, including in Libya, says President Erdogan, adding Turkey's seismic exploration vessel Oruc Reis would soon be deployed.
Engineers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology say that had it been built, a design for a bridge in the transcontinental city would have been viable.
With Topkapi Palace, the administrative and residential power centre of the house of Ottomans, the Turkish government has inherited many valuable holy relics including the Prophet Muhammad's personal belongings.
The 55th edition of the Presidential Tour of Turkey cycle race began with 17 teams from around the world. Istanbul is the start and the finish point for this UCI World Tour event.
The Bosphorus might be tricky to navigate but as one of the world's busiest waterways it sees heavy traffic. One of the proposed aims of the Istanbul canal project is to reduce pressure on the strait while adding to Turkey's economy. Here's how.
Ahmet Ustunel lost his eyesight when he was three years old. But he decided to make kayaking his hobby and then went on to do what many thought was impossible.
Swimmers from 50 countries have raced from Asia to Europe in the 30th Bosphorus Cross-continental Swimming competition.
The Bosphorus, the world's second busiest shipping channel, has reopened after a cargo ship collided with a historic waterside mansion. Some say the incident highlights the city's need for a new waterway.
The crews of both ships are safe. All 78 Russian crew members of the Liman were accounted for after their ship collided with a Togo-flagged freighter off Istanbul's Black Sea coast.
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