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Gli the cat can stay even as Istanbul's Hagia Sophia changes

The grey cat with shining green, crossed eyes, has become a favorite with visitors, including former US President Barack Obama, who was filmed stroking her during a trip in 2009.

By REUTERS
24/07/2020
Hagia Sophia mosaics to be covered with curtains during Muslim prayers

Hagia Sophia dates back to the sixth century and has a history as both a church and a mosque before it was turned into a museum.

By REUTERS
20/07/2020
Russian Orthodox Church concerned about Hagia Sophia mosque plans

Hagia Sophia is one of Turkey's most visited sites, attracting over 30 million visitors since 2007. It has been a museum since 1935.

First responders look inside the Pegasus Airlines Boeing 737-86J plane, after it overran the runway
Two Israelis injured in Turkey plane accident that killed three

The wounded were being treated at 18 nearby hospitals.

06/02/2020
First responders look inside the Pegasus Airlines Boeing 737-86J plane, after it overran the runway
One killed, 157 injured as plane slides off runway at Istanbul airport

The plane broke apart as it touched down at Istanbul's Sabiha Gokcen airport on Wednesday evening.

By REUTERS
05/02/2020
Ben-Gurion Airport's Terminal 3 arrivals hall
Turkish mayor claims he was 'arbitrarily' detained at Ben-Gurion Airport

Government officials have stated that the mayor was not detained.

04/02/2020
The dark night of antisemitism in Turkey

“Jews!” she screamed in Turkish. The chorus responded: “Death!”

By MATT A. HANSON
23/10/2019
'They want to kill you': Anger at Syrians erupts in Istanbul

They watched as a small group of Turkish men broke their glass storefront, ripped up Arabic leaflets and signs and set them alight.

By REUTERS
09/07/2019
Istanbul's new airport to boast two Jewish prayer rooms

The initiative was undertaken by Turkish Airlines.

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