Istanbul tourism derailed by bombings

ISTANBUL, Turkey -- The maze of shops comprising the exotic Grand Bazaar in central Istanbul has carpets, jewelry, souvenirs - everything...could become an issue." The splendor of Istanbul draws millions of curious visitors each year...

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Istanbul and Aegean coast: Seascapes and history

ISTANBUL - The sea of Marmara shimmered to my right, a pod of dolphins...strait, and minarets pierced my jet-lag fog on my first Istanbul evening.Walking down the main road in Istanbul's old city the next morning, I was pulled out of my...

Venus Williams gains Istanbul final

ISTANBUL, Turkey - Top-seeded Venus Williams beat Bulgaria's Tszvetana Pironkova 6-1, 6-3 Friday despite numerous errors on a windy day to reach the Istanbul Cup final. She will play for the title Saturday against Nicole Vaidisova...

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Venus Williams advances to Istanbul semis

ISTANBUL, Turkey - Top-seeded Venus Williams tuned up for the French Open with...victory over seventh-seeded Anna Chakvetadze on Thursday to reach the Istanbul Cup semifinals. Joining Williams in the next round of this clay-court...

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Olympic torch visits Istanbul

ISTANBUL, Turkey -- Mehmet Okur, who recently agreed to terms with the Utah Jazz...friendship between traditional rivals Turkey and Greece. The torch arrived in Istanbul from Kiev, Ukraine. It will travel to Sofia, Bulgaria, before reaching...

Augustans hitting the road, send postcards to prove it

...Blackmon, who just graduated from Westside High, was a winner in an art contest. Sponsored by the Atlantic Institute (the Istanbul Association) the theme of the contest was "How has social media changed our world?"The prize is a trip to Turkey for Olivia...

WWI was sparked in historic city of variety

...secessionist-style four-story buildings and churches tell you: Central Europe. Perhaps Austria. Look east: perhaps some old part of Istanbul with the low, stone structures with oriental shops, minarets and water fountains.In the chaotic century that followed...

IOC picks Tokyo over Istanbul and Madrid for 2020 Olympics

...Fukushima nuclear crisis.Tokyo defeated Istanbul 60-36 in the final round of secret...eliminated earlier after an initial tie with Istanbul.Tokyo, which hosted the 1964 Olympics...questions over Spain's economic crisis and Istanbul handicapped by political unrest and the...

Serena Williams ends season with title at WTA Championship

ISTANBUL - Serena Williams ended her best season in style, rallying past Li Na 2-6, 6-3, 6-0 on Sunday for her second consecutive...

Spurs drop Mavericks to inch closer to top seed in West

...faces eight-time German champion Alba Berlin in Berlin on Oct. 8 and five-time Turkish champ Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul in Istanbul on Oct. 11.The Cavs-Heat matchup is also Oct. 11 in Rio de Janeiro.