Fawzi Zabaat, a 17-year-old Algerian, was walking in the working-class district of Fatih when he saw the two-year-old Syrian girl playing near the open window of her apartment last week.
There would have been no war, no mass deaths, no massive destruction, no exodus of Syrians into neighbouring countries, including Turkey.
Metropolitan Istanbul’s new mayor, Ekrem Imamoglu has pledged to cooperate with Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan but has warned the government not to attempt to obstruct promised reforms.
Contemporary Istanbul’s (CI)15th edition, sponsored by Akbank, brings together leading galleries at the Lütfi Kırdar Convention and Exhibition Center with two days of VIP previews (May 4-5) followed by general admission (May 6-9).
The mother threw the children from a third-floor window amid black smoke from the fire.
Turkey has converted another former Byzantine church from a museum back into a mosque a month after it similarly turned Istanbul’s landmark Hagia Sophia into a Muslim house of prayer.
A video circulating on social media showed thick black smoke billowing from the roof of the building.
A 5.7 magnitude quake shook buildings and damaged a mosque in Istanbul on Thursday, sending some residents rushing from buildings though there were no immediate reports of casualties.
Some 2,000 people, mostly women, took part in the march to mark the UN-backed International Day for Eliminating Violence against Women.