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Battery thrown by passenger catches fire at Istanbul airport

Battery thrown by passenger catches fire at Istanbul airport

An external battery pack caught fire on Thursday at Istanbul's Ataturk airport after an angry passenger threw the object because of an electronic devices ban on flights to the UK, the airport operator said.

Turkish Airlines halts flights due to snowstorm

Turkish Airlines halts flights due to snowstorm

Turkish Airlines has halted all flights from Istanbul's Ataturk airport, its main hub, until 6 pm on Monday as heavy snow fall hit the city for a third full day, its chief executive said on Twitter.

 IS claims nightclub carnage as Turkey hunts attacker

IS claims nightclub carnage as Turkey hunts attacker

The Islamic State group on Monday claimed the shooting rampage inside a glamorous Istanbul nightclub on New Year's night that killed 39 people, as police hunted the attacker who remains on the run.

Qatar Airways says plane lands safely in Istanbul after emergency

Qatar Airways says plane lands safely in Istanbul after emergency

Qatar Airways said that an aircraft that was forced to make an emergency landing at Istanbul's Ataturk airport on Thursday landed safely and that passengers had disembarked as normal.

Seventeen suspects to appear in court over Istanbul airport bombing

Seventeen suspects to appear in court over Istanbul airport bombing

Seventeen suspects were due to appear in a Turkish court on Monday, state media said, in connection with last week's suicide bombing attack on Istanbul's main airport that killed 45 people and wounded hundreds.

IS prime suspect after suicide bombers kill 41 at Istanbul airport

IS prime suspect after suicide bombers kill 41 at Istanbul airport

Turkish investigators pored over video footage and witness statements on Wednesday after three suspected Islamic State suicide bombers opened fire and blew themselves up in Istanbul's main airport, killing 41 people and wounding 239.