Finally, a Stadium Shaped Like a Crocodile

I'm as baffled as you are that it's taken so long, but it seems someday we still might get the stadium we've all known architecture really needs: Turkey's Burasapor football team, nicknamed the "Green Crocodiles," could soon be getting an architectural masterpiece, a structure that will rival the greatest palaces of the last 200 years, even outdoing the timeless proportions of the Acropolis. It is a coiling green crocodile with blazing spotlights in its eyes. Read More >>

Why Istanbul Wants to Build the World's Busiest Airport

Back in 2013, when Istanbul was still competing to host the 2020 Olympics, the city announced plans to build "the world's largest and busiest airport terminal." The Olympic bid ended up failing—but Istanbul still wants to build its mega-airport. Read More >>

Now World Leaders are Giving Speeches via Hologram

When Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan couldn't make it to the city of Izmir last Sunday to give a speech, he wasn't too bothered—because he decided he'd give his presentation by hologram instead. Read More >>

King of Kebabs Crowned at 2014 British Kebab Awards: Yes, That's a Thing

Want chilli sauce with that trophy, boss? It can't have been the most glamorous event ever held at the Sheraton Park Lane Hotel in London's Mayfair, but the 2nd Annual British Kebab Award's took place there this week, with kebab superstars from up and down the country piling in to hear whether their meat passed muster. Read More >>

GAME Creates Tinned Christmas Dinner for Time-Pressed Console Owners

High street console specialist GAME has come up with a clever Christmas concept, creating what it calls the Christmas Tinner -- a full day's festive food in a can. So you can concentrate on pretending Knack, Ryse and the rest of the next-console launch games are any good without worrying about feeding yourself. Read More >>

How Many D Batteries Does it Take to Cook a Turkey?

Sometimes, when Christmas rolls around, things go wrong and you need to get creative. How creative? Well, that's up to your family and their own zany ways. Read More >>

What's Your Favourite High Street Christmas Sandwich?

We've had the mince pie round up, now it's time to ironically judge the many forms of Christmas sandwiches out there, as the likes of Greggs, Pret and Waitrose compete to add a bit of cheer to the inherently depressing pre-packaged sandwich market. Read More >>

World's Deepest Undersea Tunnel Weaves Together Two Continents

It's been a long time (centuries!) since Istanbul was the focal point of trade between Asia and the West. But, yesterday, at the opening of the deepest underwater railway ever built, Turkish officials described their vision to "restore the Silk Road" linking London and Beijing—thanks to a Japanese-funded railway beneath the Bosphorus. Read More >>

Watch Police Shoot Down a Drone Flying Over Istanbul

The tension in Turkey is quickly approaching its breaking point as thousands of protesters gear up for a third week occupying Istanbul's Gezi Park. This being the modern age, where computers fit in our pockets and everybody's a potential terrorist, some locals decided to take their little camera-enabled, radio-controlled quadcopter for a spin. This, again, being the modern age, police promptly shot it down. And yes, a drone was harmed in the making of this movie. Read More >>

Free PlayStation Plus Games are Your Play-Until-Your-Eyes-Bleed Deal of the Day

It's that time of the month again when the good folk at the PS Store reveal what they'll be giving away to Plus subscribers over the coming weeks, so let's get out of diaries and schedule some downloads shall we? Read More >>

Thieves Steal Entire Bridge, The Whole Bridge, For Scrap Metal

The days of casually crossing a creek are over if you live in the Gölçük district of Kocaeli province in western Turkey. Which maybe you don't. But the point is that someone stole a 22-tonne, 82-foot-long bridge from there. It's just gone. Read More >>

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Could A Twinkie Stuffed Turkey Replace the Turducken?

When it comes to preparing a turkey, the focus these days seems to be on what ridiculous things you can stuff inside. And the Turducken, which sees the bird stuffed with a duck-stuffed chicken, might have met its match with the Turtwinkie. Read More >>

Turkey Thinks This Bird Is an Israeli Spy Because Its Nostril Is Big Enough to Hold Microchips

Turkish authorities announced Tuesday that they have recovered the body of a daring Israeli spy—replete with feathers. And a belly full of bees. Read More >>

Samsung Galaxy S III to Land in March? (Updated)

According to tipsters, Samsung’s much-rumoured Galaxy S III will launch on the 13th of March in Turkey, throwing weight behind an April or before launch in the UK. Read More >>


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