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Lost in Istanbul

Arzu Kaya Uranli | Posted 09.07.2013 | World
Arzu Kaya Uranli

"Either I conquer İstanbul or İstanbul conquers me."-- Fatih Sultan Mehmet A 33-year-old woman from New York City named Sarai Sierra went on a s...

Michael McLaughlin

Suspect Charged With Killing NY Mom In Turkey Faces Life Sentence

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 07.03.2013 | Crime

Turkish prosecutors are seeking a life sentence for the homeless man accused of bludgeoning to death a married mother of two while she vacationed in I...

Are Women Empowered to Travel Alone?

Sucheta Rawal | Posted 08.04.2013 | Impact
Sucheta Rawal

Recently the death of American traveler, Sarai Sierra in Turkey made headlines and started a global conversation about whether or not women should travel solo.

9 Popular (Mis)Conceptions About Istanbul

Leyla Giray | Posted 07.22.2013 | Travel
Leyla Giray

You can love it or hate it but Istanbul probably won't leave you indifferent. It's one of the most visited cities on earth and there are nearly as many opinions about it as there are visitors.

Footage Allegedly Shows New York Mom Grappling With Murderer In Istanbul

Posted 03.25.2013 | Crime

Moments before a New York mom was murdered while vacationing in Turkey, a passing train's camera allegedly caught a brief glimpse of her walking near ...

Man Suspected Of Murdering NYC Mother Traveling In Turkey Arrested

AP | SUZAN FRASER | Posted 05.17.2013 | New York

ANKARA, Turkey — A Turkish suspect in the killing of a New York City woman in Istanbul was arrested near the Syrian border on Sunday, officials ...

Mom's Killer Flees For Iran: Report

Posted 02.25.2013 | Crime

The homeless man wanted for the murder of a New York mom vacationing in Turkey might be making a run for Iran, according to reports published in Turki...

Husband Of Mom Killed In Turkey Wrote Cryptically About Marriage

Posted 02.13.2013 | Crime

The wake for a New York mom who was killed in Turkey is scheduled for Valentine's Day, which would have been the 15th anniversary of her engagement to...

Sarai Sierra's Body Returned To US

AP | Posted 02.07.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- The body of a New York City mother of two who was killed in Turkey while on a solo vacation is being returned to the U.S. Sarai Sierra's ...

Husband Of NYC Woman Found Dead In Turkey: Haven't Told Kids

AP | Posted 02.05.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- The husband of a New York City woman found dead in Turkey says he hasn't had the strength to tell his children their mother is gone. Stev...

FBI Investigating Death Of NYC Woman In Instanbul

AP | EILEEN AJ CONNELLY | Posted 04.06.2013 | New York

NEW YORK — The FBI is playing a significant role in the investigation into the death of a New York City woman in Istanbul while on a solo vacati...

Turkish Police: Missing NYC Woman Killed By Blow To Head

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 04.05.2013 | New York

ISTANBUL — A New York City woman who went missing and was later found dead in Istanbul had suffered a fatal blow to the head, police said Sunday...

Missing NYC Woman Found Dead In Istanbul

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 04.04.2013 | New York

The Associated Press ISTANBUL (AP) -- A New York City woman who went missing and was later found dead in Istanbul had suffered a fatal blow to the ...

Police Detain Man Over Missing NYC Woman In Turkey

AP | SUZAN FRASER | Posted 04.03.2013 | New York

ANKARA, Turkey — A man questioned over the disappearance of a New York City woman in Istanbul has been released from police custody but may be c...

Turkish Police Release Footage Of Missing NYC Woman

AP | Posted 03.31.2013 | New York

ISTANBUL — The husband of a New York City woman who went missing while vacationing alone in Istanbul was interviewed by police Tuesday in hopes ...

NYC Woman Missing In Turkey

AP | DEEPTI HAJELA | Posted 01.28.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- Relatives of a missing New York City woman who disappeared during a vacation to Turkey, her first trip outside the U.S., are heading to Is...