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Sarai Sierra Murder

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 | 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.

Report From Istanbul: The Sarai Sierra Murder and American Safety Abroad

Lisa Bloom | Posted 06.12.2013 | World
Lisa Bloom

Like Sierra, I enjoy traveling independently, and going off the beaten track, but I was glad my friends were with me when I explored this creepy, dank place. Why was Sierra's body not found sooner?

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 ...

Mother Murdered For Resisting Kiss: Prosecutors | Posted 05.19.2013 | Crime

Murder suspect Ziya Tasali who was caught on Sunday near the Turkey-Syria boarder after being on the run for more than a month told prosecutors that t...

Michael McLaughlin

Mother Murdered For Resisting Kiss: Prosecutors | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 03.19.2013 | Crime

The husband of a New York woman killed in January while vacationing in Istanbul cautiously welcomed news that a suspect who'd been on the run for week...

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...

New Image Of NY Mom Before She Vanished In Istanbul

Posted 02.18.2013 | Crime

The investigation into the murder of a New York mom traveling in Istanbul unearthed new footage of her walking alone on Jan. 21 -- the day she disappe...

Mystery Homeless Man Sought In Murder Of Mom Vacationing In Istanbul

Posted 02.14.2013 | Crime

The investigation into who killed a New York mom vacationing in Istanbul is focused on a homeless man seen in the shabby part of the city where her bo...

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...