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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.

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?

Mother Murdered For Resisting Kiss: Prosecutors

www.NEWSER.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Video Reportedly Shows Homeless Man Confessing To New Yorker's Murder In Istanbul

AP | SUZAN FRASER | Posted 05.18.2013 | Crime

ANKARA, Turkey — A man suspected of killing a New York City woman in Istanbul was charged on Monday with murder and ordered to remain in custody...

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...

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...

Body Of Mom Who Died Mysteriously In Turkey Brought Home

AP | Posted 02.08.2013 | Crime

NEW YORK -- A New York woman found dead near the remnants of ancient city walls in Turkey will be buried just steps away from the apartment where she ...

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 Seek Clues In Death Of NYC Woman

AP | SUZAN FRASER | Posted 04.06.2013 | New York

ANKARA, Turkey — Prosecutors in Istanbul got a court order Monday for authorities to take blood and DNA samples from 21 people already questione...

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...