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Turkey inaugurates world's deepest railway tunnel under Bosphorus

Istanbul, Oct 29 (EFE).- Turkey inaugurated a railway tunnel under the Bosphorus on Tuesday, linking Asia and Europe. The project, in which Spanish companies played an important role, is being used by Turkey to mark its 90th anniversary as a republic. The 13.6-kilometer (8.4-mile) tunnel, which has a 1.4-kilometer (0.86-mile) underwater segment, is the first railway link between Europe and Asia south of Russia, and it provides a direct link with the Near East via Iran.

Abe joins Erdogan, others to open undersea subway in Istanbul

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe joined Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan and other officials at the opening ceremony Tuesday of a subway system under Istanbul's Bosporus Strait that was in part financed by Japanese loans and built by a Japanese contractor. "You have finally realized the one and a half century old dream to link through a rail the strait that separates Asia and Europe," Abe said at the ceremony. "Let us dream together next of a shinkansen bullet train departing Tokyo to Istanbul and then to London."

Turkey fulfils sultan's dream with opening of Bosphorus tunnel

Turkey on Tuesday formally opened the world's first sea tunnel connecting two continents, fulfilling a sultan's dream 150 years ago in a three-billion-euro mega project driven by the Islamic-rooted government. The 13.6-kilometre (8.5 mile) long tunnel linking Istanbul's European and Asian sides includes an immersed tube tunnel which officials say is the world's deepest at 60 metres (nearly 200 feet) below the seabed.

Turkey opens world's first transcontinental tunnel

The inauguration of the ambitious scheme — dubbed "the project of the century" by the government — coincides with the 90th anniversary of the founding of modern Turkey.

Turkey to inaugurate Bosphorus rail tunnel

Turkey is due to unveil Tuesday a three-billion-euro rail tunnel under the Bosphorus connecting Istanbul's European and Asian sides, one of several mega projects driven by the Islamic-rooted government in the country's main gateway city. The 13.6-kilometre (8.5 miles) tunnel includes an immersed tube tunnel which government officials say is the world's deepest at 60 metres (nearly 200 feet) below the seabed. The inauguration of the ambitious project that has cost an estimated three billion euros coincides with the 90th anniversary of the founding of modern Turkey.

Turkey to inaugurate Bosphorus rail tunnel

Turkey is due to unveil Tuesday a three-billion-euro rail tunnel under the Bosphorus connecting Istanbul's European and Asian sides, one of several mega projects driven by the Islamic-rooted government in the country's main gateway city. The 13.6-kilometre (8.5 miles) tunnel includes an immersed tube tunnel which government officials say is the world's deepest at 60 metres (nearly 200 feet) below the seabed. The inauguration of the ambitious project that has cost an estimated three billion euros coincides with the 90th anniversary of the founding of modern Turkey.

Turkish police fire water cannon to break up protest

By Umit Bektas ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish police fired water cannon and teargas on Monday to break up a protest by around 2,000 people outside an Ankara court over the handling of the trial of a policeman accused of killing a demonstrator earlier this year. A group of protesters wielding sticks descended on the court entrance after a ruling that the accused officer could take part in court hearings via video link, prompting police to intervene, a Reuters witness said.

Turks left looking for answers after fifth Games rejection

By Ece Toksabay and Humeyra Pamuk ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Disappointed and disillusioned Turks have begun the now-familiar routine of trying to understand why the IOC again overlooked their bid to host the Olympics over two continents after Istanbul was beaten by Tokyo in the race to host the 2020 Games.

Turkey tests undersea rail tunnel linking Asia with Europe

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey has successfully completed a trial run of a rail tunnel under the Bosphorus connecting Istanbul's European and Asian sides, the first of several planned mega projects in the country's largest city to see the light of day. The 13.6 km (8.5 mile) tunnel, including a 1.4 km immersed tube tunnel - the deepest of its kind in the world at 56 metres - passes under Turkey's Bosphorus Strait, the busy shipping channel linking the Marmara Sea to the Black Sea.

Olympics: Istanbul bid chief backs protesters

The head of Istanbul's bid to host the 2020 Olympic Games on Tuesday said he was proud of the protesters who have flooded the streets of Turkish cities in recent weeks and did not think the demonstrations would harm the city's chances of hosting the event. Turkey has taken a tough stance against the tens of thousands of demonstrators who have been protesting since May 31 against the government, which has been seen as increasingly authoritarian and conservative.
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