Atlantic Flight Training Academy based at Cork Airport has begun training its first class of 20 cadets for Turkish Airlines. which currently has a fleet of more than 500 aircraft and flies to more countries than any other airline with flights to some 87 countries. (Photograph:  Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

Barry Roche, Southern Correspondent An Irish flight training school has received a major boost with the news that it has secured a contract with the (...)

No explosives were found on board a Turkish Airlines flight bound for Turkey that was forced to divert to Halifax in Canada after a bomb threat, Canadian police said on Sunday. File photograph: AFP/Getty Images

No explosives were found on board a Turkish Airlines flight bound for Istanbul from New York that was forced to divert to Halifax in Canada after a bo(...)

A Malian police officer stands guard in front of the Radisson hotel in Bamako. A UN official  was quoted as saying that peacekeepers aiding Malian soldiers had seen 27 bodies littering two floors.  Photograph: Joe Penney/Reuters

Islamist gunmen stormed a hotel in Mali’s capital Bamako yesterday, killing more than 20 people after taking 170 hostages, including many foreigners(...)

Shane Lowry: the Offaly man is seeking to improve on his fifth place in the Race to Dubai standings at the Turkish Airlines Open. Photograph:  Jan Kruger/Getty Images

In just over a fortnight, the world’s political leaders will gather here in Antalya for the G20 Summit. Those politicos will naturally have far weight(...)

Rory McIlroy in action ahead of the Turkish Airlines Open at The Montgomerie Maxx Royal Golf Club in  Antalya, Turkey. Photo: Mark Runnacles/Getty Images

The chase starts here and now for Shane Lowry. He is in the rearview mirror of Rory McIlroy and, as luck – or design perhaps – would have it, the O(...)

 Shane Lowry  stands with his caddie Dermot Byrne during the final round of the British Masters at Woburn Golf Club. Photo: Andrew Redington/Getty Images

If a cold putter led to a large dose of frustration for Shane Lowry, there were still many positives for him to take away from a runner-up finish to M(...)

Khadiza Sultana, Shamima Begum and Amira Abase passing through security at Gatwick Airport before flying to Turkey. Photograph: Metropolitan Police via The New York Times

The night before Khadiza Sultana left for Syria the teenager was dancing in her bedroom. It was a Monday during the February school vacation. Her n(...)

The golden hour as the sun descends over Istanbul. Photograph: Getty Images

In 2010, Istanbul was European Capital of Culture. After even a brief visit, you’d be forgiven for thinking that was about 2,000 years overdue. Ind(...)

I have just arrived in South Korea’s capital and the scale of the city from the luxurious Park Hyatt is truly electrifying, banishing any jet l(...)

For a moment, it seems like I may have wandered into the auditions for some exotic Next Top Model TV series, as an unfeasibly glamorous troupe of girl(...)

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