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Companies seek low quake-risk sites to relocate factories

Turkish and international companies are looking for sites to relocate their factories from Istanbul, where experts say a big earthquake is imminent, to cities considered to be safer.

'Nature' joins music platforms for conservation project

"Nature" became a musical artist on April 18 with the help of stars including Brian Eno, Ellie Goulding and Aurora, part of a United Nations initiative to raise conservation funds.

Giving a second life to fashion’s deadstocks

At the Nona Source showroom in northern Paris, designers pick through luxurious textiles with ornate names: curly alpaca, geometrical macrame guipure, silk diamond cloque Jacquard.

What makes them really exotic, however, is that they all come from "deadstocks," the leftovers designers discard when they have finished with a roll of fabric.

Sole detainee released in case of fatal Istanbul crash

Following the highly publicized fatal accident involving 17-year-old driver Timur Cihantimur and his mother, renowned writer Eylem Tok, the individual arrested for aiding their escape abroad has been released.

Court holds 1st hearing in landmark quake case

A Hatay court has held the initial hearing of the case involving alleged negligence in the construction of the Rönesans Residence, in which over 260 people died in last year's devastating earthquakes in the country's south.

32 suspects detained in Istanbul organized crime bust

Interior Minister Ali Yerlikaya has announced the detention of 32 suspects allegedly linked to an organized crime network in Istanbul.

In a post on social media, Yerlikaya revealed that the arrests were made during operations conducted across several districts of Istanbul - Beşiktaş, Avcılar, Esenyurt and Kağıthane.