News archive of July 2018
Turkish prosecutors in the Central Anatolian province of Konya have charged a self-named "sheikh" with sexual abuse of seven boys.
The prime minister of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia is urging his countrymen to vote in an upcoming referendum in favor of a deal with neighboring Greece that changes his country's name to "North Macedonia."
Prime Minister Zoran Zaev, speaking in the capital of Skopje on Tuesday, said the Sept. 30 referendum is an opportunity for people to make a "historic decision."
Turkish archaelogists have announced a significant discovery in the Kurul Castle in the northern Turkish province of Ordu, hailing that more ancient items, including the sculptures of Dionysus and Pan, have been unearthed at the site where a 2,100-year-old marble mother goddess sculpture of Kybele was found in 2016. Click through for the story in photos...
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on July 31 met Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) leader Devlet Bahçeli at his presidential complex. The meeting came after a National Security Council meeting on July 30.
Police seized a total of 1,239 kilograms of cannabis in 11 separate anti-drug operations in the southeastern province of Diyarbakır.
Forty-five Turkish nationals, including suspected Gulenists and their families, were transported to Turkey on Monday following their detention by Turkish Cypriot police in Kyrenia over the weekend.
According to CNA News Agency, 19 ex-military officers, 9 women and 17 children, were all arrested in Kyrenia last Friday.
A man, who had fallen asleep on the roof of a building, was caught by passersby who sensed the danger and stretched a tarp, breaking his fall. However, they did not manage to save his life.
The Kapopoulos Fine Arts Gallery on Spetses is currently showing an exhibition of works by Greek artist Apostolos Lavdas. Born in Piraeus in 1940, Lavdas studied painting in Brussels and Paris. Expressionistic in style, his richly colorful works mainly focus on the human figure, often suggesting movement, with subjects including runners, cyclists, birds and butterflies.