News archive of April 2020
People spending more time cooped up in their homes to curb the spread of the new coronavirus have changed their daily soundtracks, with many opting for more "chill" music, streaming service Spotify said March 30.
But they also noted a surge in the streaming of the old hit by The Police: "Don't Stand So Close To Me."
The Greek flag on the Acropolis is flying at half mast in honor of World War II resistance hero Manolis Glezos who is to be buried Wednesday.
In a post on social media Tuesday, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said the gesture was a tribute to a "great Greek."
Glezos died of heart failure at a central Athens hospital Monday. He was 97.
Akbank Sanat's culture and art events meet art lovers through social media channels within the scope of the measures taken for the new type of coronavirus epidemic.
In this context, "Year-round Jazz" programs and "Jazz State at Home" concerts organized within the "30th Akbank Jazz Festival" are now being presented to the audience.
The Palestine-Turkey Friendship Hospital in Gaza began operating as part of efforts to curb the novel coronavirus, Palestine's government said March 31.
Palestinian government spokesman Ibrahim Melhim said President Mahmoud Abbas and his Turkish counterpart,
Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, agreed during a telephone call to start operations at the hospital.
Turkey's Treasury will repay debts worth 86.5 billion Turkish liras (some $13.1 billion) in the April-June period, the Treasury and Finance Ministry announced on March 31.
The Treasury will repay 35.1 billion Turkish liras ($5.3 billion) in external debts, including 6.8 billion Turkish liras ($1.03 billion) in interest payments.
Turkey's new Transport and Infrastructure Minister Adil Karaismailoğlu on March 31 took oath in the parliament.
His predecessor Mehmet Cahit Turhan was dismissed on March 25.
Karaismailoğlu, born in 1969, was the deputy minister of transport and infrastructure.
He graduated from Karadeniz Technical University's mechanical engineering department.
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