Turkish actor dies at 77

Turkish actor and dubbing artist İsmail Köksal Engür died on March 27 at the age of 77 due to complications caused by renal failure.

Engür's funeral ceremony was held yesterday, and he was buried at Karacaahmet Cemetery in Istanbul.

Engür is best remembered for his role as "Ak Sakallı Dede" (White-Bearded Dede) in one of the most popular Turkish TV series "Leyla ile Mecnun."

Vesic: Serbia, Hungary to propose high-speed rail line extension

BUDAPEST - Serbian Minister of Construction, Transport and Infrastructure Goran Vesic said on Tuesday in Budapest Serbia and Hungary would invite Bulgaria, North Macedonia, Albania, Greece and Turkey to join the construction of a regional high-speed rail line that would first connect Budapest and Belgrade and then also Nis and Presevo, in the south of central Serbia.

French couple to travel the world on bikes, pass by eastern Türkiye

A French couple who decided to set off on a world tour by bicycle started from the eastern province of Van in Türkiye and are currently passing by Elazığ.

Undertaking an interesting task, 37-year-old Thomas Jourdain and 33-year-old Marion Belloteau set out on a world tour by bicycle. Aiming to cycle to France, the couple started their journey from Van.

Theologian attacked by reactionary group

Theologian Cemil Kılıç has been attacked by a radical Islamist group in front of his house in Istanbul's Gaziosmanpaşa district, while Kılıç stated that he had been threatened for a few months.

Announcing the attack on a social media post, Kılıç said that while walking past a mosque, a man came up to him and started to shout saying, "Allahu Akbar."

‘Why are you so hell-bent on becoming Greek?’

Lale Alatli fell in love with Greece through rebetiko music. She listened to it with her Greek fellow students while they were studying in Italy. She copied CDs and tapes and by studying the lyrics she started to learn Greek. But in Turkey, where she comes from, she could not find anything Greek at that time. "It was like there was an invisible wall between the two countries," she recalls.

Istanbul, Ankara mayors to serve as vice presidents: Kılıçdaroğlu

Ekrem İmamoğlu and Mansur Yavaş, mayors of Istanbul and Ankara respectively, will serve as the vice presidents if the Nation Alliance wins the presidential polls, Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, the joint candidate of the opposition and Chairman of the Republican People's Party (CHP) stated.