Women protest against murder of university student

A group of women held protests in Istanbul's Kadıköy district on Aug. 3 after the brutal murder of 21-year-old university student Azra Gülendam Haytaoğlu.


Haytaoğlu was raped and choked to death, and her body was dismembered into five pieces in the southern province of Antalya by a 48-year-old businessman, Mustafa Murat Ayhan.

Turkish scientist invents chickpea-sized capsule to diagnose body diseases

A Turkish scientist has invented a capsule of the size of a chickpea, which typically helps in diagnosing diseases in the digestive system when swallowed, enabling an easier endoscopy procedure.

"This is a brand-new technology," Rabia Tuğçe Yazıcıgil, working in a lab affiliated with the Boston University in the U.S., told daily Hürriyet on Aug. 3.

Turkey’s new Olympic medalist returns home to hero’s welcome

Turkey's newest Olympic gold medalist Mete Gazoz returned to Istanbul to a hero's welcome at the airport, sending a message to girls and boys that "anything is possible."


By winning the individual men's title at the Tokyo Games last weekend, the 22-year-old champion archer claimed first gold for Turkey.

Istanbul retail prices up 1.5 pct in July

Retail prices in Istanbul, Turkey's largest city by population, rose 1.52 percent month-on-month in July, data from the Istanbul Chamber of Commerce (İTO) have shown.


Housing expenses increased by 4.67 percent last month from June while the increase in food prices in the country's commercial and financial center was 1.15 percent.

Syrian student in Turkey graduates top of class

A Syrian girl, 22, has graduated first in her class with top honors in Turkey.


Yasmin Nayal, who fled the Syrian civil war in 2016 and went to Turkey with her family, completed her undergraduate education in the new media department at Bahçeşehir University (BAU) in Istanbul. She completed a double major in the psychology department.

President appoints Marmara University rector as YÖK chair

The president of the Council of Higher Education (YÖK), Prof. Dr. Yekta Saraç, became the chief adviser to the president upon the expiration of his term, while Marmara University Rector Prof. Dr. Erol Özvar has been appointed as a member and president of YÖK, according to a presidential decree published on the Official Gazette.