More than 90 international leaders to attend Erdoğan’s inauguration ceremony

More than 90 international leaders and politicians are expected to attend Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s presidential handover ceremony.  

At least 15 countries will be represented at the highest level at the event, however, the United States will send its Ankara Embassy’s chargé d’affairs, a rather low level participant compared to other countries.

ROMANIANS AT MONGOL RALLY: Team Dracula Khan cross the finish line

Team Dracula Khan have crossed the finish line in Ulan Bator of the Mongol Rally, the world's largest charity rally, the team reported on Friday on their official Facebook page.

The members that reached the finish line of the rally in Ulan Bator, after driving 16,601 km, are manager Radu Manea, 40; architect Ovidiu Niculica, 47and architect Razvan Mosneag, 38.

Turkey to benefit from EU-Russia row: Minister

The dispute between Russia and the Western world tends to create economic opportunities for Turkey, as the country is seeking a bigger role in Asian trade and to-build stronger economic ties The crisis that Russia is facing with the West may present Turkey new opportunities, according to Economy Minister Nihat Zeybekci.

ROMANIANS AT MONGOL RALLY En route to Ulan Bator: 36 hours of driving, Georgian music and lunch in a yurt

The two teams that left Romania in the Mongol Rally - Mamaliga (Polenta) Warriors and Dracula Khan - this weekend reached Turkmenistan and Kyrgyzstan, respectively, and their journey included a visit to a body shop in Georgia, meeting other teams in the rally, continual driving to the border between Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan for 36 hours and a lunch served in a yurt.

I beg your pardon… but I am a...Turk!

The Soviet Union dissolved in 1991, the year I started to work as a junior diplomatic reporter. Turkey recognized all the newly independent states. Delegations from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Turkmenistan started to come to Turkey  I would cover their visits. In many instances, either a Kazakh or a Kyrgyz would look at me and say I am probably from their lands.