Golden Orange Film Festival to open in October

The jury members and films that will take place in the International Feature Film Competition and the National Feature Film Competition of the 58th Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival have been announced.

According to a statement made by the Antalya Metropolitan Municipality, works for the festival, which will open on Oct. 2, continue.

OECD: Global Recovey Prospects Are Unneven but Europe's Outlook Is Rising

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) issued a warning saying that the "uneven" global economic recovery provokes worse forecasts related to global economy. OECD lowered its 2021 growth forecasts for the world, including pessimistic expectations about US. Still the Organisation raised the outlook for Europe, EPA reported.

US to end travel bans for vaccinated passengers

The United States announced on Sept. 20 it will lift COVID travel bans on all air passengers in November if they are fully vaccinated and undergo testing and contact tracing.

The unprecedented restrictions had kept relatives, friends and business travelers around the world separated for many months as the pandemic grinds on.

FM Çavuşoğlu meets Turkish Cypriot counterpart in New York

The Turkish foreign minister on Sept. 19 separately met with Turkish Cypriot and Indonesian counterparts in New York on the sidelines of the 76th session of the U.N. General Assembly.

"Ahead of #UNGA76 meetings, consulted as usual w/my brother FM Tahsin Ertuğruloğlu of #TRNC," Minsiter Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said on Twitter.

Fitch revises up Turkey's growth forecast to 9.2% this year

Fitch Ratings has revised up Turkey's 2021 economic growth forecast to 9.2%, according to the rating agency's Global Economic Outlook for September, released on Sept. 16. 

The new figure is a massive upward revision from the agency's previous upgrade made on Aug. 13 when it revised up Turkey's growth forecast to 7.9%, from 6.3%.

Strong Earthquake Shook Mexico, There is a Casualty

There is some damage

A magnitude 7.4 earthquake shook Mexico. Its epicenter was 37 km northwest of San Marcos and 14 km southeast of Acapulco, Guerrero, according to the US Geophysical Institute (USGS).

Buildings in Mexico City swayed in the middle of the night, forcing people to flee the streets. In some parts of the city, the quakes lasted nearly a minute.

Major earthquake, floods hit Mexico

A 7.1-magnitude earthquake struck Mexico on Sept. 7 near the Pacific resort city of Acapulco, leaving at least one person dead and shaking buildings in the capital several hundred kilometers away.


The epicenter was 11 kilometers (seven miles) southeast of Acapulco in Guerrero state, the National Seismological Service reported.