Turks living abroad begin to cast ballots

The voting process to decide the next Turkish president and the parliamentary seats began for around 3.4 million Turks living abroad on April 27.

Turkish citizens can cast their votes without needing to book an appointment until May 9 at designated election bureaus and May 14 at border gates on 156 points across 73 countries, the Supreme Election Council (YSK) said.

Ballot boxes to be set up in 15 more countries

The Supreme Election Board (YSK) has announced that ballot boxes will be established in 15 more countries in the elections to be held on May 14, YSK President Ahmet Yener has announced.

YSK decided to set up ballot boxes in 21 overseas representations in 15 countries, in which Turkish citizens did not cast vote in previous polls.

Woman climbs to Kilimanjaro summit to raise funds for girls’ education

A 30-year-old woman has climbed Africa's highest mountain, Kilimanjaro, to raise funds for six girls' four years of education as part of the "To the Top for Educated Girls" campaign.

As Müge Naoko Gönül was a scholarship student of the Turkish Educational Foundation (TEV), she wanted to contribute to the education of other children through the foundation.

Former Ambassador Peter Toš dies

Ljubljana – Former Ambassador Peter Toš has died aged 83, the STA learned from the diplomat’s family. Toš started his career as Yugoslavian ambassador to Tanzania and was the head of the club of former Slovenian ambassadors in recent years. President Borut Pahor expressed condolences to Toš’s relatives.

Rare rough ruby goes on show in Dubai ahead of auction

A rare rough ruby dubbed one of the world's biggest has gone on display for the first time ahead of an auction in the Gulf emirate of Dubai.

The 8,400-carat stone, nicknamed Burj Alhamal and weighing 2.8 kilograms, was mined in Tanzania and made its debut at a Dubai hotel on Friday as part of SJ Gold and Diamond's Callisto collection.