Turkish corvette arrives in Japan as part of honorary voyage

The Turkish corvette TCG Kınalıada has arrived in Japan as part of its expedition to the Far East, retracing the route of the ill-fated frigate Ertuğrul, which sank en route from Japan in 1890.

The voyage also marks the centennial milestone of diplomatic ties between Türkiye and Japan.

The arrival was announced by a Defense Ministry post on June 8.

Türkiye sends 1st indigenous satellite to US for launch

Türkiye has dispatched its first domestically produced communications satellite, Türksat-6A, to the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida, the U.S., where it will be launched into space next month.

The satellite embarked on a 17-hour journey aboard a cargo aircraft, after which it will be entrusted to the teams of Elon Musk's SpaceX.

An East-West Wind | Athens | May 31

Greece and Thailand mark 65 years of diplomatic ties on May 31 with a special performance at the Athens Concert Hall (85 Vasilisis Sofias). Led by Belgian conductor Michel Tilkin, the Athens State Orchestra will present a diverse program titled "An East-West Wind," including works by Georgios Lambelet, Eleftherios Veniadis and Narongrit Dhamabutra.

Microsoft announces $2.2 bn AI, cloud investment in Malaysia

Microsoft pledged a $2.2 billion investment in artificial intelligence and cloud computing in Malaysia on Thursday to help develop the country's AI infrastructure.

The tech giant's chief executive Satya Nadella is on a three-nation tour of Southeast Asia — Indonesia, Thailand and Malaysia — to announce a range of investments in data centres, AI and cloud services.

Microsoft announces Thai datacenter region, AI training

Microsoft said Wednesday it would create Thailand's first data centre region to boost cloud and artificial intelligence infrastructure, promising AI training to more than 100,000 Thais to develop tech.

Bangkok is a key economic player in Southeast Asia, but it has lagged behind Indonesia and Singapore when it comes to the tech industry.