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Allies should encourage Sweden, Finland to meet Turkey’s security needs: FM

NATO allies should encourage Finland and Sweden to take concrete steps regarding Turkey's concerns about the "support given to terror groups," Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said on May 27.

The minister reminded that Turkey's opposition to Finland and Sweden's NATO bid is due to their "support to terrorist organizations."

Law against digital disinformation submitted to parliament

The ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) and the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) have submitted a draft bill to parliament against digital disinformation that stipulates a prison sentence of up to three years against those who knowingly disseminate misleading information via social media.

Some 50,000 to visit Teknofest Azerbaijan

The four-day "TEKNOFEST Azerbaijan," Turkey's biggest aviation and technology festival's first abroad mission in Azerbaijan's capital Baku, started on May 26 with an expectation of around 50,000 visitors.

Some 5,000 contestants will compete in the fest held at Baku's Crystal Hall and the National Park.

SALT’s Thursday Cinema to kick off in June

A new program of SALT's Thursday Cinema titled "What is normal, anyway?" will kick off on June 2 with a selection of documentary and fiction films from Kazakhstan to Singapore and Japan to Germany and Italy, exploring the notion of normality in a post-pandemic world.

Excavations in Göbeklitepe may continue for decades: Expert

The excavation works in Göbeklitepe, a 12-000-year-old Neolithic archaeological site in the southeastern province of Şanlıurfa, may continue for decades, an expert has said.

"The site unearthed until today is not even 10 percent of all the complex that is still underground," Necmi Karul, a member of the Göbeklitepe Science Board, told Demirören News Agency.

Centenary cinema hall in France run by Turk closed

A cinema hall opened in France's western city of Strasbourg in 1913 and run by a Turk for the last three decades has been closed due to a change in the management tender.

Odyssee Cinema Hall, one of France's oldest halls, was hosting Turkish cinema festivals for the last 25 years.

Maguy Marin to perform in Turkey for first time

Maguy Marin, a prominent figure in contemporary dance who art lovers have been waiting for years to see, is coming to Turkey for the first time.

Marin, one of the pioneers of a new wave of dance in France, will be on stage tonight at Cemal Reşit Rey (CRR) Concert Hall with his stage choreography and a masterpiece called May B.

Gold still Turks’ favorite investment

Most Turks still prefer to invest in gold than in other financial instruments, a recent survey has shown.

Turks traditionally see the precious metal as the safest bet to protect their savings and make financial gains.

Confidence in economy improves in May

The economic confidence index gained 2.1 percent in May from April to stand at 96.7, the Turkish Statistical Institute (TÜİK) said on May 26.

Any index figure above the 100-threshold indicates optimism.

The index declined for three consecutive months between February and April.