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The number of people infected annually with HIV in Turkey is gradually rising, a health professional says.
Speaking to Demirören News Agency on Dec. 1, the day marked internationally as World AIDS Day to raise awareness of the disease, Şua Sümer from Selçuk University said that the number of HIV-positive people across the country increased by 7,000 in the last three years.
A British-made documentary about pervasive gender-based violence in Turkey has been selected as the United Kingdom's Oscar nominee for the 94th Academy Awards, to be held in March in Los Angeles.
Directed by Chloe Fairweather, "Dying to Divorce" has been selected to represent Britain at the Oscars as the official entry in the Best International Feature Film category.
The Turkish Coast Guard has rescued nearly 100 irregular migrants in the Aegean Sea over the weekend.
Acting on the information that a group of irregular migrants were sailing in a boat off the coast of Karaada in the Çeşme district of the western province of İzmir, the Coast Guard launched an operation.
The team rescued 29 irregular migrants.
At least 34 irregular migrants have been apprehended during security checks and operations conducted in Turkish provinces, security sources said.
Turkish police teams in the northwestern province of Kocaeli's Gebze district were tipped off that a group of foreign nationals would be dispatched to the country's western provinces by a minibus.
Turkish police fired tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse women protesters who marched on Thursday night to mark International Day for the Elimination Violence Against Women.
"We are not silenced, we do not fear and we do not obey," the women chanted together in the streets of Istanbul, Ankara, Izmir, Mersin and other cities and towns.