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BEIJING - Serbian writer and publisher Vladislav Bajac, director and editor-in-chief of the Geopoetika publishing company, has received the Special Book Award of China.
This state award has been granted since 2005 to foreign translators, writers and publishers for their contribution to the promotion of Chinese culture.
Recep Tayyip Erdogan was on Monday expected in Turkish-occupied northern Cyprus in his first official visit as new Turkey President.
Erdogan, who was sworn in as his country's first popularly elected president last weeek, was scheduled to meet for talks with Turkish-Cypriot leader Dervis Eroglu ahead of a joint press conference.
PRISTINA - Kosovo Albanian Mentor Zejnulahu was arrested at the airport in Tirana and was delivered to Kosovo on Friday.
He is the second resident of Kosovo arrested in the last two months on suspicion of being a jihadist, Pristina-based daily Lajm reports.
The police, according to Lajm, recorded his mobile phone conversations with jihadists in Syria.
Kosovo Albanian "associated with jihadists" arrested
PRIŠTINA -- Kosovo Albanian Mentor Zejnulahu was arrested at the airport in Tirana, Albania and was delivered to Kosovo on Friday.
He is the second resident of Kosovo arrested in the last two months on suspicion of being a jihadist, Priština-based daily Lajm reports.
Montenegro, Serbia, Albania, Macedonia and Turkey have agreed to sign an agreement to scrap sky-high roaming charges in the region on September 29, Montenegro's Agency for Electronic Communications has confirmed.
All throughout this summer, Russia was in Ukraine with its weapons, ammunition and direct support for the Ukrainian rebels, now it appears that it is there also with its troops, tanks and aerial combat capabilities.
When it comes to day-to-day politics, Turks abroad generally choose to be active in their countries of residence rather than in Turkey, says researcher Kerem Ãktem, explaining why only 10 percent voted in the recent presidential elections Turks living abroad feel empowered by a strong leader like Recep Tayyip ErdoÄan but when it comes to day to day matters they are reluctant to be acti
Cengiz, a street seller who plies his trade selling bread rings in the centre of Istanbul, is usually a fervent supporter of Turkey's newly-elected President Recep Tayyip ErdoÄan. But on one issue, he begs to differ.
"I support ErdoÄan. But I must say he made one error and that's to allow the Syrians into our country," he said.
Turkish national basketball team started the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup in fussy style after beating New Zealand 76-73 in Group C game in the Spanish city of Bilbao on Aug. 30.
The âTall Blacksâ were the dominating side in the first half of the game, which saw the Oceanian side grasping a double-digit lead at the end of the second quarter: 38-28.