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Turkish scholar's murder suspect remains under house arrest in Ukraine

A fugitive suspect in the murder of a Turkish scholar researching the FETÖ terror group will remain under house arrest, a Ukrainian court said on Jan. 22.

The Kiev Court of Appeals was evaluating the prosecutor's office's objection against keeping Nuri Gökhan Bozkır under house arrest.

Ottoman daily found inside wall of Dolmabahçe Palace

During a restoration work at the Dolmabahçe Palace in the Turkish metropolis Istanbul on Jan. 22, newspaper fragments from 1917 were found inside the wall plaster.

The newspapers were used as filling materials during the reign of Ottoman Sultan Mehmed V Reşad in 1909-1918.

Turkish court hands jail terms to over 130 FETÖ members

A Turkish court handed down jail terms to 131 members of the FETÖ following their trial, a judicial source said on Jan. 22.

A court in the capital Ankara sentenced former police intelligence chief Ramazan Akyürek to 45 years in prison, while his ex-deputy Gürsel Aktepe received 27 years.

12 injured as protesters, police clash in Lebanon

At least 12 protesters were injured on Jan. 22 in Lebanon's capital Beirut after a clash with security forces near the parliament building.

The protesters were demonstrating against the new Hassan Diab's government that was formed with the support of Hezbollah and its political allies.

China locks down city of 11 mln at epicentre of virus outbreak

China is putting on lockdown a city of 11 million people considered the epicentre of a new coronavirus outbreak that has killed 17 and infected nearly 600, as health authorities around the world scramble to prevent a global pandemic.

Outdated laws put UK's cybersecurity at risk: Report

Britain's anti-hacking laws are outdated and placing the country's cybersecurity at risk, according to a new report released on Jan. 22.

The Computer Misuse Act 1990 is now 30 years old and must be updated, according to the Criminal Law Reform Now Network (CLRNN), a group of academics from Birmingham and Cambridge universities that specializes in legal reform projects.

Hundreds protest against new French bioethics bill

Three hundred protesters stood in the cold in front of France's Senate on Jan. 22 to demonstrate against a bill being reviewed there this week involving assisted reproductive technology.

The latest demonstration comes after thousands of opponents of the controversial legislation took to the streets of Paris on Jan. 19.

Poet Katerina Anghelaki-Rooke to be buried in Egina on Thursday

The funeral service for acclaimed Greek poet Katerina Anghelaki-Rooke, who died Tuesday aged 81, will be held at Panagitsa church on the island of Egina at 3 p.m. on Thursday.

Anghelaki-Rooke will be buried next to her husband, British classicist Rodney Rooke, to whom she was married for 43 years until his death in 2007.

UN chief warns of 'four horsemen' global threats

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres painted an apocalyptic picture of global relations on Jan. 22 and warned of modern-day versions of the "four horsemen" in a wide-ranging speech to diplomats.

Lower division team eliminate Beşiktaş from Turkish Cup

Beşiktaş have been eliminated on Jan. 22 from the Ziraat Turkish Cup over a shocking home loss 3-2 to a lower division club, Büyükşehir Belediye Erzurumspor.

The Black Eagles upset their fans as their march in the Turkish Cup ended in the round of 16 phase.

Turkey bars Greek Cyprus from disarmament forum

Turkey vetoed a request from the Greek Cyprus to participate as an observer at this year's Conference on Disarmament in Geneva, diplomatic sources said on Jan. 22.

The sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the General Assembly meeting of the conference was held on Jan. 21.

Two earthquakes strike western, central Turkey

A 5.4-magnitude earthquake struck Turkey's western Manisa province on Jan. 22, according to Turkey's Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency (AFAD).       

Ahmet Deniz, the governor of the province, said there are reports that some buildings were damaged but no casualties have been reported so far.       

Only four people were reportedly injured.       

Turkish, Canadian leaders hold phone talk

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau held a phone conversation on Jan. 22.

The two leaders discussed bilateral relations and regional issues.
During the Cold War, political relations between Turkey and Canada evolved mainly around military and security cooperation within NATO.

US ‘deeply concerned’ with Turkey drilling in Cyprus

The United States is "deeply concerned" by Turkey's drilling operations off Cyprus, including plans to dispatch its Yavuz drillship south of Limassol, a State Department spokesman has said, urging Turkish authorities to cancel such plans.

Grenell brings America's request, Vucic has a condition?

According to "Blic", this will be a requirement especially because of the success of signing a letter of intent to establish direct airline between Belgrade and Pristina.
In order to implement this agreement, President Vucic will set a condition: abolishing taxes on goods from central Serbia, according to "Blic" daily.