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Istanbul to host diaspora film festival in August

The call for entries for the Diaspora International Short Film Festival, scheduled from August 27-29 in Istanbul, Turkey, opened on June 14. 

Organized by the Bosphorus Culture and Arts Foundation, the festival aims to bring a new perspective to the culture and art life not only in Turkey but also in diaspora communities in different countries.

Gazelle population growing in Turkey’s south after protection efforts

The number of goitered gazelles, facing the threat of extinction, has been increased in Turkey's southeastern province of Şanlıurfa following the efforts of local authorities.

The goitered gazelle population successfully increased to 668 up from 23 since the Directorate of Agricultural Management (TİGEM) in Ceylanpınar district put them under protection in 1977.

Turkey's current account posts $1.71 bln gap in April

Turkey's current account balance posted a deficit of some $1.71 billion in April, down by $3.58 billion from the same month last year, the Turkish Central Bank announced on June 14. 

According to the balance of payments figures released by the bank, the country's 12-month rolling deficit totaled around $32.7 billion.

Haftar still posing threat to Libya: Turkish defense chief

General Khalifa Haftar, the commander of the Libyan National Army (LNA) in eastern Libya, is still posing a threat to Libya's unity and the ongoing peace process, Turkey's top soldier has said, vowing Turkey's continued support to the U.N.-recognized Government of National Accord (GNA) in Tripoli and extended military presence in the country.

Turkey's industrial output up in April

Turkey's calendar-adjusted industrial production jumped 66 percent in April compared to the same month of last year, the country's statistical authority announced on June 11.

The improvement with the base effect was especially backed by the sub-index of the manufacturing sector, the Turkish Statistical Institute (TÜİK) data showed.

Media’s Mistranslation of Turkish-Bulgarian Politician’s Remark Creates Tensions in Bulgaria

The mistranslation by a Bulgarian media outlet of remarks by the chairman of the Turkish-Bulgarian Movement for Rights and Freedoms (MRF) party created political tensions, an Anadolu Agency correspondent in Bulgaria reported.

Lake Beyşehir hosts bird watchers, photographers

Home to 190 different bird species, the Lake Beyşehir National Park in the Central Anatolian province of Konya hosts many photographers and bird watchers every year during spring.

Eurasian coot, great crested grebe, cormorant, heron, flamingo, stork, crane, white pelican and seagull are the leading bird species that accommodate and incubate around the lake during migration seasons.