Iconic actor of Turkey’s Yeşilçam cinema remembered
Three years have passed since the death of Münir Özkul, one of Turkey's most renowned actors who is best known for the poor, honorable, dignified and funny characters he has played since the 1950s.
Turkish-Canadian professor appointed to Order of Canada
A Turkish-Canadian senior public servant, lawyer and university professor was officially appointed on Dec. 30 to the Order of Canada, one of the country's highest civilian honors.
Yaprak Baltacıoğlu was Canada's first woman deputy minister of agriculture and served as a trusted advisor to four prime ministers before her retirement in 2018.
Experts warn of climate change in Turkey as trees bloom early
Turkey is leaving the hottest December behind while the experts have warned of the climate change as some trees in Istanbul bloomed early this month.
Murder of academic sparks outrage as femicide toll soars
A woman has been burned to death by a man in Istanbul, as the nation grows angry, but is no longer shocked at the growing number of femicides claiming the lives of women.
Aylin Sözer, an academic at an Istanbul university, became one of the last women to be murdered by a man in Turkey.
Experts raise alarm over mosquitos in summer if action not taken on time
Academics have raised the alarm over looming disease threats that could be caused by mosquitos in the summer if officials do not take action on time.
Jellyfish rising in Bosphorus Strait raise concerns
Istanbul is witnessing a rise in the number of jellyfish on its shores, especially in the Bosphorus Strait, which connects the Aegean Sea to the Marmara Sea, due to strong winds drawing ocean currents.
"There is a high concentration of jellyfish off Arnavutköy and Sarayburnu," said Melek İşinibilir Okyar, an academic from Istanbul University.
Volunteer university students offer free online lessons
Volunteer students from Istanbul University are teaming up on an online platform to offer free lessons to some 1,000 pupils.
The online medium, the Bambu Volunteers' Education Platform, was launched nine months ago by Akın Günaydın, a mathematics teacher, with an idea of providing opportunities in the uneven education field.
First COVID-19 case in Turkey originated in US: Study
Researchers in an Istanbul university have found that the first coronavirus case in Turkey originated in the U.S.
A team at Sabancı University, led by Assistant Professor Ogün Adebali, carried out a study to trace the spread of the COVID-19.
Cafe at birdwatching tower stirs debate
A café launched under a birdwatching tower in the Sarıyer district of Istanbul has triggered a dispute between birdwatchers and the officials.
"We feel like outsiders now, we cannot do birdwatching here anymore," said the birdwatchers.
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False killer whales spotted in Aegean Sea first time in decades
False killer whales, generally found in tropical and temperate waters of major oceans, have been spotted in northern Aegean Sea for the first time in 25 years.
Eight false killer whales floating in open sea some 6 miles away from Imbros island were recorded by a fisherman.