Istanbul University

Turkish doctor succumbs to coronavirus

A Turkish doctor has died after contracting coronavirus from his patient.

Dr. Cemil Taşçıoğlu, who succumbed to the disease on April 1, was a professor of Internal Medicine at Istanbul University.

Speaking to Anadolu Agency, professor Dr. Tufan Tükek, dean of Istanbul University, said Taşçıoğlu had tested positive for the virus and was being treated since March 16.

Turks spend almost three hours every day on social media

Turks spend on average some two hours and 48 minutes on social media on a daily basis, while the time they remain glued to the tube is two hours and 44 minutes, according to a study jointly carried out by the Association for Mobile Communication Devices and Information Technologies Businessmen (MOBİSAD) and Istanbul University.

Özdemir Asaf: A gentle poet

Turkey on Jan. 28 commemorated Özdemir Asaf, a unique poet of contemporary Turkish literature, on the 39th anniversary of his death.

Born in Ankara, the Turkish capital, on June 11, 1923, Asaf was known to be a man with gentle characteristics and love for life.

Exhibition of Works by Bulgarian Artists Opened at the University in Istanbul

An exhibition of more than 30 canvases and 12 plastics by Bulgarian artists was opened at Istanbul University on 19th of March. The exhibition is part of the cultural programme within the Bulgarian presidency of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation Organisation, reports BNT.