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Nearly 15,000 Syrians receiving education in Turkish universities

Nearly 15,000 Syrians are enrolled in Turkish universities as of the 2016-2017 academic year, Higher Education Board (YÖK) head Yekta Saraç has said. 

One thirds of Syrian university students are women and the rest are men, while 3,473 Syrian students in the country are receiving education as a part of the special "Turkey Scholarship" program, Saraç added.

Doyenne of Turkish archaeology Halet Çambel featured in Google's Women's Day Doodle

The doyenne of archaeology in Turkey, Halet Çambel, is among the prominent female figures depicted in a doodle prepared by Google for International Women's Day on March 8.

The slideshow doodle showcased 13 female pioneers from around the world including Americanjournalist Ida Wells, Egypt's first female pilot Lotfia El Nadi, and Mexian painter Frida Kahlo.

Istanbul University to pay compensation to girl who lost her mother due to wrong blood transfusion

A court in Istanbul has ruled Istanbul University to pay compensation to a girl whose mother died after she received wrong blood transfusion during a caesarean section surgery at the university's Cerrahpaşa Medical Faculty Hospital in 2013. 

Turkey's Nasreddin Hodja enthralls Greek audiences

Turkey's Nasreddin Hodja -- a unique and entertaining character from Turkish folklore -- has found a new home in an unlikely setting: Greece.
At a special storytelling event in Athens recently, stories of the Hodja -- a kind of a mixture of fool and wise man -- were read out by husband and wife team Panagiotis Kokkoris and Turkey-born Gözde Atalay-Kokkoris.        

Court arrests former chief adviser of CHP head in Gülen probe

An Istanbul court ordered the arrest of a former chief adviser for Republican People's Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu on Dec. 22 as part of the ongoing investigation into the Gülen movement, which is accused of orchestrating the failed coup of July 15, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported.

Journalist Hüsnü Mahalli referred to court for arrest

Journalist Hüsnü Mahalli, who was detained for allegedly insulting state officials on Twitter, was referred to court on Dec. 15 after he was taken to hospital for his illness.

Earlier in the day, Mahalli had been transferred to the Cerrahpaşa Medicine Faculty Hospital after falling sick during proceedings at the police headquarters. 

Detained journalist Hüsnü Mahalli taken to hospital in Istanbul

Journalist Hüsnü Mahalli, who was detained on Dec. 13 for allegedly insulting state officials on Twitter, was hospitalized on Dec. 14, Doğan News Agency has reported.

Mahalli was transferred to Cerrahpaşa Faculty of Medicine Hospital when he felt unwell in the evening hours during his proceedings at the police headquarters.

Journalist Hüsnü Mahalli detained for 'insulting state officials'

Journalist Hüsnü Mahalli was detained on Dec. 13 for allegedly insulting state officials on Twitter, as a part of an investigation carried out by the Istanbul chief public prosecutor's office, Doğan News Agency has reported.

Police detained Mahalli at his home in the evening hours and took him to police headquarters. Digital equipment at his home was also seized for investigation.