President reappoints Erbaş as head of Presidency of Religious Affairs

Ali Erbaş was reappointed as the head of the Presidency of Religious Affairs (Diyanet) with a presidential decree published in the Official Gazette on Sept. 17.

"I would like to thank our president, Mr. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, who appreciated reappointing us to this noble task," Erbaş said.

Turkey finishes Tokyo Olympics with best-ever tally of 13 medals

Turkish athletes bagged a total of 13 medals at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, which ended on Aug. 8, making it the most successful Games ever for their country in terms of total medals won.


Turkey grabbed two gold medals, two silvers and nine bronze medals while also being represented for the first time in the final of some events.

Turkey captures three more medals in Tokyo

Three Turkish athletes clinched bronze medals at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics on Aug. 6, increasing the country's total medals tally at the games to 10.


Ali Sofuoğlu won his medal in the men's karate kata event, Merve Çoban in the women's karate kumite 61-kg and wrestler Taha Akgül in the men's freestyle 125-kg class.

Turkish billionaire Şevket Sabancı dies at 85

Şevket Sabancı, a billionaire member of Turkey's Sabancı family, died at the age of 85, local media reported on July 22.

He was one of the four sons of Hacı Ömer Sabancı, the founder of companies that later formed Sabancı Holding, Turkey's second-largest industrial group.

Şevket Sabancı was the deputy chairman of Sabancı Holding until 2004.

Turks affected by flood disaster in Germany recall harrowing night

Turks affected by a deadly flood disaster in Germany recalled on July 16 the harrowing moments to save lives. 

Ali Sarısu, who has been living in Sinzig in Rhineland-Palatinate for five years, said he woke up late Thursday to the sound of water and looked out from his balcony.

Huge fireball in the sky: A powerful explosion shook the windows in Dubai VIDEO/PHOTO

According to the first and unconfirmed information, the detonation was heard in the oil tanker in the port of Jebel Ali, "Blic" reported.

BREAKING: Large explosion at the Port of Jebel Ali in Dubai, cause unknown

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