Life sentences sought for femicide suspect

A prosecutor has sought life sentences for a suspect in the murder of a 23-year-old woman, Bensu Narlı, in the Aegean province of Muğla's Bodrum district.

The first hearing of the case took place on Aug. 17, as the prosecution's assessment sought life sentences for suspect Serhat Kantaş on charges of "premeditated murder" in connection with her death.

She said 'yes' under the deep blue sea

A Turkish couple took their first step to marriage under the deep blue sea.

Halil Yılmaz proposed to his longtime girlfriend Müge Hasanbaş on a scuba diving trip in Istanbul.

With the help of Cem Karabay, an underwater sports instructor and a Guinness record holder, he placed eight amphoras and a chest with love notes under the sea.

Art continues despite terror attack

Istanbul's interdisciplinary art festival, Pera Fest, which has chosen "Art against Discrimination" as the theme of its 14th edition, opened on March 21 with a poetry & music event at Tiyatro Pera. Despite the general atmosphere of fear and anxiety due to the recent terror attack's proximity to the event, many of the invited artists attended the festival's opening event.