When they started at a Beirut hotel back in 1968, neither Greek Cypriot negotiator Glafkos Clerides nor Turkish Cypriot counterpart Rauf Denktaş probably thought the problem of power sharing between their two peoples would outlive them.
Another brawl erupted between ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) and Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) deputies during a constitutional commission meeting to discuss legislation on lifting lawmakers' immunity from prosecution on May 2, adding to the recent chain of fistfights among deputies over the past week.
A senior member of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) has said a transition into a semi-presidential system would be the ideal formula to fully resolve the deadlock in the current parliamentary system, adding the responsibilities and authorities of the president should be thoroughly defined within a partisan-president system.
The remains of a nearly 1,600-year-old basilica that was discovered at the beginning of last year under Lake ?znik in the northwestern province of Bursa is now set to become an underwater museum.
The underwater museum project, approved by the Culture and Tourism Ministry, will be carried out by the Bursa Metropolitan Municipality, the sponsor of the project.
As Kosovo's parliament debated the Mustafa government's four-year plan on Thursday and Friday, opposition MPs criticised the Prime Minister for putting together an "unclear and complicated" programme which had achieved little so far.