The 26th Boston Turkish Festival kicked off on Oct. 29 with the raising of the Turkish flag in Boston's Hall Square in the US state of Massachusetts.
Ceylan Özen Erişen, Turkey's Consul General in Boston, Erkut Gömülü, founding director of the festival and president of the Turkish American Cultural Society of New England, along with residents, attended the opening ceremony.
The Senate confirmed two prominent anti-Trump Republicans to serve in the Biden administration on Oct. 26 with former Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona approved to serve as the ambassador to Turkey and Cindy McCain, the wife of the late Sen. John McCain, approved to serve as the ambassador to the United Nations Agencies for Food and Agriculture.
Ljubljana – Prime Minister Janez Janša said the government would “not cave to pressure” after Zoran Stevanović, the leader of the protests against the Covid pass mandate, called on the government to resign or face new protests, including a blockade of the upcoming EU-Western Balkans summit. He called on the competent authorities to take action.
Ljubljana – Prime Minister Janez Janša met Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the secretary of state of the Holy See, on Tuesday with the government reporting that they talked about the priorities of Slovenia’s presidency of the Council of the EU, relations between Slovenia and the Holy See, the Covid situation and other topical issues.
"Discrimination works like a poison," she says, alluding to her own experiences as a teacher in Hungary, when she was struck by the racist and sexist remarks directed to Roma or half-black students by fellow classmates.
"It was a real challenge learning how to handle it," the energetic forty-something woman admits.