Şırnak to host first international tennis cup

With the participation of some 150 athletes from 15 countries, the eastern province of Şırnak, once associated with terror, is now preparing to host its first international tennis tournament, the country's sports and youth minister has said.

"The noise of the tennis rackets will echo on the foot of Mount Cudi," Mehmet Kasapoğlu told the Daily Milliyet.

Hearing-impaired man overcomes obstacles to become champion

Hearing-impaired Sinan Sadak has overcome obstacles to become a successful wrestler, winning another gold medal at the latest World Deaf Championship held in Istanbul earlier this month.

Selected at the National Deaf Wrestling Team at the age of 16, Sadak has claimed the world champion title three times already.

Terror attack attempts thwarted in southeastern Turkey

Two attempted terror attacks at military installations in southeastern Turkey have been foiled, Turkish sources said early on May 21. 

Terrorists used three model planes to attack a UAV base in Batman province at around 11.10 p.m. Thursday (2130GMT), according to a statement by the governate.

All model planes used were neutralized and no casualties were reported, it added.

Turkey leads Europe in youth population but aging concerns linger

Young people made up 15.4 percent of Turkey's total population throughout 2020, the country's statistical authority announced May 17, showing a slight decrease of 0.2 percentage points compared to the previous year.

Out of the total population of 83.61 million last year, 12.89 million people were aged between 15 and 24, the Turkish Statistical Institute (TÜİK) said.