Eastern Mediterranean

Local tourists rush to Hatay Archaeology Museum

The Archeology Museum, where 3,500 square meters of mosaics are exhibited in the southern province of Hatay's Antakya district, has become a popular place for local tourists. The museum, which is home to the world's largest mosaic display area, includes a statue of the Hittite King Suppiluliuma II, dating back 3,000 years, as well as many architectural finds.

Istanbul to host diaspora film festival in August

The call for entries for the Diaspora International Short Film Festival, scheduled from August 27-29 in Istanbul, Turkey, opened on June 14. 

Organized by the Bosphorus Culture and Arts Foundation, the festival aims to bring a new perspective to the culture and art life not only in Turkey but also in diaspora communities in different countries.

Turkish-Egyptian relations can progress gradually: Egyptian FM

Based on mutual respect, relations between Turkey and Egypt will progress gradually, said Egypt's foreign minister late on June 12. 

Speaking to Egypt's Sada El-Balad TV, Samih Shukri said relations with Turkey are being addressed on the basis of "non-interference in internal affairs, mutual respect and interest."

Romania can become a hub for Israeli goods to the European Community

 Israeli officials have voiced interest in making a series of investment in the development of sea and inland transportation around the Port of Constanta and on the waterway of the Danube corridor, according to Chairman of the Romania Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCIR), Mihai Daraban. According to him, Romania can thus become a hub for Israeli goods to the European Community.

Turkish Cypriot leader points to rise of far right in southern Cyprus

Turkish Cypriot President Ersin Tatar said May 31 there was a significant increase in votes for the far-right ultra-nationalist National Popular Front (ELAM) in the latest legislative elections in the Greek Administration of Southern Cyprus (GASC). 

The leader of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) was speaking to Anadolu Agency on the results of the polls held Sunday.

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