Eurasia

Türkiye, Armenia to hold 4th meeting for normalization bid

Türkiye and Armenia will hold the fourth round of meetings for the normalization of ties, the Turkish Foreign Ministry said in a statement on June 28.

"The fourth meeting of the Special Representatives for the normalization process between Türkiye and Armenia, Ambassador Serdar Kılıç and Deputy Speaker Ruben Rubinyan, will take place in Vienna on July 1, 2022," read the statement.

Pamuk praises change of country’s official name to ‘Türkiye’

Nobel-prize winner Orhan Pamuk has praised the country's decision to change its name from "Turkey" to "Türkiye" on international platforms.

"Now, after this decision, when English speakers say Türkiye, they will not think about that bird that is eaten on Christmas," the Turkish author said while talking to the U.K. daily Financial Times.

Away from war, Syrians find their rhythm in ballroom dancing

One, two, three, stop. Five, six, seven, stop: A group of young Syrian men and women step, sway and twirl to the backdrop of salsa music, dancing their worries away.

For an hour a week in a Damascus studio, their instructor Adnan Mohammed, 42, teaches a class the basics of Latin dancing, helping his students forget the troubles of war - if even briefly.

More than 120,000 People in Georgia took part in the March for Europe

More than 120,000 Georgians marched in the streets of Georgia in support of the country's EU bid, days after the European Commission recommended postponing Tbilisi's bid, AFP reported.

Waving Georgian, Ukrainian and European flags, thousands of protesters flooded the main street in the capital, Tbilisi.

Tatar criticizes Greek Cypriots over PKK terrorist organization

Turkish Cypriot President Ersin Tatar criticized the activities of the Greek Cypriot administration while speaking at an event in Kyrenia on June 19.

"Although Greek Cypriots talk about peace and neighborly relations, they continue their discontent and immoral activities against Türkiye," he said.

Black Death’s ancient origins traced to lake in Central Asia

Scientists in Europe say they have pinpointed the origins of the Black Death, a bacterial plague that wiped out half of the continent's population in the 14th century.

The findings counter other theories that the disease, which caused repeated outbreaks into the early 19th century and also left its mark across the Middle East and North Africa, might have first emerged in China.

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