Geography of Asia

ECHR Demands Turkey Free “Politically” Jailed Kurdish Politician

Supporter of Selahattin Demirtas holding a picture of of Demirtas at an election campaign office in Istanbul, June 17 2018. Photo: EPA-EFE/SEDAT SUNA

The European rights court said his detention for more than four years has sent a "dangerous message" to Turkish people and was "merely a cover for an ulterior political purpose".

Over 11 mln visit online museums amid pandemic

Around 11.5 million people visited 32 museums and historical sites in Turkey through the government's digital platform, the top culture and tourism official said on Dec. 22.

The ministry unveiled the digital portal of museums and historical sites at the end of March after the COVID-19 outbreak, which hit the tourism industry hard.

Turkey to continue exploration in east Med until June 15

Turkey has issued another navigational telex, or Navtex, for the area in the Eastern Mediterranean where it will conduct seismic research activities. 

According to Dec. 22's announcement, the mission, which will be carried out by the Oruç Reis seismic research vessel, will continue until June 15, 2021.

Greece, Israel agree on flight training center at Kalamata

Greece and Israel have reached an agreement, after five months of negotiations, for the transformation of Kalamata Airport in southern Greece into a flight training center.

The agreement was presented on Monday to the relevant parliamentary committee by Defense Minister Nikos Panagiotopoulos.

Turkish retailer LC Waikiki debuts in Uganda

Turkey's LC Waikiki opened its flagship store in Kampala, Uganda.

The fashion retailer is ​​​​​​​Europe's fastest-growing urban fashion chain, internationally renowned for offering high-quality apparel at a great value.

As the global ambassador of Turkey, LC Waikiki opened its first store outside Turkey in 2009 and has since expanded rapidly across the world.