Historical geography

Yale’s Frank Snowden on how this pandemic, like others, is changing history

If 2020 had been coronavirus-free, it would have been difficult to envision a Donald Trump defeat or to see the global economy operating under strict statist control fueled by printed money. These are only two developments that are bound to cause a kind of lasting change that has not yet been fully realized.

At least 61 detained over fake gold production

At least 61 suspects were detained across Turkey for selling counterfeit gold in the market, according to security sources on Jan.8. 

The financial crimes police branch in Istanbul uncovered a network producing fake and low quality gold bars in eight different workshops in the city's Fatih district. They were gaining unfair profit by putting it on the market in Anatolian cities.

Probe launched into academic over offending remarks on universities

Prosecutors in Istanbul have launched a probe into Professor Ebubekir Sofuoğlu after his remarks labelling the country's universities as "brothels" caused public outrage.

Earlier this week, Sofuoğlu from Sakarya University's History Department, on a TV show criticized Generation Z and dismissed the view that universities contribute to the cities where they are located.