Historical geography

Seminary building in Turkey’s Trabzon to be renovated

A seminary building that has remained unused for decades in the Sürmene district of the Black Sea province of Trabzon will be renovated and may be used in tourism activities.

The structure was built by the local Greek community and later served as a school and boarding facility. However, the building had remained idle for years.

Turkey to continue with weekend curfews: Erdoğan

Turkey will continue with its weekend curfews to stem the spread of the coronavirus, the country's president announced on April 13, with the next curfew to be imposed on April 18-19.

"As part of the fight against the epidemic, we decided to continue the curfew on weekends as needed in the coming period," Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said following a three-hour virtual Cabinet meeting.

Bishop of Corfu to face trial on May 25 after illegal service

Bishop Nektarios of Corfu is to face trial on May 25 after holding a church service on the island on Saturday in contravention of a ban on church service imposed by the government as part of its response to the coronavirus pandemic. 

Local prosecutor Dioynsios Lambridis set the trial date on Monday after the bishop visited him to provide his defense. 

Corfu prosecutor charges bishop, mayor over church service, holy communion

Corfu prosecutor Dionysis Lambridis has drawn up charges against Bishop Nektarios of Corfu and the Diapontia islands, the mayor of central Corfu Meropi Ydraiou, the head of the municipal council Dimitris Metallinos and clerics and worshippers who participated in a service held at the Aghios Spyridon church in Corfu Town on Saturday despite the restrictions ordered by both the government and the

Corfu prosecutor charges bishop, mayor over church service

Corfu prosecutor Dionysis Lambridis has drawn up charges against Bishop Nektarios of Corfu and the Diapontia islands, the mayor of central Corfu Meropi Ydraiou, the head of the municipal council Dimitris Metallinos and clerics and worshippers who participated in a service held at the Aghios Spyridon church in Corfu Town on Saturday despite the restrictions ordered by both the government and the

Istanbul Music Festival postponed

The 48th Istanbul Music Festival, organized by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV) and scheduled to take place between June 2 and June 25, has been postponed to the second half of September 2020 due to extraordinary circumstances created by the global coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Turkish imposes a two-day lockdown in 31 provinces from midnight

 

Turkey is imposing a two-day lockdown in 31 provinces, including Istanbul, Ankara and other major cities, in response to the spread of COVID-19, the Interior Ministry said on April 10. 

It said the curbs would begin at midnight and end at the same time on April 12. 

Turkey earlier announced its death toll from the virus had risen to 1,006. 

 

Pharmacies in Istanbul to Distribute Masks Free of Charge

The Istanbul Pharmaceutical Association and the Turkish Ministry of Health have decided to give away masks to Istanbul citizens for free.

According to Turkey's Haberler website, citizens will be able to recieve medical masks form the pharmacies after they show their personal code which they will receive via SMS message.

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