Holidays

Some 28 killed in road accidents during Eid, says minister

Some 28 people were killed on roads in the first four days of the Eid al-Adha holiday, Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu has announced.

"While eight people have died on July 8, eight died the day after, the first day of the holiday," Soylu said on social media. "Nine have died on the second day, while three have died on the last day of the festival."

Eid holiday gives boost to e-commerce

The Islamic holiday of Eid al-Adha, which usually increases domestic tourism activity, has also helped boost sales on e-commerce platforms in Türkiye.

Online shopping rose around 30 percent, with sales of certain items, such as deep freezers and tires, increasing significantly, said Hakan Çevikoğlu, head of the E-commerce Enterprises Association (ETİD).

Mufti calls for equality of Muslim community in Slovenia

Ljubljana – Mufti Nevzet Porić said that authorities should eliminate discrimination between religious communities so that “the Islamic community will be treated as an equal community in the Republic of Slovenia” as he addressed Muslim believers during an Eid al-Adha service at Ljubljana’s mosque on Saturday morning.

Op-Ed: Beware of imitations

By Petros Tatsopoulos

"That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind" or "One Step Forward, Two Steps Back"?

Depending on whether we see the glass half-full or half-empty, we can quote Neil Armstrong or Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov (Lenin).

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Deaths in road accidents during Eid down 61 pct, says minister

Deaths due to road accidents during the Eid al-Fitr holiday declined by 61 percent this year, Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu has said.

Even though the Eid holiday has already ended, and many people returned to their home towns, police units will remain on duty to conduct traffic inspections until the end of the week, the minister wrote on Twitter.

Turkey’s first pet cemetery filled with cat, dog graves

The capacity of the country's first pet cemetery, which was opened in the northwestern province of Bursa's Osmangazi district in 2017 by the municipality, has reached some 1,200 graves.

According to local officials, there is no more space in the cemetery, which is located inside Europe's biggest treatment center for stray animals.

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