Human geography

IT Boom Gives Romania’s ‘Dust-Clad’ Iasi a Shine

Iasi in the northeast, the ugly sister among Romania's big cities, seemed to buck the trend. 

But today this once neglected city is changing fast, from a run-down post-industrial centre into a regional hub for IT, attracting international companies and global giants such as Amazon, Oracle and the research division of the German automotive manufacturer Continental. 

Migrant Convoy in Serbia Turned Back at Hungarian Border

Several hundred migrants and refugees who tried to cross the border from Serbia to Hungary on Thursday night have been turned back by Hungarian police and moved to camps in Serbia.

The group arrived at the Kelebia-Tompa border crossing and spent the night protesting and attempting in vain to enter Hungary. Most came from Syria, Afghanistan, Yemen, Morocco and Palestine.

Dimitra Koula | Thessaloniki | To January 31

The Govedarou Art Gallery in Thessaloniki presents a retrospective exhibition on Greek artist Dimitra Koula's body of work from 2000 to 2009. Koula graduated from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki's fine arts school in 2000. She also holds an MA in special education. Koula mostly creates oils in bold, bright colors depicting scenes from nature or everyday life and still lives.

Family of murdered Nigerian migrant to join criminal proceedings after 13-year struggle

The family of Festus Okey, a Nigerian asylum seeker who had been murdered at Istanbul's Beyoğlu police station in 2007, will join the criminal proceedings after 13 years of a legal and bureaucratic struggle.

Okey was detained on Aug. 20, 2007 on charges of drug possession and was brought to the Beyoğlu police station. He was fatally shot by Yıldız after his interrogation.