Authorities are investigating what happens to coins tossed into a pond that lies at the feet of a Virgin Mary statue located inside the St. John the Baptist Church in the Şirince village of the western province of İzmir.
Turkish-Armenian linguist and writer Sevan Nişanyan, who escaped from prison two weeks ago after having been jailed in 2014 on charges of illegal construction, has announced that he had applied for political asylum in Greece and got his residence card there.
"We have applied for political asylum in Greece and got my residence card," Nişanyan said in a post on his Facebook on July 26.
Turkish-Armenian linguist and writer Sevan Nişanyan, who was jailed in 2014 over charges of illegal construction in the town of Şirince in the Aegean province of İzmir, announced in a Twitter post on July 14 that he had escaped from prison.
"The bird has flown away. The same wishes to the remaining 80 million," read the message on Nişanyan's Twitter page.