Hagia Sophia stunts cannot solve Erdogan’s problems

"We will conquer mosques," proclaimed Ali Erbas, the head of Turkey's Religious Affairs Directorate, on May 27 as he announced the Turkish government's plan to reopen mosques for public worship after a Covid-19 hiatus. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan requested the reopening, originally planned for June 12, to be pulled back to May 29.

Fatih vessel to carry out drilling work in Black Sea after May 29: Erdoğan

Turkey's Fatih drilling vessel is set to sail off to the Black Sea on May 29, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said at the inauguration ceremony of the Democracy end Freedoms Island. 

"Our Fatih drilling ship will cross the Bosphorus on 29 May and go to the Black Sea for a new drilling," he said on May 27.

Preacher powers through pandemic by helping others

As Muslims all over the world celebrate Eid al-Fitr, the festival marking the end of Ramadan, many still carry a certain sadness over being unable to pray in mosques during the holy month.

However, a Turkish preacher in Istanbul did not let the restrictions imposed due to the coronavirus pandemic dampen his spirit, finding solace and meaning in charity work throughout Ramadan.

Japanese firm opens repair center in Istanbul

Japanese machinery and industrial robot manufacturer FANUC has invested 250,000 euros on its new repair center in Istanbul.

Expressing his comments on the center established with a high investment budget, FANUC Turkey General Manager Teoman Alper Yiğit underlined that it is a significant indicator of the importance attached by FANUC for Turkey.