Portrait of Ottoman Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent goes to auction

A rare 16th-century portrait of Suleiman the Magnificent, the longest-reigning Ottoman sultan, will be auctioned by Sotheby's.

The portrait of the sultan will be on live auction at Sotheby's with a starting bid of 60,000 pounds ($83,000). Estimates suggest it will be sold for around 80,000 - 120,000 pounds.

Gas exploration in Black Sea to cover 10,000 square kilometers

Seismic analysis activities will be conducted in a 10,000-square-meter area in the Black Sea for new natural gas discoveries, Energy Minister Fatih Dönmez told a group of journalists on March 3.

"We are aiming to drill a new exploratory well in one of the gas fields that is deemed to have potential," Dönmez said.

158 underage pregnant girls admitted to Istanbul hospital: Health Ministry report

A report prepared by an inspector at the Health Ministry has suggested the number of underage pregnant girls admitted to the Kanuni Sultan Süleyman Training and Research Hospital in Istanbul's Küçükçekmece district in the first five months of 2017 was 158, not 115 as previously thought.