Member states of the Council of Europe

Turkish paper marbling art on UNESCO cultural list

The Turkish art of paper marbling, known as Ebru, has been added to the United Nations' world cultural heritage list.

Culture and Tourism Minister Ömer Çelik said Turkey applied to UNESCO for the art to be included in the cultural heritage list in March last year. "With the addition of Ebru art, Turkey is now represented on the list 12 times," Çelik said.

Iohannis: Romania's undeniable duty towards Rep. of Moldova - establishing common space of democracy

President-elect Klaus Iohannis said on Friday that Romania backs the Republic of Moldova's European Union membership by permanently supporting the interests of this country, adding that Romania has an "undeniable duty" towards Chisinau, specifically the establishment of a common space of democracy, stability and prosperity.

Basescu asks for Gov't strategy for Black Sea gas transit to be made via Transgaz

President Traian Basescu called on the Government during a meeting of the Romanian Supreme Defence Council (CSAT) on Tuesday to find a strategy that it should also turn into law by which the transit of the natural gas to be drilled for in the Black Sea be made via Romanian gas transporter Transgaz, the Presidential Administration said in a press release.