Religion

Pope Francis Visits Thailand

Pope Francis departed from Rome to Thailand tonight. His 32nd trip abroad will then take him to Japan, according to France Press.

The first Jesuit pope will visit two countries where Christianity was introduced by Jesuit missionaries in the mid-16th century.

World Record: More than 120 Journalists Have Been Held in Turkish Prisons

More than 120 journalists have been held in Turkish prisons, a world record, and the media situation in the country has not improved since last year, when the state of emergency was lifted. This was reported by the International Press Institute, quoted by British media.

Turkish Court Hands Kosovo Deportees Heavy Jail Sentences

Two Turkish citizens controversially deported from Kosovo to Turkey last year have received heavy jail sentences in their home country.

On Wednesday, the Istanbul serious crimes court imprisoned Osman Karakaya and Cihan Ozkan for seven years and six months each for "participating in an armed terrorist organisation". It acquitted the two men of charges of "international espionage".

Greek anarchists attack Atatürk House in Thessaloniki

The Turkish Consulate building and the Atatürk House in Thessaloniki, Greece, were attacked by a group of demonstrators on Oct. 17.
Police in northern Greece have detained 12 people who evaded security and staged an unlawful protest against Turkey's op in Syria at the birthplace of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, founder of modern Turkey.

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