Nation mourns victims of twin quakes on 1st anniversary

Millions of people early Feb. 6 partook in "silent marches," traversing through desolate streets across 11 southern provinces to commemorate the 53,537 lives on the first anniversary of the twin earthquakes.

Participants observed a moment of silence at 4:17 a.m., the haunting moment when the first tremor of 7.7 magnitude struck the cities while millions were asleep.

Young Turkish pianist on way to prominent school in Belgium

Ada Elif Savaş, a 13-year-old pianist, has become the youngest Turkish student to be accepted at the Royal Conservatoire of Brussels, one of the most prestigious music schools in the world.

Savaş was accepted in the category of "young talent" at the prominent art institute, where only undergraduate and postgraduate students receive their education under normal conditions.

UN high commissioner for refugees visits Turkey

U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi pays a working visit to Turkey to discuss migration and refugee-related subjects in the meetings, the Turkish Foreign Ministry said on Sept. 8.


Turkish Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu discussed the latest developments in Afghanistan, migration management, and humanitarian aid to refugees with Grandi.