Some 385,000 Turkish people changed names, surnames in 4 years, says data

Some 385,000 people have changed their names or surnames in Turkey since 2017, the year in which a regulation that allows registry offices to make changes without a court decision became valid, according to a data.

More than 260,000 people changed surnames, and some 124,000 changed their names in a period of four years, according to a data.

Serbia, Turkey eye stronger defense industry ties

Serbia and Turkey are looking to improve defense industry ties, defense and diplomatic officials from both countries said on Nov. 25. 

A meeting in the capital Belgrade between Serbian Defense Minister Nebojsa Stefanovic and Turkish Ambassador Tanju Bilgiç stressed the need for more cooperation in the field of equipment and modernization, said a Serbian Defense Ministry statement.

Angelopoulos offers apology over Kapodistrias controversy

In response to the social media firestorm in May that was caused by a post by the Greece 2021 committee that presented the first head of state of independent Greece Ioannis Kapodistrias as a dictator, its president, Gianna Angelopoulos, offered an apology on Wednesday for any offense caused.
The post in question had cited an excerpt from an article by a member of the committee.

Greek PM seeks ‘safe corridor’ for tourism with seven countries

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Thursday has proposed the creation of a "safe corridor" that will allow travel between countries which have successfully contained their coronavirus outbreaks in a bid to revive tourism, which came grinding to a halt in March following widespread lockdowns and travel bans.

Bulgaria's Minister of Labor and Social Policy: BGN 375 for Each Parent on Forced Unpaid Leave

BGN 375 will be given to parents on unpaid leave who look after their children and don't have paid leave or are single parents. This was announced by the Minister of Labor and Social Policy Denitsa Sacheva at a briefing. More than 55,000 people / families are covered by the measure for parents on unpaid leave or single parents, added Prime Minister Boyko Borisov.